Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Socialism, charity don’t mix well

    Editors at the Washington Examiner ponder the negative impact of socialism on charity. The news organization points directly at U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. [I]n 2016, his first million-dollar earning year, he donated less than 1% of his income to charity. It’s only fair to point out also that…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
  • Trump tax law saved Bernie 38K

    President Trump probably won’t see a thank-you note from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite the latter’s direct benefit from the former’s tax policy. Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) saved roughly $38,000 in taxes thanks to the Tax Cuts and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
  • The importance of protecting the Constitution

    James Buckley writes at National Review Online that people must understand and respect the Constitution’s safeguards in order to protect them. In my view, the serious problems we face these days are in major part the result of our abandonment of the Constitution’s limits on federal authority. American…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
  • Criticizing Warren’s approach to taxes

    Jon Hartley explains at National Review Online why U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the wrong approach to taxes. This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign unveiled a radical proposal to levy a minimum 7 percent corporate tax on U.S. companies making more than $100 million annually, with…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state Senate education committee’s endorsement of bills linked to third-grade reading, returning retired teachers to the classroom, and scaling back school testing. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why century-old arguments for alcohol prohibition are outdated today.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
  • Martin Center column focuses on startup jobs in college

    Zack Slayback writes for the Martin Center about an important career skill for college students. Most people go to college to get a job. Recreation is an added benefit on top of getting a job. Education comes second to recreation in terms of hours spent studying. That is the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • Sanders vague on details of ‘Medicare for all’

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contends U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders still hasn’t explained how his “Medicare for all” proposal would work. Asked about the specifics of his plan, Sanders employed the tried and true three-step explanation for how it works. Step one, point out that the United States…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • AOC’s latest good-for-thee, not-for-me moment

    John Gage reports for the Washington Examiner on an interesting piece of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s history. Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who regularly lambastes Republicans over tax cuts and helped scuttle a plan by Amazon to locate in New York City because she opposed tax breaks the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019