Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • America’s five political ‘tribes’

    Carl Cannon writes for Real Clear Politics about distinct groups of American voters. Today, slightly more than one-fourth of registered voters in the United States have political views and social attitudes placing them in the camp of the “Resistance” — to President Trump and the Trump-era Republican Party.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2018
  • The left’s embrace of violence

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily take Democrats to task for failing to stand up to election-related violence. What happens when men physically assault female politicians or threaten them with poison? If those women are Republicans and the attackers are leftists, Democrats greet them with silence, excuses, or worse. So…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2018
  • Trump versus Obama in economic terms

    Fred Barnes devotes a Weekly Standard column to comparing American economic performance under our current president and his predecessor. We now know why President Obama had to struggle so hard to spur the economy and allow it to grow more than 2 percent a year. And that was…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2018
  • Trump and humility

    You might not expect to read the words “Donald Trump” and “humility” in the same sentence. Michael Knowles explains in a Daily Wire column that the concepts are not mutually exclusive. No one is better at deprecating President Trump than President Trump—just ask him. And yet for all…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Cynthia Yeldell Anderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House District 16 race. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the debate over paying for upgrades to North Carolina’s power grid.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2018
  • Martin Center column probes college costs

    Richard Vedder devotes his latest Martin Center column to “answering the perennial question” about college. Last month, Amanda Riley, writing for The Atlantic, asked a good question: why does higher education in the United States cost significantly more than in every other OECD nation except Luxembourg? Related to that:…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
  • Drawing workers back into the economy

    Colin Wilhelm of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting projection from top Trump administration economic adviser Kevin Hassett. Top Trump administration economist Kevin Hassett believes that the booming economy will draw millions more people back to work, defying projections for falling workforce participation, with an additional nudge from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
  • Columnist searches for purpose of Washington Post opinion page

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon isn’t sure why one of the nation’s highest-profile newspapers bothers to print an opinion page. Sure, it’s the media’s job to report the news, and Trump is constantly making news, and creating drama, much like a reality show producer who wants…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018