Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 10)

  • Don’t hold your breath for widespread use of electric vehicles

    Abby Smith writes for the Washington Examiner about future prospects for electric vehicles. Consumers have been slow to buy electric cars, despite there being many more electrified options. The Sustainable Energy Factbook notes there are 44 pure battery-electric models and 35 plug-in hybrid models for sale in North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
  • Hanson contends Democrats face ‘February blues’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online documents difficult days for Democrats. All political parties and candidates have bad days. But the new progressive Democratic Party had four of its worst days in recent memory in a single week in February. On February 3, the Iowa caucuses imploded…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
  • The impact of a Bernie Sanders nomination

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online looks ahead to the possible nomination of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate. A Sanders nomination would turn the race on its head — and not in the way that Democrats might hope. For one thing, President Trump could…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. voters head to the polls in less than a month for Super Tuesday primary elections. Rick Henderson assesses key races and issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. John Trump recaps recent state alcohol reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on pending departures from the N.C. General Assembly. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why regulations shouldn’t stand in the way of innovation in health care delivery.
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020
  • Trump as the Democrats’ white whale

    Peter Skurkiss uses an American Thinker column to compare President Trump and his Democratic antagonists to famous American literary characters. In a telling way, the current political scene is a replay of Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby Dick, with Donald Trump being the great white whale and the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
  • There’s a reason some critics call him ‘Crazy Bernie’

    Emily Jashinsky and Madeline Osburn review for Federalist readers some of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ most objectionable policy proposals. [H]ere we are, in February 2020, and a self-identified democratic socialist appears poised to be the candidate of the Democratic Party. That could easily change, and the party…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020
  • Taking pundits to task for their analysis of the Democratic campaign

    Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner rejects much conventional wisdom about Democratic primary voters and caucus participants. Political journalists and commentators always put too much emphasis on policy and ideology. Often, that’s the only way they know how to speak about politics. But it leads us to misunderstanding…
    Mitch Kokai, February 13, 2020