• John Locke Update

    The Government Comes for Parents

    October 8, 2021
    Rising tensions between school officials and parents are real, but they are not cause for concern. Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed to use U.S. Department of Justice resources to address National School Boards Association concerns about purported threats of violence and acts of intimidation against school board members. Cooper and state education officials should send a joint letter to the Department of Justice declining federal assistance unless confronted with irrepressible violence at school board meetings.
  • John Locke Update

    How Much Are Cooper’s Orders to Blame for Non-Covid Excess Deaths in North Carolina?

    June 25, 2021
    Research continues to find serious, deadly effects of lockdowns and severe government restrictions over Covid-19, such as Gov. Cooper's, while failing to find evidence of their purported benefits. From March 2020 through January 2021 (the end of available data), under Cooper's unrelenting orders, North Carolina has been witnessing a second excess death event other than Covid-19. It is disheartening to see evidence of an ongoing, non-Covid death event months and months after citing science and data to sound the alarm repeatedly in the hopes of warding off such grim results.
  • John Locke Update

    Time to make spending restraint a permanent policy for North Carolina

    April 20, 2021
    Conservative spending restraint was key to preparing North Carolina for last year’s economic slowdown. Similar restraint could have avoided the fiscal crisis we experienced in the Great Recession. A Tax and Expenditure Limit added to the state constitution could make wise conservative fiscal policy permanent.
  • John Locke Update

    Time to amend the Emergency Management Act, Part Three

    January 26, 2021
    The first three counts are concerned with the discriminatory way Cooper has applied the Emergency Management Act. The last two counts, on the other hand, point to problems with the EMA itself — problems that can only be solved by amending the act.
  • Person

    Mark Robinson

    November 17, 2020
    Mark Robinson is a native of Greensboro N.C. and a proud Army veteran. He and his wife are blessed to have two children, and two grandchildren. As a child, Mark…
  • Research Report

    Carolina Rebound

    May 21, 2020
    Budget, Taxation, and the Economy Introduction North Carolina’s strong fiscal position at the start of the COVID-19 crisis was a combination of planning and providence. Since 2011, the Republican-led General…