Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • The Green New Deal as ‘Sandy’s War’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online labels the Green New Deal as Sandy’s War. Sandy is the nickname U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used before she became a famous politician. [T]he call for a World War II–level national deployment in the service of an old, tired, hackneyed, shopworn Democrat-socialist…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that scheduling a special election for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District could be tricky. Dan Way reports on the field of candidates who could run to replace the late Walter Jones in the 3rd District. The Daily Journal explains why…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
  • Martin Center column highlights UNC-CH arts program

    Magdalene Horzempa writes for the Martin Center about one of former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s less publicized initiatives. On the surface, Arts Everywhere makes “the arts a fundamental part of the University culture and daily campus life.” But in reality, Arts Everywhere is another way for the institution…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
  • The Green New Deal and liberal values

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute sees a disconnect. A contradiction in left-wing politics for decades has been the professed support of community, diversity, localism, and democracy on the one hand with the advocacy of federal power to address society’s ills on the other. The Green New Deal…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
  • Delving into interesting Electoral College facts

    Jon Hall of the American Thinker points out some interesting facts about 2016 electoral math. In January of 2017, the Federal Election Commission reported that in the 2016 general election Mrs. Clinton received 65,853,516 votes and Mr. Trump received 62,984,825 votes. Clinton therefore beat Trump by 2,868,691 popular…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
  • NY Post takes on the Green New Deal

    The proposed Green New Deal leaves editors at the New York Post unimpressed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got it about right this week when she off-handedly spoke of the “green dream” to refer to the hopelessly overhyped Green New Deal. The non-binding resolution from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
  • The media’s threat to press freedom

    Mark Hemingway argues in a Federalist column that the greatest threat to press freedom emerges from the media itself. While the outrage over the Covington high school kids in MAGA hats may have blown over online, the story is far from over. On February 1, an attorney retained…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
  • Millennials and American prosperity

    Matthew Klein explains in a Barron’s column how the millennial generation could contribute to a surge in American productivity in the years ahead. The overall age of the workforce is also important. Dartmouth College economist James Feyrer first made this argument in 2002. Workers who are young and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019