Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Some possible 2024 contenders differ with Trump on virus

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes about the COVID-19 pandemic’s possible impact on 2024 presidential politics. Prominent Republicans eyeing a 2024 White House bid have placed themselves at the epicenter of efforts to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, with some departing from President Trump by proposing an extended…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • Biden gets boost from LinkedIn boss

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a major backer of the former vice president’s presidential bid. A Silicon Valley billionaire who helped rehab the image of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now pouring major cash into the super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy. The Unite the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • Adding a bioethicist to the coronavirus debate

    Jonathan Tobin notes at National Review Online one major omission from the federal government’s discussion of COVID-19’s impact. … [T]here is someone crucially absent in the public effort to deal with the pandemic: a bioethicist. The lack of someone who is qualified to speak specifically to the moral…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • Don’t call the federal aid package stimulus

    Editors at National Review Online don’t want to see Congress’ coronavirus aid package mislabeled. What is before Congress is not a stimulus bill. We have often opposed stimulus bills in the past, considering it a mistake for the federal government to borrow money to expand a depressed economy.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyone’s life. Rick Henderson analyzes the likely impact on 2020 elections for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the long-term effects of coronavirus-related school closings. N.C. State economist Michael Walden discusses potential short- and long-term impacts on…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online how cutting red tape can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why the pandemic doesn’t give Gov. Roy Cooper unilateral power that’s not spelled out in state law.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
  • The health care bottleneck

    Nathanael Blake argues in a Federalist column that the economy was never going to survive the COVID-19 pandemic unscathed. Keeping the economy humming along like normal was never an option. Even without government intervention, much of our society would eventually shut down on its own. No doubt some…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
  • The pandemic’s impact on economic relations with China

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports on one potential economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. American companies that produce essential goods in China should plan to shift their operations back to the United States or other Western countries, according to a senior Republican lawmaker. “We’re staring into…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020