Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 2,162)

  • Redistricting reform effort moves forward with bipartisan bill

    Sixteen N.C. representatives have signed on to a new bill — House Bill 824 — designed to put a “nonpartisan redistricting process” in place. They plan to promote the idea next week. John Hood has discussed in the recent past the need for redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • New at CJO: Perdue, GOP leader debate who’s more jobs-focused

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on contrasting news conferences from Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger. Both focused on efforts to create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • Hanson on the Libyan precedent

    Victor Davis Hanson argues at National Review Online that the recent campaign in Libya represents new territory for the United States: The abrupt abandonment of hostilities after about two weeks has set an American military precedent. True, the United States once lost a big…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • New at CJO: Traditional public school students recruited to fight charter bill

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details a case of Rutherford County public school students participating in an email campaign against legislation designed to lift North Carolina’s public charter school cap.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • Weekly Standard’s Cost dissects the economy’s role in Obama’s re-election effort

    As the Weekly Standard‘s Jay Cost notes in a column this week, some observers believe President Obama will be well-positioned for re-election if the national unemployment rate dips below 8 percent. Cost presents a more complicated picture for the president. When we abandon the quick-and-dirty methodology…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • Barone discusses Ryan’s federal budget ideas

    Michael Barone‘s latest column focuses on the plans U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has put forward to put the federal budget back on the right track: “This is the most predictable crisis in the history of our country,” he went on. “We…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • In case you missed him …

    Terry Stoops questions some proposed restrictions added to a bill designed to lift North Carolina’s public charter school cap. He shared his concerns during an interview with WTVD (ABC11).
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report examines the state Department of Transportation’s efforts to inflate the number of jobs associated with proposed high-speed rail spending. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers a reality check on the issue of UNC tuition hikes.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2011