Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,391)

  • Goldberg wonders why those who deny corporations are people are the quickest to anthropomorphize them

    Mitt Romney has been taking some hits for telling a heckler, “Corporations are people, my friend.” Jonah Goldberg examines the comment in his latest National Review Online column. Okay, corporations aren’t people in the whole carbon-based humanoid life-form sense. If they were, then Stephen…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
  • No, not the Van Halen!

    Do we really need government to license music therapists? A front-page News & Observer story features a number of people who believe the answer is “yes.” But as regular readers in this forum know, government-controlled occupational licensing generally serves as a way to protect incumbents in…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
  • Let’s hope this is true

    While making a case for a system of confirmation and retention elections for North Carolina judges, Duke law professor Paul Carrington offers News & Observer readers the following assessment: Alas, our good system is now dead. The Supreme Court of the United States held in 2010…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
  • Borders assesses Thatcher’s views on progressive politics

    Max Borders‘ latest Ideas Matter update highlights former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher‘s thoughts on the progressive world-view. Margaret Thatcher is right: They would rather the poor were poorer, provided the rich were less rich. This is the essence of the progressive…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a lawsuit involving the tape recording of a closed session in which Bertie County commissioners gave their county manager a 42 percent raise. John Hood’s Daily Journal critiques Gov. Beverly Perdue’s re-election strategy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012
  • New at CJO: Democrats trade tax-hike proposals

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about reaction to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposal to raise the state sales tax in the next budget year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
  • New N.C. appellate decisions

    In its latest batch of new opinions this morning, the N.C. Court of Appeals: affirmed unanimously a lower-court order throwing out a lawsuit involving a pedestrian hit by a passing truck while standing at a crosswalk near the Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino in western North Carolina. At…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012
  • Levin discusses ‘Ameritopia’ with National Review Online

    If you enjoyed Mark Levin’s 2009 book Liberty and Tyranny, he has another selection for you. National Review Online interviewed Levin about Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: How close are we to “The Unmaking of America”? MARK R. LEVIN:…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2012