• John Locke Update

    Free Speech is a Political Litmus Test?

    posted October 21, 2004
    More than 100 people joined the Pope Center last Saturday for a daylong conference on academic freedom. The group grew to 130 for remarks by outspoken free speech advocate David…
  • John Locke Update

    UNC’s Core Curriculum Called “Callow”

    posted October 21, 2004
    We recently told you about the National Association of Scholars report on the lack of fundamental courses in the general education requirements of campuses in the UNC System. Now the…
  • John Locke Update

    The Plot Thickens

    posted October 14, 2004
    One person called before a federal grand jury in the investigation of former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance and the misuse of state funds given to his nonprofit, the John Hyman…
  • John Locke Update

    Political Punditry

    posted October 14, 2004
    If you believe Gov. Easley’s campaign ads, GOP challenger Sen. Patrick Ballantine is a tax-and-spender. John Hood told the Charlotte Observer the ads are bizarre but reveal strategy. “I think…
  • John Locke Update

    Just Blame It on Capitalism

    posted October 14, 2004
    In the latest twist on why capitalism is a bad system, author and Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua has written a book based on a thesis with which reviewer…
  • John Locke Update

    Honoring a Teacher

    posted October 14, 2004
    Earlier this year, Karen Palasek told CJ readers the wonderful story of her third grade teacher, Kay Weber Sillaway, who fostered Palasek’s love of music. Palasek was an adult when…
  • John Locke Update

    Amendment One Media Crush

    posted October 14, 2004
    Add six more reporters to the list of those who’ve turned to Chad Adams for facts about Amendment One. This week he was interviewed by the Chapel Hill News, the…
  • John Locke Update

    Questions Over Proposed Curriculum at UNC-CH

    posted October 14, 2004
    The October 6 Independent features a spread about concerns by some UNC-CH faculty over planning funding provided by The Pope Foundation for a proposed new undergraduate program in Western civilization.
  • John Locke Update

    Roads Study Generates Media Interest

    posted October 7, 2004
    This week’s release by JLF of a study showing that North Carolina misspent billions on roads of questionable value between 1990 and 2003 lit a fire under news organizations. An…

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