Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Biden and the ‘Californication’ of American government

    Editors at the Washington Examiner share their concerns about new President Joe Biden‘s interest in left-coast politics. We did a double take at the report this week that Joe Biden, once inaugurated as president, would treat California as the administration’s “de facto think tank,” placing it “center stage…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • Unintended consequences from a corporate boycott of the GOP

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explains why a campaign from big corporations targeting donations to the Republican Party and its candidates could backfire. The wave of corporations cutting their political giving in the wake of the Capitol riot is intended to punish Republicans for backing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • Hillsdale president revisits 1984

    Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College revisits George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel in the latest issue of Imprimis. In Orwell’s 1984, there are telescreens everywhere, as well as hidden cameras and microphones. Nearly everything you do is watched and heard. It even emerges that the watchers have become expert…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • Biden’s bad message to Canada about Keystone XL pipeline

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why new President Biden’s decision about a new pipeline marks a slap at Canada. Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that Joe Biden plans to tell…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • Trump’s impact on GOP fundraising

    Dan McLaughlin of National Review Online notes a recent abrupt change in Republican Party fundraising. If you have been on Republican fundraising email lists the past several years — even if, like me, you have never given a penny to Donald Trump’s campaigns — you are familiar not…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on potential gains for school choice in the 2021 N.C. legislative session. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal highlights a military veteran from North Carolina who is facing political intimidation.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
  • Martin Center column highlights Harvard professor’s concerns

    George Leef of the Martin Center writes about one Harvard professor who bemoans the current state of higher education. Most college professors applaud what American higher education does and want to see it expand to include even more students. One dissenter of note, however, is Harvard philosophy professor Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
  • Biden years offer opportunity for the political right

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist explains how right-of-center partisans can respond well to a Biden presidency. Yes, we’re forced to retreat, but let it be a strategic, orderly, cunning retreat, not a chaotic retreat that breaks into a rout. There are now numerous strategic advantages and strategies available…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021