Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Important questions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online asks questions linked to the coronavirus panic. There are a lot of known unknowns and paradoxes in these times of uncertainty. Here are a few. 1) Trump is criticized as both “racist” and “xenophobic” in his condemnations of the “Chinese” virus,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on charities. The Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of constitutional safeguards during an emergency.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
  • Martin Center column highlights N.C. colleges’ response to coronavirus

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to N.C. colleges’ reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors met in special session by conference call. After UNC system president William Roper gave his report, board member Marty Kotis asked…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • A campaign challenge for Biden

    Marc Caputo writes for Politico about the obstacles ahead for Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden. Joe Biden reached a new and heady milestone when he shellacked Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona to become the de facto Democratic nominee for president. But there was no soaring speech…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • More praise for telemedicine’s role

    Jerry Rogers writes for Real Clear Health about the important role of telemedicine in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. From northern Alaska to islands off Florida—and countless places in between—telemedicine is saving, extending, and improving American lives. As we’ve witnessed the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease in recent…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • Concern about a ‘soft police state’

    Ben Stein explains in an American Spectator column why the California governor’s recent actions should cause concern. … [O]ur Governor, “Pretty Boy” Gavin Newsom, had just ordered us Californians to stay indoors and in our homes for the foreseeable future. The reason, of course, is the highly contagious…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • A warning about the limits of law

    Andrew McCarthy reminds National Review Online readers that legal restraints require more than just the paper on which they’re printed. Jim Geraghty posted about the decision by Dare County, N.C., to close its borders to non-residents. Is it merely a reaction, or an overreaction, to the coronavirus pandemic…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • Placing blame for the COVID-19 pandemic

    Guy Sorman of City Journal blames one man in communist China for the world’s current health scare. I hold Xi Jinping guilty of starting the coronavirus pandemic, which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has now caused thousands of deaths around the world and an economic…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020