A column for Forbes magazine cites John Locke Foundation President John Hood‘s recent analysis of the impact of unemployment insurance benefits on the North Carolina economy. Hood also explained recent employment data for Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on education reform, misguided Federal Communications Commission policies, and North Carolina’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray analyzed recent High Point University poll results during her latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Gray discusses state election law changes and the integrity of the voting system during an appearance on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. She also continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio.

Gray hits the road Saturday for a pair of speaking engagements. She addresses the Iredell County Republican Men’s Club in the morning and delivers the keynote address at the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club dinner. The Fayetteville Observer promoted Gray’s Cumberland County appearance.

Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez moderated the East Wake Republican Club’s U.S. Senate debate. N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler heads to Halifax Saturday to discuss the anniversary of the Halifax Resolves and North Carolina’s role in the American Founding.

JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance ruling with Time Warner Cable News this week. The N.C. Spin website highlighted Kokai’s “Locker Room” blog entry about Obamacare‘s impact on health insurance premiums.