• Research Report

    Trends in North Carolina’s County Road Conditions, 1998-2004

    December 7, 2004
    North Carolina has the second-largest state-owned road system in the US, almost 79,000 miles. A study in 2000 for the John Locke Foundation using data from 1998 showed that the system was in quite poor shape on key indicators. Clearly, North Carolina is losing the battle on road conditions. The purpose of this analysis is to update the earlier study by gathering and reporting on road conditions for each county and determining how conditions in each county have changed since 1998.
  • John Locke Update

    A Turkey Day Surprise

    December 2, 2004
    Thanksgiving morning brought more than the prospect of food, family, and football to Raleigh News & Observer readers. They were also treated to a front-page story about the Pope Center…
  • John Locke Update

    Basnight Testifies

    December 2, 2004
    It was big news this week when Sen. President Pro Tem Marc Basnight was called before a grand jury delving into the shenanigans of the John Hyman Foundation and former…
  • John Locke Update

    Driving the Message Home

    December 2, 2004
    Research on the effectiveness of dollars spent on North Carolina road projects, conducted for JLF by UNC-Charlotte’s Dr. David Hartgen, has made its way into The Urban Transportation Monitor. The…
  • John Locke Update

    Work Continues on Choice

    December 2, 2004
    Lindalyn Kakadelis met this week with advocates of school choice in Stokes County and addressed the faculty at Greensboro Academy, a K-8 charter school in Guilford County. She also was…
  • John Locke Update

    Is There Really a Teacher Shortage?

    December 2, 2004
    Earlier this month, Karen Palasek’s Spotlight report, Truth on Teacher Shortage” revealed that projections from the National Center for Education Statistics do not support the “exponential growth” in public school…
  • John Locke Update

    Framing the Conversation

    December 2, 2004
    It seems the Foundation for Economic Freedom is finding JLF a rich source of material for its web site and magazine The Freeman. This month both George Leef and John…
  • John Locke Update

    Speaking Out

    November 18, 2004
    George Leef spent Saturday in Virginia delivering the keynote address to a meeting of the Virginia Association of Scholars. His topic: “The Overselling of Higher Education.” As the workweek began,…
  • John Locke Update

    Left-Leaning Contributions Are the Norm

    November 18, 2004
    It came as no big surprise, but a recent analysis of Federal Election Commission reports conducted by the Durham Herald-Sun revealed that only one UNC-CH employee had given money to…
  • John Locke Update

    More on the Election Results

    November 18, 2004
    “The 2004 election results tell the tale of two Republican parties,” wrote John Hood in a commentary published in The Carolinian newspaper. Hood described the impressive gains at the national…