Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Biden’s past comes back to bite him: Segregationist edition

    Toby Harnden of the Washington Examiner highlights another aspect of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s political history that might not play well with today’s Democratic primary voters. Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential front-runner, singled out two notorious segregationists who were his party colleagues in the Senate in the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • Feds contacted after lefty group sought voter data

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details an interesting development in the debate over access to voter data. A massive effort to obtain Michigan voter data spearheaded by powerhouse Democratic group Priorities USA was so “unusual” that top officials in the state contacted the Federal Bureau of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • A proposal targeting Big Tech’s politics

    Chris White of the Daily Caller highlights a new proposal focusing on Big Tech’s political bias. Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Wednesday that would force tech companies to prove their political neutrality or face increased liability for use-made content. Hawley introduced the Ending Support for Internet…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • Trump’s personality and his re-election

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column at National Review Online focuses on the role of President Trump’s personality in his re-election bid. When you talk to people who think Trump will be re-elected, they point to conventional rules about how a good economy makes voters want to stay the course.
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • Privacy and the social media giants

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online describes efforts to reclaim privacy in a world dominated by social media giants. [W]e know that Facebook, Google, and other tech companies do things that are almost more insidious than responding to what we say in private. The scope of their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Senate committee’s endorsement of the Freedom to Work bill for former criminal offenders. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes public views about government’s size.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2019
  • Martin Center column examines higher ed’s administrative bloat

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about the sources and impacts of administrative bloat on college campuses. National statistics are hard to find, but there are plenty of individual examples of major changes in the structure of American universities and widespread concern about administrative growth: “The disproportionate increase…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • California and Obamacare’s ills

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist argues that California exemplifies the Affordable Care Act’s flaws. In recent days, California lawmakers have finalized their budget. The legislation includes several choices regarding health care and Obamacare, most of them incorrect ones. Doling out more government largesse won’t solve rising health costs,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019