Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters are likely to learn about final election results on Nov. 3. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines N.C. public school enrollment losses.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
  • The Right AOC on Point: New study debunks N.C. Medicaid expansion cost myths

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” highlights a new JLF study that spells out potential Medicaid expansion costs for North Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at and
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
  • Trump stands out for what he hasn’t done

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist points to one form or inaction from President Trump as a key reason to support his re-election. Foreign leaders across the world have treated the coronavirus as an opportunity for unprecedented power grabs. China and South Korea track their citizens digitally. Israel suspended…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
  • Rebutting the notion of Biden as centrist

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes a key element of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s appeal. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s new openness to liberal priorities such as eliminating the legislative filibuster and packing the Supreme Court raise fresh questions about how durable his centrism and institutionalism…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
  • A media ‘information suppression complex’

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon lament mainstream media outlets’ disinterest in a scandal involving the Democratic presidential nominee and his son. If you needed evidence that “Russian disinformation” has become a catchall term for anything that undermines the Democratic Party’s electoral prospects, look no further than the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
  • Krugman’s failings exposed again

    Casey Mulligan reminds National Review Online readers that fellow high-profile economist Paul Krugman is wrong about many of the issues that attract his attention. Professor Paul Krugman “has a good understanding of the essentials of international trade (the basis for his Nobel Prize Award) and explains them well,”…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
  • Comparison to Hillary looks less than ideal for Biden

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is underperforming his 2016 predecessor. On October 20, 2016: Hillary Clinton was up 6.8 in the RealClearPolitics average in Pennsylvania. Today, Biden is up 3.8. (that race only tightened to 2.1 in the last week…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020