Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 6)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the state budget impasse’s impact on preparations for a new public high school financial literacy course. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions renewable energy advocates’ unrealistic demands from Duke Energy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
  • Martin Center column focuses on conservatives, progressives, and academic tenure

    Gregory Borse writes for the Martin Center about ideological adversaries working together to protect academic tenure. In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure. Author David Clemens, relying on his own faculty experience, explained the dangers to the American Academy—and American…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • WaPo whopper dissected

    Becket Adams highlights for the Washington Examiner a piece of amazingly bad journalism from one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. It is painful reading all the corrections added to a July 23 Washington Post article about black families and southern farmland. But one cannot help but…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • Teen motherhood down, but the news is not all good

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon probes the latest data linked to teen motherhood. The teen birth rate has been cut in half since 2008, but the causes behind plummeting teenage pregnancies could also extend into adulthood and contribute to a demographic crisis. Although teen pregnancy…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • Echoes of 2004 in the 2020 campaign

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online turns the clock back 15 years. Democrats by 2004 had become obsessed with defeating incumbent President George W. Bush. Four years earlier, in the 2000 election, Bush had won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. Democrats were still furious…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • Illiberal democracy panned

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online focuses on the rush to tyranny among some supposedly liberal politicians. There are two rules for illiberal democracy. The first rule is that during an emergency certain illiberal and anti-democratic measures are necessary to ensure public safety, national security, and the practice…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina has seen multiple reforms this year of state alcohol regulations. Rick Henderson analyzes those reforms and the prospects for future changes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses recent changes with North Carolina’s Innovative School District for struggling public schools. University…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about a bill that would help more small businesses offer health insurance to their employees. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on smarter school safety strategies.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019