John Locke Staff, Fellows, & Scholars - Biographies
Bass serves as communications director and grants officer for the John William Pope Foundation, an independent grant-making organization committed to advancing economic liberty for future generations.
From 2008 to 2012, Bass served as an associate editor and investigative reporter for Carolina Journal at the John Locke Foundation. Before coming to JLF, he was a research associate at the North Carolina Family Policy Council.
His reporting, opinion, and analysis pieces have appeared in a variety of publications, including National Review Online, Education Week, The Washington Examiner, The San Francisco Examiner, TownHall.com, WorldNetDaily, the Heartland Institute's Budget & Tax News, Stanford University's Education Next, and Intellectual Conservative. He is also a contributing blogger for The Spectacle and his articles have been featured by The Drudge Report, BigGovernment.com, RedState.com, The Washington Times, The Charlotte Observer, RealClearPolitics.com,The Christian Science Monitor, and the Alliance Defense Fund.
He contributed a feature article to The American Spectator’s May 2012 issue on Social Security, alongside U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.
In addition to covering local and state politics, Bass helped produce voter guides for the 2004 and 2006 elections. He has also appeared as a guest on numerous radio stations, including Raleigh’s WPTF-AM, Chicago's WYLL-AM, Austin's KLGO-FM, Newport's WTKF-FM, Wilmington's WLTT-FM, and American Family Radio. Bass is a native of Greensboro.
He has a B.A. in journalism from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. Follow him on Twitter @davidnbass.
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