Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Martin Center column explores gender partisanship in the federal Education Department

    Kursat Pekgoz and James Moore write for the Martin Center about what they describe as a federal equivalent of the “ministry of love.” Orwell’s famous dystopia 1984 is often cited as a parable about the banality of administrative evil. The ever-vigilant bureaucrats of Oceania position themselves not only on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • ‘Woke’ corporations’ similarities with communist China

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist argues that corporations focusing on social justice and other “woke” priorities mirror communist China in disturbing ways. Since the NBA-China affair blew up last weekend, a number of commentators have lambasted the NBA for its craven response to China, noting the hypocrisy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • Impeachment’s impact on swing-state GOP senators

    Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner reports on the re-election strategies for Republican senators in swing states. Senate Republicans facing tough reelection battles are recalculating their campaign strategies amid the push from Democrats to impeach President Trump. Republicans hold the majority in the upper chamber by two seats…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • Remembering the giants of the past

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks back at great American achievements unlikely to be replicated today. We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • Consulting the Constitution about political power

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online advises partisans to brush up on their recent political history. In the coming days, you’re going to hear members of Congress outraged at the White House defiance of a coequal branch of government. They will argue that the refusal to comply with…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A judge will hear arguments this month in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Jon Guze analyzes the case, including his own brief supporting the plaintiff, for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses protesters’ complaints about Gov. Roy Cooper’s energy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to help boost charter school enrollment in North Carolina. John Trump’s Daily Journal argues that bicyclists who want to share the roads ought to share road costs as well.
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
  • Warren wants more than rolling back Trump tax cuts

    Kharen Martinez Murcia writes for about Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren‘s tax priorities. Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has proposed rolling back the tax cuts implemented by the Trump administration in 2018 and imposing an “ultra-millionaire tax,” an “excessive Lobbying Tax,” and an increased tax…
    Mitch Kokai, October 10, 2019