Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,764)

  • Lowry reviews Obama’s AA+ presidency

    While an AA+ grade might sound good to a schoolkid, it’s not the rating we want for our federal credit. But it’s the rating we have now from Standard & Poor’s. National Review‘s Rich Lowry places the blame at the top of the presidential administration, explaining in a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Sowell probes the reasons for the federal debt downgrade

    Thomas Sowell’s latest column points readers toward the source of Standard & Poor’s unease about the federal government’s debt levels. Hint: It’s not the debt-limit dilemma. Why was there a financial crisis in the first place? Because of runaway spending that sent the national debt up…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Michael Sanera discusses North Carolina ‘water wars’ at 9 a.m. on WFAE

    Those of you who enjoyed Sara Burrows’ recent Carolina Journal Online report about North Carolina “water wars” can learn more about the topic at 9 a.m, when Michael Sanera participates in a panel discussion on WFAE Radio’s “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights different attitudes among teachers and the public about education reform. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes democrats from demagogues.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Ryan budget looking better and better

    Could Congress and the president have avoided Standard and Poor’s federal debt downgrade by passing Paul Ryan‘s budget plan? The Wisconsin congressman believes so. The Weekly Standard reports Ryan’s reaction to the S&P news. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Paul Ryan responded to Standard…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
  • Bolton for prez?

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner John Bolton explains in a new column why he might throw his hat into the presidential ring: Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations? that “the first duty of the sovereign, that of protecting the society from the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
  • A presidential press secretary unwittingly utters the truth

    Timothy P. Carney‘s latest column in the Washington Examiner explores presidential press secretary Jay Carney’s recent pronouncement on the relationship between the White House and job creation. A presidential press secretary has never spoken a truer sentence than Jay Carney’s admission last week: “The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
  • Barone asks why voters aren’t moving to the left

    In continuing tough economic times, Michael Barone says it’s interesting to see that voters are not flocking to the political party that promises more government action to fix the economic problems. His latest column offers a possible explanation. “The progressive ideal of administrative cadres…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011