A Winston-Salem Journal columnist cited John Hood this week while discussing recent developments in the debate over compensation for North Carolina’s forced-sterilization victims. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Hood’s columns this week offering a prayer to Mother Earth, comparing North Carolina’s economic recovery to a steep mountain climb, emphasizing the power of ideas, and documenting Texas’ wind-power problems. A Heritage Foundation blog entry noted both Carolina Journal coverage of North Carolina’s Founding Principles Act and the N.C. History Project’s role in promoting those principles. The Shelby Star interviewed Mitch Kokai for an article about targeted tax incentives. (Mitch Kokai of the John Locke Foundation, a think tank dedicated to liberty in North Carolina, described the tax breaks and incentives as government “giving taxpayer support to select companies,” where “everyone foots the bill.”)