Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,896)

  • Hanson searches for the source of Obama’s declining support

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online suggests that distaste for President Obama’s economic policies has started to grow into opposition to the president himself. Hanson seeks a reason for the change. The president’s latest Martha’s Vineyard vacation was a public-relations disaster, wholly…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship

    If incentives matter in encouraging or discouraging certain types of behavior, then incentivizing entrepreneurship seems to make sense as we battle economic woes. That means lower marginal tax rates and consistent, limited regulation. The latest Bloomberg Businessweek also editorializes that the unemployment system could do a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Duke Cheston reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest developments in WakeMed’s attempt to buy Rex Healthcare from UNC. John Hood’s Daily Journal compares North Carolina’s path toward economic recovery to a climb up Mount Mitchell.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2011
  • TIME labels Paul ‘The Prophet’

    One suspects that TIME devotes four pages in its latest issue to a neutral-to-favorable profile of Texas congressman Ron Paul — titled “The Prophet” — not because of Paul’s ideas, but instead because Paul’s support muddies the water for other top-tier Republican presidential candidates. Still, there’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2011
  • A European insider pans social democracy

    If participants in Hillsdale College’s summer Baltic Sea cruise expected a trip full of frivolity and fun, they instead encountered a dose of reality when listening to featured speaker Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic. In the latest edition of Imprimis, Klauv attempts to explain…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2011
  • Williamson dissects the debt downgrade

    Kevin D. Williamson’s latest National Review feature offers a succinct take on the reason for Standard & Poor’s decision to knock down the federal government’s credit rating. The United States was downgraded not because it has a heavy public debt, but because its public debt has…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2011
  • Steyn documents the erosion of free-speech protections

    Mark Steyn, no stranger to controversy over the spoken and written word, dedicates his latest National Review cover story to the “tolerant” assault on free speech. Among Steyn’s key points is the grave danger associated with giving government the power to criminalize certain forms of speech.
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2011
  • Striking back at voter ID myths

    If you want a spot-on refutation of the weak arguments against voter identification laws, seek out a copy of the latest print National Review, in which the Heritage Foundation’s Hans A. Von Spakovsky dropkicks the canards that cluttered North Carolina’s recent debate on the topic. (1:45 p.m. update:…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2011