Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • The ‘fake news’ mantra won’t go away with stories like this

    Editors at the New York Post lament the latest example of journalistic malpractice that feeds the narrative of mainstream media’s “fake news.” Here they go again — the news media, that is, racing to run stories meant to discredit President Trump’s 2016 election victory, only to wind up…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2017
  • Federalist columnist and JLF analyst pursue same angles in Supreme Court’s cake case

    In addition to Jon Guze’s excellent analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments in the Colorado case involving a cake designer and same-sex marriage, you might want to read an assessment from Federalist columnist Margot Cleveland. Focusing on many of the same points Jon emphasizes, Cleveland…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2017
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding state agencies’ data breaches. John Hood’s Daily Journal recounts the nearly 100-year-old story of a North Carolina leader who helped stop the federal government from putting limits on Christmas during wartime.
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2017
  • Neither China nor Russia is a friend to democracy

    Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon details nefarious activity on the part of Chinese and Russian governments. China and Russia have spent billions of dollars over the past decade on state-run propaganda campaigns disguised as commercial ventures in an effort to shape public opinion and policy debates…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017
  • Why the Christian baker case didn’t need to end up at the Supreme Court

    Ryan Anderson explains at National Review Online how this week’s highest-profile U.S. Supreme Court case could have been avoided. The Justices now will decide whether states, consistent with the First Amendment, can force citizens to express support for same-sex marriage through their artistic products. But this case needn’t…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017
  • Tech masters taking on too much

    Jim Geraghty argues at National Review Online that leaders of the largest tech companies have adopted roles for which they are ill-suited. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google have grown to encompass duties to the public trust — duties that were never intended to be within their purview in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017
  • Battling identity politics

    The latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti‘s assessment of identity politics. Ensconced in affluent city centers and tony suburbs, liberal elites tell themselves that identity politics will carry them to the progressive future of their dreams. They appear utterly unaware that…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    More than a decade after the N.C. Ports Authority bought 600 acres for a “megaport” in Southport, the land remains vacant. Its value stands at half of the 2006 purchase price. Rick Henderson discusses the latest megaport developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2017