Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • McCarthy takes aim at Mueller probe

    Recent John Locke Foundation speaker Andrew McCarthy explains at National Review Online how special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has deviated from accepted standards. These columns have many times observed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s failure to set limits on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. To trigger the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • Tuning out the Trump attacks

    Silvio Canto writes at the American Thinker that he’s not the only one who’s no longer paying attention to anti-Trump tirades. Over the last week, we’ve heard about “chaos,” “personnel changes,” “Stormygate,” and lots of other things. It’s enough to get me to turn off the news and…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • Rebutting the national security argument for tariffs

    Daniel Ikenson explains for Cato Institute readers why the Trump administration is wrong to base new tariffs on national security concerns. By any objective measure, the degree and nature of U.S. reliance on imports of steel and aluminum do not threaten national security. President Trump’s claiming so was…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • Columnist sees signs of a larger scandal than Watergate

    Roger Simon explains at why he believes a high-profile dismissal Friday could mark just the start of a historic shakeup. Friday’s firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, based on a report from the Office of Professional Responsibility, is only the beginning…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • Recent Democratic presidents won’t go away

    Editors at the Weekly Standard highlight a post-presidential predilection that afflicts just one party. What is it about former Democratic presidents that they can’t leave the arena? They leave, then come back, then go quiet for a while, and just when you think you’ve gotten rid of them they…
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that voters in a dozen N.C. counties will see proposed sales tax increases on their primary ballots. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the negative impact of poor political leaders.
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • The welfare state grows old

    William Voegeli offers National Review readers an apt assessment of the welfare state’s long-term challenge. Until the last Baby Boomer dies sometime in the second half of this century, the welfare state’s struggles will … highlight the fact that it was built on weak foundations. Yes, it will…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column takes Duke professor to task

    George Leef’s latest column for the Martin Center focuses on the flawed work of a Duke history professor. Last year, Duke University History Professor Nancy MacLean became one of the country’s best-known academics for her book Democracy in Chains. That is not, however, to say that her book was…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018