Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Theresa Opeka reports for Carolina Journal Online on Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s response to controversy over recently publicized comments. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why ongoing COVID-related school closings were a mistake. John Trump’s CJ Opinion says a recent hearing highlighted the mess created by N.C. alcohol…
    Mitch Kokai, October 13, 2021
  • Garland Goes to War Against American Families

    Miranda Devine writes in the New York Post about the U.S. attorney general’s misguided attack on families. Only a fool pokes a mama bear, but that’s Merrick Garland for you. The attorney general thought to be such a moderate that 20 Republicans confirmed his nomination turns out to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • Left Sends Parents Awful Message in Canceling Gifted Education

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist ponders the decision to kill off gifted education in New York City. As if the striver types who keep New York City’s lights on need any more reasons to flee, outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he’s canceling gifted education for “equality.” The…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • Republicans Target Spanish Speakers’ Votes

    Emily Brooks of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting component of Republicans’ long-term electoral strategy. Hispanic and Latino voters helped give Republicans some of their biggest gains in the last election, and national Republicans are investing big in making relationships in the growing portion of the electorate ahead…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • Good for Thee, Not for Me: Stacey Abrams’ ‘Stolen Election’ Edition

    Brad Raffensperger writes at National Review Online about an apparent double standard involving claims about stolen elections. Last week, I called out Stacey Abrams for making the same kind of stolen-election claims regarding her 2018 gubernatorial loss that President Trump has roundly, and rightly, been criticized for making…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • McAuliffe Blames Critical Race Theory Controversy on Conservatives

    Zachary Evans reports for National Review Online on a dubious claim from Virginia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Former Virginia governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe claimed that controversies over critical race theory in public schools are a “made up” plan by Republicans to “divide” voters, in comments…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on reactions to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A new CJ Opinion focuses on two recent N.C. court opinions that emphasize the separation of powers and economic liberty rights.
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2021
  • Martin Center Highlights N.C. State Professor’s Lawsuit Against School

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center interviews a professor from N.C. State who is suing the university. Incidents of academics being targeted for their views are on the rise, according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE notes that the number of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2021