Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • Worries warranted over Warren’s wealth tax

    Peter Suderman explains for Reason’s “Hit and Run” blog that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax has a long and undistinguished history. The plan, released … as the Massachusetts senator launched her bid for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, would impose a 2 percent annual tax…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019
  • More tax-funded projects that sound stranger than fiction

    Noelle Callahan writes for about some of the most inexplicable research projects funded by American taxpayers. (They might remind you of Wake Forest’s “coked-up stimulus monkeys.”) And the winner of Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) January 2019 Squeal Award is…the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! … … “The…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state debt advisory group’s decision to factor unfunded health and pension benefits into its calculations. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights N.C. evidence that government can shrink.
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019
  • Martin Center column highlights Simone Weil’s educational approach

    Jessica Hooten Wilson writes for the Martin Center about a Christian approach to education. When I question students at my Christian college about how their faith affects their learning practices, they stare blankly at me or scribble a note about being motivated by the true, good, and beautiful. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
  • Protecting future generations by refusing to restrain growth

    A common refrain from environmental activists focuses on the need to preserve the planet for future generations. But what about the impact for future generations of policies that restrain economic growth? James Pethokoukis addresses that question in a Commentary column. … George Mason economist Tyler Cowen poses a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
  • Will congressional Democrats run afoul of the #MeToo movement?

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a recent decision from congressional Democrats that might surprise some of their more ardent supporters. House Democrats on Wednesday rejected a Republican proposal to add a provision that would block federal employees who were disciplined for sexual misconduct to receive…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
  • Trump on the Supreme Court

    Vince Coglianese and Saagar Enjeti of the Daily Caller report President Trump’s latest musings about the U.S. Supreme Court’s future. President Donald Trump wished Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg good health and said it was likely the person he nominates to fill the next vacancy on the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019
  • Allison urges capitalism’s supporters to make a moral case

    John Allison writes at National Review Online about the importance of making a moral case for capitalism. Progressives want to accelerate the country’s century-long shift toward socialism with a long list of policies: Medicare-for-all, “free” college, government-run energy production and prescription-drug manufacturing, federal job and housing guarantees, dramatically…
    Mitch Kokai, February 1, 2019