Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,873)

  • In case you missed him …

    Joseph Coletti panned ObamaCare during a WNCN Television report that aired on the one-year anniversary of the federal health care reform law. Coletti used the anniversary to urge N.C. elected leaders to pursue Medicaid reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights increased scrutiny for North Carolina’s “councils of government.” John Hood’s Daily Journal assesses North Carolina’s system for selecting judges.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2011
  • Government consolidation: If it’s good enough for the Tar Heel State …

    We don’t know whether the talk of consolidating North Carolina government departments played any role, but U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has announced his support for similar moves at the federal level, according to U.S. News & World Report: For years, Republicans have talked about dismantling the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • New JLF report on ObamaCare anniversary day urges N.C. to pursue Medicaid reform

    As the federal health care reform law reaches its first anniversary, a new John Locke Foundation report calls on North Carolina leaders to pursue Medicaid reform. Joseph Coletti explains the need for reform here and in the video clip below.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Gingrich calls for ObamaCare repeal as law reaches its first anniversary

    Former U.S. House speaker and potential 2012 Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich uses his latest Human Events column to call for the repeal of one-year-old ObamaCare: The Obama administration and other Democratic leaders stated that once the bill was signed into law, the American people would see its benefits andcome around to supporting it, and any issues with the law that needed to be tweaked could be fixed along the way. The reality has been almost totally the opposite. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that 53% of Americans favor repealing the law versus 42% who oppose repeal. The numbers amongst independents are higher, with 56% favoring repeal. That’s about the same percentage of people who opposed the bill one year ago, showing that the passage of time has not changed the way Americans see the law.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Barone highlights the contradictions of our Libyan policy

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article tackles the Obama administration's approach to the turmoil in Libya: As one who hopes for success in this enterprise, I am dismayed by the contradictions in the course we are following. Some three weeks ago President Obama said Gadhafi "must go." But the U.N. Security Council resolution under which we are acting stops well short of this goal. Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen confirmed that Gadhafi may remain in power indefinitely. National Security Council staffer Ben Rhodes said, "It's not about regime change." If not, then the purported purpose of the operation, to "protect civilians," could be of unlimited duration. Libya might well be divided between a Gadhafi regime in the west around Tripoli and a rebel regime in the east around Benghazi.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Cato expert tackles money issues

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute uses his latest video report to discuss the history of monetary policy, central banking, and the Federal Reserve.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Daren Bakst shared his opinion about House Bill 33, which would block N.C. government from recognizing the controversial Mexican matricula consular, during an interview with WNCN Television.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011