Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • SCOTUS fight could energize GOP

    Haris Alic reports for the Washington Free Beacon that Republican leaders are using the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to activate GOP voters. The Republican National Committee is seizing the opportunity presented by the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle to energize conservative voters ahead of the…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
  • Soros backing major anti-Kavanaugh campaign

    Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller document left-wing billionaire George Soros’ role in the campaign to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from joining the U.S. Supreme Court. A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
  • Supreme Court as policymaker

    Jay Cost of National Review Online ponders the consequences of U.S. Supreme Court policymaking. … [T]he role of the Supreme Court has really unhinged our politics. Not only are we fighting over fairly abstruse matters of senatorial procedure, but we are calling each other nasty names over it!…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
  • Democrats and moderates

    John Fund of National Review Online describes Democrats’ current attitude toward moderate candidates. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over…
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to Raleigh’s new outdoor dining restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a state Supreme Court justice’s recent dissent helps explains the stakes in the political tug of war between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, July 17, 2018
  • Newsmax highlights Tom Ellis’ key role in conservative political history

    John Gizzi of Newsmax profiles the late Tom Ellis, featuring commentary from JLF Senior Fellow Marc Rotterman. “Tom Ellis was a bare-knuckle fighter for two of the greatest conservatives of the 20th century: Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms.” Moments after informing me on Sunday that Ellis died at…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
  • Martin Center column assesses state of N.C. private higher education

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center focuses her latest column on private higher education in North Carolina. Private colleges and universities face challenges distinct from their public counterparts. For one, unlike public institutions, they are not the recipients of generous state funding. Instead, they rely heavily on revenue generated…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
  • Still no evidence of Trump collusion

    Jonathan Turley sifts through the spin and focuses on the facts in a column for TheHill.com. The problem in the Russian investigation is that we have plenty of crimes but not necessarily plenty of colluders. The demonic Internet character Guccifer 2.0 was a carefully constructed false identity of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018