Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • American aspiration’s continuing importance

    Ryan Streeter of the American Enterprise Institute explores the important role of aspiration in American society. Our era of grievance politics suffers from a collective blind spot to American aspiration. We hear very little from either presidential campaign about the American Dream or the hopes that motivate small…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
  • Documenting Democrats’ Supreme Court tantrum

    Editors at the Washington Examiner ponder the Democratic Party’s negative response to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats aren’t just opposing the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. They’re having a tantrum over it. On Thursday, as…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online reports criticism of Raleigh’s housing bond referendum. CJ Online also reports on the latest developments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of North Carolina’s absentee-ballot legal dispute. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democrats might fall just short in their bid…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
  • Martin Center column explores election’s potential impact on higher education

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center explores the 2020 election’s likely effects on federal higher education policy. Though the 2020 election has focused on COVID-19 and the economy, higher ed has still gotten some attention. But only one party has a plan to transform college in their image. The…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • The limits of cancel culture

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist questions the impact of so-called “cancel culture.” One sentence into this article and I’ve already written too much about the cancellation of Chris Pratt. To be precise, like Kevin Hart, Pratt is not actually cancellable. That’s the only thing worth mentioning about this…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • Panning Biden’s favorite economist

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights the track record of an economist who influences Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. In making the case that he would improve on President Trump’s policies, Joe Biden likes to cite forecasts from economist Mark Zandi that show that his platform would…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • How many COVID-19 changes will become permanent?

    Victor Davis Hanson ponders at National Review Online the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term impact on the ways Americans live their lives. The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting, and protesting — all in a presidential-election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • National Review questions government’s case against Google

    Editors at National Review Online explore the federal government’s antitrust action against Google. The Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google doesn’t live up to the hype. Early reports suggested a bipartisan group of state attorneys general might join together with the feds and demand the company’s breakup. Instead, the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020