Archives: John Hood

  • Cooper faces test on voter ID

    By popular vote, by direct democracy, North Carolinians decided to require voter ID. The governor and his allies claim this outcome was undemocratic.

  • State reserves may not be enough

    Employers are hiring people back, but not as robustly as we need them to. North Carolina’s labor market is still down 326,000 jobs since February.

  • Bring young kids back to school

    Some parents will refuse all options except distance learning until a vaccine is available and widely distributed. They have every right to. For most parents, however, such a stance is unrealistic.

  • Former slave blazed trail for writers

    Pure, unadulterated freedom is what Harriet Jacobs and so many other North Carolinians were long denied. Pure, unadulterated freedom is the goal for which so many fought, sometime paying the ultimate price.

  • JLF experts analyze current N.C. election issues

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood discuss top 2020 N.C. election issues. Gray and Hood offered these comments during the Sept. 4, 2020, edition of “NC SPIN.”…

  • Cooper seeking too much power

    Remember that Roy Cooper won’t be in office forever. Whatever power he seizes today may be exercised tomorrow by a very different governor.

  • Past governors budgeted more carefully

    The state had already promised billions of dollars in spending over the coming year that it cannot finance with expected revenue. Now it faces additional spending requirements because of COVID.

  • JLF experts analyze Republican National Convention

    John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood and Senior Vice President Becki Gray assess the 2020 Republican National Convention. Hood and Gray offered these comments during the Aug. 28, 2020, edition of “NC SPIN.”…

  • COVID response creates policy options

    Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps because of, being ordered to work from home this spring during the initial response to the COVID-19 crisis.