Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 10)

  • Martin Center column rebuts claims about scientific decline

    Richard Weinberg responds in a Martin Center column to concerns about the state of scientific research. As a neurobiologist working at a local university for more than 30 years, I read Edward Archer’s provocative critique of scientific research with interest. We agree about a number of problems in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • COVID-19 highlights federal agency that has evolved through regulatory creep

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features college president Larry Arnn‘s reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among his topics is one high-profile agency at the heart of the federal government’s response. … [T]he CDC was created in 1942 as the Office of National Defense Malaria Control Activities,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • COVID-19 response boosts argument that some regulations were #Neverneeded

    Shoshana Weissmann writes for the Washington Examiner about one positive development in the fight against COVID-19. Those of us who have been fighting for occupational licensing reform and other forms of deregulation have been astonished at how quickly many of the same stubborn, unnecessary regulations we’ve fought against for…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • Illinois’ budget woes influence national COVID-19 relief debate

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains why the Prairie State is causing consternation on Capitol Hill. As a coronavirus-driven cash crunch collides with nearly two decades of unbalanced budgets and exorbitant pension spending, insolvency is on the horizon in Illinois. The state’s Democratic lawmakers have…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • Samaritan’s Purse booted from NYC despite its work to help with COVID-19

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about the Big Apple’s rejection of a North Carolina-based group that was offering New Yorkers coronavirus relief. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the volunteers for Samaritan’s Purse, an Evangelical relief organization run by the televangelist Franklin Graham, have been the most…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Government officials have relied on models projecting COVID-19’s impact as they have made decisions about shutting down major portions of the state’s economy. Donald van der Vaart explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio how the state could benefit from more useful modeling. Rick Henderson…
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s absentee-by-mail election rules. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal offers advice to emergency homeschool parents.
    Mitch Kokai, May 8, 2020
  • The Right AOC on Point: Lawsuit uses COVID-19 as excuse for election shenanigans

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” critiques a new lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s law regarding mail-in election ballots. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2020