The Laurinburg Exchange published Carolina Journal Publisher Jon Ham‘s recent column on mainstream media outlets shying away from “man-bites-dog” stories that stray from a left-wing narrative. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails John Hood’s columns on the Dorothea Dix land deal and efforts to defend school choice against legal attack, CJ Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on the John Locke Foundation’s Tax Day news conference featuring Gov. Pat McCrory, Smith’s report on efforts to streamline the state’s absentee ballot process, Smith’s article on the Republican 7th District congressional primary, Associate Editor Dan Way‘s story on U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s health care reform plan, Way’s article about criticisms of North Carolina’s latest Medicaid reform proposal, JLF Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s column on Tax Freedom Day, and Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column on Keynesian ideas infecting the minimum wage debate. 

The Laurinburg Exchange published Cordato’s CJ column about President Obama’s misguided overtime policy. The Kernersville News picked up Terry Stoops’ column dispelling myths about education funding.

Both the Greensboro News & Record‘s “Off The Record” blog and the News & Observer‘s “Under the Dome” blog took note of Piedmont Publius blogger Sam Hieb‘s recent entry questioning a News & Record endorsement in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. A Roxboro Courier-Times letter cited JLF research about the differences between “defined benefit” and “defined contribution” retirement plans. (Research from the John Locke Foundation has indicated patients will gain access to quality care with “defined contributions.” … When this money is placed in the hands of a patient, it is more likely to be spent wisely, especially when patients must pay for certain health services out-of-pocket.)