Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,841)

  • Williams points out the folly of demonizing the rich

    Walter Williams‘ latest column explains why the president’s efforts to engage in class warfare are — to put it mildly — counterproductive. President Obama, in stoking up class warfare, said, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” This is lunacy.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • Adams, Jefferson debate weighty issues that still affect us today

    The nation’s second and third presidents visited Raleigh last night to debate significant political issues that still impact American life 200 years after John Adams and Thomas Jefferson served as the “chief magistrate” of the United States. The John Locke Foundation and N.C. History Project sponsored this “living history” event…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • Troy says ‘supercommittee’ could have rethought the American approach to poverty

    Tevi Troy writes for that the congressional “supercommittee” searching for budget savings should have focused some attention on rethinking the federal approach to poverty. The U.S. deserves credit for the improvement in reducing poverty for some vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. But…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David N. Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the political implications of three N.C. congressional Democrats’ vote for a federal balanced budget amendment. John Hood’s Daily Journal calls for sharper tools in the state’s “fiscal toolbox.”…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2011
  • Wilmington’s bid to win recognition as ‘America’s World War II City’

    If any city deserves to win federal recognition as “America’s World War II City,” advocates say Wilmington deserves the honor. Author, military historian, and Wilmington native Wilbur Jones explained why during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Jones describes the process…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Ponnuru cautions against focusing on the 53 percent vs. 47 percent

    As the occupiers have crowed about the 1 percent and 99 percent, some of their critics have focused on two other percentages: the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income tax and the 47 percent who don’t. Ramesh Ponnuru‘s latest National Review Online column suggests…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Getting our mojo — and AAA bond rating — back

    Think the loss of the nation’s AAA bond rating is just a blip on the radar screen? Kevin A. Hassett offers some sobering data in the latest National Review: Of the 126 sovereign governments that S&P currently rates, only a handful have ever held…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Closing the education achievement gap

    You’ll have to find a hard copy of the latest National Review to read why Reihan Salam and Tino Sanandaji believe conservatives must take seriously the notion of closing the educational achievement gap among different racial groups in public schools. For the purposes of this entry, I have room only…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011