Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Trade war hurts American competitiveness

    Veronique de Rugy writes for about the unintended negative consequences of President Trump’s trade tactics. Over the course of the last year and a half, the administration has imposed tariffs on metals, along with many other intermediate and final goods. Part of the USMCA would require that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • Lowering regulatory barriers to help address doctor shortage

    Jeffrey Singer writes for the “Cato at Liberty” blog about steps that could help deal with a projected doctor shortage. The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a severe physician shortage by the year 2032, particularly in the primary care fields, as the population of patients as well…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • Historian documents the U.S. House’s declining role

    Larry Schweikart uses an American Thinker column to document what he labels the “suicide” of the U.S. House of Representatives. [I]n 2020, the control of the House may be well near irrelevant. Over time, the House has had one major constitutional duty: the budget. All spending and taxation…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • Environmentalists’ troubled relationship with people

    Editors at the Washington Examiner ask why environmental advocates seem to assign little value to human beings. When an environmentalist says he or she wants to “save the planet” be sure to ask: “For whom?” Because often it seems like they’re not doing it for people at all.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal that the Cooper administration’s stance on renewable-energy tax credits could lead to higher N.C. life insurance premiums. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges lawmakers to enact long-term redistricting reform as they follow a court order to redraw current election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2019
  • Maps detail redistricting ruling’s potential impact

    A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel’s ruling Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Common Cause v. Lewis will force the N.C. General Assembly to redraw state House and Senate election maps. The decision will affect House districts in 28 counties and Senate districts in 21 counties. The court order says…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
  • New text reminds us America is a ‘land of hope’

    Historian (and former JLF Headliner) Wilfred McClay discusses themes from his new textbook in the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. McClay’s American history survey is titled Land of Hope. First, there is the theme of America as a land—not just an idea, but also a people…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
  • Martin Center column focuses on the best college-level teachers

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to the question of who teaches college students best. As a way to help professors balance their two roles, “discussion sections” have become a common teaching model in academia. In a discussion section, a professor shares teaching responsibilities with…
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019