Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Levin highlights Rubio’s latest hire

    Recent John Locke Foundation and N.C. State featured speaker Yuval Levin takes note at National Review Online of the latest addition to a high-profile U.S. senator;s staff. The old Washington adage that personnel is policy may be especially important in a time like ours when all…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
  • Don’t expect many anti-Trump Republicans to become Democrats

    David French explains at National Review Online why it’s unlikely that concerns about Donald Trump will prompt large numbers of Republicans to switch teams. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait published a piece asking why more disgruntled Republicans don’t punish their party by switching sides. Chait notes that the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a national election integrity expert’s support for N.C. measures designed to weed out illegal votes. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal defends partisan judicial elections while taking a state Supreme Court justice to task for his unseemly partisan comments.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2018
  • Martin Center column explores ‘dictatorship of the offended’

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about one pervasive negative element within today’s college campus life. In recent years, a new “victimhood culture” has emerged as a powerful new social force that threatens the liberal foundation of academic freedom. Victimhood is a culture where an individual’s status as…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2018
  • The Left’s role in American moralizing

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist blames the political Left for the increased role of moralizing in public life. Being moral is about changing the way you act and actually helping others. It requires humility and tolerance because it arises from an awareness of one’s own moral failings.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2018
  • The fight to replace Ryan

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner highlights factors influencing the race for the top Republican job in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ryan told lawmakers Wednesday he plans to finish his term and remain speaker, eliminating the need for immediate leadership elections. Republicans are also waiting to see…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2018
  • Obama’s inaction against Russian skullduggery

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about the previous presidential administration’s approach to Russia. Despite an unprecedented Russian intelligence operation to influence the 2016 presidential election, former President Barack Obama rejected a plan to conduct retaliatory cyber action against Moscow during the campaign, according…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2018
  • National Review editor ponders Comey’s battle with Trump

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online considers former FBI Director James Comey’s war of words with President Trump. James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off publishing a tell-all book? It’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2018