Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • Don’t count on the return of job security

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online urges readers to accept a fact about the future of work. These are frantic times. In the early 1960s, the average “life expectancy” of a corporation on the Fortune 500 was a little over 75 years; today, it is about 15 years…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s gun-related executive order. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that exposes a key problem with North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law.
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2019
  • Martin Center column explores early college

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center examines the track record for early college in North Carolina. “Early college” is an increasingly popular program that allows students to earn college credit in high school. Among the advantages it offers to high school students is the ability to earn transferable college…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • Man bites dog! CNN highlights Bernie Sanders’ serial falsehoods

    Daniel Dale of highlights an inconvenient fact for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • A(n overly) simple finding in the obesity fight

    Baylen Linnekin writes for about a new nugget of research in the fight against fat. I was heartened this week to learn about a University of Iowa study that’s revealed what may just be the one and only simple truth behind the cause of obesity: “Obese people…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • School choice’s benefits in Colombia

    Corey DeAngelis writes for the Cato Institute about one Latin American country’s positive experience with school choice. There’s an ongoing debate about how we should evaluate the effectiveness of school choice policies. Last month, two education professors argued that standardized test scores should be “the measure of success.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • More price transparency in health care

    James Capretta offers a two-step plan at for increasing price transparency in health care. Promoting a stronger consumer role will require far more disruption of the status quo. In particular, two steps are necessary: a required pricing list established by the federal government of strictly standardized services,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • Losing a trade war is bad; so is believing you can win

    Avi Salzman writes for Barron’s about discouraging signs in the federal government’s trade fight with China. Losing a trade war would be a catastrophic blow to the national psyche of China or the U.S. But there’s something even more dangerous than losing: thinking you can “win.” Both sides…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019