Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • Warren faces steep hurdle of her own construction

    Jonathan Tobin explains at National Review Online how U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s potential presidential bid already faces a formidable challenge. Senator Elizabeth Warren thought she was solving a problem that presented a clear obstacle to her presidential ambitions. But it turns out that taking a DNA test to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations from the N.C. House’s school safety committee. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of taking time to broaden your mind.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
  • Split N.C. Supreme Court reverses decision in tobacco acquisition fight

    The N.C. Supreme Court has voted, 4-3, to overrule a state Appeals Court ruling in a court fight involving British American Tobacco and Reynolds American’s $29.25 billion takeover of Lorillard. The high court’s ruling means opponents of the tobacco megadeal cannot pursue a claim that BAT violated a fiduciary duty…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • N.C. Supreme Court sides with physical therapy board in fight over ‘dry needling’

    A unanimous N.C. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling favoring the state’s physical therapy board in a fight over regulation of “dry needling.” The ruling means that N.C. physical therapists can provide dry needling treatment. The 7-0 decision affirms the N.C. Business Court’s August 2017 ruling that the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • Martin Center column focuses on professors and diversity

    John Rosenberg writes for the Martin Center about college professors’ role in promoting diversity. Ever since Justice Powell’s lone opinion in Bakke allowed the camel’s nose of “diversity” under the anti-discrimination tent, controversy has raged over preferential treatment awarded to college applicants of certain races. Just as hurricanes often…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • Taking Ocasio-Cortez seriously

    Jesse Kelly writes for the Federalist that conservatives would be unwise to treat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez solely as an object of ridicule. Earlier this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up a tweet so mind-numbingly stupid that simply calling it “factually incorrect” would be an insult to the word “incorrect.” As…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • About that era of greater civility

    Philip Wegmann of the Washington Examiner offers a history lesson for those who decry today’s political incivility. Obama and Clinton certainly weren’t sinless when they squared off during the 2008 Democratic primary. He said, “She’ll say anything and change nothing.” She said he was an empty suit full…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • Hanson decries a ‘perpetual presidency’

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online takes note of former President Barack Obama’s response to his successor’s administration. Obama’s charges are paradoxical. On one hand, Obama seems to believe that he, rather than Trump, should be credited with the current economic boom and the emergence of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018