Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that voters in a dozen N.C. counties will see proposed sales tax increases on their primary ballots. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the negative impact of poor political leaders.
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2018
  • The welfare state grows old

    William Voegeli offers National Review readers an apt assessment of the welfare state’s long-term challenge. Until the last Baby Boomer dies sometime in the second half of this century, the welfare state’s struggles will … highlight the fact that it was built on weak foundations. Yes, it will…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column takes Duke professor to task

    George Leef’s latest column for the Martin Center focuses on the flawed work of a Duke history professor. Last year, Duke University History Professor Nancy MacLean became one of the country’s best-known academics for her book Democracy in Chains. That is not, however, to say that her book was…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • Kudlow’s potential positive role

    David Harsanyi writes at the Federalist that the Trump administration upgrades its team by adding Larry Kudlow as head of the National Economic Council. For fans of pro-growth policies — deregulation, low taxation and open trade — it’s great news for obvious reasons. Kudlow has been a decades’…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • Podhoretz claims the GOP is in denial

    John Podhoretz argues in a New York Post column that Republicans refuse to admit that they’re in for a blowout loss in the 2018 midterm elections. Perhaps you remember the classic scene in “The Naked Gun” when Leslie Nielsen’s wonderfully idiotic police Lt. Frank Drebin stands in front…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • Inclusion and its antonym

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about a warped understanding of the term “inclusion.” When a large-scale survey of college students’ attitudes toward free speech was released this week, the terms were puzzling. Students were presented with the following choice: Is it more important to protect free-speech…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • When aggression is so ‘micro’ that it doesn’t exist

    Katherine Timpf of National Review Online highlights an example of librarians contributing to college campus silliness. According to an “Anti-Oppression Library Guide” written by a group of librarians at Simmons College in Boston, “saying ‘God bless you’ after someone sneezes” is a microaggression against Muslim people. “Islamomisic Microaggressions…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers continue to question the $58 million they label Gov. Roy Cooper’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline “slush fund.” Dan Way recaps the latest developments in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops highlights important new facts and figures linked to N.C. public schools. John Hood…
    Mitch Kokai, March 16, 2018