Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Biden as an alternative to Trump

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online compares former Vice President Joe Biden to our current president. He may be the only Democratic candidate who could likely win back some of the “deplorables,” “irredeemables,” and “clingers” of the critical Midwestern swing states. But all of that said, the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
  • Pushing back against attacks on PACs

    Bradley Smith uses a National Review Online column to question Democrats’ latest campaign finance proposals. Is it “super legal” for a “bad guy” to fund a congressional campaign entirely with contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs), to use that “dark money” to “pay hush money” and “pay…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The newly formed N.C. State Board of Elections meets next week to discuss the investigation into absentee ballot irregularities in the disputed 9th District congressional race. Rick Henderson previews the meeting for Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops dissects North Carolina’s latest teacher turnover report. Jonah Goldberg of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carington reports for Carolina Journal Online that a national governors group warned the Cooper administration about extortion in the midst of negotiations over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Tump’s Daily Journal warns against reading too much into a new legislative report on N.C. liquor sales.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 15, 2019
  • Schultz rips Green New Deal

    Proving once again that the Democratic Party has left him behind, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is criticizing one of the party’s newest obsessions. Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner explains. Possible independent presidential candidate and Democratic spoiler Howard Schultz on Tuesday dumped on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ “Green…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
  • AOC doing A-OK

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon offers an update on U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s struggle to find affordable housing. After fretting about whether she’d be able to afford rent, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) has moved into a luxury apartment building in the District of Columbia’s Navy…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
  • Cheney and the Green New Deal

    Molly Prince of the Daily Caller highlights U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s questions about Democrats’ proposed Green New Deal. Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney grilled environmental experts on their travel methods at a House hearing on climate change while discussing the Green New Deal’s call to phase out air…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019
  • A questionable plan for Social Security

    Andrew Biggs uses a National Review Online column to question a new proposal for changing Social Security. On January 31, over 200 House Democrats jointly introduced the Social Security 2100 Act, legislation that would expand Social Security both by raising the 12.4 percent payroll tax and by phasing…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2019