Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • American Olympic Patriotism Faces Test

    Elle Reynolds writes for the Federalist about a disturbing element of this year’s Olympic competition. “Sports is like a war without the killing,” once said Ted Turner, the founder of CNN whose greatest achievement is probably owning the Atlanta Braves. Cheering for your country on the field or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • New Georgia Effort Aims to ‘Re-Fund’ Police

    Katherine Doyle reports for the Washington Examiner on an interesting response to rising crime concerns. As President Joe Biden struggles to contain a rise in crime and a wing of his party that wants to defund or reform the police, some state officials have started to take matters…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • Former Democratic Senator Mugged by California’s Reality

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting nugget from the police blotter. Nearly one year after predicting Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election would bring about an end to violence in America, former senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) was mugged by reality. In Boxer’s…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • Battle Against Big Tech Monopoly Features Key Flaws

    Alan Reynolds writes at National Review Online about critical problems within common arguments against Big Tech. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google are being threatened with costly antitrust suits and possible dismemberment for having unfairly secured a “monopoly” of something or other. This crusade has spurred congressional hearings and…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • Biden Mouthpiece Offers Vague Message on CDC Mask Guidance

    Caroline Downey of National Review Online reports on White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s response to new federal COVID mask guidance. When Fox News’ Peter Doocy questioned the reasoning behind the updated CDC guidance recommending vaccinated people resume mask-wearing in some instances during a press conference on Tuesday,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on congressional action that could hurt public charter schools. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether the 2022 midterm elections will resemble 1994’s Republican tidal wave.
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Ponders Academic Safe Spaces

    The Martin Center features Duke professor Michael Munger’s recent argument in favor of safe spaces on college campuses. I want to come out in favor of safe spaces. Not everywhere, or for all purposes, but in general I think there should be a strong presumption in favor of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021
  • Pelosi’s Days Numbered as U.S. House Speaker?

    Miranda Devine argues at FoxNews.com that Nancy Pelosi could be on her way out as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi used to point her angry finger at Donald Trump, but she leaves him in the dust when it comes to busting norms, dividing Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021