Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Bush and the world order

    Yuval Levin devotes a National Review Online column to placing George H.W. Bush’s life in context. In the wake of this weekend’s sad news, many have noted that George H.W. Bush strikes us now as a figure from another era. Bush’s career spanned that era, and his death…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Tar Heel State will continue to play a role as a national political battleground in 2020. That’s a key finding from the latest Civitas poll. Rick Henderson dissects the poll’s findings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way analyzes State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on three Republican senators calling for a bipartisan probe of absentee voting irregularities in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Lindsay Marchello reports on the State Board of Education’s vote to add a Goldsboro school to the Innovative School District. John Trump’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
  • Putin and a new arms race

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner details Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s latest anti-American pronouncement. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday threatened a new nuclear arms race with the U.S. after the Trump administration threatened to abandon an arms treaty due to Russia’s noncompliance. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • Your tax dollars at work: Veterinary diversity edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents another questionable use of nearly a quarter-million taxpayer dollars. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending over $200,000 on “enhancing diversity” of veterinarians. A grant was awarded earlier this year to Tuskegee University in Alabama, which will host workshops and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • Bernie Sanders: Do as I say, not as I do on climate change

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights useful information about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ so-called carbon footprint. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • New book explores government’s role in keeping people poor

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute describes at National Review Online the role government plays in perpetuating poverty. Conservatives point to a “culture of poverty” and suggest that much deprivation is the result of flawed choices and behavior by the poor themselves. They point to a strong correlation…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • The perils of ‘policy paralysis’ for the GOP

    Fred Bauer writes at National Review Online about the Republican Congress’ inability to compile a record of accomplishments. One of the more unfortunate themes of the Trump era is that, even though Donald Trump seized the Republican nomination as a result of the deeper policy paralysis of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018