Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,838)

  • Will Obama party like it’s 1948?

    Rich Lowry thinks so. The National Review editor suggests that President Obama’s re-election may hinge on a campaign reminiscent of the one Harry Truman used more than six decades ago. That the Truman campaign is a template at all is a measure of Obama’s…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • Don’t like income inequality? Walter Williams says, ‘Blame consumers’

    Walter Williams‘ latest column delves into little-appreciated facts surrounding income inequality in the United States: How did [J.K.] Rowling become so wealthy and unequal to the rest of us? The entire blame for this social injustice lies at the feet of the world’s children…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • Shhh …. don’t tell them

    Given the Occupy movement’s general antipathy toward capitalism, the following passage in a News & Observer report on Occupy Raleigh’s new home base is particularly amusing. Property owner Rob Baumgart, a Raleigh businessman, said he offered his land after reading about the group’s plight…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Don Carrington offered WTVD analysis of the indictments Monday of a campaign donor and two campaign staffers connected to Gov. Beverly Perdue.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online about the indictment Monday of three people associated with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how North Carolina policymakers could boost economic growth and job creation by firing some teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2011
  • Want background information on the new indictments associated with Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign?

    Carolina Journal‘s Don Carrington has been reporting on campaign irregularities linked to Gov. Beverly Perdue since summer 2010. You’ll find all of Carrington’s work on the topic here. Three of the stories led to Carolina Journal page one exclusives: September 2010: Perdue campaign advised Stubbs on…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011
  • Sweeping away N.C. sea level myths

    Listen to former Vice President Al Gore and people with similar views about global warming, and you might expect coastal North Carolinians to float away in the not-too-distant future. All that warming could lead coastal sea levels to rise more than three feet — submerging a large chunk of eastern…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011
  • Barone: Transfer payments play larger role than taxes in income inequality

    Michael Barone‘s latest column for the Washington Examiner explores the impact of tax increases on “the rich” for the plight of the poor. It turns out, [congressman Paul] Ryan reports, that federal income taxes (including the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit) actually decreased income…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2011