Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online on education-related measures moving through the N.C. Senate. The Daily Journal lists questions U.S. Supreme Court justices could have asked — but didn’t — about North Carolina’s congressional election map.
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
  • Leef’s latest Martin Center column focuses on for-profit higher ed

    George Leef devotes his latest Martin Center column to the purported ills of for-profit higher education. For about fifteen years, from 1995 to 2010, enrollments grew rapidly in the for-profit higher education sector, but since then have fallen substantially. The reason for the decline is mainly the overt hostility…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • Occupational licensing reciprocity

    Colin Wilhelm shares with Washington Examiner readers good news about an important occupational licensing reform. Depending on the state, it might take a license to wield a blow-dryer professionally. Or decorate the interiors of homes. Or teach ballroom dancing. Arizona, like most states, requires substantial training to grant…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • New research questions popular assumption about elected ‘tough-on-crime’ judges

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new research that questions one critique of judicial elections. Harsh sentencing may have less to do with judges’ responsiveness to “tough-on-crime” voters than commonly imagined, new research released Monday suggests. Research from economists Christian Dippel (UCLA) and Michael Poyker…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • Bernie still draws most media attention

    Mike Brest of the Daily Caller explores media interest in one particular Democratic presidential candidate. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was mentioned on the cable news networks last week nearly twice as often as any other Democratic presidential candidate, according to a FiveThirtyEight article published Monday. Sanders was…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • Beware simple government solutions

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online asks readers to question government experts who claim to offer the best answers to complicated questions. The things that make people want to put czars in charge of complicated and intractable problems are also the things that make it a terrible idea…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • French urges politicians to stop delegitimizing elections

    David French of National Review Online critiques Democratic rhetoric linked to recent election results. We’re reaching a dangerous point in American politics. Many millions of our most engaged and most politically passionate citizens fervently believe that when they lose close elections, it’s because the other side has “stolen”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. House Republicans’ proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why rail transit doesn’t fit North Carolina’s transportation needs.
    Mitch Kokai, April 10, 2019