Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,840)

  • Judge Napolitano asks a lot of questions

    Judge Andrew Napolitano has composed an entire column of questions. Though he offers no answers, you’re likely to get the point: What if the whole purpose of the Constitution was to limit the government? What if Congress’ enumerated powers in the Constitution no longer limited Congress,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2011
  • Stossel highlights would-be censors’ tactics

    John Stossel aims his latest column at those who target free speech. Today, fortunately, no one goes to jail for criticizing the draft, or the U.S. government’s wars. So we’ve made progress — in some areas. But in others, we’ve regressed. I once interviewed…
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2011
  • Sowell ventures to Liberal Land

    Thomas Sowell‘s latest column explores the illogical thinking that seems to pervade “Liberal Land.” Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the world envisioned by today’s liberals is that it is a world where other people just passively accept whatever “change” liberals impose.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2011
  • Borders echoes Wapshott’s notion of a Keynes vs. Hayek election in 2012

    You might remember a recent Duke University speech in which journalist and author Nicholas Wapshott suggested that the next American presidential election could be described as a “Keynes-Hayek election,” in which President Obama and the Republican nominee will channel the competing ideas championed by 20th-century economists John Maynard…
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a national business publication has assigned a No. 1 ranking to Elon University’s part-time MBA program. John Hood’s Daily Journal applies to modern-day politics lessons from Hannibal’s history.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2011
  • Just when you thought the process of selecting the president was as bad as it could get …

    … you might encounter Newsweek‘s feature on Americans Elect, an effort designed to bypass the traditional two-party nominating system. Even if you’re no fan of the current system, the following passage can’t offer much comfort: There are some early signs of life. Since April, Americans Elect…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • Man bites dog story: Newsweek devotes seven pages to detailing how government officials use their power to enrich themselves

    No one should be surprised to learn that members of Congress and the executive branch use the government’s monopoly on coercion to benefit themselves and their pals. What’s surprising is that Big Government-friendly Newsweek would devote seven pages — more than 10 percent of its Nov. 21 issue — to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • Historian Ferguson explains why Americans should pay attention to the European fiasco

    Historian Niall Ferguson‘s latest Newsweek column offers several reasons why Americans can’t afford (no pun intended) to ignore the financial problems plaguing the Old World: [T]he third reason Americans should care about Europe is more important even than the risk of a renewed financial…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011