Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2,066)

  • Ferguson warns against getting too excited about the power of online networking

    Historian Niall Ferguson‘s latest Newsweek column offers some sobering thoughts about the capability of information technology to change “the global balance of power.” It is not only proponents of democracy who know how to exploit the power of online networking. It is also the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
  • The good, the bad, and the … meh

    In its latest issue, Newsweek asked 20 “leaders and experts” for ideas about policy fixes federal officials should pursue right away. Some are good, while others smack of nanny-state paternalism. Among the more interesting suggestions is that of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: merit-based civil service.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
  • Goldberg explains how themes from his Liberal Fascism book apply to current-day politics

    Three years have passed since Jonah Goldberg wrote Liberal Fascism, but he explained Wednesday night to a Chapel Hill audience why the book is still relevant to current American political debates. Click play below to watch Goldberg’s 1:03:15 presentation on the University of North Carolina campus.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Joseph Coletti explained for WTVD viewers Wednesday why the N.C. House budget plan must include significant proposed cuts.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a Republican legislative plan to tie unemployment benefit extensions to a budget resolution. John Hood’s Daily Journal rebuts exaggerated arguments against N.C. House Republicans’ budget proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2011
  • New at CJO: House budget highlights examined

    Anthony Greco’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on key points from the N.C. House budget numbers released Tuesday.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2011
  • New at CJO: Lawmakers block stream reclassification

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report discusses House Bill 62, which blocks a controversial reclassification of Boylston Creek in Transylvania County.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2011
  • Barone wants to stop the bickering and squabbling

    Michael Barone has a bone to pick with fellow political pundits. He explains in his latest Washington Examiner column: Let’s ban the verbs “bicker” and “squabble,” not for a month but forever. You’ve seen those verbs often if you’ve been reading about…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2011