Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Faster federal death penalty pursued

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports interesting developments linked to the federal government’s use of capital punishment. The Trump administration is pushing for legislation that would accelerate certain federal death penalty cases. The new legislation is expected around Labor Day, according to Attorney General William…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
  • AOC lacks monetary support from her own constituents

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller notes an interesting element of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fundraising record. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has outraised all other freshmen representatives so far in 2019, but nearly all of her reported contributors to her reelection campaign live outside her congressional district, a Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
  • The real collusion in 2016

    Andrew McCarthy writes for National Review Online about an actual case of nefarious collusion tied to the 2016 presidential election. There really was a collusion plot. It really did target our election system. It absolutely sought to usurp our capacity for self-determination. It was just not the collusion…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
  • Biden’s gaffes in the age of Trump

    It’s clear that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is prone to verbal gaffes on the campaign trail. Jonathan Tobin asks at National Review Online whether those flubs matter when Biden is seeking to challenge Donald Trump. To those Democrats who hope he possesses the magic formula for beating…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on farmers’ reaction to the trade dispute with China. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explores shifting coalitions on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2019
  • Martin Center column focuses on diversity of Southern college campuses

    Samuel Abrams writes for the Martin Center about diversity on college campuses in the South. As our nation’s colleges and universities prepare to re-open and welcome their new students to campus in a few short weeks, it is important to remember that the first “educational” experience many of these…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
  • Good back-to-school book options

    Joshua Lawson writes for the Federalist about reading options that can help returning students counteract political bias on high school and college campuses. Although it often begins as early as preschool, leftist indoctrination finally becomes very apparent by high school and happens right under our noses. For those…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019
  • Another warning about runaway federal spending

    Tiana Lowe reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest evidence that the federal government’s spending trajectory is unsustainable. Just 10 months into the fiscal year, our budget deficit has already surpassed the totality of that of 2018. Currently at $867 billion, the federal government’s 2019 budget deficit…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2019