Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the special legislative session for Hurricane Florence relief might provide only a temporary break from partisan fights within state government. John Hood’s Daily Journal points out reasons why North Carolinians are upbeat about this state’s direction.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
  • Weaponizing the courts

    Warren Henry explains in a Federalist column that it’s not hard to find ideas on the political left for tranforming the federal courts into political weapons. When Vox published “The case for abolishing the Supreme Court,” no one on the right could have been shocked. The left has…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • Trump and criminal justice reform

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why they believe President Trump is the right person to lead reform of the criminal justice system. Momentum is building within the conservative movement for prison reform, momentum punctuated by the Oval Office visit Thursday of rapper Kanye West. A criminal justice…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • Learning a lesson from neighbors up north

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a new book from former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. By his own telling, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper entered politics almost accidentally. He joined the Reform Party of Canada as a side project while pursuing his masters…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • Dems look ahead to 2020

    Jay Cost of National Review Online looks past the midterm elections and focuses on the next process of nominating a Democratic presidential candidate. In three weeks and two days, the jockeying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will begin. That will probably be an out-and-out circus. Over the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • The world still hasn’t ended, and some people are mad

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores bizarre reactions in some political corners to our ever-improving world. We were not supposed to have made it this far. George Orwell saw night descending on us in 1984. Orwell was, on paper, a radical, but in his heart he was…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Raleigh’s adoption of new regulations for Airbnb and similar short-term rentals. The Daily Journal asks how a state with the nation’s 9th-best fiscal health can have a governor who gets a grade of F for fiscal policies.
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
  • Martin Center column examines potential benefits of an NBA rule change

    Josh Edwards writes for the Martin Center about how the National Basketball Association could make a change that would help colleges. It is increasingly apparent that college basketball serves as an unofficial minor league for the National Basketball Association (NBA) rather than as an extracurricular activity for students. And…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018