Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Responding to consumers’ green energy demands

    Travis Kavulla explains in the latest print edition of National Review how policymakers ought to respond to consumer demand for more “green” energy. Democrats have said that consumers are demanding clean energy. They then have demanded massive government programs to invest in it — or to co-opt monopolies…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • Obama, Omar, oh my!

    Paul Mirengoff of the Powerline blog dissects the latest controversy involving Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rep. Ilhan Omar has gone on the attack. That’s not surprising, but some might be surprised at the target of her latest attack. This time, it’s not Jews. This time the target is…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • Searching for the source of socialism’s surge among the young

    Andrew Cunningham writes for the American Thinker about socialism‘s perplexing popularity. How did socialism become mainstream? Look no farther than modern-day socialism’s roots: Marxism. When one observes the modern political scene occupied by the likes of Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, one observes nothing but modern-day Marxism. When…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • About that trade deficit

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s examines the latest reports about the American trade deficit. As for the U.S. trade deficit, its expansion has provided an irresistible gotcha for the media to deride the Trump administration’s intent to shrink the gap, despite increasing the budget deficit. As RDQ Economics’ John…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • Placing the monument controversy into perspective

    Roger Kimball offers Imprimis readers an enlightening take on the ongoing battle over public monuments. [I]t is worth noting that the monument controversy signifies something much larger than the attacks on the Old South or Italian explorers. In the first place, the monument controversy involves not just art…
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest N.C. legislation targeting human trafficking. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why conservatives should support election redistricting reform.
    Mitch Kokai, March 11, 2019
  • Martin Center president focuses on campus intellectual diversity

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center asks in a new column whether a new law can help promote intellectual diversity on college campuses. American colleges and universities lean left. Among faculty at leading U.S. universities, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 11-to-one. The administration is even more skewed: there,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
  • U.S. Labor Department and the franchise fight

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports a recent development in the fight over regulation of franchise businesses. The Department of Labor is weighing taking steps to roll back an Obama-era policy that targeted franchise businesses. In 2017 Labor Secretary Alex Acosta reversed a 2016 department interpretation…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019