Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Supreme Court goes remote

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court handed down opinions remotely on Monday, marking the first time since Bush v. Gore that the justices issued rulings without reading decisions from the bench during an…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • National Review editor labels the economic shutdown unsustainable

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explores the long-term impact of shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government can alleviate some of the damage, but even the biggest, best-designed stimulus bill is no substitute for shuttered storefronts and factories. And how many times can Washington pass…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • Pandemic should prompt a congressional change

    Dan McLaughlin writes for National Review Online that the latest health scare ought to prompt a significant change on Capitol Hill. It’s time for Congress to follow the rest of the country and work remotely. That means taking unprecedented steps that both houses have resisted for years. While…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction to Mecklenburg County’s decision to order residents to shelter in place. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina must brace for a recession.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2020
  • Federalist columnist offers dire economic warning

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist offers an alarmist take on the nation’s economy. The U.S. economy is in trouble, and if you can believe it, that trouble isn’t simply the closure of Main Street, the massive number of nationwide layoffs, and the danger of financial crisis we’ve all…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
  • Biden mum on why he’d be better at addressing coronavirus

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner wonders when will see Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s superior plan for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Give Joe Biden some credit. On January 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a big problem. But…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
  • Bloomberg exploits loophole to pump up Democratic committee

    David Rutz and Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon dissect the latest campaign maneuver from billonaire and failed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg announced he will transfer $18 million from his failed presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee—a move experts say exploits a loophole…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
  • Transparency in the lockdown debate

    Dan McLaughlin explains at National Review Online why it makes sense to continue the dialogue about government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aaron Ginn wrote a long, charts-and-statistics-filled blog post at Medium arguing that the available public health data shows that COVID-19 is less easily transmitted, less fatal,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020