Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,943)

  • Has Joe Klein been reading Roy Cordato’s work?

    You might remember Roy’s comparison of President Obama’s economic policies to George W. Bush on steroids. Joe Klein’s latest TIME column suggests he might agree. [T]here are problems with the President’s new populist tack. The first is the OWS movement itself, which…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • Cain’s 9-9-9 plan gets some praise from an unlikely source

    Fareed Zakaria, not known for his rabid right-wing tendencies, has some nice things to say in the latest TIME about Herman Cain’s tax plan. I am going to defend not Cain’s specific policy proposals but their general thrust. His plan is sloppy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • Need more evidence that college is oversold?

    The latest TIME offers more information to support George Leef’s thesis. [Amanda] Vodola, 22, graduated from Fordham University with a degree in English. “I grew up with this narrative that to get a good job I need to go to school,” she says. But…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • Sticking up for the 1 percent

    Joel Stein pokes a bit of fun in his latest TIME column at the Occupy movement’s claims to represent 99 percent of Americans. It’s not just that we admire the 1%. We need them. The 1% started Time Inc., creating my job.
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Daren Bakst discussed the future of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas in North Carolina during an interview for News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a partial privatization plan for the N.C. Zoo. John Hood’s Daily Journal documents the Occupy movement’s descent into self-parody.
    Mitch Kokai, October 24, 2011
  • You know the president’s ‘green’ agenda isn’t faring well …

    … when even green-obsessed Newsweek titles a new article “Obama’s Big Green Mess”: This summer, federal inspectors made a routine visit to 11 homes in St. Louis to see what taxpayers got for the $5 billion that President Obama spent to help Americans weatherize…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2011
  • Bork’s opinion is clear about our current president

    Don’t like the fact that former U.S. Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid? You still might appreciate Bork’s reasoning, as relayed to Newsweek As for his initial attraction to the former governor of Massachusetts, “The first thing that grabbed…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2011