Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Martin Center column examines those who don’t finish community college degrees

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center explores the notion that community college “dropouts” represent a public policy problem. A sense of urgency has taken hold of higher education leaders nationwide. Reports of declining community college graduation rates and the lack of skilled workers have led policymakers and college leaders…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • Media’s soft treatment of Warren

    Derek Hunter explains at why it’s good for Elizabeth Warren to be a Democrat when dealing with media scrutiny. Imagine a world free of consequences. More than that, a world where your bad acts are largely ignored and where those that aren’t are absolved, where excuses are…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • Trump, China, and the push for impeachment

    Roger Simon uses a column to contrast President Trump with his Democratic congressional critics. The press conference, live on television, from the Oval Office concluding this round of China trade negotiations was one of the more fascinating events of recent years. Spin, real, or a combination, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • China and American culture

    Helen Raleigh argues in a Federalist column that the communist Chinese government’s goal extends far beyond limiting criticism of its actions. If ESPN thought shutting down on-air discussion about China and Hong Kong would please its Chinese master and protect the commercial interests of itself and its corporate…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • Critiquing Warren’s push for ‘accountable’ capitalism

    Mark Jamison writes for the American Enterprise Institute about one of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren‘s questionable proposals. [I]t’s easy to understand why presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wants a law that would allow her as president to determine which billion dollar companies live or die: Politicians…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • Barron’s interview highlights more bad news involving China

    Reshma Kapadia of Barron’s highlights disturbing challenges for American companies doing business in China. Lester Ross has headed law firm WilmerHale’s office in Beijing since it opened in 2004, advising companies on investment, trade, and regulatory matters in China. Below is an edited interview with Ross on issues…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about expert concerns surrounding coastal development. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges politicians to accept reality when it comes to urban transportation.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops helps celebrate Carolina Charter Academy’s ribbon-cutting ceremony

    In addition to his role as the John Locke Foundation’s in-house K-12 education expert, Terry Stoops is also a driving force behind a charter school — Carolina Charter Academy — near the Wake/Harnett County line. He discussed the school during a recent episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. Today Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2019