Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Attacks on free markets from multiple angles

    Jonah Goldberg reminds us in the latest Commentary magazine cover story that opposition to free-market policies emerges from more than just one end of the political spectrum. The major difference between the left and the right when it comes to any movement dedicated to overthrowing the free-market…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • Look beyond the headlines, and the Mercatus Center rankings highlight disturbing news

    Veronique de Rugy explains at why the latest Mercatus Center ranking of states’ fiscal health raises serious concerns. [T]he study’s most important finding is that being at the top makes you healthier than others by comparison but not necessarily healthy overall. In fact, the authors show…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • Kavanaugh and the administrative state

    Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute explains how new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could play a positive role in addressing the administrative state. … [T]he judiciary has failed in its responsibility to ensure that the laws binding on the American people will be made in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • Democrats’ over-the-top reaction to rapper’s embrace of Trump

    Roger Simon uses a column to probe the overheated reaction to hip-hop star Kanye West’s support for President Trump. The Democrats are having a full on freakout — virtually “intergalactic” in Louisiana Senator Kennedy’s now-immortal phrase — in their response to Kanye West’s support, indeed embrace, of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • Governments and private-sector accounting standards

    Matthew Klein argues for Barron’s that governments need to adopt stricter accounting standards. Governments hide what they owe and ignore what they own. Current practice “misses large swaths of government activity” and encourages “illusory fiscal practices,” the International Monetary Fund notes in its latest Fiscal Monitor report, which…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that municipal waste overflows dwarfed hog waste discharges linked to Hurricane Florence. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of applying correct measures of N.C. public schools’ performance.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
  • Martin Center column highlights concealed-carry gun rules at Texas colleges

    Joseph Warta writes for the Martin Center about a court case involving Texas-style university safety measures. The fight for gun rights on campus is often contentious and generally does not favor the Second Amendment. But in August, pro-gun advocates won a major battle when a federal appeals court threw…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018
  • Questioning predictions of a ‘blue wave’

    Paul Crookston reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a recent forecast of midterm election results, including assessments of a potential “blue wave.” Experts argued against the notion that polls show Democrats already in position for a historic wave in November’s midterm elections at the American Enterprise Institute’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018