Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,873)

  • Goldberg: While we’re on the topic of rhetorical miscues

    Jonah Goldberg joins other conservative pundits in making light of President Obama’s warning to congressional Republicans not to call his bluff. In a new column at National Review Online, Goldberg says, “that’s like a con man saying, ‘Don’t give any weight to the fact that I’m…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
  • Call his bluff? Krauthammer says yes

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column posted at National Review Online makes the case for congressional Republicans to take President Obama up on his offer: The Republicans are being totally outmaneuvered. The House speaker appears disoriented. It’s time to act. Time to call Obama’s bluff.
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
  • Tapscott suggests Republicans should call Obama’s bluff

    Mark Tapscott of The Washington Examiner suggests in a new column that the president has done nothing to justify his belief that the public is with him on the federal debt-limit issue: For a long time, Obama’s immense likability provided insulation against growing public…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Will a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in an Arizona case sink North Carolina’s taxpayer-financed election campaign program? Daren Bakst says the answer is yes. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss North Carolina legislators’ continuing fascination with occupational licensing,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation about UNC system faculty work loads with Jay Schalin of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. The guest Daily Journal explains that legislative mapmakers are breaking little new ground by drafting an odd-looking proposed…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2011
  • Please read the bill before writing the screed

    You might have noticed a recent column in the News & Observer from Gene Nichol of the UNC Law School’s Poverty Center. Nichol takes Republican legislators to task for passing legislation designed to ensure that the Ten Commandments are posted in North Carolina’s public schools. There’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2011
  • Paul fans, debt-ceiling-deal doubters will like new ad

    Whether you’re a fan of Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, or just have concerns about Republicans caving to the Obama administration’s demands in the debt-limit debate, you might appreciate this new ad.
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2011
  • History helps Ferguson identify a key problem

    You can quibble with his prescription, but historian Niall Ferguson offers Newsweek readers a pretty good diagnosis of a key problem facing the United States. What all the Indignant have in common is the refusal to address squarely the problem that nearly all Western…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2011