Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Economic boom gets in the Democrats’ way

    Betsy McCaughey writes for Real Clear Politics about the economic challenge for Democrats. Democrats, now the majority in the House of Representatives, are trying to turn that body into the House of Resistance. They vowed to use the State of the Union to voice their claims that the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • A bad idea designed to protect politicians

    Alex Baiocco takes aim in the Washington Examiner at a proposal on Capitol Hill dubbed H.R. 1. It would establish new rules governing what people can say about Congress. (Thanks, Nancy Pelosi!) What if members of Congress told you the only way to preserve democracy in America was…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • Your tax dollars at work: Sleeping at the border edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon takes her latest campaign against dubious government spending to the southern U.S. border. The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $1.5 million on a study of the sleep habits of Mexican Americans living along the U.S. border. The “border health”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • Goldberg tackles ‘social justice’

    Jonah Goldberg identifies for National Review Online readers a major problem with “social justice.” … [S]ocial justice is nonsense. Now, when I say “nonsense,” I mean nonsensical, as in lacking interior logic and definitional rigor. A few years ago, while working on my book The Tyranny of Clichés,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • Adapting Kavanaugh smear tactics to his potential successor

    Jeremy Carl writes for National Review Online about the attacks launched against President Trump’s nominee to succeed Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. If you were to design a perfect judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a laboratory, that judge would look…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the state treasurer believes N.C. government doesn’t have enough debt capacity to build all road projects promised in a 2018 bond package. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal questions the costs of expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.  …
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
  • Martin Center column probes New York school’s suppression of free speech

    David Seidemann describes for Martin Center readers one New York university’s disturbing stance on free speech. Public universities morally should and legally must uphold free speech. Unfortunately, the university where I’ve taught for 43 years has a very bad record, and matters are getting worse. The City University of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
  • Wall Street Journal ponders Trump’s re-election agenda

    Editors at the Wall Street Journal outline steps President Trump could take to boost his prospects in the 2020 campaign. The paradox of Donald Trump’s Presidency after two years is that his main successes are the result of traditional Republican policies. His main trouble has come from the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019