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Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes the fight for control of Congress

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, assesses 2022 midterm election contests for the U.S. House and Senate. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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New brief says N.C. redistricting plaintiffs want to ‘disestablish’ legislative authority

Lawmakers preparing for Oct. 4 arguments before the N.C. Supreme Court took aim Friday at critics of the General Assembly’s election maps. Legislators say their redistricting critics are trying to kill the legislative branch’s power to draw the maps.

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25 years after slayings, officer’s brother says Beasley no friend of law enforcement

“I just think it’s B.S,” Al Lowry said of ads portraying Beasley as pro law enforcement. “She’s for the criminals and not for the law officers, which my brother was one of them that got killed."

David Larson
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Trump rally for Budd kicks off in Wilmington

With just six weeks to go until election day, former President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Wilmington Friday for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd. Roads around Wilmington are already closed, and traffic is redirected across the area as the parking lots for the rally open.

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The billionaire Duke trustee behind the remaking of gender

The Pritzker family has spent billions of the Hyatt fortune to fund charities influencing society's perception of gender fluidity. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been serving on the Duke University Board of Trustees since 2017, a time period during which the health system has taken strides in this direction.

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Jimmy Carter’s charity sponsoring ‘NC Trusted Elections Tour’ across state

Former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, a Democrat; and former Judge Bob Orr, a one-time Republican whose recent political efforts have been largely in opposition to his former party, are leading an initiative to increase trust in North Carolina's elections infrastructure. The initiative is sponsored by the Carter Center, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter's 501(c)3, which focuses on promoting peace and democracy across the world.

David Larson
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Currituck officials side with Hanig in Democrat’s residency dispute

On Tuesday, the Currituck County Board of Elections voted that Democrat Valerie Jordan is likely not a resident in the district where she is running for state Senate. The county board is now asking the N.C. State Board of Elections to make a final ruling on Jordan's eligibility to remain a candidate for the November contest.

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai analyzes the fight for control of Congress

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, assesses 2022 midterm election contests for the U.S. House and Senate. Kokai offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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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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Locke’s Terry Stoops discusses new charter school proposed for Garner

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a new charter school proposed for Garner. The Wake County Public School System opposes the school. Stoops offered these comments during a Sept. 14, 2022, report on WRAL.

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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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N.C. Supreme Court candidates discuss the danger of a partisan judiciary

In November’s midterm elections, the stakes are high in the two races for the North Carolina Supreme Court. The high court currently has a 4-3 Democrat majority, so if Republicans flip just one seat, the balance shifts on the court. In a relatively rare opportunity, the four candidates running for the N.C. Supreme Court were...

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Ukrainian people in N.C. rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

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