Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 12)

  • Trump’s Re-Election Prospects Evaluated

    Tevi Troy scours political history books to get a sense of President Trump’s prospects for re-election after his close loss in 2020. Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? The possibility looks likely to roil Washington over the next few years—complicating life for other…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • NFL’s COVID Policy Could Wreck the Season

    David Hogberg of the Washington Examiner probes problems with the National Football League’s approach to COVID-19. The National Football League is facing a season plagued with multiple games being canceled due to policy changes in its COVID-19 protocols and policies for testing players. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • Supreme Court Deals Multiple Blows to Biden

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon documents disappointing news for the Biden administration at the nation’s highest court. The Biden administration is struggling to find its footing in the Supreme Court. Thursday night’s decision ending the federal ban on evictions is the latest in a string of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • Climate Policies That Boost China’s Prospects

    Jordan McGillis writes at National Review Online about China’s dubious approach to climate policy. As planned, China’s new emissions-trading scheme (ETS) is doing nothing to reduce its emissions. Launched in July, the ETS encompasses 2,200 companies that operate coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants — facilities responsible for 40…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • Shifting the Blame for Biden’s Mistakes

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online highlights a predictable response to President Biden’s failures in Afghanistan. You can tell a Democrat is president, because we’re starting to see pieces blaming “us” for his mistakes. In The Atlantic a couple of weeks ago, Tom Nichols wrote that “Afghanistan Is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case challenging the state’s voter ID and tax-cap constitutional amendments. The latest CJ Opinion examines a pair of court cases that explore just how closely a public charter school is tied to state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
  • Happy Birthday, John Locke!

    Sunday marked the 389th anniversary of the birth of the John Locke Foundation’s namesake. So who was this Locke fellow? Why should we wish him a happy birthday? As the website reminds us: [T]he man was an intellectual titan, one whose thoughts and ideas can be found throughout…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Explores Academic Freedom, Tenure

    Michael Munger writes for the Martin Center about the complicated nature of academic freedom and tenure on college campuses. One of the core beliefs of the modern academy is the necessity of “faculty governance.” This view would hold that outside “political” interference is (1) morally offensive, and (2) prudentially…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2021