Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper continues his push for a statewide school construction bond. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina makes an appearance on a list of “top-ranked” public education systems.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2018
  • Trump’s potential role in reining in spending

    Adam Andrzejewski and Tom Coburn argue in a Washington Examiner column that President Trump might be the right person to take real action to rein in federal government spending. While the nation was distracted by the political theater around immigration before the July 4 recess, the Senate…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • Another lawsuit targets Big Labor

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest legal action targeting labor union activity. The fallout from the Supreme Court’s landmark Janus ruling continued as Washington state workers filed suit to recover their lost wages from forced unionism. Several home health aides are suing Service Employees…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • Obama could have crippled heroin trade, played politics instead

    That’s the conclusion of a Daily Caller report authored by Ryan Pickrell. The Obama administration reportedly had the chance to cripple the global heroin trade funding terrorism in war-torn Afghanistan, but it shelved the plan to advance a broader political agenda. The administration, citing political concerns, shut down a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • A warning against court packing

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains why Democrats would be wise to drop the idea of packing the U.S. Supreme Court with more reliable liberals at the next available opportunity. More than any other single political event — including the Watergate scandal — the dishonest and morally…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • Fund urges debate over pressing judicial issue

    As the future of the U.S. Supreme Court generates headlines in the weeks ahead, John Fund of National Review Online urges the nation to debate another topic involving the federal judiciary. Whenever there is a Supreme Court vacancy, I view it as a chance to teach voters about…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on proposed state constitutional amendments N.C. voters will address in November. The Daily Journal takes left-leaning pundits to task for their frequent misuse of the phrase “almost surgical precision.”…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2018
  • Martin Center column pans plans for ‘free’ college

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about problems associated with proposals to provide “free college.” … [F]ree college programs disproportionately benefit students from middle-class and wealthier backgrounds because those students do not qualify for federal Pell Grants or other assistance. The American Association of Community Colleges estimates that…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2018