Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 7)

  • Martin Center column laments a turn against older books

    Matthew Stewart writes for the Martin Center about an effort to counteract a disturbing trend in higher education. Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.” Readers…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • The wrong response to mob violence

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist explores the political left’s attempt to turn last week’s disgusting Capitol attack for political gain. Seven months after The Atlantic declared political riots “The American Way,” and six months after Democrats shot down a Senate resolution condemning mob violence, the left appears ready…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • A Democratic Senate boosts the Biden agenda

    Josh Siegel writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of Democrats’ ability to carry a simple majority vote in the U.S. Senate. Joe Biden’s chances of implementing his campaign agenda have improved significantly with Democratic control of the Senate from winning the Georgia runoffs, boosting the odds…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • Liberal billionaires choose new way to boost left-wing activist groups

    Hayden Ludwig writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a new method for left-of-center money men to bankroll their favorite political causes. Liberal billionaire donors are exploiting a new way of funneling millions of dollars to left-wing political groups. In 2015, Facebook founder and Democratic donor Mark Zuckerberg…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • Twitter’s negative impact on American politics

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents the social media giant’s influence on American political culture. Donald Trump was the president of Twitter. What radio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social-media platform that is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • Cuba back on the naughty list

    Mairead McArdle writes for National Review Online about the federal government’s latest pronouncement about the communist dictatorship that sits uncomfortably close to Florida. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is re-designating Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, citing its harboring of terrorists. “The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 briefing and the danger of spreading false information. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why competing schools serve families well.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
  • Tax preparers’ guilty pleas remind us of previous CJ investigation

    The U.S. Justice Department submits the following news release: Seven Charlotte, North Carolina tax return preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by preparing and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney R. Andrew…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2021