Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Goldberg recognizes this Democratic primary story

    Jonah Goldberg argues at National Review Online that the current Democratic presidential primary offers a familiar storyline. If it does become a two-way contest, we could be shaping up for a kind of replay of the 2004 Democratic battle between former Massachusetts senator John Kerry and former Vermont…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
  • Dishonesty rather than stupidity among media audiences

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online considers the absurd lengths to which his news organization goes to avoid offending readers. I don’t think most people who read the news are too stupid to understand the news. I think they are too dishonest. I am frankly embarrassed that we’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed rule change that would give N.C. dental hygienists more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal analyzes the extension of politics into American foreign policy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
  • Martin Center column focuses on collegiate athletics reform

    David Ridpath writes for the Martin Center about reforming collegiate athletics. Like millions of others, I love college sports, but there are several reasons why it needs to change: (1) An overwhelming majority—98 percent—of all athletics programs spend more than they make, requiring mandatory student fees and general fund…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • Red-state growth and electoral politics

    Kristin Tate of The Hill compares unemployment and economic performance data among the states. As of mid-2019, every single one of the top 10 most popular governors in the country were Republicans, while eight of the 10 least popular were Democrats. Generally speaking, voters trust Republicans more than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • Biden in the driver’s seat heading into the early states

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist contends that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders must win Iowa to prevent the eventual nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden. For all the noise and drama of the 2020 Democratic primary—all the talk of a “diverse” field of candidates and the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • Trump rallies’ impact on the Democratic race

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner explores one political impact of President Trump’s campaign rallies. The Trump campaign has hit the accelerator unprecedentedly early for an incumbent candidate. As well as Wisconsin, he held a Keep America Great rally in the swing state of Ohio last week. Vice…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • National Review editor labels Bernie ‘not normal’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes a closer look at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some serious chance of success. Bernie Sanders is leading or near the top of most polls in the first two Democratic nominating…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020