Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • The imperial presidency

    Jay Cost of National Review Online assesses Donald Trump’s impact on the presidency. This is such a pathetic time for our republic. Hopefully, future generations will learn from our frivolous idolatry. Most people are inclined to think about the Age of Trump from a moral perspective, but that…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
  • Conservatives and cities

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why conservatives should not simply write off America’s largest cities as too liberal. Conservatives do not do well in the cities. We assume, strangely, that this indicates a problem with the cities rather than a problem with . . . us.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one UNC Board of Governors member’s concerns about a “strike” tied to Silent Sam. The Daily Journal highlights divisions within the N.C. Republican Party over the state’s targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2018
  • Martin Center column highlights prospects for athletics reform

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the possibility of significant athletics reform in N.C. higher education. Many colleges are setting up their student-athletes for failure. Whether one looks to the long-term neurological health risks that young athletes are subject to, or the myriad cases…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • Progressives push for ideological purity

    David Siders writes for Politico about self-styled progressives‘ move to enforce a greater degree of ideological conformity. Progressive Democrats are beginning to confront an unintended consequence of their own success: dilution of the brand. So many Democratic presidential prospects are now claiming the progressive mantle in advance of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • A defense of ‘dark money’

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist explains the vital role of “dark money” in American political debate. Although the term “dark money” sounds ominous and unsavory, it’s just a misleading neologism adopted by activist journalists to make completely legal contributions to political causes they disagree with sound creepy and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • Problems tied to climate change taxes

    Chuck DeVore writes for Forbes about the political challenges associated with climate change taxes. The City of Lights, Paris, has been illuminated in recent days by cars set alight by thousands of protesting “Yellow Vests”—largely middle class people who earn their living by driving or who commute to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • Federal lunch regulations loosened

    Megan Trimble of U.S. News and World Report details one small victory against the nanny state. Students everywhere are likely to rejoice. The Trump administration has officially rolled back Obama-era lunch guidelines that promoted heightened nutrition standards for the national school lunch program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018