Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,840)

  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators are working through their budget plans, now that the House has finalized its $19.3 billion proposal. Joseph Coletti compares the House plan to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s ideas — and offers his own recommendations — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of budgets, Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Becki Gray about the legislative redistricting process. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of North Carolina’s business progressivism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
  • New U-boat information unveiled

    Some of you know Michael Lowrey as the keeper of the annual By The Numbers report on city and county tax burdens. Others know him as the man who chronicles major decisions from North Carolina’s appellate courts. Others know him as a watcher of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • New at CJO: Republican legislators bypass Perdue, Cooper in ObamaCare legal challenge

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on the friend-of-the-court brief Republican legislative leaders have filed in the lawsuit challenging ObamaCare’s constitutionality.
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • House Majority Leader explains ObamaCare legal filing

    In a brief late-morning news conference, N.C. House Majority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, and Rep. Tom Murry, R-Wake, discussed the General Assembly’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the lawsuit 26 states have filed against implementation of the 2010 federal health care reform law. Click play below to watch…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • Barone nips talk of a GOP front-runner in the bud

    Is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Michael Barone devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to disputing that notion. In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • ‘Uncomfortable moral questions’ highlighted by bin Laden’s death

    The latest Newsweek, a special edition devoted to Osama bin Laden’s death, labels the killing the “finest moment” in President Obama’s administration. But as Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter notes, the operation that led to the terrorist’s demise raises some questions about administration…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011
  • Another argument against corporate welfare

    Chris Christie and John Kasich have done some great things, but the New Jersey and Ohio governors are among those state leaders who deserve raspberries for continuing to play the targeted corporate incentives game, as documented in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Ohio…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2011