Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Young people who still ‘feel the Bern’

    Paulina Enck writes at the Federalist about younger voters’ continuing fascination with avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. [I]n light of his insane policies, poor performances in many debates, and failure to clinch the nomination four years ago, it makes one wonder why young people are such huge Bernie…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Scrapping the pro-union ‘joint employer’ rule

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights a Trump administration change that will disappoint labor union leaders. The White House has formally rolled back one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious attempts to rewrite federal labor law to benefit unions, the so-called joint employer rule. The Trump administration…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Clearing out an Obama-era EPA backlog

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one element of a changing administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced a backlog of proposed air quality regulations after California withdrew dozens of outdated plans under pressure. The Obama-era EPA routinely failed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Bernie’s not-insignificant chances of winning the Democratic nomination

    John Fund of National Review Online contends that Democrats no longer dismiss Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chances of winning the party’s presidential nomination. In 2019, Sanders raised an eye-popping $100 million. The grassroots he cultivated in Iowa and New Hampshire four years ago have vaulted him into first…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
  • Martin Center column targets high textbook prices

    Megan Zogby writes for the Martin Center about the continuing problem of high college textbook prices. As college textbook prices have increased 88 percent since 2006, education reformers wonder how universities can make books more affordable. One simple thing they could do is to stop selling textbooks with absurdly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Trump as Toto … the dog, not the band

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker compares the president to a small pooch, but in a good way. If you remember The Wizard of Oz you will recall that Toto, Dorothy’s dog, pulled back the curtain, revealing that the wizard was just a little guy working a panel…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
  • Fracking’s long-term impact

    Noah Rothman of Commentary labels the last 10 years the “fracking decade.” Implications of fracking extended far beyond energy prices. The most disorienting seismic shifts attributable to the fracking revolution have been felt in the Middle East, where oil served as the lifeblood of rogue regimes for almost…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020