Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC System board member who recommends an increased focus on online learning. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how loosening government regulations can help North Carolina address the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2020
  • Martin Center column highlights controversy involving NYU and Weinstein trial

    Anthony DiMauro writes for the Martin Center about the Harvey Weinstein trial’s impact on one university. Elizabeth Loftus is perhaps one of the world’s most renowned cognitive psychologists. She is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California-Irvine where she lectures about the cognitive sciences and in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • Did Bernie lose the battle but win the war?

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner looks into the long-term implications of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s leftward drift. Joe Biden will almost certainly be the Democratic presidential nominee, but Bernie Sanders and his far-left allies could be the biggest winners as the former vice president adopts positions…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • Labor group exploiting coronavirus to pad its bank account

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one labor group’s dubious response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A labor group plans to line its pockets with donations sent to an emergency fund that claims to help service-sector workers affected by the coronavirus. The forced closure of restaurants…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • Biden’s strategy moving forward

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores former Vice President Joe Biden’s political strategy. First, Biden will copy the Bloomberg playbook and avoid campaign appearances as much as possible, instead relying on ads, endorsements, and the occasional short, teleprompter-aided speech. Biden also will name administration officials in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • National Review warns about another Chinese virus

    Editors at National Review Online warn about a viral problem emanating from China that will linger long after COVID-19 finishes doing its damage. … [T]he culpability of the Chinese government in the disaster that is playing out around the world is discussed, if it is discussed at all,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As North Carolina copes with the coronavirus, government rules and restrictions stand in the way of some effective responses. Jordan Roberts discusses reforms that could help state residents during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from an early legislative debate about state…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s commitment to transparency involving the State Health Plan and public pensions. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains how the COVID-19 pandemic exposes flaws in North Carolina’s alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2020