Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • Movie director Apatow speaks out against China

    Movie director Judd Apatow doesn’t come across as a hardline right-winger. That’s why it’s interesting to read Jack Beyrer‘s Washington Free Beacon report on recent comments from the Hollywood heavyweight. Director Judd Apatow told MSNBC on Tuesday that China has “bought” the silence of Hollywood. “Instead of us…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020
  • Cancel culture infecting medicine

    Joel Zinberg writes for National Review Online about one serious problem linked to cancel culture. Cancel culture has come to medicine. Dr. Scott Atlas who was chairman of neuroradiology at Stanford’s medical school until 2012 and more recently a senior fellow at the university’s Hoover Institution, has been…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020
  • The illegitimacy of illegitimacy claims

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explores a disturbing trend in American political discourse. Legitimacy is a thorny problem in politics, because the notion itself is subtle and to some extent necessarily subjective. “Legitimate” doesn’t mean “good.” Legitimacy is instead bound up in the question of consent, and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican legislative leaders and parents pushing for public schools to reopen. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal documents the political Left’s long war against the U.S. Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2020
  • Martin Center column invites ‘radical’ change for student loans

    Richard Vedder writes for the Martin Center about the need for major reform of the college student loan system. A recent defense of student loans by Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute is, uncharacteristically for him, off-base. He defends the federal student loan program, which he correctly notes…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
  • Threat of left-wing political violence

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist highlights a dark undercurrent in the presidential election campaign. The quiet part is becoming very loud. Threats of left-wing political violence if President Trump is reelected have gone from subtext to the plain text. Writing at The Atlantic, Shadi Hamid warns of “mass…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
  • Trump banking on pandemic recovery

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s electoral focus on COVID-19. President Trump is gambling his reelection on “normal,” holding indoor campaign rallies and airing television ads that cast the coronavirus as fading — a message some Republicans worry could backfire amid a pandemic that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
  • A halt in the ‘great crime decline’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports a disappointing development in national crime statistics. The two-decade-long crime decline appears to have conclusively plateaued, a new report released Monday shows, as the share of Americans who faced a violent crime remained between 0.9 and 0.6 percent for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020