Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,782)

  • Michael Novak puts the 9/11 anniversary in historical perspective

    As we step back and reflect on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Michael Novak places those attacks in a much larger historical context for National Review Online readers. Thus it happened that suddenly on September 11 of 2001, on a day…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • Louisiana officials have learned to trust the private sector in an emergency

    During an emergency, some people think the government needs to take over. Louisiana officials have learned to take a different approach, as the latest Bloomberg Businessweek documents. As Hurricane Gustav bore down on Louisiana in 2008, state officials wanted to avoid the food shortages that had…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • Think the U.S. corporate tax rate doesn’t matter?

    A new Bloomberg Businessweek article downplays the significance of the United States maintaining a top corporate tax rate of 35 percent. And while it’s true on paper that the U.S. top marginal rate of 35 percent is one of the highest anywhere in the world, the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • Quit while you’re behind

    The following information from Bloomberg Businessweek is scary enough: For sale or rent by distressed owner: 248,000 homes. That’s how many residential properties the U.S. government now has in its possession, the result of record numbers of people defaulting on government-backed mortgages. Washington is sitting on…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

    The opening article of the latest Bloomberg Businessweek starts with the following pronouncement: Thanks to Darcy Flynn, a longtime attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, we now have the ammunition to do what should have been done years ago: terminate the SEC, with extreme prejudice,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Michael Lowrey’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the N.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling that a county elections board can sue county commissioners in a funding dispute. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions the federal government’s pursuit of criminal charges against former U.S. senator and presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2011
  • Why Keynesians should be thrilled about the recent earthquake and hurricane

    Michael Tanner‘s latest column at National Review Online treats Keynesian economics with the respect it deserves. In other words, Tanner ridicules the ideas that fill Paul Krugman’s columns and motivate President Obama’s “jobs” policies. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods — Paul Krugman should be ecstatic. Not…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011
  • New at CJO: Raleigh adopts food-truck rules

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about the new food-truck rules Raleigh City Council has adopted.
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2011