The John Locke Foundation attracted some national attention this week in a U.S. News & World Report feature on U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina. The article about Ellmers’ opposition to tolling of Interstate 95 cited JLF research about diversion of highway funds for transit projects and other purposes.

The State Policy Network’s “We The People” Constitution project has a new second volume featuring JLF contributions. N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler authored an essay explaining “Why the Constitution Is Essential.” Michael Sanera discussed “Rule of Law and Liberty: Federalism and the Separated Powers.” 

N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails this week John Hood’s columns on the “Bacon test” and political pandering surrounding education. A Burlington Times-News letter writer criticized Hood’s analysis of the political impact of ObamaCare. An Asheville Tribune article highlighted Buncombe County schools’ improved grade at the JLF’s website. The British Guardian newspaper mentioned JLF in an article about efforts to battle the Obama administration’s “clean energy” initiatives.