Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on challenges for North Carolina’s private liquor business. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion laments the rise of the “woke zealot” and anti-truth.
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2021
  • Bad Blue-State Policies Prompt Call for ‘Greater Idaho’

    Tristan Justice writes for the Federalist about an interesting response to poor government policies in Portland and Sacramento. No state is more emblematic of deepening political and cultural divisions in America than Oregon, where a movement is underway in the state’s more conservative southern and eastern counties to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • Inflation, Infrastructure, and a GOP Challenge

    Christian Datoc of the Washington Examiner reports on the political debate surrounding a proposed federal infrastructure package. The bipartisan infrastructure framework negotiations have seemingly driven an inflation-shaped wedge between centrist Republican senators and other party members. Of the 11 Republican senators who endorsed the so-called bipartisan proposal, just…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • Texas Democrat Demonstrates Absurdity of Voter ID Complaints

    Joseph Simonson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient fact for one voter ID opponent. One of the Texas Democrats who fled the state to protest a GOP-backed voter ID bill promoted an event that required park cleanup volunteers to provide multiple proofs of identification—standards the lawmakers…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • National Review Praises Space Efforts from Bezos, Branson

    Editors at National Review Online offer kind words about two high-profile entrepreneurial efforts in space exploration. Over the last two weeks, a new frontier in space travel has been opened — not by NASA or the Chinese government, or by an international consortium, but by two billionaires: Richard…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones’ ‘Bizarre Martyrdom’ Explored

    Frederick Hess and Tracey Schirra explore at National Review Online the recent controversy surrounding journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. One of the summer’s less predictable media firestorms has been the angst-ridden watch party concerning whether celebrity journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones would receive tenure along with a prestigious chair in the University…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 response. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion highlights Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s focus on the dignity of work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
  • Martin Center Column Explores ‘Blowing Boiler’ of American Higher Education

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about two major problems for American universities. The need for change in the visual arts may offer a way to fix two of the many fundamental problems afflicting American liberal arts education in general. These are the related problems of grade inflation…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2021