Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,836)

  • Ferguson discovers, describes the ‘Chump Effect’

    Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard aims his wit at his fellow scribes in a new report: Lots of cultural writing these days, in books and magazines and newspapers, relies on the so-called Chump Effect. The Effect is defined by its discoverer, me, as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • A defense of ‘self-interest’

    One of Adam Smith’s most famous quotations involves the butcher, brewer, and baker acting in their self-interest to provide us our meals. Writing for Human Events, John Hayward revives this notion of pursuing self-interest “rightly understood.” There is no longer the slightest pretense of treating government…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • How state and local officials can help the housing market

    Nicole Gelinas makes the case for National Review Online readers that state and local governments can take significant steps to help housing markets recover: [W]hen you buy a house, you’re not just committing to a mortgage. You are also promising to pay the future…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • Our interests or the banks’ interests?

    Kevin D. Williamson probes the Fed’s motivation in his latest column for National Review Online: The question is: What is the Fed thinking? Is it looking out for the United States, or is it looking out for the banks? The generous interpretation…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Michael Lowrey assessed American Airlines’ bankruptcy filing for News 14 Carolina. Lowrey offers more analysis at the Meck Deck.
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the three people connected with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign who responded this week to criminal indictments. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on freedom of speech and an even more important basic freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
  • Ethen’s Law set to take effect Thursday

    Some of the top advocates of North Carolina’s new Unborn Victims of Violence Act — dubbed Ethen’s Law — gathered at the Legislative Building for a morning news conference. The law takes effect Thursday. Click play below to watch a 17-minute news briefing featuring Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth; Effie Steele,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011
  • Daren Bakst to break wind power myths during pair of radio appearances

    As Daren Bakst prepares for a pair of coastal wind power workshops next week (Monday in Wilmington, Tuesday in Morehead City), he’ll discuss his wind power concerns during a pair of radio interviews this afternoon. Tune in or log on to WPTF at 2:46…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2011