Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2,106)

  • New JLF report on ObamaCare anniversary day urges N.C. to pursue Medicaid reform

    As the federal health care reform law reaches its first anniversary, a new John Locke Foundation report calls on North Carolina leaders to pursue Medicaid reform. Joseph Coletti explains the need for reform here and in the video clip below.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Gingrich calls for ObamaCare repeal as law reaches its first anniversary

    Former U.S. House speaker and potential 2012 Republican presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich uses his latest Human Events column to call for the repeal of one-year-old ObamaCare: The Obama administration and other Democratic leaders stated that once the bill was signed into law, the American people would see its benefits andcome around to supporting it, and any issues with the law that needed to be tweaked could be fixed along the way. The reality has been almost totally the opposite. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that 53% of Americans favor repealing the law versus 42% who oppose repeal. The numbers amongst independents are higher, with 56% favoring repeal. That’s about the same percentage of people who opposed the bill one year ago, showing that the passage of time has not changed the way Americans see the law.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Barone highlights the contradictions of our Libyan policy

    Michael Barone's latest Washington Examiner article tackles the Obama administration's approach to the turmoil in Libya: As one who hopes for success in this enterprise, I am dismayed by the contradictions in the course we are following. Some three weeks ago President Obama said Gadhafi "must go." But the U.N. Security Council resolution under which we are acting stops well short of this goal. Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen confirmed that Gadhafi may remain in power indefinitely. National Security Council staffer Ben Rhodes said, "It's not about regime change." If not, then the purported purpose of the operation, to "protect civilians," could be of unlimited duration. Libya might well be divided between a Gadhafi regime in the west around Tripoli and a rebel regime in the east around Benghazi.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • Cato expert tackles money issues

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute uses his latest video report to discuss the history of monetary policy, central banking, and the Federal Reserve.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Daren Bakst shared his opinion about House Bill 33, which would block N.C. government from recognizing the controversial Mexican matricula consular, during an interview with WNCN Television.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal,tv report focuses on Republican Ilario Pantano’s plans to challenge incumbent Democrat Mike McIntrye a second time for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District seat. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Beverly Perdue is in “huge trouble” politically.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2011
  • National education experts tackle Wake’s school student assignment debate, part 2

    If you have time, you’ll enjoy watching the entire 83-minute debate between Richard Kahlenberg and Abigail Thernstrom on Wake County Public Schools’ student assignment policy. For those looking for a quick fix, the video clip below features Thernstrom and Kahlenberg addressing a key issue: the value of busing for…
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2011
  • New at CJO: State government helps promote aquaculture

    Duke Cheston’s new Carolina Journal Online report focuses on state support for aquaculture.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2011