Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Radicals’ impact on the left and right

    David French of National Review Online explores the political impact of radical progressives. He focuses on the Overton window, “the acceptable range of political discourse on any given topic.” We’re no longer fighting about “the” Overton window. Our differences have grown so profound that “the” window has broken.
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
  • Bernie Sanders and messy cars

    Heather Wilhelm writes at National Review Online about America’s favorite socialist and sloppy vehicles. Across the sprawling highways and quiet suburban streets of America, a disturbing phenomenon has taken hold. Perhaps you have noticed it yourself. Perhaps, more troublingly, you are a perpetrator. It’s somewhat sneaky, but you…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special $58 million fund connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project continues to generate controversy. Rick Henderson discusses the latest developments, including a potential separation-of-powers fight between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on persistent constitutional questions surrounding a $58 million fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal examines legal arguments in the latest N.C. redistricting fight and explores alternatives to the current mapmaking process.
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
  • Federalist Society panel tackles pros, cons of competing judicial selection models

    As North Carolina continues to grapple with the best way to select judges for the state’s courtrooms, the Federalist Society is adding more information to the debate. N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin moderated an hourlong panel discussion on the issue for the Federalist Society’s Triangle Lawyers Chapter. The…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018
  • Questioning the value of ‘green’ research

    Ross Marchand argues in a Washington Examiner column that government spending on “green” research fails to yield the benefits its advocates promise. To many on the environmental left, funding cuts to green energy amount to a war on “clean technology.” Revelations in December that President Trump was redirecting…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018
  • More cops, less crime

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports on new research focusing on the practical impact of policing. An increase in the number of policemen, driven by an Obama-era boost in federal funding, led to drops in violent and property crime, including a reduction of one murder…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018
  • Trying to kill Obamacare’s employer mandate

    Kerry Picket of the Daily Caller highlights a plan to end one of the Affordable Care Act’s most objectionable measures. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters Republicans are crafting ways to either repeal or at least delay ObamaCare’s employer mandate to offer health insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2018