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Fed’s H-2A labor costs leave N.C. farmers struggling to compete

“Any material that we have had to purchase, 20% to 30% up on clamshells boxes, fertilizer over 100% up, fuel was crazy. Even this spring, with some of the crops bringing better pricing than last year, we still made more money last year because when you look at all of our costs with labor and everything being up, we didn’t do any better.” - Ron Cottle, Faison, N.C.

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Bishop joins 55 other Republicans opposing Democrats’ temporary spending plan

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop has signed on to one of two letters urging Republican congressional colleagues to reject Democrats’ latest temporary federal spending plan. Bishop is the only member of the N.C. delegation to sign the letters. “Congress should not be a rubber stamp for the destructive Biden agenda,” Bishop told Carolina Journal...

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With climate emissions, Americans are not the problem

Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from a column that first appeared in the American Institute for Economic Research. IMPOVERISHING US IS NOT THE SOLUTION The Biden administration’s term of choice for the ridiculously named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is “historic.” One reason is its “climate change” promises. The monetary costs alone are enormous, which is strangely a point of...

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses N.C. parents raising concerns about fentanyl

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses N.C. parents’ participation in a Washington, D.C, rally about the dangers of fentanyl. King offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke joins groups challenging federal subpoena that aims to chill speech

The John Locke Foundation has signed on to a federal friend-of-the-court brief challenging the federal government’s use of a subpoena to chill political speech in Alabama. The brief asks a court to “prohibit the weaponization of the civil litigation process against organizations with whom the United States Government disagrees.”

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National Constitution group touts amendment for 18-year Supreme Court terms

Lifetime appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court would end, under a proposal unveiled Monday by conservative, progressive, and libertarian constitutional scholars. Supreme Court justices would serve staggered 18-year terms moving forward. The change to Supreme Court tenure stood out among a set of five proposed constitutional amendments prepared for the National Constitution Center.

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses U.S. Army’s guidance to soldiers about food stamps

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the U.S. Army’s recommendation that soldiers consider applying for food stamps to help them fight inflation. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 16, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Cooke testifies before congressional committee on ‘climate misinformation’ claims

On Wednesday, September 14, Amy Cooke, CEO of the John Locke Foundation, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee Oversight and Investigations. The Democrat-led committee titled the hearing "The Role of Public Relations Firms in Preventing Action on Climate Change."

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