Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • COVID-19 death count merits another look

    Heather Mac Donald asks in a Spectator USA column: Where are the deaths? What virtually every fear-mongering story on America’s allegedly precarious situation leaves out, however, is the steadily dropping daily death numbers — from a high of 2,693 on April 21 to 808 on June 24. That…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
  • Democrats diss black Republican senator

    Katie Pavlich writes at about congressional Democrats’ shabby treatment of S.C. Sen. Tim Scott. Over the past two weeks, Republican Senator Tim Scott, a black man from South Carolina, extended the olive branch of bipartisanship to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on enforcement questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide face mask order. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights how progressive politicians are hurting downtown areas.
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020
  • Martin Center’s Leef asks what will replace standardized testing

    George Leef of the Martin Center ponders a future with no standardized testing in college admissions. The COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t kill the SAT, but will no doubt leave it in a badly weakened condition. Both the SAT (and its close competitor, the ACT) have had to cancel administration…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
  • COVID-19’s impact on global drug use

    Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner highlights the coronavirus pandemic’s potential impact on drug use worldwide. Illicit drug use shot up 30% worldwide over the past decade and is expected to rise further this year as more people cope with the coronavirus pandemic by turning to substances, according…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
  • How 20th-century Democratic presidents might fare in today’s ‘cancel culture’

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting aspect of today’s left-of-center political standards. Unfortunately for Democratic leaders who are not currently alive or holding office, the cancellation brigades are on the offensive. There’s a decent chance that by the time 2020 draws to a close,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
  • The 2020 election as a ‘contest of the angry’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores key factors that will decide the outcome of this fall’s presidential election. The old 2020 election was supposed to be about many familiar issues. It is not anymore. Up until now, the candidates themselves would supposedly be the story in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020
  • A plea to protect the Emancipation Memorial

    Jack Butler explains at National Review Online why one particular D.C. statue deserves to be spared by the mob. In a quiet, tree-lined area about a mile from the U.S. Capitol building, a statue has stood since 1876. Unveiled eleven years after Abraham Lincoln’s death, it depicts the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2020