Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2,028)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Haywood County’s efforts to save taxpayer money by privatizing its landfill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores different ways states select their judges.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
  • New at CJO: Abortion-related bill generates heated debate

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the heated House subcommittee debate over a bill dealing with informed consent and abortion.
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes assesses the current American political landscape

    This past weekend’s monumental events have given President Obama a boost politically. Weekly Standard senior writer and Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes touched on the significance of Osama bin Laden’s death and other recent news during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon today in Raleigh. Hayes highlighted the importance of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • Gingrich focuses on jobs

    After acknowledging the "significant victory" Osama bin Laden's death represents for the American campaign against radical Islamists, Newt Gingrich devotes the bulk of his latest column — posted at Human Events — focusing on jobs. Washington is focused on the wrong issues. The number one problem in America is the lack of economic growth required to create jobs. Americans are in pain from unemployment, the collapse of housing values, and the rising cost of gasoline and other commodities. It is impossible to balance the budget at 8 or 9 % unemployment. If we add those who are underemployed or who have dropped out of the job market, this more inclusive unemployment rate (U-6) is nearly 16%. Job creation is the most important step to balancing the budget, so we can move the millions of people consuming tax revenue off unemployment and welfare into jobs where they are being productive and paying taxes. ...
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • Barone explores the policies that helped track bin Laden

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner article discusses the policies criticized by candidate Obama that helped President Obama’s administration track and kill Osama bin Laden. While we may not know all the details about and behind this operation, it’s fascinating to see how many of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • Slashing corporate welfare

    It’s always nice to learn of a politician speaking out publicly against corporate welfare. Paul Ryan offers the following thoughts on the topic in the latest TIME: At an April 28 town hall, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan — the architect of the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the ongoing efforts of North Carolina Tea Party groups. John Hood’s Daily Journal channels the legendary Spinal Tap in making a case against forced annexation.
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2011
  • New at CJO: N.C. House budget targets abortion funding

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on provisions in the N.C. House budget that target abortion funding.
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011