Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • Lingering questions about the 2020 election

    Joe Biden will take his oath of office this week as the next president. No one should use violence to try to prevent that oath from taking place. Yet questions remain about the election that elevated Biden to the federal government’s top executive office. John Hinderaker discusses them…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a study that says it’s safe to reopen schools in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges us to protect the right to be wrong.
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
  • Martin Center column proposes fix for college language requirement

    Lee Jones writes for the Martin Center about a helpful reform for higher education. In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
  • Coronavirus as a never-ending problem

    Tyler Van Dyke reports for the Washington Examiner about one disturbing prediction involving the future of coronavirus. In short, one expert believes we are far from seeing a return to “normal.” Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said on Wednesday that he expects the world will have to deal with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
  • Cruz, Hawley targeted by judicial oversight group

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a campaign to punish two high-profile U.S. senators. A judicial oversight group is pressing to disqualify Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) from the Supreme Court bar because of their connection to the Capitol riot. Fix…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
  • Disturbing aftermath of the Capitol attack

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about the consequences of last week’s mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. Two days after the 2020 election, a defiant Kathy Griffin retweeted the notorious picture of her holding a prop that looked like the bloody head of a decapitated…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
  • America is failing the crazy test

    David Harsanyi writes for National Review Online about recent signs of Americans’ collective embrace of extreme political positions. The better life becomes for the vast majority of Americans — and it is better by nearly every quantifiable measure — the angrier, more disgruntled, and more radicalized people seem…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021