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National Review highlights John Locke Foundation work

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A profile of conservative businessman and philanthropist Art Pope in the latest National Review includes the following assessment of the John Locke Foundation: “It is easily the most influential public-policy group in North Carolina and one of the most effective state-level think tanks in the country.” John J. Miller’s piece also quotes JLF President John Hood and praises Carolina Journal. “The most noticeable example of influence may be the Carolina Journal, a publication of the John Locke Foundation. At a time when many newspapers are downsizing, especially in the area of investigative journalism, the work of executive editor Don Carrington and others has put former Democratic governor Mike Easley on the brink of a federal corruption indictment.” (We offer more information on the Easley case in the next section.) In addition to the print version, National Review Online featured an article this week from JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato and Legal and Regulatory Policy Analyst Daren Bakst. They urged Congress to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans for sweeping policy changes based on global-warming alarmism. Bakst also tackled global-warming alarmism in a letter this week to the News & Observer. In other environment-related developments, Bakst offered arguments in favor of offshore drilling for energy resources in an opinion article published in the Jacksonville Daily News.

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