Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

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  • New PEFNC video makes case for education tax credits targeting families of kids with special needs

    Terry Stoops has told us how education tax credits for families of children with special needs “could save millions of dollars, improve student performance, and boost parent satisfaction.” Now Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina has produced a new video supporting legislation that would create…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • New video defends the morality of profit

    If you gag when you hear about businessmen promising to “give back” to the community — after reaping sinful profits — you’ll likely enjoy this new video from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • Appeals court rules against Greensboro in annexation dispute

    Four property owners fighting an annexation attempt from Greensboro won a battle this morning in the N.C. Court of Appeals. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial-court ruling that property owners Lyle Cunningham, Walter Penrod, Thomas Mellinger, and Ronald Powell are able to withdraw their consent from an annexation agreement…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • York explores the impact of Huckabee’s election decision

    Byron York‘s latest Washington Examiner article analyzes the impact of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision to stay out of the 2012 presidential race. Huckabee’s departure hasn’t diminished GOP voters’ desire for a Huckabee-like candidate. To political professionals, that means a candidate who can…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • Steyn is entitled to his opinion

    Mark Steyn’s latest “Happy Warrior” column for National Review tackles the nation’s entitlements crisis: It’s certainly true that, if a company were to attempt to keep the bulk of its liabilities off the books the way the United States government does, some showboating jackass prosecutor would…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • Remember the debate about death panels?

    The latest National Review cover story documents the de facto death panels that will be associated with a key provision of ObamaCare known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board. “IPAB has not yet come into existence,” Stanley Kurtz warns, “but when Obamacare goes into full effect,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • National Review reacts to Mangum’s latest legal woes

    A brief item in National Review’s opening section, “The Week,” notes the recent indictment of Crystal Gail Mangum in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. May she be tried fairly, enjoying all the safeguards of a system that she tried to undermine when she bore false witness five…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011
  • Speaking of the financial crisis and Charlotte’s big banks …

    John Hood’s Daily Journal topic reminds me of the recent Carolina Journal Radio interview with Charlotte Observer banking report Rick Rothacker, who discussed his book Banktown.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2011