Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Marc Rotterman’s Daily Journal honors the late President George H.W. Bush.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2018
  • Martin Center column highlights four perspectives of higher education policy

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center devotes his latest column to explaining different perspectives on higher education policy. Explaining higher education policy is never easy (even to people who are involved in it). Over the years, while training young writers for the Martin Center, I have come up with…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • Ocasio-Cortez learns some health care truths

    Christopher Jacobs of the Federalist documents one element of a new U.S. representative’s learning curve. On Saturday evening, incoming U.S. representative and self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to compare her prior health coverage to the new health insurance options available to her as a member…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • Flake blocks slate of conservative judges

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner details Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s role in holding up confirmations of new federal judges. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., planned to confirm dozens of President Trump’s judges by the close of the 115th Congress in December. But the Judicial Express has…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • Apparently you can’t just Google the answer

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights one instance in which Google fails to answer an important question. Google has declined to answer several questions related to an internal debate Google employees had about potentially suppressing The Daily Caller and Breitbart in the company’s search function. The Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • The Supreme Court and racial preferences

    John Yoo and James Phillips write at National Review Online that the U.S. Supreme Court might change course on racial preferences. America has a race problem. It has always had a race problem. Slavery, as many have observed, is America’s original sin. The challenge that will confront the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • Bush and the debate over conservative masculinity

    David French of National Review Online ponders conservatives’ debate over masculinity. One of the more puzzling aspects of modern Republican discourse is the equation of Donald Trump’s aggression with manliness and the slander of his (male) critics as feminine. As near as I can tell, the foundation of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to restore separate state boards for election oversight and ethics enforcement. John Hood’s Daily Journal responds to the latest plan for housing UNC-Chapel Hill’s controversial Silent Sam statue.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018