Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,391)

  • N&O’s verdict: NC Real Solutions ad is true, Perdue’s press ‘gaggle’ claim is false

    The new NC Real Solutions ad has ruffled a lot of feathers and inspired the comment from Gov. Beverly Perdue that “there are fewer dollars in the public school system today than there’s ever been.” The News & Observer puts the competing claims to the test.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • Sowell on race and rhetoric

    Thomas Sowell sifts through the spin and devotes his latest column to “race and rhetoric.” Race is just one of the areas in which the rhetoric and the reality often go in opposite directions. Political rhetoric is intended to do one thing — win…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • Is the Chevy Volt Obama’s Edsel?

    Rich Lowry makes that case in a new National Review Online column: President Barack Obama says he wants to buy a Chevy Volt when he’s out of office in five years. If getting into a General Motors electric automobile means so much to him,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • Hanson compares Obama’s 2012 to Carter’s final year in office

    Victor Davis Hanson uses his latest National Review Online column to draw comparisons between President Obama’s actions this year and Jimmy Carter’s activity in the Oval Office in 1980. [A]fter just three years, there is a quiet concession that the world remains, well, the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • In case you’ve forgotten how far the Obama administration’s statist agenda has advanced

    Writing for Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog, Abe Greenwald quotes a Washington Monthly essay from Paul Glastris to demonstrate the damage President Obama has done in three short years in the White House: Titled, “The Incomplete Greatness of Barack Obama,” it is, in its own way,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about potential changes for voluntary supplemental retirement plans set up for North Carolina teachers and school board employees. John Hood’s Daily Journal addresses the basic question: What does North Carolina government do?…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
  • Garner-based gun rights story attracts Christian Science Monitor’s attention

    Garner serves as the opening setting in this Christian Science Monitor article about changes in gun restrictions within communities across the country. Thirty years after a powerful gun-control movement swept the country, Americans are embracing the idea of owning and carrying firearms with a zeal rarely…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2012
  • ECU professor says roots of Greece’s economic woes can be traced to socialist policies from the 1980s

    If you’re searching for reasons for Greece’s current economic woes, you’ll find clues by investigating the country’s Socialist governments of the 1980s. That’s the assessment of Anthony Papalas, emeritus professor of history at East Carolina University and featured speaker at today’s John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society meeting. Papalas discussed Greece’s…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2012