Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • International Criminal Court targets U.S.

    David Davenport writes for the Washington Examiner about disturbing developments from the International Criminal Court. Since its creation in 1998, many have understood the International Criminal Court to be a way for those in the world who oppose but cannot match America’s military power to attack it legally…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
  • Bernie’s questionable claims about coronavirus and Medicare for All

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon probes Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ claim that his Medicare for All plan would help address the coronavirus problem. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) once again argued during Sunday night’s presidential primary debate that America is less equipped to handle…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
  • Biden’s plan to shoot down firearms industry

    Lawrence Keane aims a National Review Online column at former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to gun laws. As Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders continue to trade blows over who is more equipped to supposedly deliver a knockout punch to the firearms industry, the former vice president has…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
  • Federalism and the coronavirus response

    Michael Brendan Dougherty explains at National Review Online the valuable role federalism is playing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our president doesn’t have dictatorial powers, even in a national emergency. The president doesn’t have authority to shut down your local gin joint. Your state governor does have…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recent N.C. policy changes linked to COVID-19, including unemployment benefit changes and the closing of dine-in restaurant options. John Hood’s Daily Journal ponders the pandemic’s impact on institutions.
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
  • Appeals Court panel tosses out death threat conviction based on Facebook post

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has thrown out a death threat case against a Macon County man. He had been convicted in 2018 of using a Facebook post to threaten the local district attorney. In opinions taking up 123 pages, appellate judges explained why David Taylor’s social media comments…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020
  • Appeals Court allows former Cardinal Innovations CEO to proceed with libel case

    A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has agreed that the former CEO of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions can proceed with a libel case. The case stems from a press conference linked to his controversial departure from Cardinal. Richard Topping lost his job as Cardinal CEO…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020
  • Panic buying and price gouging

    Frank Bullitt writes for Issues and Insights about the value of “price gouging” in a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxious consumers across the country are raiding stores, emptying entire shelves of paper products, pain killers, soap, hand sanitizers, and frozen food. In response, some states are invoking…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020