Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Bloomberg’s no moderate

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online challenges the notion that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg represents a moderate choice for Democrats in the presidential race. [T]he right to self-defense is far from the only individual right that Bloomberg has a history of disrespecting. In fact, despite…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports on the limited action in the General Assembly’s latest one-day session. Brooke Conrad and Kari Travis report on the potential impact of a transparency lawsuit linked to UNC’s Silent Sam controversy. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a dramatic fall in child poverty.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2020
  • With friends like these … AOC edition

    David Catron of the American Spectator reports on U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “hit list.” Last February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened House Democrats who dared to work with Republicans, saying they were “putting themselves on a list” and that she would help challengers unseat them in 2020. At the time,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Young people who still ‘feel the Bern’

    Paulina Enck writes at the Federalist about younger voters’ continuing fascination with avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. [I]n light of his insane policies, poor performances in many debates, and failure to clinch the nomination four years ago, it makes one wonder why young people are such huge Bernie…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Scrapping the pro-union ‘joint employer’ rule

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights a Trump administration change that will disappoint labor union leaders. The White House has formally rolled back one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious attempts to rewrite federal labor law to benefit unions, the so-called joint employer rule. The Trump administration…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Clearing out an Obama-era EPA backlog

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one element of a changing administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced a backlog of proposed air quality regulations after California withdrew dozens of outdated plans under pressure. The Obama-era EPA routinely failed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Bernie’s not-insignificant chances of winning the Democratic nomination

    John Fund of National Review Online contends that Democrats no longer dismiss Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chances of winning the party’s presidential nomination. In 2019, Sanders raised an eye-popping $100 million. The grassroots he cultivated in Iowa and New Hampshire four years ago have vaulted him into first…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020