Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 11)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the extension of Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 curfew and other restrictions. The Daily Journal explains why deliberations on the N.C. Supreme Court are unlikely to produce a glut of 4-3 decisions over the next two years.
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2021
  • Pondering Republicans’ internal conflict

    Isaac Schorr writes at National Review Online about a battle for control of the Republican Party’s future. Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, writes for American Greatness that “MAGA Patriots Must Win the GOP Civil War.” His argument is that “the grassroots need [sic]…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2021
  • Martin Center column highlights colleges that silence troublesome scholars

    Stephen Baskerville writes for the Martin Center about colleges that try to limit speech from scholars who steer clear of the party line. Radicals on campus do more than just “cancel” speakers. Failure by administrators to stand firm alters the atmosphere at colleges as well as, eventually, our system…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
  • Uh, oh … Krugman predicts good economic news

    Editors at Issues and Insights aren’t too thrilled about the latest economic projections from Paul Krugman. New York Times economics pundit Paul Krugman, who has made a handsome living for decades being wrong, recently predicted economic times may get better, a lot better, under Joe Biden. Is he…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
  • Working hard toward a better 2021

    Joshua Lawson reminds us in a Federalist column that the changing calendar didn’t flip a magical switch. A better 2021 requires effort. [W]hile there’s no iron-clad guarantee that 2021 will be great, every one of us can contribute to the effort to realize a redemptive year filled with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
  • Results of defunding the police

    Editors at the Washington Examiner document the impact of efforts to defund local police. Democratic politicians at every level, from President-elect Joe Biden down to local city councilmen, reacted to recent incidents of police misconduct by hastily encouraging or even joining in calls to “defund the police.” But…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
  • College students want to fight COVID by … divesting in fossil fuels

    Chrissy Clark of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest evidence of campus kookiness. Tulane University activists are demanding that the school divest from fossil fuels and establish a $15 minimum wage as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021
  • National Review editor labels Trump’s Georgia call ‘shameful’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online blasts the outgoing president’s latest attempt to overturn November’s election results. President Donald Trump has turned a narrow electoral defeat into a bid for infamy. His goal in the post-election interlude has been more and more explicitly to overturn the results of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2021