Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column calls for restoration of campus intellectual tradition

    George Leef writes for the Martin Center about intellectual pursuits in American higher education. Americans used to relish good debates. The debates between Senator Stephen Douglas and his challenger Abraham Lincoln in 1858 were transcribed and widely read. Even though Lincoln lost the election, the quality of his arguments…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • Johns Hopkins sides with protesters over professor

    Mike LaChance writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a Johns Hopkins University professor caught up in university administrators’ coddling of campus protesters. Johns Hopkins University has fired Daniel Povey, an associate professor of speech and language processing, who used bolt cutters to gain entry to an administration…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • Pushing back on the narrative of a conservative Supreme Court

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller challenges the notion that recent additions to the U.S. Supreme Court have solidified a conservative bloc. The Supreme Court’s liberal minority forged winning alliances in unexpected rulings throughout the 2018-2019 term, suggesting the newly entrenched conservative majority is hardly a cohesive unit.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • Democrats threaten the Supreme Court

    David French of National Review Online highlights a recent threat Democratic U.S. senators aimed at the nation’s highest court. I just finished reading of the most astonishing legal briefs I’ve ever read. It is easily the most malicious Supreme Court brief I’ve ever seen. And it comes not…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • Exploring Biden’s claim about assault weapons

    John McCormack writes for National Review Online about what he describes as “Democratic dishonesty” dealing with assault-weapon bans. “The 1994 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans worked. And if I am elected president, we’re going to pass them again — and this time, we’ll make them even stronger,”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government ended the last budget year with a revenue surplus of almost $900 million. That’s more than $200 million more than officials had expected just three months ago. Joseph Coletti analyzes the surplus in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Brenee Goforth discusses…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one state high school’s response to the N.C. state budget gridlock. John Trump’s Daily Journal probes potential problems with North Carolina’s system of alcohol regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
  • Biden’s past comes back to bite him: Tough-on-crime edition

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner highlights another piece of Joe Biden’s past that could threaten his status as Democratic Party presidential front-runner. Joe Biden claimed in a 1976 speech that the role of the criminal justice system was to punish rather than rehabilitate criminals, arguing that “you…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019