Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly is considering adding right-to-work protections to the N.C. Constitution. One CJ Opinion piece explains how the N.C. Senate’s proposed income tax cut would benefit everyone, especially those at the lower end of the income scale. Ray Nothstine’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2021
  • Martin Center column ponders conservative higher education policies

    Christian Barnard writes for the Martin Center about a conservative approach to higher education. It’s no secret that higher ed reformers have struggled to offer a compelling alternative to free college and loan forgiveness offered from the left. This failure is partially because conservatives and libertarians are usually on…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • A logical GOP response to false claims of racism

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist offers an interesting suggestion to Republicans who are bound to be accused of racism under any circumstances. [W]hy are we playing this stupid game? Why are Georgia’s Republicans play-acting about the reasonability of their law in response to people who very obviously don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • Georgia voting law shows division between GOP, big business

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights a political fault line exposed by Georgia’s new voting law. The cozy relationship between corporate America and the Republican Party is unraveling after top brands denounced Georgia for enacting a new GOP voting law to satisfy complaints from former President Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • Unions like Biden’s infrastructure plan

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon reports on labor unions’ response to the president’s bloated infrastructure package. President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposal includes a major union handout that would overhaul labor law in the United States. The White House released a fact sheet Wednesday detailing Biden’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • National Review editors urge Congress to keep SALT cap

    Editors at National Review Online explain why Democrats in Congress should drop one of their bad ideas. Liberal Democrats have found a tax cut for the rich they love. Some of them wanted it included in the “COVID relief” legislation passed last month. Now they want it in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • New Yorkers to pay as Cuomo tries to buy his way out of scandal

    Kyle Smith writes at National Review Online about the price tag associated with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign to save his own skin. New York’s budget (which was due last week but is tardy as usual) is on the verge of passing with a provision that would…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on state lawmakers sending Gov. Roy Cooper bills designed to address student learning loss. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights widespread bipartisan support for the legislature’s reading bill.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2021