Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2,000)

  • New at CJO: Citizens Against Government Waste rates the N.C. congressional delegation

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest congressional rankings from Citizens Against Government Waste, which has named four N.C. lawmakers “taxpayer heroes.”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • Upcoming JLF Headliner raises red flags about Romney’s Wall Street ties

    A Raleigh audience will have a chance Dec. 15 to hear from Washington Examiner senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney, the featured speaker for the next John Locke Foundation Headliner event. Today, Carney shares with Examiner readers his concerns about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s ties…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • More to follow after CLASS Act failure

    Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner warns today that news about the failure of ObamaCare’s CLASS Act for long-term care represents just the first of many such revelations we can expect in the coming weeks and months. The CLASS Act’s flawed design is just…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • A defense of a federal balanced budget amendment

    Georgia Rep. Paul Broun offers Human Events readers a case for his version of a federal balanced budget amendment. While I would gladly support any of the balanced budget amendments that are brought up for a vote this Congress, mine has stricter thresholds for increasing taxes,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • Gizzi looks ahead to the next battle for control of the U.S. House

    John Gizzi of Human Events is crunching the numbers for the 2012 campaign to control the U.S. House of Representatives. Just the numbers of incumbent House members who are leaving their seats next year is enough to dampen the fund-raising appeals of the Democratic…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • Hanson looks for the ‘root cause’ of current unrest

    Why are Americans attending Tea Party rallies and occupying Wall Street, while Europeans are engaging in seemingly inexplicable rounds of mob violence? Victor Davis Hanson tries to answer the question in his latest National Review Online column. For the last six decades, constant technological…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about an insurance agent’s claim that the N.C. Insurance Department is mandating “cybersnooping” in connection with online continuing education courses. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes that people tied to the Occupy movement don’t understand basic rules of civil society…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2011
  • JLF experts critique a pair of tax increases proposed for Durham County

    Durham County wants taxpayers to hand over another $26.5 million a year in sales taxes for school and transit projects. John Locke Foundation researchers question Durham’s plan in a new report. “Despite county commissioners’ claims about how much Durham County government needs this money, the facts…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2011