Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • States stepping in where Congress stands still

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner compares legislative achievements in state capitals this year to the relative inaction on Capitol Hill. State legislatures around the country have made significant progress passing bills on issues such as immigration, policing and healthcare, even as Republicans in Congress and President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
  • Cruz uses history to fight back against NYT snark

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller reports on the history lesson U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz delivered to a New York Times reporter. Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz mocked a New York Times reporter on Sunday after the reporter took a shot at Cruz and Florida Republican Sen. Marco…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
  • Cleaning the voter rolls: good government or partisan ploy?

    Tiffany Bates and Hans von Spakovsky explain at National Review Online that a plan to clean up voter rolls across the United States did not start with President Trump. Can a state ensure that its voter rolls aren’t filled with non-residents and dead people who shouldn’t be registered…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
  • Dems consider marching further left

    John Fund of National Review Online ponders the prospects of a Democratic Party with only one wing. Of course, it would be the left wing. At Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of the nation’s progressive leaders, some Democratic lawmakers declared war against their own party’s centrists. Senator Elizabeth…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the value of company-sponsored apprenticeships. The Daily Journal offers a case against stripping championships away from UNC-Chapel Hill sports teams, even if the school deserves serious penalties.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2017
  • Letting states lead on education

    Christopher Beach writes at RealClearEducation about a refreshing approach from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. State lawmakers around the country are pushing bold and ambitious education reform plans and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears content to let them lead the way. “It’s encouraging to see so many states…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2017
  • Trump, North Korea, and the liberal response

    Roger Simon ponders at the impact on Trump haters of the latest North Korean war of words. One of the unspoken ‘indications’ in the medical sense of the ever-metastasizing Trump Derangement Syndrome is that the sufferers have a deep conscious/unconscious fear that Trump is right. What if…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2017
  • More kudos for Haley

    Monica Crowley pens a positive New York Post profile of United Nations ambassador and former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. In the months since President Trump sent Nikki Haley to the United Nations, she has taken on that scandal-plagued jamboree of anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism and tyrant devotion and proven a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2017