Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • Talking Taxes in a Way That Makes Sense

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online ponders the current tax debate. “We are going to tax the rich and make them pay their fair share!” Senator Manchin thunders the sentiment from his yacht, Senator Sanders from his lakeside dacha, Senator Warren from her gilded Cambridge retreat. Tesla-driving Met-gala…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest example of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions causing problems for health care consumers. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights a massive funding gap for planned state transportation projects.
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2021
  • Leftist Prosecutors and the 2020 Crime Spike

    Caitlin Bassett writes for the Federalist about links between the rise of left-of-center prosecutors and an increase in crime rates. The number of homicides in the United States increased around 30 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported last week, along…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
  • Biden’s Poor Response to Chinese Hostage Diplomacy

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest evidence of President Biden’s inappropriate response to communist Chinese misdeeds. A plea deal involving a senior Chinese telecommunications executive that coincided with China’s release of Western hostages exposes a fundamental flaw in President Joe Biden’s approach to Beijing and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
  • Biden Rule Would Siphon Caregivers’ Money to Unions

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a potential negative outcome from one Biden administration plan. The Biden administration may soon allow unions to take Medicaid funds from caregivers—a practice the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional. Family members and professional caregivers can qualify for Medicaid reimbursements for…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
  • Behavioral Economics Has Its Problems

    Brian Albrecht writes at National Review Online about a problem plaguing a particular branch of economics. While universities exist to teach knowledge that stands the test of time, professors invariably face pressure to teach the new hot topic. In economics, a field built on the premise that people…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
  • Big Supreme Court Term on the Way

    Adam Carrington writes for National Review Online about a new term for the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Declaration of Independence, all men are created equal. The same cannot be said for all Supreme Court terms. Each one, now stretching from the first Monday in October to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online on the young entrepreneurs who took part in this weekend’s Raleigh Children’s Business Fair. A new CJ Opinion explains why economic liberty depends on judges who respect the Constitution.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2021