Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Impeachment’s minimal political impact

    Editors at Issues and Insights document Democrats’ “impeachment losing streak.” Has any political ploy failed as spectacularly as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay sending the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over to the Senate. Even Democrats are now telling her the jig is up.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • Warren ‘scrambling for survival’ in 2020 Democratic race

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner points out important obstacles for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid. Elizabeth Warren’s once-surging Democratic presidential nomination bid is losing steam. After largely shunning national television interviews, the Massachusetts senator, 70, appeared on Sunday morning news programs and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • Iran’s bad options in a U.S. clash

    Victor Davis Hanson explains at National Review Online why Iran would be unwise to escalate its clash with the United States. After losing its top strategist, military commander, and arch-terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian theocracy is weighing responses. One, Iran can quiet down and cease military provocations. ……
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • Young climate prophet faces mockery

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the less-than-enthusiastic response to Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic climate tirades. “Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists,” the Babylon Bee reported in December, adding in an attached…
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s hard to have a good debate about public education in North Carolina when people rely on false information about teacher pay and the impact of school choice on public school enrollment. Terry Stoops addresses some public education myths during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on possible consequences of one rural N.C. county’s increased access to medical equipment. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal reviews health policy at the N.C. General Assembly in 2019.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
  • Don’t equate lowering the tax rate with offering targeted incentives

    In an otherwise excellent article about the limited impact of targeted tax incentives in North Carolina (already noted by “Locker Room” colleague Jon Sanders), Zachary Eanes of the Raleigh News & Observer offers the following statement: North Carolina, which has repeatedly lowered its corporate tax rate over the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • A Venezuelan’s warning about Democratic socialism

    Daniel Di Martino offers readers a personal account of the impact of Democratic socialism. [F]or Americans used to a liberal government, it can be hard to envision what a democratic-socialist America would really look like. But I can. I’ve lived it. I saw my home country go…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020