Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 11)

  • The need for functional political parties

    In a column devoted to the “Democrats’ clown car,” Kevin Williamson of National Review Online nonetheless makes an argument for well-functioning political parties. How incompetent are the 2020 Democrats? Incompetent enough to make the 2020 Republicans look . . . sort of okay by comparison — and that…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports that a pro-union bill in the U.S. House could threaten North Carolina’s gig economy. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why a Medicaid expansion block grant still represents the wrong policy for North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2020
  • New book tells history of White House infighting

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog explores the latest book from Tevi Troy. It focuses on behind-the-scenes White House conflict. [E]very post-World War II administration has been plagued by infighting. That infighting is the subject of Tevi Troy’s superb new book, Fight House. The book is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
  • Martin Center column focuses on ‘myth’ of entrepreneurial universities

    Zak Slayback writes for the Martin Center about a misperception involving universities and entrepreneurship. Politicos and pundits praise American universities for their entrepreneurialism. Founders of tech companies get honorary degrees and give commencement speeches. Student orientations include sessions bragging about the startup resources students have on campus. Schools even…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
  • Will California export its problems?

    Steven Malanga writes for City Journal about efforts to detect the impact of incoming Californians upon more conservative states. Early last year, the Dallas News described the “California-ing” of North Texas, citing a study showing that 8,300 Californians move to the area yearly. Texas governor Greg Abbott launched…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
  • Impeachment as a boon for Trump, bust for Democrats

    Zelie Lorenzana writes for the Federalist about impeachment’s impact on President Trump and his foes. President Donald Trump has once again sidestepped the pit Democrats dug for him, leaving them to eat their own dirt. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts, designed to hobble Trump for the 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
  • Trump in the Granite State

    David Drucker reports for the Washington Examiner about President Trump’s strategy for flipping one state that voted blue in 2016. Having consolidated his control over the Republican Party in New Hampshire and fielded a robust statewide operation, President Trump begins a 2020 bid to flip the state. Trump’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020
  • A new chapter for the ‘special relationship’

    Madeleine Kearns writes for National Review Online about one potential impact of Brexit. President Obama saw Britain’s continued membership in the European Union as a worthy enterprise: one that secured peace, freedom of movement, and a common market. But despite the best efforts of liberal globalists in the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020