Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • Appeals Court rules against Mecklenburg sheriff in concealed handgun permit dispute

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ordered it to reconsider the Mecklenburg County sheriff’s office’s rejection of a concealed handgun permit for a Vietnam veteran. The appellate judges agreed that the sheriff’s office had not given Howard Duvall adequate notice of the reason for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Appeals Court strikes down sweepstakes kiosks

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court and ruled against operators of sweepstakes kiosks. The complicated case generated separate opinions from all three judges. They agreed that the challenged kiosks violate North Carolina’s ban on video sweepstakes machines. But the judges disagreed…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Price transparency and health care

    Tom Coburn writes for Fox Business about the role of price transparency in improving American health care. Democratic presidential primary candidates are spending a lot of time talking about health care but no time talking about the primary driver of runaway costs – the lack of price transparency.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Critiquing American companies that do China’s bidding

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist considers American companies that kowtow to the Chinese communist government. Twitter and Facebook are the exceptions to a disturbing trend of U.S.-based companies bowing and scraping before the Chinese Communist Party. Witness the recent spectacle of the NBA censoring fans on American…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Pence and the impeachment fight

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the battle over presidential impeachment. Vice President Mike Pence has beefed up his West Wing communications team as he confronts an accelerating impeachment inquiry into President Trump and an unpredictable 2020 reelection campaign. Pence…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Learning lessons from nations that rejected socialism

    Lee Edwards writes for National Review Online about nations that tried socialism and found it wanting. Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • Warren as Jussie Smollett

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online compares a leading Democratic presidential contender with a now-disgraced actor. Elizabeth Warren has a moving story about being fired from a teaching job because she was pregnant, a story that perfectly complements her political narrative that she is the tribune and champion…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s cash crunch. The Daily Journal highlights the one N.C. Supreme Court case this year in which the two likely candidates for chief justice have written against each other.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019