Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,370)

  • Wilmington’s bid to win recognition as ‘America’s World War II City’

    If any city deserves to win federal recognition as “America’s World War II City,” advocates say Wilmington deserves the honor. Author, military historian, and Wilmington native Wilbur Jones explained why during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Jones describes the process…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Ponnuru cautions against focusing on the 53 percent vs. 47 percent

    As the occupiers have crowed about the 1 percent and 99 percent, some of their critics have focused on two other percentages: the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income tax and the 47 percent who don’t. Ramesh Ponnuru‘s latest National Review Online column suggests…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Getting our mojo — and AAA bond rating — back

    Think the loss of the nation’s AAA bond rating is just a blip on the radar screen? Kevin A. Hassett offers some sobering data in the latest National Review: Of the 126 sovereign governments that S&P currently rates, only a handful have ever held…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Closing the education achievement gap

    You’ll have to find a hard copy of the latest National Review to read why Reihan Salam and Tino Sanandaji believe conservatives must take seriously the notion of closing the educational achievement gap among different racial groups in public schools. For the purposes of this entry, I have room only…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • More cheery predictions from Mark Steyn

    In a review of Mark Steyn’s latest book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, Anthony Daniels tells National Review readers that he used to consider himself a pessimist until he encountered Steyn’s predictions of a future world of Western civilizational collapse. Among Daniels’ most compelling points is his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Polling data on the Tea Party vs. OWS

    Is Occupy Wall Street a left-of-center version of the Tea Party? Is the Occupy movement likely to exercise a similar degree of political influence? Pollster Douglas Schoen conducted a survey on the topic and reports the results for Washington Examiner readers: What we found…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a lawsuit pitting LegalZoom against the North Carolina State Bar. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why giving Gov. Beverly Perdue more power might lead to better fiscal restraint for North Carolina’s budget.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • The quiet Beatle’s religious life

    Andrew Ferguson offers Weekly Standard readers a fascinating article about George Harrison, a hedonistic rock star with an uncharacteristically un-rock’n’roll approach to the afterworld: Critics called Harrison “preachy,” and with some cause. I remember attending a concert in the only American solo tour he…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011