Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2)

  • Refuting myths about the ‘1%’

    In touting his latest proposal to raise taxes on North Carolinians, Democratic state Sen. Wiley Nickel recently offered this claim: “North Carolina Republicans have rigged the system so that those in the Top 1% pay a lower share of state and local taxes than the Bottom 99%. The wealthy need…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • Exposing a voter suppression ‘swindle’

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about problematic claims of voter suppression. The sound and fury with which the Democrats, the legacy media, and virtue-signaling CEOs greeted Georgia’s new election integrity statute has inevitably included portentous accusations of voter suppression. Peach State Republicans, we are told, are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • NYT changes tune on absentee ballot fraud

    Eric Felten explains in a Federalist column that the New York Times has dropped its long-standing concerns about absentee ballots. To pass a law limiting absentee ballots, as Georgia recently did, is no longer to choose a side in a legitimate debate over how to balance ballot integrity…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • Signs of the GOP establishment striking back

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting development among Republicans in Washington, D.C. For the first time since at least 2015, former House Speaker John Boehner is the toast of the town in Washington. The Ohio Republican is out with his memoir On the House. In…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • Unions can’t survive without coercion

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about a “dirty secret” involving labor unions’ survival tactics. It was heartening, though not particularly surprising, to see workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., decisively reject unionization efforts last week. When employees are afforded a choice, they usually snub…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • Challenging Fauci’s assessment of science’s proper role

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explains why Dr. Anthony Fauci has the wrong idea about science’s role in the public process. Dr. Fauci says that the FDA’s decision to pause deployment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the right one because “we are ruled by the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about families’ long-time student learning challenges tied to COVID-19 school closures. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion urges lawmakers to move forward with a plan exempting military retirement pay from state income tax.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
  • Martin center column explores the need for teacher education reform

    Lucien Ellington writes for the Martin Centeer about problems within teacher education that have devastating impacts for students. Most American children are trapped in public elementary and secondary schools that are either mediocre or dysfunctional. Readers who wonder if this statement is polemical should know that for almost two…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2021