Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,820)

  • New U-boat information unveiled

    Some of you know Michael Lowrey as the keeper of the annual By The Numbers report on city and county tax burdens. Others know him as the man who chronicles major decisions from North Carolina’s appellate courts. Others know him as a watcher of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • New at CJO: Republican legislators bypass Perdue, Cooper in ObamaCare legal challenge

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the friend-of-the-court brief Republican legislative leaders have filed in the lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s constitutionality.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • House Majority Leader explains ObamaCare legal filing

    In a brief late-morning news conference, N.C. House Majority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, and Rep. Tom Murry, R-Wake, discussed the General Assembly’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the lawsuit 26 states have filed against implementation of the 2010 federal health care reform law. Click play below to watch…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • Barone nips talk of a GOP front-runner in the bud

    Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Michael Barone devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to disputing that notion. In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • ‘Uncomfortable moral questions’ highlighted by bin Laden’s death

    The latest Newsweek, a special edition devoted to Osama bin Laden’s death, labels the killing the “finest moment” in President Obama’s administration. But as Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter notes, the operation that led to the terrorist’s demise raises some questions about administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • Another argument against corporate welfare

    Chris Christie and John Kasich have done some great things, but the New Jersey and Ohio governors are among those state leaders who deserve raspberries for continuing to play the targeted corporate incentives game, as documented in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Ohio…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • He’s probably never heard of the ‘labor theory of value’ …

    … but a Wisconsin worker quoted in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek understands the idea is bunk: Now, Johnson is counting on training in computerized machine operation to put him at the forefront of the manufacturing-led recovery. He’s hungry for the work. “They aren’t going…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • Valuing liberty

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek features a cover story that explores “Why Bin Laden Lost.” You could quit reading after the first two paragraphs: The United States has no purpose. That is perhaps its greatest achievement. America’s founding document, its Declaration of Independence, allows that a state…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011