Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on volunteers working to spruce up a Wake County elementary school. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why Americans should treat single-payer health care promises with skepticism.
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
  • Campus kookiness heads to Main Street

    Inez Feltscher Stepman writes for the Federalist about the dangers of campus “insanity” filtering into the broader society. Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining that upon impact with the “real world,” blue-haired social justice warrior activists would have to grow up and confront the hard realities…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • Biden’s past coming back to bite him: Jefferson Davis edition

    Alana Goodman reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest piece of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s past that could come back to haunt him in the 2020 primary election. Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden once voted to restore the U.S. citizenship of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • Warren wealth tax faces scrutiny

    Charles Fain Lehman and David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon focus on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s wide-ranging progressive platform is dependent in part on an “Ultra-Millionaire” wealth tax on the richest people in the United States, but questions about…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • Goldberg detects a conservative divide

    Jonah Goldberg writes at National Review Online about a divide within the conservative movement that could prove devastating. The idea holding together the conservative movement since the 1960s was called “fusionism.” The concept, which always worked better as an organizing principle than a philosophical one, was that freedom…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • A free-speech ‘revolution’ on college campuses

    David French of National Review Online detects some good news on American college campuses. I watched Texas this week follow Tennessee to become the 17th state to enact campus free-speech legislation. In fact, Texas isn’t just following Tennessee, it’s following a number of its neighbors. More states have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate committee discussion of a bill targeting safe disposal of spent solar energy panels. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores different definitions of the word “freedom.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
  • LISTEN HERE: JLF’s Donald van der Vaart testifies about assessing solar panels’ environmental impact

    State senators are considering new rules for disposal of spent solar panels and other solar equipment in North Carolina. During an hourlong hearing on Senate Bill 568, they heard support for the idea from Donald van der Vaart, John Locke Foundation senior fellow. Listen to van der Vaart’s…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2019