Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court rules against N.C. Revenue Department in tax dispute

    A case involving partisan gerrymandering has grabbed the headlines, but the U.S. Supreme Court already has ruled this month against the state of North Carolina in a different dispute. Specifically, a unanimous high court ruled that the N.C. Department of Revenue was wrong to assess $1.3 million in income…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2019
  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column focuses on Oberlin court case

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about the implications of a recent court case involving Oberlin University. Another way for college officials to get their schools into trouble is to engage in political conduct that is meant to inflict damage on guest speakers or people in the community.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • Some Democrats working to squelch impeachment talk

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports on the congressional Democrats who don’t want to proceed with impeachment of President Trump. While a few dozen House Democrats are clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a faction of party moderates are quietly dampening the enthusiasm for trying…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • Millionaire exposes food stamp loophole

    Todd Shepherd of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent demonstration of a disturbing food stamp loophole. A Minnesota man applied for and then received government food stamps for well over a year, even though he is a millionaire, in an effort to prove his belief that the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • Biden opponents pounce on segregationist issue

    Dan McLaughlin writes for National Review Online about a challenge linked to Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s past. The bedrock of Biden’s support is African-American voters, among whom he led Sanders 50–10 in mid June in a national Economist/YouGov poll, and 50–13 in an early-June battleground-state CBS/YouGov poll,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • Defense of the dual-sovereignty doctrine

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online explains his support for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving dual sovereignty. We are living in a low-crime era of suspicion against vigorous law enforcement (i.e., the law enforcement that gave us the low-crime era after decades of record crime). We are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A merger between Aetna and CVS could expand retail health care options in North Carolina and across the country. Meanwhile, a tool called Medibid is helping to connect doctors and patients through online auctions. Jordan Roberts discusses these health care innovations during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Senate legislation that would make it easier for people to sue Big Tech companies over political bias. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal focuses on flag burning and free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019