About: Mitch Kokai

Mitch Kokai

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The broken window fallacy as applied to Obamacare

Tucked within John Hayward’s interesting Human Events article about a government shakedown for money used to promote the Affordable Care Act is this little nugget: Crucially, the media’s aggressive shredding of inconvenient history kept it from putting ObamaCare’s enrollment “achievement” in any sort of larger context whatsoever. The vast majority of those “enrollments” were peopleContinue Reading

Former CBS reporter stirs up hornet’s nest with accusations of bias

As Sharyl Attkisson continues to discuss the events that led to her departure from CBS News after 21 years, some of the targets of her criticism are fighting back. The Daily Caller reports. CBS News and media “watchdog” Media Matters for America both fired back against former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s charges of bias andContinue Reading

NY Post columnist labels auto workers union a ‘threat to U.S. liberties’

Think the United Auto Workers group does more good than harm? New York Post columnist Matt Patterson offers a different perspective. Everyone knows the United Auto Workers helped bankrupt General Motors and the entire Detroit auto industry, helping pull what was once America’s greatest city into decay and poverty. That legacy is, of course, oneContinue Reading

Williamson delves into liberal fascination with demonizing the ‘rich’

Kevin Williamson shares with National Review Online readers some interesting data about Americans’ income levels, along with the political ramifications. Far from having the 21st-century equivalent of an Edwardian class system, the United States is characterized by a great deal of variation in income: More than half of all adult Americans will be at orContinue Reading

Caring more about ‘the people’ than people

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online examines a curious feature of left-of-center political philosophy. Why do our well-meaning elites so often worry about humanity in the abstract rather than the real effects of their cosmic ideologies on the majority? The dream of universal health coverage trumped the nightmare of millions of livesContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Democratic primary in N.C. House District 58. John Hood’s Daily Journal places North Carolina’s recent economic growth in context.

Some bad news for those who think biofuels will help stop global warming

A new Associated Press report will do nothing to bolster those who think biofuels can help cool the planet. Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternativeContinue Reading

When a reviewer isn’t as quick to leap to conclusions as an author

Like other recent reviewers, Clive Crook of Bloomberg View notes serious problems with a new book that’s won lavish praise from the left: Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to intellectual ambition and tireless excavation of the historical record, Piketty brings a zeal for accessibility: He writes in non-technical language, with almostContinue Reading

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