Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 10)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that East Carolina University’s chancellor denies reports that he plans to resign by Jan. 1. The Daily Journal documents a disturbing rise in a tribal form of partisan hatred.
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2018
  • Martin Center ponders prospects for reform after Spellings leaves

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center devotes his latest column to the UNC System’s future after the departure of President Margaret Spellings. The surprise resignation of Margaret Spellings from the presidency of the University of North Carolina system presents an opportunity to improve the system’s insufficient governance policies. The…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • Passenger trains aren’t that great for Europeans

    Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute counters the myth that European passenger trains offer a good model for American communities. The reality is that Europe’s trains are enjoyed by tourists, but they don’t work that much better for Europeans than the U.S. system works for Americans. According to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • Real American poverty declining

    Robert Doar of the American Enterprise Institute explains that an accurate measurement shows a decline in American poverty. Something that should go without saying but too often does not: When we calculate how many Americans live in poverty and how well our social safety net is reaching them,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • Reining in the administrative state to help preserve democracy

    Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute assesses the positive impact of scaling back the administrative state. … [I]t’s likely that the court’s new conservative majority will pare back the power of the administrative state when an appropriate case comes before the court. But instead of reducing the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • Sox give Schilling short shrift

    Harry Stein writes for City Journal that the Boston Red Sox organization continues to shun one of its heroes. The likely reason: his political views. All but unremarked upon in the wake of the Boston Red Sox’s demolition of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the recent World Series…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • Another reminder that taxing savings and investment leads to long-term problems

    Richard Moody’s brief observation in Barron’s “Market View” offers an important lesson about the value of savings and investment. For some time we’ve argued that the main culprit behind notably weak productivity growth over the course of the current expansion has been underinvestment on the part of firms.
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the debate surrounding a controversial theater project in Mount Airy. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers advice to Tuesday’s eventual electoral “losers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, November 5, 2018