Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Gun-control group ignores its own issue to sway elections

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details the surprising strategy a gun-control group is using to influence swing-state elections. The nation’s largest gun-control group dodged guns entirely in a new swing state ad campaign that abandons the group’s core issue to focus on health care. Documents obtained…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
  • National Review editors label Barrett ‘exceptional nominee’

    Editors at National Review Online heap praise on President Trump’s latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, is an intelligent and thoughtful conservative who has demonstrated a career-long commitment…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
  • Obama helped Trump get $73 million

    Kyle Smith writes for National Review Online about one interesting outcome of former President Barack Obama’s stimulus policies. The New York Times’ big exposé on President Trump’s tax returns flags some things that may be dodgy but mainly it just confirms what everybody (including Trump) has always said…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has promised $445 million to big corporations this year as small businesses struggle with his COVID-19 restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a controversial election-related lawsuit settlement reminds people about the usurpation of power.
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
  • Martin Center column explores religion on campus

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about the role of religion on college campuses. Across higher education, campuses have changed how they deal with religion. It used to be seen as something at odds with academic freedom and science. Now, however, some campus administrators and advocates want students…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
  • A liberal who believes Barrett should join Supreme Court

    Noah Feldman explains at Bloomberg.com why he believes Judge Amy Coney Barrett deserves confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. Like many other liberals, I’m devastated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, which opened the way for President Donald Trump to nominate a third Supreme Court justice in his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
  • Which Biden will show up for the debate?

    J.T. Young writes for the American Spectator about the Democratic presidential nominee’s upcoming debate test. If this is the most important election in decades, this is its most important moment. Thus far, this campaign has been a referendum on Trump; Tuesday’s debate will be one on Biden. Its…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
  • Pelosi’s riot role explored

    Andrea Widburg of the American Thinker asks whether the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is fomenting street violence. Pelosi seemingly believes that 2020 has given her license to violate all political norms. In the past two months, Pelosi has called federal law officers “stormtroopers,” violated the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020