Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • Attorney General Barr as ‘adult of the year’

    Emmett Tyrrell of the Washington Times assigns that honor to the nation’s top law enforcement officer. The Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly A. Strassel has just conferred her “Adult of the Year Award” on a man who deserves it, Attorney General William Barr. And Ms. Strassel writes with…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • Columnist contends Biden’s ‘free ride’ is over

    Ryan Cooper writes at The Week that former Vice President Joe Biden’s easy path to the Democratic presidential nomination is over. Joe Biden has had a bizarrely easy time of it as the frontrunner of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Few of his competitors have attacked him directly,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • Probing the latest Democratic criticism of Trump

    Michael Goodwin of the New York Post questions the latest political criticism of President Trump from potential 2020 Democratic electoral opponents. When it comes to Iran, the Democrats who want to be president are full of sound and fury. They are certain President Trump has brought us to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • Repeating mistakes of 2016

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist contends that Democratic presidential candidates are making mistakes by pandering to the political left. Donald Trump swept away the entire GOP primary field in 2016 partly because of his willingness to speak plainly about issues like the Iraq War, trade, and immigration—even…
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a clash between the state superintendent of public instruction and the State Board of Education over school reading policies. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina’s alcohol industry is preparing the worst — despite recent growth.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
  • Another impact of today’s tax debates: People prepare to ‘vote with their feet’

    Tuesday’s Daily Journal about facts and consequences related to taxation prompted a response. Attorney David Lesperance (with “The Lesperance Letter” blog) submitted the following via email. Dear Mr. Kokai: I just finished reading your article “Tax debates often ignore facts, negative consequences” and thought I would…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
  • Martin Center highlights Russell Kirk’s take on higher ed

    Allen Mendenhall writes for the Martin Center about the late Russell Kirk’s assessment of higher education. Russell Kirk isn’t known as a policy wonk. The Great Books, not the mathematical or statistical models of economic technicians, were his organon of choice. He devoted essays to broad, perennial themes like…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020
  • Beware the big but

    Fletch Daniels writes at the American Thinker about Democratic presidential candidates‘ interesting use of the word “but.” This past week saw the rise of the Democrat “but” warriors. Every viable remaining presidential candidate, with the exception of Bernie Sanders, included an identical sentence construct in response to President…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2020