Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • National Review columnist assesses Trump’s impact

    As Donald Trump leaves the White House, David Bahnsen writes for National Review Online about the 45th president’s impact — both positive and negative. There are some things that have to be said about the Trump presidency in a “final hour assessment” that are unambiguously good. And I…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
  • Senator warns against pardoning Capitol rioters

    Mairead McArdle of National Review Online highlights a message from one high-profile senator to the outgoing president. Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday advised the president not to grant presidential pardons to the rioters who stormed the Capitol this month, warning that doing so would “destroy” Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper pushing for a multibillion-dollar bond package while the state’s budget picture remains murky. The Daily Journal explains how a shifting lineup on the N.C. Supreme Court could affect transparency in college campus operations.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
  • Martin Center column highlights importance of civil dialogue

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center writes about teaching students to engage in civil dialogue. An encouraging sign … is that there is a renewed effort among some higher education leaders to teach students about the importance of free speech and how to participate in respectful dialogue. One of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • Gingrich counters predictions of Republican civil war

    Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich writes at FoxNews.com that the Republican Party is not as likely to fracture as its opponents hope. Various left-wing writers (some of them nominally Republican) have been salivating over the prospects of a GOP civil war. Nothing would make them happier than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • Latest impeachment as ‘Pelosi’s folly’

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker explores the political calculations linked to President Trump’s second impeachment. Does the President have a right to free speech? Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor writing on The Volokh Conspiracy, suggests he certainly does and that his speech on January 6 is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • NY Post distancing itself from other major media outlets

    Jeff Charles writes for Red State about a significant editorial change at one major newspaper. The New York Post has reportedly banned its journalists from using certain left-leaning activist media outlets as their primary sources for articles. It appears the news organization’s leadership has taken issue with how…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • Anti-police activism prompts predictable response

    Frank Main and Fran Spielman write in the Chicago Sun-Times about one consequence of the recent nationwide attack on police. The number of police officers retiring in Chicago and other cities has soared amid a chorus of anti-police rhetoric that’s become increasingly loud over the past year. In…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021