Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,927)

  • Carney urges GOP to employ a little populism

    If President Obsma wants to says that Republican congressional leaders are using the federal debt ceiling “as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners, or oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars because the price of gasoline…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
  • Part of the problem

    An article from Michael Grunwald in the latest TIME offers the following assessment of the debt-limit debate: Traditionally, raising the debt ceiling has been a formality, a chance for the out-of-power party to complain about red ink before borrowing proceeds as usual.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
  • Joe Klein makes a good point

    Now that the “man bites dog” headline has attracted your attention, you should know that Joe Klein’s latest column includes some of his usual silliness. But look beyond the attacks on the “superwealthy,” and you’ll find a valid point: Conservatives, like liberals, routinely take…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
  • The economic advantage for right-to-work states

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features a speech from Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. While discussing the recent controversy surrounding Boeing’s new plant in right-to-work South Carolina, Mix offers the following: Under a decades-old political…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report documents Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of proposed regulatory reforms. John Hood’s Daily Journal predicts a rematch of 2008’s gubernatorial contest between Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2011
  • Re: Stimulus destroys

    Jon, Now sounds like a good time to revisit the thoughts Thomas Woods shared about stimulus spending during a spring 2010 Carolina Journal Radio/CarolinaJournal.tv interview. We asked Woods whether he thought it was likely politicians ever would turn away from the stimulus approach.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2011
  • Kristol warns against a ‘Sunday sell-out’

    William Kristol‘s latest Weekly Standard column raises red flags about a possible debt-limit deal: There is a possibility that Republican congressional leaders will capitulate Sunday to President Obama and the forces of the status quo, by agreeing to a deal in which 1) we…
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2011
  • Murdock tackles the light-bulb fiasco

    Washington wants to trash the traditional light bulb. Deroy Murdock explores the silliness of it all in his latest column. What the Wizard of Menlo Park, N.J., required 10,000 experiments to perfect, Brooks Brothers socialist George W. Bush needed just one signature to make…
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2011