Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 5)

  • AOC considers abolishing prisons

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the latest dubious proposal from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Congressional firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said that America needs to have a “real conversation” about “prison abolition” on Monday morning. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the story of a black…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
  • Dissing Democrats’ Facebook complaints

    John York and Hans von Spakovsky devote a National Review Online column to an examination of Democrats’ complaints about Facebook’s latest decision. Facebook recently stated that it will neither censor nor “fact-check” statements by politicians on their site. This is great for political speech but — apparently…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
  • National Review editors place Ukraine controversy in perspective

    Editors at National Review Online cut through the partisan spin about presidential impeachment in evaluating the Ukraine controversy. No one in our political debate has been very careful about distinctions lately, so why should the Ukraine controversy be any different? In evaluating the controversy, it is necessary to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on mini-budgets advancing through the General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that future political developments might surprise us.
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
  • Impeachment vs. economy

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about the clash between D.C. impeachment buzz and the economic news on Main Street. The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. Trump himself succinctly captured their dilemma last Friday: “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
  • A closer look at the source of impeachment proposals

    Willis Krumholz uses a Federalist column to dissect Democrats’ push for presidential impeachment. The impeachment story begins in the heart of the Washington swamp. House Democrat Adam Schiff and his intelligence committee staff cooked up a carefully crafted “whistleblower” complaint with an anonymous CIA bureaucrat. In a gossipy…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
  • Another important U.S. Supreme Court term

    Adam Carrington of the Washington Examiner highlights high-profile cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Coming Supreme Court decisions may not rise to impeachment levels of excitement. But don’t let that fool you, this one will be big. Last year, very few Supreme Court cases caught national attention,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
  • National Review editor picks apart NYT’s historical rewrite

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about flaws in the New York Times‘ 1619 project. There are all sorts of things you can reasonably say about the juxtaposition of our ideals and slavery — that our founders were conflicted and hypocritical; that our ideals were incompletely realized…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019