Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Sanders, Manchin Take Opposite Sides on Expanding Medicare

    Philip Klein of National Review Online reports on a major divide among U.S. Senate Democrats. Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and his House ally Representative Pramila Jayapal have issued an ultimatum that a Medicare expansion must be a part of the reconciliation bill. The problem is, Senator Joe Manchin…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about Republican concerns linked to a government effort to target vocal parents at local school board meetings. Dallas Woodhouse reports on Virginia’s redistricting reform “implosion.” Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why canceling Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson won’t be easy.
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Highlights Claremont ‘Cancellation’

    Scott Yenor writes for the Martin Center about a higher education group’s campaign against the Claremont Institute. The American Political Science Association (APSA) has long been a professional outfit that makes for a relatively comfortable home for conservatives. Unlike sociology or gender studies, political science is more inclined to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • Seeking More COVID Data Transparency

    Editors at Issues and Insights call for more transparency in the government’s release of COVID-19 data. Since the early days of the pandemic, the public has been misled and misinformed, the goalposts pulled down and taken out of the stadium, and the data too often puzzling. Much of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • Politcal Left Targets the ‘Local Gentry’

    Nathanael Blake writes at the Federalist about a top target for the political left. The left has found a new class of enemies, whom Patrick Wyman identifies in an Atlantic piece as the “local gentry of the United States.” These regional leaders are the well-to-do who “own warehouses…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • Taxing the ‘Rich’ Could Lead IRS to Pay Billionaires

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner reports on a potential side effect of Democrats’ latest scheme to tax the “rich.” A Democratic proposal to tax the unrealized gains of billionaires could have an unwanted side effect: the government cutting checks to the wealthiest in down times. Senate Finance…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • National Review Editor Highlights a ‘War’ on Gifted, Talented Programs

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about policies designed to end gifted-and-talented programs in public schools. Gifted students have to check their privilege and get over themselves. It doesn’t matter whether they are minorities. It doesn’t matter whether they were brought to the United States as children.
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • Manchin: The Only Democrat in D.C. Who Respects Public Opinion?

    Tarren Bragdon writes for National Review Online about the U.S. senator from West Virginia who’s helping to stand in the way of massive new federal government spending. Everyone’s asking questions about Senator Joe Manchin. The West Virginian is the decisive vote on the $3.5 trillion spending bill under…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021