Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,949)

  • Congress continues to shine light on the Solyndra scandal

    Andrew Stiles reports for National Review Online about the mounting evidence of the Obama administration’s role in the decision to award a $535 million loan guarantee to the now-failed Solyndra venture. President Obama has continued to defend the ill-fated Solyndra loan guarantee. “Hindsight is…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
  • Hanson targets Obama’s use of predator drones

    One wonders what the anti-war crowd will think about Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online. It explores the president’s fascination with predator drones. President Obama has exponentially expanded the program. After five years of use under George W. Bush, such drones…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
  • Herman Cain: Is he for real?

    It’s a question Brian Hughes explores in a Washington Examiner article. Hughes contends “the true test begins” now for the Hermanator. Cain has climbed to second in the polls in New Hampshire, but remains an unknown quantity for many voters. His 9-9-9 plan, which…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
  • Could Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate in 2012?

    It’s a question David Freddoso addresses in his latest Washington Examiner article: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., asserts in [Wednes]day’s L.A. Times that it would be “impossible” for Republicans to take the U.S. Senate in 2012. That’s not literally true, of course. Democrats…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent Raleigh conference that focused on taxpayer subsidies for solar energy projects. John Hood’s Daily Journal reflects on the “occupiers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2011
  • JLF critiques Orange County’s $2.5 million sales tax proposal

    Orange County voters have another chance next month to decide whether they want to raise the local sales tax rate by a quarter-cent. A new John Locke Foundation report offers a number of reasons why voters might want to think twice before giving county commissioners additional power to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011
  • Those Republican-drawn school board districts sure made a difference

    As Democrats celebrate — and Republicans bemoan — last night’s Wake County school board results, one issue worth noting is the role of new Republican-drawn voting districts. You might remember a minor hubbub this spring when the current board’s GOP majority redrew election maps as required by law…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011
  • Time to change the way we select a president?

    Don’t worry. I’m not going to say anything about suspending elections. Instead I’m highlighting a new column from the Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost, who wonders whether it makes much sense that roughly half of the presidential voting electorate is “totally hung up on whether…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2011