Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on doctors’ search for the cause of lung damage among patients who vape. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores many meanings of freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
  • Martin Center column examines Ph.D. costs

    Ben Cohen writes for the Martin Center about the true costs associated with seeking an advanced academic degree. In 2012, CBS noted the bleak future that awaited PhD graduates. From 2005 to 2009, American universities graduated 100,000 new PhDs but only created 16,000 new professorships. The average PhD student…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • Back to the future for labor unions

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on the proposed revival of a long-discarded labor union process. In a sign of the importance of labor backing in the 2020 Democratic primary, several candidates have courted unions by endorsing the idea of “sectoral bargaining,” that is, collective bargaining on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • Biden jumps aboard the gun registration train

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s latest lurch to the political left. Former vice president and Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden (Del.) expressed support for a national gun registry or national gun licensing “down the line” during a Wednesday forum sponsored by…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • America gets wise to China’s ways

    Victor Davis Hanson writes at National Review Online about gradual American awareness of Chinese government scheming. In these times of near civil war, Americans agree on almost nothing. Yet sometime in 2019, almost all of America finally got “woke” on China. For years, our leaders had yawned about…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • Reviewing the Senate’s impeachment rules

    John Yoo recommends at National Review Online that the U.S. Senate should revamp its impeachment rules. Now that the House has launched an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, the Senate should reform its antiquated rules for the looming trial. Under current procedures, a trial produces the worst…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Just as the University of North Carolina System is searching for a new president, the chairman of its governing board steps down. Rick Henderson assesses the significance of Harry Smith’s decision for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart analyzes possible unintended negative…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Branson Inscore reports for Carolina Journal Online on a hometown debate addressing rising health care costs. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains that the recent hubbub surrounding a new Wegmans grocery store in Raleigh could teach N.C. media a lesson about school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019