Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,839)

  • New at CJO: N.C. House District 6 Republican primary profile

    Dan Way profiles the Republican primary in the new N.C. House District 6 for Carolina Journal Online.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • Happy Tax Freedom Day, North Carolina!

    Joseph Henchman of the Tax Foundation offers the case for celebration. The total tax burden borne by residents of different states varies considerably, not only due to differing state tax policies, but also because of the steep progressivity of the federal tax system. This…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • A Carolina governor makes some good points

    Of course, the speaker must be South Carolina Gov, Nikki Haley, the subject of TIME‘s “10 Questions” feature this week: You’re a Tea Party favorite. Do you see any similarity between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement? No. The message of the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • Another case for a strong civil society

    Why does democracy often struggle for survival in the Middle East? Fareed Zakaria explores that question in his latest TIME column. Zakaria turns to Harvard economics professor Eric Chaney for an interesting finding: [T]he democracy deficit today exists in lands that were conquered by…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • TIME brands N.C. a high-tax state

    The Web-based version of this TIME story doesn’t convey the same message as the one-page version in the latest magazine. Perhaps that’s good news for North Carolina, since the graphics in the print publication clearly label North Carolina a high-tax state, along with California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • ObamaCare and the federal deficit

    You are no doubt shocked — shocked! — to learn that a new analysis of the real numbers associated with the 2010 federal health care reform law rebuts the Obama administration’s claims about federal deficit reduction. Peter Wehner explains in an entry for Commentary‘s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • Borders tackles the college cartel

    Max Borders devotes one of the items in his latest Ideas Matter update to a comparison between the American system of higher education and a classic cartel. [W]hen one turns a business lens on higher ed, one comes to realize that the system is…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the number of N.C. cities and counties using taxpayer dollars to lobby the General Assembly this year. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes the “magic words” associated with the poorly named 2010 federal health care reform law.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2012