Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Steyer’s folly

    Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner considers billionaire Tom Steyer’s entry into the 2020 presidential contest. Candidates typically run for president either because they can win or because they want to draw attention to a given set of issues. Then there’s Tom Steyer. The liberal activist and megadonor…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • Harris and slaves

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient truth for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is the descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica, according to her father’s lengthy ancestral summary of his side of the family.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • FCC taking closer look at dubious use of federal grants

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports on a new investigation from the Federal Communications Commission. A commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission wants to know why two liberal nonprofit groups are using revenue from a federal program designed to give poor children internet access on various progressive…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • Licensing reform in the Keystone State

    James Sutton writes for National Review Online about Pennsylvania’s approach to occupational licensing reform. Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has taken steps toward making it easier for low-skilled workers to enter the job market, releasing a proposal to eliminate state licensing for 13 jobs and streamline the process overall.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • National Review editor wades into debate over women’s soccer pay

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes aim at the argument that victorious American women’s soccer players deserve more money. The team’s lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity. A nearly perfect run through the World Cup has been…
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak and Lindsay Marchello report for Carolina Journal Online on a stopgap spending measure that cleared the N.C. House Wednesday. The Daily Journal focuses on the partisan divide surrounding a pay-as-you-go plan for statewide school construction.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
  • JLF’s Gray to committee: let’s move forward with criminal law reform

    John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray testified today in the N.C. House Judiciary Committee in support of ideas in Senate Bill 584, which would lead to positive criminal law reforms. Click here to listen to Gray’s comments.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
  • Martin Center column highlights new college satire

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center devotes a column to a new tool in the fight against college campus craziness. Inane occurrences on college campuses tend to parachute into national news headlines every week or two. Those glimpses, however, cannot do justice to the reality of the collegiate atmosphere.
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019