Presidential politics and other items of interest
UNC TV’s new North Carolina Channel recorded the John Locke Foundation’s 2016 election panel this week for future playback. John Hood, Senior Fellow Marc Rotterman, and Newsmax chief political correspondent John Gizzi all shared expert analysis of key issues and trends in this year’s election campaign.
JLF Vice President for Marketing and Communications Donna Martinez discussed New Hampshire primary results during her latest appearance on the WPTF Radio morning program. Martinez and Rick Henderson dissect the week’s top political news for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” radio program. Becki Gray continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates on WTSB Radio.
Hood discussed the future of work during a panel discussion sponsored by N.C. State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues. The Wilson Times covered Hood’s recent speech to the local Rotary Club on his political biography of former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin. Hood’s remarks also focused on the current presidential campaign. (“No matter what your position is on the issues, no matter what your political party, no matter what you think about the current political atmosphere, be engaged in it,” Hood said. “Take personal control of what you can control and don’t give in to frustration or anger.”)
A Raleigh News and Observer article about the Wake County Republican Party’s endorsement of presidential candidate Ted Cruz featured a photo from Cruz’s 2015 speech to a JLF audience. The Winston-Salem Journal interviewed JLF Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai about unemployment trends. Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Kokai about lawsuits filed to block North Carolina’s new “ag gag” law.