Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Leef tackles debate over student loan forgiveness

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the debate surrounding forgiveness of federal college student loans. Once again, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has kicked the hornet’s nest, this time by changing the rules for deciding if a student will be relieved of his or her obligation to repay…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • Raising red flags about AP European history

    Peter Wood explains in a Federalist column how history seems to be repeating itself (my bad joke, not his) when it comes to the College Board’s treatment of European history. The American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick Hess and Grant Addison writing at National Review Online give the National Association…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • Columnist identifies ‘crunch time’ for Trump agenda

    James Antle explains in the Washington Examiner why now is a critical time for President Trump’s policy agenda. Donald Trump is entering the second year of his presidency, but he and Republicans in Congress will need to govern as though it’s his last. After months of inaction on…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • Business groups and association health plans

    Ali Meyer of the Washington Free Beacon reports business groups’ favorable reaction to a federal rule targeting health care options. Business groups are voicing their support for the Department of Labor’s rule that aims to help Americans find coverage by expanding the use of Association Health Plans. The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • Justice versus identity politics

    David French distinguishes between the two in a National Review Online column. Social movements go awry the instant they move from justice to identity politics. Movements like #MeToo are immensely valuable when they can lead to awareness and — crucially — accountability for the individuals who commit legal…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • National Review editor believes we should take Oprah seriously

    Rich Lowry explains at National Review Online why he believes it would be a mistake to discount the prospect of a presidential bid from media superstar Oprah Winfrey. If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today. The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the latest court ruling tossing out North Carolina’s congressional election map because of partisan gerrymandering. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why even rare cases of illegal election ballots merit policies that provide safeguards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
  • The future of self-driving cars

    Melissa Quinn of the Washington Examiner details the latest developments in the push for self-driving vehicles. For auto manufacturers, technology experts, and lawmakers, 2018 is shaping up to be the year that paves the way for deployment of self-driving vehicles. Last year, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2018