Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Assaulting a referee can carry a more serious criminal penalty than assaulting your neighbor. That’s one of the quirks of N.C. law that could be addressed by an ongoing criminal law reform project. Mike Schietzelt discusses the progress of that project for the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican N.C. legislators approving teahcer pay raises over Democrats’ objections. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal probes the largest problems facing N.C. schools today.
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2019
  • Panning the Halloween ‘hellscapes’

    Joy Pullmann of the Federalist is no fan of the more grotesque Halloween displays on neighborhood porches and lawns. [L]ots of people are rude, tasteless, and selfish. Of course, since I believe human nature is corrupt, this isn’t really a surprise, but what is a surprise is what…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
  • Democrats pursuing two articles of impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner details congressional Democrats’ potential path toward impeachment of President Trump. Democrats are constructing a case against President Trump that will allow them to draft at least two articles of impeachment based on obstruction of justice and abuse of power. “At some point…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
  • Sanders believes ‘moderate’ Democrats will support his brand of socialism

    Andrew Kugle highlights at the Washington Free Beacon an enlightening interview with Democratic presidential candidate (and avowed socialist) Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was adamant that moderate Democratic senators such as Jon Tester (D., Mont.) and Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) would vote for his socialist agenda.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
  • National Review column highlights new flick on Jordan Peterson

    Kyle Smith offers National Review Online readers an introduction to the provocative academic Jordan Peterson. Peterson became a celebrated outcast by saying he wouldn’t do injury to truth (much less grammar) by submitting to a bill that he believes significantly restricts speech, citing his intent to continue to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
  • Trump needs an impeachment strategy

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online explains why he believes the White House needs to do more than complain about impeachment. Unlike a criminal defendant, the president does not have an array of constitutionally mandated due-process protections. Our law vests the House with the whole of impeachment power.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that the process for redrawing North Carolina’s congressional map could mirror the process used recently for legislative districts. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal critiques wealth taxes, including North Carolina’s business franchise tax.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019