Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,945)

  • A defense of a federal balanced budget amendment

    Georgia Rep. Paul Broun offers Human Events readers a case for his version of a federal balanced budget amendment. While I would gladly support any of the balanced budget amendments that are brought up for a vote this Congress, mine has stricter thresholds for increasing taxes,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • Gizzi looks ahead to the next battle for control of the U.S. House

    John Gizzi of Human Events is crunching the numbers for the 2012 campaign to control the U.S. House of Representatives. Just the numbers of incumbent House members who are leaving their seats next year is enough to dampen the fund-raising appeals of the Democratic…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • Hanson looks for the ‘root cause’ of current unrest

    Why are Americans attending Tea Party rallies and occupying Wall Street, while Europeans are engaging in seemingly inexplicable rounds of mob violence? Victor Davis Hanson tries to answer the question in his latest National Review Online column. For the last six decades, constant technological…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about an insurance agent’s claim that the N.C. Insurance Department is mandating “cybersnooping” in connection with online continuing education courses. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that people tied to the Occupy movement don’t understand basic rules of civil society…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • JLF experts critique a pair of tax increases proposed for Durham County

    Durham County wants taxpayers to hand over another $26.5 million a year in sales taxes for school and transit projects. John Locke Foundation researchers question Durham’s plan in a new report. “Despite county commissioners’ claims about how much Durham County government needs this money, the facts…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011
  • Cato expert challenges myth of ‘austerity’ government budgeting

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes his latest National Review Online column to puncturing myths about government budgeting. Among them? “Republicans have slashed government spending.” While there are political reasons for both Democrats and Republicans to pretend that we’ve entered a new age…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011
  • Barone notes interesting congressional developments on immigration

    Beyond the campaign rhetoric about illegal immigrations, Michael Barone notes in his latest Washington Examiner column that Congress is taking some interesting steps to address the issue. [T]he evidence is that migration from Mexico has slowed to a trickle and the Census Bureau tells…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011
  • A fan of flogging

    Jon Sanders has made the case for criminal justice reform that relies less on prison, but I’ve yet to hear his take on Peter Moskos’ unusual reform proposals. Moskos is an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Atlantic highlights his ideas…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011