Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,910)

  • Jonah Goldberg must be a racist

    How else can one explain his lack of stoic, furrowed-eyebrow concern as he contemplates for National Review Online the frequent use of the phrase “That’s racist”? I don’t want to overanalyze, but it seems as if everyone’s bending over backward to come up with…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
  • Piling on John Edwards

    Kay Himowitz’s new Commentary chronicle of adulterous political figures and role models focuses special attention on the unique low to which John Edwards sank: John Edwards was the opposite of the genuine repentant. He not only refused to come clean, but also lied about…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
  • The cure for a sagging economy? Policies that promote growth, not more stagnation

    Economic historian John Steele Gordon’s latest contribution to Commentary explains that the only path toward a quicker economic recovery for the United States must feature pro-growth policies. We are still very much a nation of capitalists. But we are a nation that is increasingly…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
  • A new term for the Obama Doctrine: constrainment

    We’ve highlighted in this forum multiple examinations of the Obama administration’s foreign-policy approach, or the Obama Doctrine. Now Douglas J. Feith and Seth Cropsey offer that doctrine a name. Writing in the latest Commentary, they label President Obama’s approach “constrainment.”…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report profiles Raleigh’s Hope Elementary Charter School. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why South Carolina’s system of parks and historic sites works better than North Carolina’s.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
  • Woodward’s books: Often cited, seldom read?

    Tevi Troy‘s latest article for The Washingtonian questions whether the capital’s movers and shakers actually read the books Watergate veteran Bob Woodward cranks out every couple of years: It never fails. Every few years, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward produces a new book, and…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2011
  • Here’s one ‘jobs policy’ Don Carrington forgot to evaluate

    Sure, Don Carrington investigates for his latest article the “jobs policies” leading politicians have put forward in recent weeks and months. But there’s at least one policy he didn’t mention — the policy that’s always trotted out after a disaster. Max Borders investigates this policy in…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2011
  • Appeals Court orders new trial in negligence case against Blowing Rock

    In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals this morning ordered a new trial in the case of a 12-year-old girl who sued Blowing Rock for negligence after she suffered injuries while trying to cross a waterfall in the town-owned New Years Creek back in…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2011