Readers of National Review learned this week about a conservative “Carolina Comeback” through a featured article authored by John Locke Foundation President John Hood. National Review Online promoted Hood’s piece at the top of the list of articles from the magazine’s latest print edition. JLF earned more national exposure when The New York Times interviewed Hood about this year’s political developments in the Tar Heel State.

Hood referenced North Carolina’s pro-growth tax reform plan in a column for Investor’s Business Daily about the prospects for similar reform in other states and at the federal level. Hood explained in a column for Triangle Business Journal readers why the 2013 North Carolina legislative session was good for business.

Hood discussed top North Carolina political news during his latest appearance as one of “The Insiders” on News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” program. The Lenoir News-Topic‘s editor cited Hood in a column focused on public education investment. (Did you read Friday’s column by John Hood of the John Locke Foundation? I believe that he is right that we need to get the most bang for our buck when it comes to schools.)

N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on the economic impact of tax rates, an A-minus grade for the General Assembly’s pro-growth actions this year, the often poor mix of education policy and politics, and an economic forecast for North Carolina.