Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,747)

  • Goldberg rebuts rationalization of the London riots

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column for National Review Online tackles arguments made to justify the London rioters’ actions. Already, on both sides of the Atlantic, lots of people are sure they know why England is burning. “The economic stagnation and cuts being…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Krauthammer: The political system works

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column posted at National Review Online takes aim at the notion that the American political system is broken. The people spoke; the process worked. Yes, it was raucous and divisive, but change this fundamental should not be enacted quietly. This is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Barone believes the debate has left the GOP field unaltered

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article dissects the impact of last night's Republican presidential debate. The sharpest conflict came between the two candidates from next-door Minnesota who, they assured us, are anything but twins. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has spent more time and money in Iowa than anyone else on the stage but has been lagging behind Rep. Michele Bachmann, launched the sharpest attack of the evening. He called her record of accomplishment and results in Congress "nonexistent." And he said she had "a record of misstating and false statements." Later he said "leading and failing is not the objective. Leading and getting results is the objective."
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Worried about China overtaking the U.S. as the world’s top economy?

    A new Fortune article might blunt that fear a bit. For the past three years, at least, the huge credit explosion in China has overwhelmingly ended up in the hands of China’s state-owned companies. In the wake of the global economic crisis, Beijing’s state-owned banks have…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    When North Carolina legislators reconvene next month in Raleigh, they could consider more than a dozen proposed state constitutional amendments to place on the 2012 election ballot. Becki Gray examines some of the most intriguing proposals during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Lawmakers also could consider…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about accomplishments during the 2011 North Carolina legislative session. Fergus Hodgson’s guest Daily Journal debunks a new study that suggests higher tax rates have no impact on people’s decision to stay or…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2011
  • Nope, no voter fraud here

    Perhaps the voter ID bill is a solution that has found its problem.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2011
  • Kristol passes along worries about the Fed’s easy money policies

    William Kristol‘s latest item for The Weekly Standard quotes an email from an unidentified “businessman and investor” reacting to this week’s pronouncements from the Federal Reserve. In the quotation, ZIRP refers to “zero-percent interest rates,” while QE is “quantitative easing.” “These policies (ZIRP and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2011