Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican judicial candidates running as a team in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reviews the long 2019 N.C. legislative session.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
  • Americans support guns with their wallets

    Lawrence Keane documents for the Federalist recent gun-sale trends. There’s no denying it: Americans still value gun ownership. The total number of firearm background checks conducted on Nov. 29, 2019, was 202,465. That is the second-highest single day for the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
  • Paul’s proposed student loan fix

    Brad Polumbo writes for the Washington Examiner about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s idea for addressing concerns about college student loans. Republicans and sensible liberals alike are right to point out the ample flaws in “free college” proposals, regressive policies that would amount to a government handout to the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
  • Supreme Court’s latest gun-rights case produces interesting admissions

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details interesting elements of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments about gun rights. The lawyer defending New York City in a Second Amendment case on Monday admitted to the Supreme Court that the city’s gun restrictions had no impact on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
  • Questioning claims that the U.S. is ‘winning’ a trade war

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online takes aim at President Trump’s trade war. The problem with winning a race to the bottom is that you end up at the bottom. President Donald Trump’s idiotically conceived and incompetently executed trade war with China shows no signs of abating —…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
  • Tax code discourages charity

    Howard Husock reminds us at National Review Online that the federal tax code blocks some charitable giving. Giving Tuesday is trying to push back against a tide that transcends appeals to individual generosity. To actually increase charitable giving, we must adjust the tax code. Today, the overwhelming number…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of the Silent Sam agreement on other Confederate monument disputes. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on kids’ near-constant exposure to media.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019