Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Media Earns Its Distrust

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest example of media malpractice. It’s been a banner week for journalistic integrity. A Gallup survey published last Thursday found that just 36 percent of Americans have at least “a fair amount” of trust in the media, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
  • Therapeutic Education Should Face Scrutiny

    Robert Pondiscio writes for the American Enterprise Institute about a largely unexamined development in American public education. In some quarters of K–12 education, perhaps most, the increased focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) is viewed as an unambiguously positive development—a welcome course correction after more than two…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
  • Targeting Democrats’ Tax-The-Rich ‘Ruse’

    Phil Gramm and Mike Solon write in the Wall Street Journal about Democratic tax policies based on a clear fallacy. President Biden’s effort to pass the largest tax increase in U.S. history is based on the verifiably false claim that Americans with high incomes don’t pay their “fair…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
  • Florida’s Governor Takes Aim at Biden

    Elizabeth Elkind writes for about the latest salvo from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took aim at President Joe Biden once again in the latest heated exchange between the two leaders over Biden’s sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Yesterday the Democratic commander-in-chief delivered a brief…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Theresa Opeka reports for Carolina Journal Online on the current state of N.C. state budget negotiations. John Hood’s CJ Opinion debunks recent claims about mortgage discrimination. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether limousine liberals control the Democratic Party.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Explores College Exit Exams

    Shannon Watkins writes for the Martin Center about the potential for college exit exams. Although there is no shortage of college graduates, a degree alone, unfortunately, does not guarantee students learned anything of substance while in college. The grade point averages listed at the top of many graduates’ resumes…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2021
  • Senator Urges People to Prepare for Worse from Vaccine Coercion

    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson writes for the Federalist about the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine coercion. Like President Biden, who said in December 2020, “I don’t think it should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory,” I was opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the start. Unlike President…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2021
  • Backlash Threatens Democrats’ IRS Snooping Plan

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner reports negative reaction to a plan to give the IRS more access to people’s personal information. Congressional Democrats, concerned over lukewarm public enthusiasm for their massive social welfare spending package, may be forced to modify a tax-raising provision that has prompted a…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2021