Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 4)

  • Local government power during times of emergency

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon explores the extent of local governments’ emergency powers. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a premier vacation destination on the east coast, closed its borders to visitors on March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic. While border closures raise difficult constitutional problems, state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
  • Coronavirus and the future of American politics

    Jonah Goldberg asks in a National Review Online column how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect American politics. Stage 2 is the “COVID-19 confirms my priors” period. For many Democrats, the roaring economy of eight weeks ago was the perfect time to push for canceling student debt, establishing a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
  • A look ahead to the post COVID-19 recovery

    Andrew Stuttaford explains at National Review Online why we should not expect a quick recovery from the economic hit triggered by the coronavirus. The economic numbers are beginning to come in, and, predictably enough, just about wherever you check, they are appalling. In Pennsylvania alone last week there…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on North Carolina’s 11th District congressional runoff election. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal explains why the pandemic represents an opportunity to advance freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2020
  • Martin Center column examines toxic Tulsa University

    Jacob Howland writes for the Martin Center about problems plaguing one Oklahoma school. Suffering from self-inflicted wounds, the University of Tulsa is sick and getting sicker. This is a case study in how “progressive” academic leadership can wreck a once-excellent university. Last April 11, the university’s administration rolled out…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • Pelosi plays politics with COVID-19 pandemic

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist ponders the U.S. House speaker’s response to the coronavirus health scare. The weekend began with a bipartisan plan. People were hopeful. Outside of Washington, business owners told The Federalist they finally saw light in all the darkness. They thought they’d be able to…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • Craft beverage producers and home delivery

    Jarrett Dieterle writes for the Washington Examiner about one industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches its tentacles into communities across the country, it’s no secret that small businesses have been hit hard. From house cleaners, to boutique grocers, to clothing stores, nearly every…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020