Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • Looking back at a recent inauguration boycott

    Victoria Taft offers readers a good history lesson about recent presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump announced he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, becoming the fourth American president to choose not to witness his successor taking office. Joe Biden calls it “a good thing” and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2021
  • Emphasizing civics education

    Mike Sabo writes at Real Clear Wire about the importance of civics education in a nation with our form of government. “Civic knowledge is an indispensable element of what it means to be a good American,” Princeton University professor Robert George maintains. George’s paternal grandfather was an immigrant…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2021
  • Addressing plummeting public trust

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist highlights an underlying cause of last week’s unprecedented and completely unacceptable U.S. Capitol violence. “My sister was 35 and served 14 years — to me that’s the majority of your conscious adult life. If you feel like you gave the majority of your…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2021
  • No impeachment trial before Trump’s term ends, but that might not stop Congress

    Ed Morrissey writes at about a potential timeline for presidential impeachment. Prospects for such an action remain uncertain. No one will be busy in Washington DC on January 20, right? No social events on the calendar? According to a new memo from Mitch McConnell and given to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2021
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the role of learning pods in helping students struggling with online learning. Andrew Dunn reports the contrasting messages Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson delivered as they were sworn into office over the weekend. John Hood’s Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2021
  • Martin Center column details problems with today’s college faculty

    Thomas Bertonneau writes for the Martin Center about disturbing changes he’s seen within his college’s faculty. When I began teaching, most of the English faculty members, including the chair who hired me, had earned their doctorates in the late 1970s. They were oleaginous liberals, naturally, but they were also…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
  • Trump-GOP marriage heading toward dissolution

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner focuses on the Republican Party’s future. The marriage of convenience between President Trump and the Republican establishment ended in a nasty divorce on Wednesday, culminating in Vice President Mike Pence being ushered away as angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol during a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
  • Chicago school system blames union for teacher absences

    Chrissy Clark of the Washington Free Beacon highlights discord in the Windy City’s schools. The Chicago Teachers Union is responsible for the failure of staff to return to in-person work, the Chicago School District says. On Tuesday, the district announced that 40 percent of its preschool and special…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021