About: Mitch Kokai

Mitch Kokai

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Coming soon … Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans

We’re little more than one month away from the Oct. 6 release of John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood’s new biography of North Carolina’s only two-term Republican governor of the 20th century.






A realistic post-Obama response to Obamacare

Tevi Troy examines for Commentary magazine readers the prospects for repeal, replacement, and/or reform of the Affordable Care Act once Barack Obama leaves the White House. Republicans have long been accused of not having alternatives to the ACA, but in truth, if anything, Republicans and conservatives have designed and proposed too many plans to replaceContinue Reading






Redistributionists relying on the income tax? Good luck with that

James Piereson explains in the latest issue of Commentary magazine why higher income tax rates do little to advance the cause of people who want to take money from the rich and give it to the poor. Public-opinion polls over the years have consistently shown that voters overwhelmingly reject programs of redistribution in favor ofContinue Reading






A look into the world Uber is disrupting

Why has Uber stirred up such controversy? Because the company and similar outfits such as Lyft and Sidecar have challenged entrenched interests like the New York City taxi mogul profiled in the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. According to the city, the Taxi King controls 860 cabs (Freidman says he actually operates more than 1,100).Continue Reading






Barron’s editorial page editor reminds us about the key flaw in China’s economy

Thomas Donlan‘s latest editorial commentary for Barron’s focuses on the key issue holding back China’s long-term economic health. Worldly wise investors and sophisticated geopoliticians sometimes forget that Chinese markets reflect the power of the country’s government more than its economy. The price of stocks in state-owned and state-funded corporations has too little to do withContinue Reading






Goldberg searches for the right and wrong sides of history

Jonah Goldberg continues his campaign against the tyranny of cliches.






Why should consumers see the ill effects of government policies?

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog a disturbing development in Washington state. When restaurants attach a “minimum wage surcharge” to customers’ bills, they are obviously trying to communicate with their clientele about the consequences of a higher minimum wage policy. On its face, that would seem to be political speech thatContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a former federal prosecutor’s complaint that her boss downplayed a murderous gang leader’s death threats against her. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why entrepreneurship is more important than business relocation for economic growth.






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