Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • You spent a lot to educate that commie

    Eric Owens of the Daily Caller tallies the taxpayers’ bill for sending an avowed communist through West Point. American taxpayers spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars paying for radical Marxist Spenser Rapone to receive a world-class education and officer training at the United States Military Academy.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2017
  • The path to tax reform

    Michael Tanner realizes federal tax reform won’t be easy. He explains at National Review Online why it’s worth pursuing. Republicans continue to disagree sharply over just what tax reform should accomplish — or even whether the priority should be cutting taxes or reforming the tax system. The usual…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2017
  • A blow against the nanny state

    As Americans for Tax Reform’s Patrick Gleason told Carolina Journal last week, Chicago’s county leaders made big news by repealing a short-lived soda tax. Jonathan Tobin assesses the significance in a column for National Review Online. It didn’t take long for Chicagoans to send the message to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2017
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on local governments’ response to the new state law allowing them to open the door for early-Sunday alcohol sales. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal makes the case for preserving the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2017
  • An account of the academic Left

    Mark Bauerlein writes for the Martin Center about a new book focusing on the political left’s role on college campuses. … [A]n institution dominated by liberal norms and ideas, but functioning in conservative ways, puts leftist professors in an impossible position. They want a better future—more diversity, fewer…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • Kagan believes high court thinks more like Scalia than Breyer

    Ryan Lovelace of the Washington Examiner reports on an interesting observation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said Monday the high court is by-and-large a textualist court, having adopted much of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s judicial reasoning. At the Chicago-Kent College…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • Two takes on the state and local tax deduction

    Roy Cordato argues that Congress should not get rid of the existing federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes. … [T]o call this deduction a subsidy of one set of taxpayers by another is to put the cart before the horse. The first question that needs to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • Trump thinks he’ll get three more Supreme Court picks

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller reports on President Trump’s reported expectations for the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump expects to appoint three more Supreme Court justices before the 2020 presidential election, he reportedly told aides. The president believes Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017