John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Influencing the opinion page

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National and statewide topics attracted attention from John Locke Foundation experts writing opinion pieces in the past week. Policy Analyst and Research Editor Jon Sanders‘ latest contribution to TownHall.Com (also highlighted at offers a bleak assessment of the Obama administration’s machinations linked to health-care reform legislation. Carolina Journal Associate Editor David Bass used his latest American Spectator column to examine U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s record in adding more sunlight to congressional proceedings. (In addition to this opinion piece, Bass’ news articles have attracted outside attention. The Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News promoted a piece about North Carolina elected officials’ squabble over questionable bills linked to an air-quality lawsuit, while the Lincoln Tribune picked up Bass’ recent report about Wake County school board reformers’ efforts to change the school system’s real-estate and construction policies.) Meanwhile, JLF Fiscal and Health Care Policy Analyst Joseph Coletti discussed the prospects for North Carolina tax reform in a column published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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