Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

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  • New at CJO: Iredell commissioners reject Charlotte’s rail line

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about Iredell County commissioners’ vote not to fund a Charlotte rail line that would extend into their county.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • More from Mark Levin

    If the National Review Online interview piqued your interest, check out Human Events‘ video chat with Mark Levin about his latest book. The targeting of children is the utopian’s goal, says Mark Levin? in his new book, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, which already…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • Barone assesses Romney’s chances in South Carolina

    Michael Barone‘s latest column explains how South Carolina’s history of choosing the eventual Republican presidential nominee helps frontrunner Mitt Romney. He got louder cheers than Santorum or Paul, and Gingrich got boos when he attacked Romney at the Faith and Freedom tent and at…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • National Review Online interviews DeMint

    In the midst of the presidential contest in his home state, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., offers some thoughts to National Review Online. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Is pending “economic collapse” the message a Republican candidate has to convey this year? How can he do…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • Ferguson buys the income inequality premise, rejects the Left’s solutions

    Historian Niall Ferguson devotes his latest Newsweek column to an examination of income inequality in the United States. Like left-of-center political critics, Ferguson buys into the notion of growing income inequality, though he notes in one throwaway line that the share of total income going to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • What was that about big-time sports?

    Read Newsweek’s profile of ESPN — with its “18-building, 116-acre supercampus” and $8.5 billion in annual revenue — and you might want to revisit Duke professor Charles Clotfelter’s Shaftesbury Society speech earlier this week about the impact of big-time sports on American college campuses.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Donna Martinez reports for Carolina Journal Online about the lack of national and state interest in a “tax me more” fund. Jon Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Social Security is worse than a Ponzi scheme.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2012
  • Historian Hanson examines Obama’s racial politics

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column ponders President Obama’s approach to racial issues. In general, his utterances follow a disheartening pattern. When he is ahead in the polls, has won an election, and is not campaigning, then he emphasizes the unity of the country. But…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2012