About: Mitch Kokai
Recent Posts by Mitch Kokai
If this morning‘s “Locker Room” entries sparked your interest in UNC-Wilmington Professor Mike Adams, you might enjoy revisiting his December 2009 speech at N.C. State University, courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.
Written on April 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Categories: Higher education
North Carolina’s official unemployment rate dropped again in March to 6.3 percent. John Hood looks beyond that headline number and assesses the implications for North Carolina public policy. The latest federal employment data for North Carolina support the case that a fiscally conservative approach to state fiscal policy is helping improve the economy’s long-term outlook.Continue Reading
Written on April 18, 2014 at 11:57 am
Categories: Jobs and economy
Those of you who have followed with interest Professor Mike Adams‘ battle with his employers at UNC-Wilmington might appreciate this blurb from the latest National Review: Mike Adams sued the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he is an associate professor of sociology and criminology, for discriminating against his political (conservative) and religious (Christian) beliefs whenContinue Reading
Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review reacts in an interesting way to a recent headline: “College Dropout Scott Walker Claims Ronald Reagan Ended the Cold War by Busting Unions.” As Cooke notes, it’s clear the description “college dropout” is designed to serve as a substitute for “‘stupid,’ ‘uncultured,’ ‘unvetted’ — or, at the very least,Continue Reading
Written on April 18, 2014 at 8:30 am
Categories: Higher education
If you enjoyed Jon Ham’s recent take on the media’s treatment of man-bites-dog stories, you might enjoy Jonah Goldberg‘s exploration of the same topic in the pages of the latest National Review. The real point of the phrase “man bites dog” is to suggest that journalists have a bias toward surprising news, even if it’sContinue Reading
Terry Stoops questioned the latest plea for public school teacher pay raises during an interview for WTVD.
Charles Murray discusses with Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal the many problems created by rampant cronyism in the American economy. KISSEL: You’re blaming the 1 percent, why? MURRAY: Yeah, to a great extent. I’ll give you some examples: the 25,000 square foot homes, the private jets, but more than that, the sense thatContinue Reading
Written on April 18, 2014 at 7:16 am
Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon digs into the details of a politically motivated “green energy” project involving the Obama adminstration’s U.S. Energy Department. The Department of Energy ignored warnings by internal solar experts when it subsidized a solar company backed by a major Democratic donor that went bankrupt in 2012, according to aContinue Reading
Recent Comments by Mitch Kokai
- April 6, 2014 on About those 765 voters: Voter ID would help
- February 21, 2014 on Steyn denies ‘climate denier’ label
- February 12, 2014 on Another exploration of N.C.’s economic performance since the end of extended federal unemployment benefits
- August 1, 2013 on An honors college course at ECU
- July 26, 2013 on Sunset and periodic review reform awaits governor’s signature — which could be a problem? What?