Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • More signs of the Venezuelan meltdown

    So you Bernie Bros and ladies want more socialism? Monica Showalter’s American Thinker column about the latest bad news in Venezuela might give you pause. In a purge as dramatic as that of Saudi Arabia or the Hollywood-media industrial complex, Venezuela has booted the most powerful names in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • Kudlow likes the tax reform plan

    Lawrence Kudlow‘s latest Real Clear Politics column explains why he supports tax reform ideas under discussion now on Capitol Hill. Warts and all, if I were a voting member of Congress, I would certainly cast a “yea” vote for the tax-cut plan passed by the Senate and House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • Learning important lessons from the Anglosphere

    Alex Brill and Sean Speer of the American Enterprise Institute explain how the United States can learn valuable fiscal lessons from other English-speaking countries. In the U.S., the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit was nearly $600 billion, and federal debt now stands at $14.8 trillion or 77 percent…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • Confession of a secret Trump admirer

    If you think polls fail to account adequately for public reaction to President Trump, you might want to read Dan Truitt’s latest American Thinker column. It is indicative of how completely the left has taken over our major public organs and institutions, including the press, the entertainment industry,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • Barron’s warns of latest bad economic idea

    Somewhat buried in Randall Forysth‘s latest Barron’s “Up and Down Wall Street” column is a disturbing idea for government-forced wealth redistribution. [S]ome see the market’s gains accruing only to those who hold the assets. Their solution: confiscation and redistribution of some of that wealth. In a New York…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest woes surrounding a Burke County development. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the role of tax policy in attracting leaders to a state and boosting its economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2017
  • Libertarian Czechs and higher ed

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about his recent Central European educational experience. For the past year, I was enrolled in a small graduate-level Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) program at the Cevro Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. To my knowledge, it’s one of two PPE programs in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017
  • Barone tweaks NYT tax reform coverage

    Michael Barone uses a Washington Examiner column to dissect New York Times news coverage of tax reform proposals. “The Republican tax bill hurtling through Congress is increasingly tilting the United States tax code to benefit wealthy Americans.” That’s the beginning of the 37-word first sentence in the New…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2017