Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Peak Bernie

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner asks whether Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has reached the pinnacle of his presidential campaign popularity. Socialist Bernie Sanders, facing sharp competition on his left, is seeing support flag for his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. The independent senator from Vermont dipped to 13%…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • Private firms and the First Amendment

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting U.S. Supreme Court decision linked to First Amendment freedoms. A private corporation that runs a public “forum” is not bound by the First Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning. The case, which nominally concerns a public…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • California as a third-world state

    Victor Davis Hanson asks National Review Online readers to consider whether the Golden State has achieved third-world status. Third World symptomologies are predictably corrupt government, unequal or nonexistent applicability of the law, two rather than three classes, and the return of medieval diseases. Third World nations suffer from…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • French takes Harvard to task in Kashuv case

    David French of National Review Online explains how the latest high-profile action from Harvard exemplifies a “post-forgiveness America.” Parkland-shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv tweeted that Harvard University had rescinded his admissions offer after it discovered that he’d made offensive, racist comments in a private online chat when he was…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a key N.C. Senate committee’s approval of a bill to relax restrictions on craft distillers. Mike Schietzelt’s Daily Journal explains benefits of slowing growth within North Carolina’s criminal code.
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
  • Trump administration and pre-existing conditions

    Christopher Jacobs writes for the Federalist about the Trump administration’s approach to one key aspect of health care reform. Last Thursday afternoon, the Trump administration released its final rule regarding Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). The 497-page document will take lawyers and employment professionals weeks to absorb and digest…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019
  • Biden’s past coming back to bite him: Redneck edition

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner reports on another element of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s past that might disturb progressives. Joe Biden has described himself on the 2020 campaign trail as one of the most liberal members of the Senate, but in reality he has spent much…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019
  • Hawley versus Big Tech

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports on a freshman U.S. senator’s high-profile actions in the tech field. If you were looking for a David to the multi-billion-dollar, big-tech Goliath, you could do worse than Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.). Since arriving to the Senate in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019