Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Shining light on budget differences

    Unlike many of their media peers, editors at the Washington Examiner issue no complaints about this week’s televised shouting match featuring President Trump, Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer, and House counterpart Nancy Pelosi. Unfortunately, Pelosi didn’t seem to be enjoying the show she had done as much as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • Sanders, private jets, and climate alarmism

    For a guy who professes a great deal of concern about climate change, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders spends an awful lot of time on emissions-spewing private jets. Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports. The reelection campaign for Bernie Sanders spent more than $400,000 to travel on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • The mob and Kevin Hart

    Ben Shapiro of National Review Online muses on the recent controversy involving comedian Kevin Hart and the Oscars. [S]hortly after being tapped to host the Oscars, Hollywood star Kevin Hart found himself on the wrong side of the woke social-justice warriors. His great sin: Years ago, he tweeted…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • Boring, but important, Supreme Court case with long-term implications

    Less than two hours after wrapping up a speech in Raleigh, David French of National Review Online cranked out another top-notch essay. This one focused on an important U.S. Supreme Court case. There was a much bigger — but much more boring — case that that the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the plan for new state elections and ethics boards that lawmakers have sent to the governor. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal argues that America stands closer to morning than midnight, despite the tone of today’s political rhetoric.
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2018
  • Martin Center column decries UNC activists’ ‘blackmail’

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center argues in a new column that activists at UNC-Chapel Hill are adding blackmail to their existing crime of mob rule. The proper term for the actions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student assistants and instructors threatening to withhold…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018
  • National Review’s David French makes the case for preserving culture of free speech

    David French, National Review senior writer, explains why it’s important to preserve a culture of support for free speech in the United States. French offered these comments during a presentation Tuesday for the John Locke Foundation, Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, and the National Review Institute.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018
  • Trump impeachment? Federalist columnist labels idea ‘insane’

    David Marcus of the Federalist offers congressional Democrats a warning involving impeachment. When the dust settled from the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1999, his approval rating sat at an astounding 73 percent. That’s a note of caution to Democrats who believe that, having taken the House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2018