Like him or not, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Thomas Friedman attracts plenty of readers. Those who read his latest book will find a quotation of John Locke Foundation President John Hood discussing public employee pension obligations. A review of Friedman’s book at notes the Hood citation. A Winston-Salem Journal letter writer also cited Hood this week in discussing Keynesian economic policy. N.C. Senate Republicans highlighted Hood’s columns this week on constitutional connections between a state legislative session and a presidential visit, and a historical event linked to 18th-century emancipation litigation.