Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 11)

  • Democrats on Capitol Hill Face Internal Battle Over Spending

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner predicts a tough September for congressional Democrats. House and Senate Democrats will have to resolve a bitter internal battle over spending in order to pass the two-part social welfare and infrastructure spending measure that lawmakers hope will become the party’s signature achievement…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
  • Michigan’s ‘Independent’ Redistricting Group Features Partisan Bias

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon documents a problem with Michigan’s so-called “independent” redistricting commission. A self-described “independent” commissioner tasked with redrawing Michigan’s political districts donated to left-wing causes and spoke at a local “progressive Democratic” group’s general meeting. Attorney Rebecca Szetela, who applied in Oct. 2019…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
  • National Review Editor Calls Australia’s COVID Response ‘Insane’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights his concern about one country’s response to COVID-19. The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of the panopticon, a prison designed to allow all the prisoners to be observed by one guard. What even Bentham couldn’t conceive…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
  • White Male Progressive Reveals Much in Attack on … White Males

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about a peculiar case of self-loathing on the political left. When white-male progressive journalists denounce white males as a class, I usually roll my eyes and don’t bother to dissect what they’re saying, but writer Freddie deBoer has done a superb…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the state Senate’s latest vote to limit the governor’s emergency powers. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights UNC’s embarrassing “global whiteness” class.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Explores Math as ‘Struggle for Justice’

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about a perversion of elementary math instruction. I was unprepared for what I recently heard in a 2019 speech by a leader in math education, Deborah Loewenberg Ball. While the talk is now two years old, it is very unlikely that her…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
  • Placing Biden’s Afghanistan Blunder in Context

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist is no fan of the Biden administration. That’s not stopping him from urging fellow conservatives to look beyond partisan “wins.” There’s no nice way to say this, but somebody has to: There have been a lot of bad reactions on the right to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
  • ‘Buy American’ or ‘Go Green’?

    Josh Siegel of the Washington Examiner reports on a clash between two Biden administration policies. There is an inherent tension in President Joe Biden’s climate plans between reducing emissions as fast as possible and building up U.S. manufacturing of clean energy technologies to create a strong domestic workforce.
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021