Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,839)

  • TIME columnist calls Obama, potential GOP challengers ‘more stumblebums than thoroughbreds’

    We’ll elect someone president next year, but TIME columnist Mike Murphy doesn’t appear very excited about that fact. After spelling out the problems plaguing the various Republicans who would like to move into the White House, he focuses on the current occupant: [D]espite the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
  • If you haven’t yet bought into the need to reform our taxpayer-funded entitlements …

    … despite repeated warnings about their harmful impact on our runaway federal spending, please consider the following short item from the latest National Review: For fiscal year 2011, White House figures show that mandatory federal spending (i.e., emtitlements) will exceed total federal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
  • Another popular Keynesian tenet: Putting the economy in the hands of an elite

    Ludwig von Mises told us that “every socialist is a disguised dictator.” That idea came to mind while reading Kevin D. Williamson’s latest National Review article on John Maynard Keynes. Long before he published the General Theory, he already was making the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
  • Steyn and decline

    Mark Steyn’s latest “Happy Warrior” column for National Review focuses on the signs of incremental American decline. “We know the smell of decay, and we recognize it in America today.” One sign of that “decay”? The victory of bureaucracy over common sense: The Transportation Security Administration,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report previews this week’s action for the N.C. General Assembly, including initial votes on N.C. House budget proposals. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the continuing importance of the Tea Party movement.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2011
  • Becki Gray’s Wilmington Tea Party photos

    Here are some photos from Becki Gray’s appearance at Wilmington’s Tea Party rally.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2011
  • ‘We Ain’t Going Away’

    It’s the theme song of Moore Tea Citizens, one Tea Party group that joined with others across the state and nation today for events related to the traditional April 15 income tax filing deadline. (Since this year’s deadline is Monday, other events are scheduled over the weekend and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011
  • New at CJO: Winston-Salem projects pits businessman against transit planners

    Sam Hieb’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the controversy surrounding Davis Garage, which Winston-Salem has targeted as the site of a modern-day “transportation hub.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2011