Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

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  • Government shouldn’t pursue an ‘all of the above’ approach to energy policy

    You might think it makes sense for the federal government to pursue an energy policy that relies on wind, solar power, biomass, and other politically correct renewable sources, along with the traditional coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. But an “all of the above” approach creates problems. Dr. David Schnare,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • Economics vs. demographics

    The economic numbers don’t look good for President Obama as he assesses his re-election chances. The demographic numbers look much better, Republican consultant Mike Murphy warns in the latest TIME: The real ace up Obama’s sleeve in 2012? Changing demographics. As I wrote in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • No more stimulus … unless it’s real stimulus

    The following sentence from the latest TIME magazine inspired a Jon Sanders-style facepalm: Economists who have left the Obama Administration, including the former top economist Christina Romer, say more stimulus is needed. But then I read the next sentence: “The risk is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • Yet another reason to get the economy moving again

    So corporate partiers can hear some better music: Thanks to corporate belt-tightening, the Great Recession turned out to be a boon for Dennis DeYoung, the former frontman for the ’70s rock band Styx. In 2009, DeYoung performed at more than 15 corporate shows for clients such…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • Coburn on tax hikes

    You might be disappointed to read in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek that Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is willing to accept some tax hikes (or the more euphemistic “revenue increases”) to help address the federal government’s debt problem. But if the following paragraph is accurate, you might…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • ‘Tax the rich’ rhetoric loses steam

    That’s according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek: Millionaires can breathe a bit easier. While President Barack Obama says he wants to let income tax cuts that benefit only the wealthiest Americans expire in 2013, several states are rolling back tax increases for top earners.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina’s public sector would need to lose 63,000 jobs to match the percentage of private-sector jobs lost since the onset of the current economic downturn. John Hood’s Daily Journal takes news media outlets to task for using…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
  • Becki Gray addresses Tea Party group in Yadkinville

    Becki reports that she’s been meeting with “about 100 good folks interested in liberty and smaller government.” Sen. Andrew Brock delivered remarks as well.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2011