Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Reform more important than cuts when it comes to taxes

    David Bahnsen of National Review Online explains why lawmakers on Capitol Hill ought to pursue tax reform and not just another round of tax cuts. The last time we saw comprehensive tax reform in this country was also the last time UCLA won a Rose Bowl (1986), so…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • Kimmel’s no Carson

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online targets one late-night comic as an example of what ails society today. We’re a long way from Johnny Carson, whose Tonight Show was a national institution that enjoyed a broad audience — and was conducted like one. Carson steered clear of politics…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a debate this week that focused attention on N.C. public charter school accountability. John Hood’s Daily Journal uses the same debate to argue for a spectrum of accountability for various education options.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2017
  • Libertarians, Greens, Constitution Party react to veto override

    Three third-party political groups are happy to see the N.C. General Assembly override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 656. The leaders of North Carolina’s Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties submit the following: “SB 656 Electoral Freedom Act is the most significant ballot access bill passed by…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
  • American military academies as ‘Disneyland for politicians’

    Professor Bruce Fleming writes for the Federalist about a common problem plaguing the U.S. service academies, one that would not surprise other critics of American higher education. The military world and military academies—I’m a tenured civilian professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis—were rocked by…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
  • Dissecting the Democrats’ plans for 2018

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner investigates how national Democrats are preparing for the upcoming midterm elections. Democrats are still plagued by many of the same problems that bedeviled them in 2016. Bitterness lingers between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that has played out in multiple…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
  • Marriage and class

    Charles Fain Lehman reports for the Washington Free Beacon on recent data regarding marriage that might disturb you. A recently released research brief reveals that trends in marriage by economic classes have sharply diverged, a marked change from just 40 to 50 years ago. The brief, authored by…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017
  • Trying to make a dent in federal budget deficits

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains major challenges linked to plans to fix the federal budget. Getting fiscal policy right is — should be — a top-tier priority. But the congressional budget committees are, strangely enough, a frustrating base of operations for doing that. The problem for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2017