Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 8)

  • Senate Democrats’ 2020 plans

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on leading U.S. Senate Democrats’ approach to the 2020 election campaign. Democratic leaders in the Senate are recalibrating candidate recruitment for 2020, tacitly acknowledging that a strategy of relying heavily on running well-known, establishment figures in competitive contests has delivered unsatisfactory…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
  • Don’t tinker with the Senate

    Jay Cost of National Review Online pans proposals to change the composition of the U.S. Senate. In a provocative Sunday opinion piece for the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie takes aim at the United States Senate. It is “is highly undemocratic and strikingly unrepresentative” institution, dominated by a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
  • Williamson makes the case for being born

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online fights back against those who suggest that children are the future’s enemies. Why are pro-abortion activists such as Brian Sims so angry? Because they abhor the alternative. Sims, a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania state legislature, filmed himself berating an old woman…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the controversial shakeup at the top of the state elections board staff. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal reminds us that North Carolina’s certificate-of-need process leads government to choose winners and losers among health care providers.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
  • Martin Center column probes UNC faculty, administrative salaries

    Anthony Hennen’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the high price of salaries within the University of North Carolina system. The growth in administrative positions (and their paychecks) isn’t a new story, nor are administrators the only ones driving college costs higher. The administrative growth—or bloat, depending on how…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
  • Democrats’ agenda in Washington

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon explores Democrats’ policy priorities on Capitol Hill. And you thought Democrats won the House out of fear Republicans would drop coverage of preexisting conditions. That they wanted to spend this Congress addressing the cost of prescription drugs, building roads and bridges,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
  • Forbes praises capitalism’s virtues

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine explains why “capitalism isn’t kaput.” HARDLY A DAY goes by without some eminence from business or finance proclaiming with furrowed brow and seeming sorrow that capitalism is in crisis and must be overhauled if it is to survive and not be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
  • Beto’s history of failing upward

    Michael Kruse writes for Politico about a peculiar feature of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke‘s Democratic presidential bid. Celebrating defeat is unusual for a politician, and doing so makes O’Rourke notably different from the rest of the unwieldy field of Democrats running for president. In contrast to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019