Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,824)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. sheriffs’ concerns over the Obama administration’s funding for immigration enforcement. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the importance of North Carolina history and the role of NorthCarolinaHistory.org.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2012
  • Stossel on fairness

    John Stossel‘s latest column examines President Obama’s desire to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or people who do things politicians approve of, like making “green” energy equipment (Solyndra);…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • Recent JLF Shaftesbury speaker shares fracking knowledge with N&O readers

    The News & Observer‘s opinion page features today a pair of columns focusing on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. One is authored by Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, who recently shared his thoughts on the topic with the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • Puncturing journalists’ Watergate myths

    Yes, I’ve seen “All The President’s Men” enough times to know many of the lines by heart, but I still appreciate Andrew Ferguson‘s latest “Press Man” column for Commentary (not yet posted online). It delves into Max Holland’s new book Leak, which rebuts many of the journalistic myths…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • An analysis of the latest global warming fraud

    Those of you who follow the climate science debate closely should make a note to check the Commentary website early next month, when the magazine will post James Delingpole‘s analysis of the fraud involving Peter Gleick‘s deception of The Heartland Institute. For now, you’ll have to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • More evidence of the benefits of economic freedom

    The latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update highlights additional evidence of the benefits associated with economic freedom. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, some countries have done better than others. The question of whether capitalism has succeeded or failed…
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online about a controversy surrounding Salisbury’s city-owned municipal broadband system. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the economy’s potential impact on North Carolina elections this year.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2012
  • N.C. Appeals Court reverses trial court, sides with Pitt County in smoking ban dispute

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and thrown out a challenge of North Carolina’s restaurant smoking ban from Pitt County for-profit club owners. In other opinions released this morning: A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower court ruling throwing out…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012