Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • NRA profits from gun-control zealots’ attacks

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the practical impact of the latest attacks on the National Rifle Association. The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised about 2.75 times as much money in April as the leading gun-control PACs combined, filings with the Federal Election…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
  • FBI agents who want to spill the beans

    Kerry Picket reports for the Daily Caller that multiple FBI agents would like a chance to tell Congress their stories. Many agents in the FBI want Congress to subpoena them so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
  • Conspiracy, reality, and Trump

    Jonah Goldberg explains at National Review Online why observers will need to be able to see shades other than black and white when they examine accusations involving President Trump. The Trump presidency is often a kind of political “Rashomon,” with partisans on either side looking at the same…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
  • Learning a lesson from a clock

    Reihan Salam of National Review Online ties the history of the public clock to an economic lesson we still can learn today. Economists attempting to understand the relationship between new technology and productivity growth could do worse than looking to the early days of the humble public clock,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that concerns about GenX are complicating the debate about a solar facility in eastern North Carolina. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains that experts in trading stocks are not necessarily experts about trade.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2018
  • Leef highlights threats to free speech on campus

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column discusses a new book from Princeton professor Keith Whittington that explains why universities must defend free speech. He is not predicting that American universities are necessarily going to become the kind of politicized university the fascists demanded and got in Germany, but warns…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2018
  • What if Democrats win the U.S. House?

    Laura Barron-Lopez of the Washington Examiner addresses the hypothetical scenario that’s driving much political discussion today in the nation’s capital. It’s January 2019 and President Trump is entering his third year in office. Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House again and one of the first items on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2018
  • Shocker! Obama rule changes helped unions earn more victories

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon explores the impact of Obama-era union rule changes. President Obama’s rules speeding up the union election process increased the chances of union victory, according to a new analysis. Union victories in secret ballot elections have held steady since the Democrat-controlled National…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2018