Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • Martin Center column targets high textbook prices

    Megan Zogby writes for the Martin Center about the continuing problem of high college textbook prices. As college textbook prices have increased 88 percent since 2006, education reformers wonder how universities can make books more affordable. One simple thing they could do is to stop selling textbooks with absurdly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Trump as Toto … the dog, not the band

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker compares the president to a small pooch, but in a good way. If you remember The Wizard of Oz you will recall that Toto, Dorothy’s dog, pulled back the curtain, revealing that the wizard was just a little guy working a panel…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Fracking’s long-term impact

    Noah Rothman of Commentary labels the last 10 years the “fracking decade.” Implications of fracking extended far beyond energy prices. The most disorienting seismic shifts attributable to the fracking revolution have been felt in the Middle East, where oil served as the lifeblood of rogue regimes for almost…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • An economic statistic that’s bound to help Trump

    Matt Margolis highlights at an economic fact that’s likely to work in President Trump’s favor during this re-election year. It doesn’t seem all that long ago the media and liberal academia were predicting economic meltdown in the aftermath of Trump’s election. Liberal “economist” Paul Krugman, for example,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • A new look at public universities

    James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley devote a National Affairs article to the future role of public universities. In recent years, public universities have faced a troubling question: Can they remain financially solvent while serving their own residents at the low tuition rates that were common several…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Trump using opponents’ actions against them

    Gary Gindler writes at the American Thinker about one side effect of reflexive anti-Trumpism. It took the American mass disinformation media and the … Democrats three years of Trump’s presidency to finally develop a coherent policy of confronting Trump. This policy is very primitive: everything that Trump does…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a new report that calls for major increases in N.C. school funding. Brooke Conrad previews this week’s legislative session. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges prudence in the debate over voter ID.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Martin Center column highlights job skills that colleges don’t teach

    Chloe Anagnos writes for the Martin Center about an important omission from the typical college education. Every college student knows that, once they graduate, landing the job of their dreams isn’t going to just happen. Yet, students still downplay the difficulties they will face, either because they don’t understand…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020