Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • Unanimous Appeals Court rules against Cooper in latest dispute with General Assembly

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against Gov. Roy Cooper in his ongoing legal dispute with state legislative leaders. In this case, appellate judges agreed that the General Assembly has full control over use of federal block grant funds,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Progressives and nihilism

    J.L. Johnson describes for American Thinker readers the “new nihilists.” To the philosopher, nihilism means that nothing in the universe matters or has any significance. Political nihilism takes the philosopher’s theorem and applies it to existing social and political institutions, thereby clearing the way for their replacement. Surprisingly,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Heading toward winter, signs of Chinese discontent

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist about recent revelations involving the usually inscrutable communist Chinese government. Beijing usually takes pride in its tight grip of the information that flows inside and outside of China. However, several recent incidents seem to reveal that Beijing’s iron fist may be losing…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Rural areas and Trump’s DOT plan

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner focuses on the potential impact for rural areas of the Trump administration’s transportation plan. After years of “discrimination” by Washington bureaucrats, rural communities are finally set to get a long overdue share of federal money for roads, rail, and airports, a key…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Addressing the myth of underpaid teachers

    Andrew Biggs writes at National Review Online about a persistent myth surrounding public school teachers. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) — a liberal think tank affiliated with teachers’ unions — public-school teachers earn, on average, 21.4 percent less than private-sector workers in other fields who have…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Williamson urges humility about history

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores our collective ignorance about important pieces of history. We keep wanting history to be over. That is especially true of racial history in the United States, which is sometimes treated as though it ended in 1964. But history is never really…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on a three-judge panel’s decision to uphold North Carolina’s new congressional map. The Daily Journal argues that the congressional map itself tells a different story than the one Democratic partisans tried to sell.
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
  • Martin Center president focuses on cutting tuition prices

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the potential positive impact of cutting college tuition costs. In the past few years, large public universities have garnered headlines by freezing tuition. Purdue University, the Pennsylvania State System, and every public four-year university in Virginia have all frozen tuition and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2019