Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,824)

  • Saving the old media outlets

    If you’ve followed with interest this forum’s discussion about the future of media, you might enjoy reading a short piece in the latest Newsweek that features the observations of British advertising “tycoon” Sir Martin Sorrell: What about the $315 million…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
  • Chu’s voodoo

    Despite evidence to the contrary, President Obama’s Energy Secretary — Steven Chu —continues to deny the fallacy of global warming alarmism, as Newsweek highlights in its latest issue: You have said “science has unambiguously shown that we’re altering the destiny…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As county governments search for ways to pay their bills during tight economic times, some are looking at raising the local sales tax. Michael Sanera discusses the likelihood of future local sales tax increases during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains why North Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with George Mason University economist Lawrence H. White about fixing problems with the American banking and monetary systems. Eli Lehrer’s guest Daily Journal highlights the need for North Carolina to revamp its auto insurance system.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2011
  • Redistricting reform effort moves forward with bipartisan bill

    Sixteen N.C. representatives have signed on to a new bill — House Bill 824 — designed to put a “nonpartisan redistricting process” in place. They plan to promote the idea next week. John Hood has discussed in the recent past the need for redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • New at CJO: Perdue, GOP leader debate who’s more jobs-focused

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on contrasting news conferences from Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. Both focused on efforts to create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • Hanson on the Libyan precedent

    Victor Davis Hanson argues at National Review Online that the recent campaign in Libya represents new territory for the United States: The abrupt abandonment of hostilities after about two weeks has set an American military precedent. True, the United States once lost a big…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • New at CJO: Traditional public school students recruited to fight charter bill

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a case of Rutherford County public school students participating in an email campaign against legislation designed to lift North Carolina’s public charter school cap.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011