Tag:leadership

  • Controversial Leader Receives Top N.C. Honor

    Raleigh, N.C. – Supporters of Wake County’s conservative school board majority are upset with Governor Bev Perdue for awarding the state’s top honor to a controversial civil rights leader. Reverend William Barber received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in August. Perdue presented it to him after a civil…

  • Free to Choose Network’s Max Borders offers a radical case for rules

    Opinion writer Max Borders of the Free to Choose Network explains the importance of rules to society. These comments were part of a speech titled “Radicals for Rules” delivered July 26, 2010, to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of John Locke Foundation events, click…

  • North Carolina Decides to Underfund Pension

    Raleigh, N.C. – For the first time in nearly 70 years the North Carolina General Assembly failed to contribute 100% of its share to the Teachers and State Employees Retirement System.            Politicians were required to pay $684 million to keep the pension fund balanced. Instead they set up two…

  • U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge Outburst Caught on Tape

    Washington, D.C. – Political fallout is just beginning following video of a confrontation between 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, a Democrat, and at least two young men in Washington, D.C. Republicans are crying foul for the behavior shown in the video, and Rep. Etheridge apologized…

  • ABC Reform Bill Gives State More Control

    Raleigh, N.C. – A bill reforming North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control system passed its first legislative test. It is an answer to recent controversies at ABC boards in New Hanover and Mecklenburg counties. North Carolina maintains a strict monopoly on the $770 million in annual sales of hard liquor.

  • JLF experts assess third-party prospects in North Carolina

    John Locke Foundation President John Hood and Vice President Becki Gray answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the prospect of third-party success in North Carolina. These exchanges took place during the June 6, 2010, episode of N.C. Spin.

  • Republicans Have Different Perspectives in Race to Replace N.C. Sen. R.C. Soles

    Eastern North Carolina – The two Republican candidates squaring off for May’s primary have two very different priorities for seeking office. The candidates are former newspaper reporter Bettie Fennell and Veterinarian Bill Rabon. The senate district is considered an open seat for November’s election, because R.C. Soles is…