About: Mitch Kokai

Mitch Kokai

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Remembering Scalia in North Carolina

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at age 79 offers an opportunity to revisit an interesting presentation he made in 2007. CARY — Confirmation battles are inevitable for the U.S. Supreme Court as long as justices ignore the doctrine of originalism, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said during a recent visit to NorthContinue Reading






This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The Raleigh office of the IRS has charged a Wallace-based couple with $12 million in income tax fraud. Rick Henderson offers details on this Carolina Journal exclusive story during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Ham assesses media coverage of the 2016 presidential race, and Saint Lawrence University professor Steven Horwitz explains howContinue Reading






A battle of leftist interest groups

Bill McMorris describes for the Washington Free Beacon how an Obama administration policy proposal has pitted one left-of-center interest group against another. One of the nation’s most influential labor unions criticized President Barack Obama for proposing an oil tax hike that will hurt drivers and fail to create jobs. Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’Continue Reading






Some media outlets really are just stenographers for the left

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller shines light on an overly cozy relationship between Hillary Clinton and mainstream media. A set of emails has exposed a sordid, transactional relationship between Hillary Clinton and the press. The emails were obtained by Gawker as part of a large Freedom of Information Act request it made back inContinue Reading






Rolling back big government

John Yoo devotes a National Review Online column to the large price tag associated with the regulatory state. Trump, like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, now [has] a golden opportunity to embrace a reform agenda that could reignite economic growth, reassure conservatives, and resurrect the Constitution. He should make radical reform of the inner workingsContinue Reading






National Review columnist decries ‘Day of the Demagogues’

Mona Charen offers National Review Online readers a less-than-uplifting assessment of this week’s New Hampshire primary vote. As the results of New Hampshire’s primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the “disruption” the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue represented to the “establishment.” Yes,Continue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

A Carolina Journal Online parody exposes CSX’s plans to buy up and close amusement attractions along Interstate 95. (Remember, folks, it’s a parody.) Jon Ham’s Daily Journal focuses on the rules governing journalists, their sources, and the information they share.






New JLF report touts the benefits of direct primary care

North Carolina policymakers should take steps to make the state even friendlier to direct primary care. It’s an “innovative” business model that already generates benefits for patients, doctors, employers, and the state, according to a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. “DPC restores the incredible value of personalized medicine,” said report author Katherine Restrepo, JLFContinue Reading






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