Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,839)

  • Obama’s job creation record

    As noted previously in this forum, presidential press secretary Jay Carney was correct to note during a recent media briefing that the White House does not create jobs. Still, one hopes that a presidential administration would pursue policies that allow private-sector job creation to flourish. In the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details charter school advocates’ concerns about the members of a new charter oversight group. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes the fiscal and political crisis in Washington, including liberals’ claims that Tea Party activism led to the federal debt downgrade.
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2011
  • Borders focuses on the state’s monopoly of the use of force

    In highlighting the video below as part of his latest Ideas Matter update, Max Borders wants to substitute a new title for “Socialism is force.” The state is force. That’s a better title for this video, in my view. People sometimes get locked in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Hanson identifies a ‘tottering technocracy’

    Americans have been losing faith in the “blue-chip, university-certified elite, employed by universities, government, and big-money private foundations and financial-services companies.” That’s the assessment of Victor Davis Hanson, whose latest column at National Review Online spells out the implications of this “tottering technocracy.” The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Thomas: Liberals just can’t say no to bigger government

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column pinpoints a key reason for the federal government’s debt crisis. “Always pay the bank,” was my father’s sound advice. And so I have, which is why my credit score remains high. Not so with the United States government.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Lowry reviews Obama’s AA+ presidency

    While an AA+ grade might sound good to a schoolkid, it’s not the rating we want for our federal credit. But it’s the rating we have now from Standard & Poor’s. National Review‘s Rich Lowry places the blame at the top of the presidential administration, explaining in a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Sowell probes the reasons for the federal debt downgrade

    Thomas Sowell’s latest column points readers toward the source of Standard & Poor’s unease about the federal government’s debt levels. Hint: It’s not the debt-limit dilemma. Why was there a financial crisis in the first place? Because of runaway spending that sent the national debt up…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
  • Michael Sanera discusses North Carolina ‘water wars’ at 9 a.m. on WFAE

    Those of you who enjoyed Sara Burrows’ recent Carolina Journal Online report about North Carolina “water wars” can learn more about the topic at 9 a.m, when Michael Sanera participates in a panel discussion on WFAE Radio’s “Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011