Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. House’s unsuccessful vote to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen N.C. gyms and bars. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal contrasts mob rule with the rule of law.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2020
  • UNC economist Zelder sees ‘remarkably encouraging’ coronavirus news

    UNC-Chapel Hill economist Martin Zelder submits the following column: NORTH CAROLINA’S REMARKABLY ENCOURAGING CORONAVIRUS SITUATION Coronavirus numbers are everywhere you look, and the source of anxiety. Some numbers — like the total number of recorded cases since the start of the epidemic — must, by their very definition, grow…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • Martin Center column probes American universities’ leading role in research

    John Staddon writes for the Martin Center about American universities’ longstanding leadership in scientific research. Miguel Urquiola is professor and chair of the department of economics at Columbia University. His special field is education and his book Markets, Minds, and Money: Why America Leads the World in University Research…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • Placing COVID-19 case numbers in context

    Editors at Issues and Insights counter the hysteria about rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. [T]he Centers for Disease Control has long predicted that coronavirus cases would increase as the country reopened, for the simple reason that the lockdowns were never intended to stop the spread of the disease,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • A warning about the history of ‘King Mob’

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist urges readers to take seriously the threat posed by unruly mobs on American streets. For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • Trump, Biden to focus on different campaign strategies

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner explores the two main presidential combatants’ different approaches to the November election. President Trump’s first post-lockdown campaign rally was seen as a disappointment, but Republicans are betting that being noticeably more active on the campaign trail than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • Defending Jefferson from the mob

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains why “Thomas Jefferson Must Stand,” regardless of today’s anti-historical mobs. They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protesters in Portland, Ore., used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
  • National Review editors criticize vandalism of statues

    Editors at National Review Online call for the end of mob damage to historical statues across the country. Spasmodic attempts to remake the world invariably involve the throwing out of the good along with the bad. Our ongoing bout of statuary iconoclasm has proven no exception. The list…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020