Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,391)

  • Cato expert says Perry is correct to label Social Security a Ponzi scheme

    While Texas Gov, Rick Perry is drawing fire for labeling Social Security a Ponzi scheme — including a possible attack on that front from fellow Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney — the Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner responds in a new column at National Review Online that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2011
  • Goldberg dissects the president’s love of ‘expertise’

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column suggests President Obama has been “seduced” by experts’ predictions and plans. Obama and his advisers predicted the economy would do better — much better — than it has, and those predictions were wrong. The president blames events:…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2011
  • N.C. lawmakers are not alone in pursuing regulatory reform

    State lawmakers didn’t let a gubernatorial veto stop them from pursuing regulatory reform this year. Now Susan Ferrechio documents for Washington Examiner readers that U.S. House Republican leaders are also looking to rein in multibillion-dollar regulatory burdens. President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2011
  • Barone tackles Thomas’ potential role in an ObamaCare ruling

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article dissects a recent New Yorker profile from Jeffrey Toobin on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. As Barone notes, the article gives Thomas credit as being an influential constitutional scholar, not the mental midget many critics have portrayed him to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a proposal to add a new state licensing requirement for auto body shops. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of taking ideas seriously.
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2011
  • New at CJO: Republican lawmakers tout marriage amendment

    David N. Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest developments in the debate over a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011
  • Folwell, Stam make case for marriage amendment

    State lawmakers are expected to debate next month a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Reps. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth, and Paul Stam, R-Wake, discussed the proposed amendment during a noon news conference. Click play below to watch the 31:16 event.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011
  • Daniels: Cutting government bloat need not be an electoral loser

    He won’t be running for president, but Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is willing to share with Human Events readers some secrets to cutting government spending while surviving politically. If our Indiana experience tells us anything, it’s that many in our political class overestimate the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011