Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Biden’s real reason for supporting corporate tax hikes

    Editors at the Washington Examiner offer a compelling explanation for President Biden’s support of higher corporate taxes. Economists will tell you that hiking corporate tax rates doesn’t help the working class or middle class. Budget wonks will tell you that hiking the corporate rate won’t raise very much…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
  • The problem with eliminating profit in health care

    Casey Mulligan explains at National Review Online why some left-wing health care ideas would have serious negative consequences. For the past five years or so, Democrats led by Senator Bernie Sanders and “the Squad” in Congress have made a strong push to eliminate the profit motive from the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
  • N.Y. versus N.C. on taxes

    Patrick Gleason writes in Forbes about contrasting approach to post-pandemic state tax policy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and the Democratic-run state legislature in Albany are moving forward with a new budget deal that will raise income taxes in what is already a relatively high tax state.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill in the N.C. House to reopen state bars and restaurants at full capacity. A new CJ Opinion urges people to consider who pays today’s N.C. tax bills as they judge proposed tax cuts.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021
  • Martin Center features conversation with UNC System President Hans

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center shares her recent interview with UNC System President Peter Hans. 1. To start off, what are your biggest goals for the system after COVID-19? First, it will be eight months for me at the end of this month, and it has been emergency…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
  • Biden moves faster than Obama to transform America

    Tyler O’Neil writes at about the new president’s swift moves to make transformational changes. Joe Biden may have been something like a moderate, once. As a senator, he defended the Hyde Amendment, which protects pro-life taxpayers from footing the bill for something they consider to be murder.
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
  • Challenging Biden’s gun control claims

    John Lott and Thomas Massie write for Real Clear Politics about the president’s dubious and fraudulent gun claims. There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
  • Will Biden get away with Jim Crow lies?

    Michael Barone writes at Real Clear Politics about the president’s latest prevarication. The big lie works — until it doesn’t. The big lie in this case is Joe Biden’s charge that the changes in Georgia election law passed by the majority-Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Brian…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021