Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Congress avoids tough decisions on military matters

    Jay Cost explains at National Review Online why he believes Congress is shirking its duty when it comes to war-related decisions. Last week President Trump authorized strikes on military installations in Syria, in response to its use of chemical weapons. I think this is a good thing. Chemical…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty’s recent vote promoting free speech on campus. The Daily Journal explains that the N.C. Supreme Court can join or avoid a partisan political fight between the Democratic governor and Republican-led General Assembly.
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2018
  • Staddon critiques Duke Divinity School in Martin Center column

    Duke professor emeritus John Staddon takes aim at the Duke Divinity School in his latest Martin Center column. The chickens have come home to roost at Duke’s Divinity School. Protesting students claim the school is insufficiently diverse. More needs to be done, they say, to combat racism, transphobia, homophobia,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
  • The impact of Democratic attacks on Trump

    John Hinderaker muses for the Power Line blog that ceaseless attacks on President Trump might be leading to different results than Democrats had anticipated. I’ve been wondering whether a backlash would develop against the Democrats’ crazed, ceaseless attacks on President Trump. No one has ever seen anything like…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
  • Forbes pans new Fed head

    Steve Forbes explains in the latest Forbes magazine why he’s unimpressed with the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S new chairman, Jerome Powell, recently presided over his first meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets central bank policy, most particularly the level of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
  • Public pension plan problems

    Eric Boehm writes for about the latest bad news linked to American public pension plans. After several years of steady investment growth and higher contributions from taxpayers, most of America’s public sector pension plans are still awash in red ink. According to a new report from the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
  • Paying attention to the latest CBO forecast

    James Capretta writes for Real Clear Policy about sobering implications of the latest Congressional Budget Office projections. The Congressional Budget Office’s latest forecast makes a convincing case that fiscal complacency is now dangerous for the U.S. economy. CBO projects the federal government will borrow an additional $12.4 trillion…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018
  • More warnings about the power grid

    Michael Barrett writes at Real Clear Defense about the need to take steps that would protect the American electric grid. Security, industry and government officials are increasingly warning that the U.S. electrical power grid faces potential widespread failure from broad-based, systemic threats such as a cyberattack or massive…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2018