Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,370)

  • National Review’s Williamson ponders the government role in ubiquitous free wi-fi

    Remember the dark ages — you know, a few years ago — when you couldn’t get free wi-fi access in almost any imaginable commercial setting? Kevin D. Williamson‘s latest column for National Review Online explores the factors that helped make that free wi-fi available.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
  • Krauthammer discusses ObamaCare’s ‘reckoning’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column previews the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court review of the federal health care reform law. Beginning March 26, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to the law. The American people, by an astonishing two-thirds majority, want the law and/or the individual…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A legislator’s comments during a recent committee meeting have sparked debate about poverty in North Carolina. Fergus Hodgson discusses the facts about poverty within this state and around the world during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. David Bass handicaps the state’s 2012 congressional races, and Victor…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about newly released details in the Hoke County “chicken nugget” controversy. Michael Lowrey’s guest Daily Journal details problems associated with the Charlotte region’s proposed Red Line commuter rail service.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2012
  • Barone analyzes the political implications of Ryan’s budget plan

    Michael Barone‘s latest column assesses the potential political results from debate over U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest budget proposal. As I listened to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan describe his latest budget plan in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute this week,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012
  • A question Bruce Lightner might want to ask

    As Bruce Lightner works to resolve a debt to Raleigh connected to use of the city’s convention center for a poorly attended 2009 Michael Jackson tribute, he might want to consult the John Locke Foundation’s latest research on the center. Then he could ask why he…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012
  • Despite the declining number of people working on farms …

    John Hood wrote in a recent Daily Journal column: Since the mid-19th century, however, the share of the workforce devoted to growing and processing food and fiber has plummeted, even as the availability of food and fiber has exploded. Indeed, the ratio of agricultural workers to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012
  • I wonder if he’ll remember this column when the GOP turns its attention to Obama

    Paul Begala‘s latest Newsweek column sings the praises of negative television election campaign ads. Truth is, negative advertising is not some evil or nefarious practice. In fact, when I contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008, I wrote on the check: “For Negative Ads…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012