Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Wisconsin’s Walker leaves with a positive achievement

    As Scott Walker leaves the Wisconsin governor’s office, Bethany Blankley writes for the Washington Free Beacon about one of his most impressive accomplishments. Gov. Scott Walker leaves office next week, finishing his second term by posting a budget surplus for the eighth year in a row. Wisconsin ended…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
  • Tough times for Warren

    Amber Athey of the Daily Caller documents the rough start for Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s 2020 presidential bid. Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign with a series of awkward gaffes and lingering questions about her alleged Native American ancestry. The day Warren…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
  • A political sickness

    Jay Cost of National Review Online laments what he describes as “our sick body politic.” I do not think I am going out on a limb by declaring that our politics is not restorative. It is vacuous, mean-spirited, Manichean, and omnipresent. We are approaching the point where candidates…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
  • A shaky foundation for a border wall

    John Fund of National Review Online questions one of President Trump’s recent pronouncements about his proposed border wall. Donald Trump spent much of his 2016 campaign railing against President Obama’s misuse of executive power, especially Obama’s decision to extend legal protection to underage children who were brought to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC System board chairman backing away from his promise to cut off ties with East Carolina University. The Daily Journal explains why a multimillion-dollar N.C. libel case should send a message to reporters, advocates, and activists.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2019
  • Martin Center column focuses on ECU medical school

    Dan Way writes for the Martin Center about “bailouts” for East Carolina University’s medical school. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been bailed out by the state to stay afloat, but it’s hard to say how, exactly, North Carolina has benefited by doing so. The…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
  • A reminder of the nation’s excellent employment numbers

    Editors at Investor’s Business Daily remind us that a key indicator of economic activity continues to look good. There’s a word to describe December’s jobs report: Wow! With 312,000 new jobs in December, employment growth was much stronger than anyone anticipated. That’s especially true given recent squishy economic…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
  • A European crisis

    Christopher Caldwell documents Old World turmoil for the Spectator. What is going on now is rather like the reverse of what happened in 1968 when Charles de Gaulle summoned la France profonde to resist a revolution that began in Paris. But the yellow-vest movement is one of class,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019