Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,948)

  • Joel Klein doesn’t mention them, but …

    … the Occupy Wall Street crowd comes to mind when one reads his latest TIME column: Here are things I’m too lazy to do: fax, send mail, read questions on medical forms before answering them, talk on the phone, wash…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a controversial solar energy project on the campus of Haywood Community College. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes recent verbal gaffes from Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2011
  • Krauthammer documents Obama’s scapegoat strategy

    Since President Obama can’t tout his own record as his tries to build support for his jobs bill and his re-election campaign, he has to adopt another strategy. Charles Krauthammer identifies that strategy in a new National Review Online column: Play the outsider. Declare…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
  • Shell chief strategist addresses the peak oil myth

    Big Oil haters might be pleasantly surprised to learn in the latest Fortune magazine that Dutch engineer Harry Brekelmans, the chief strategist for Royal Dutch Shell, enjoys talking about biofuels and other alternative energy sources. But Brekelmans doesn’t go along with the peak oil myth:…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
  • Speaking of questionable gimmicks …

    Barack Obama isn’t the only living Democratic president hawking them. Bill Clinton offers Fortune readers a list of “things that will strengthen our position today and tomorrow.” We need to bring back manufacturing. We need to focus on exports. We need to focus on green technologies.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
  • Quick cites the need for regulatory reform

    If you want to create jobs in North Carolina and the United States, you can pursue questionable gimmicks. Or you can pursue legitimate ideas such as regulatory reform, as Becky Quick discusses in the latest issue of Fortune. Regulatory overload…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Will Gov. Beverly Perdue face any long-term consequences for her unusual comments about suspending congressional elections? Rick Henderson assesses Perdue’s predicament during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll hear highlights from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s first major foreign policy address, delivered at Wingate University for the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about the future of academic pre-kindergarten programs in North Carolina. Rick Henderson’s guest Daily Journal warns voters and taxpayers to beware misuse of next week’s new state unemployment numbers for political purposes.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2011