Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Bill, Hillary, and Democratic nightmares

    Jonathan Tobin writes at National Review Online about the impact of the Clintons’ unwillingness to leave the public stage. The last thing Democrats wanted to do in October 2018 was talk about the Clintons. Bill and Hillary Clinton aren’t just the past of the Democratic Party. The once-enormously-popular…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hometown Debate focusing on a proposed state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why suggestions to strengthen libel laws amount to efforts to stifle free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
  • Martin Center president touts evidence for standardized tests in college admissions

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the value of standardized tests in higher education. Making college admissions “test-optional” has been steadily gaining steam among elite and liberal arts American colleges. In late September, Colby College and Rosemont College joined the hundreds of other institutions that do not…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • York highlights potential GOP midterm pickups

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner focuses on a handful of cases in which Republicans have good chances of flipping Democratic seats in November. It’s been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • Your tax dollars at work: Engineering microaggression edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon exposes a dubious use of federal funding in the field of engineering. The National Science Foundation is spending over $350,000 studying “microaggressions” in college engineering programs using an “intersectional perspective.” The joint project is being conducted by Iowa State University and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • Probing progressive agony

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks into progressives’ present-day lamentations. What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement? Even party…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • Falling for Warren’s spin

    David French of National Review Online takes mainstream media outlets to task. Do you want to know what media bias looks like? … Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • Forbes issues warning about weak dollar

    Steve Forbes argues in the latest Forbes magazine that conditions leading to the 2008 economic downturn have not been resolved adequately. COUNTLESS COMMENTARIES and articles are marking the tenth anniversary of the panic of 2008. Yet almost all ignore the root cause of the crisis: a weak dollar.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018