Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 3)

  • Bernie attacks a leftist group

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon details an interesting development involving U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a high-profile tool of the political left. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said on Saturday the Center for American Progress and its affiliated blog ThinkProgress were a “counterproductive” force in the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • Hanson ponders the Democrats’ leftward march

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online focuses on Democrats’ changing political priorities. Obama had hit on something in his move to the hard left. After he left office, unapologetic leftists were less coy (the old smear of “socialist” was now a term of endearment) and began to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • French considers Notre Dame’s impact

    David French of National Review Online reflects on the impact of the fire that gutted Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral. On March 9, 1996, I walked into the great cathedral on the morning of my wedding day. The gravity of the moment was starting to sink in, and I…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. schools closing May 1 for a union-led march and rally in Raleigh. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of training and paying school principals wisely.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
  • National Tax Freedom Day is today, five days after N.C. reached tax freedom

    The Tax Foundation celebrates Tax Freedom Day today. North Carolina already has enjoyed five days of tax freedom this year. Our April 11 Tax Freedom Day ranks us No. 22 in the nation. Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
  • N.C. Appeals Court sides with Duke Energy in Raleigh tree dispute

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed today a trial court’s ruling favoring Duke Energy in its dispute with Raleigh property owners over trees that extended into the utility’s right of way. The case has attracted media attention in recent years, partly because of the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
  • Millennials on merit, diversity, environment, and jobs

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner details disturbing new survey results. [A]ccording to a pathbreaking survey by the pollster who has charted Millennials the most, the revolution they’re bringing to Washington, Wall Street and Main Street is just the start. The follow-on Generation Z is stepping on the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
  • Trump’s campaign war chest

    Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller highlights interesting news about campaign finances for the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reportedly has raised over $30 million during the first quarter of 2019. The Associated Press defined the $30 million plus $10.8 million the campaign already had in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019