Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 9)

  • Malpass at the World Bank

    The BBC reports on David Malpass‘ new high-profile post. Donald Trump’s pick for World Bank president, David Malpass, has officially been approved for the role. Mr Malpass, a Trump loyalist, was a senior economic adviser to the US president during his 2016 election campaign. His appointment has stirred…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
  • AOC and flatulent cows

    It’s not clear whether U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ever has seen a cow. Yet, as reports, the freshman member of Congress believes it’s important to consider one particular bovine characteristic. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) said in a March 29 appearance on MSNBC’s “All in With Chris Hayes”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
  • Goldberg ponders Biden’s plight

    Jonah Goldberg writes at the New York Post about former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest political problems. The knives are out for Joe Biden. To read some of the media accounts, Biden is the latest politician to run afoul of the “MeToo” era. His accusers have followed the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
  • Barron’s columnist pokes fun at recent investments

    Jack Hough of Barron’s seeks an outrageous scheme to lure potential investors. Interest rates are falling, growth is scarce, and there is a glut of investment dollars. That means Wall Street is setting up perfectly for a flight to nonsense. I need a disruptive business plan in a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Greensboro event designed to address a college dropout crisis. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why government-funded political campaigns still don’t make sense for North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019
  • Martin Center president highlights atypical American history textbook

    Jenna Robinson’s latest Martin Center column focuses on a history textbook that bucks current trends. From the very beginning, it’s clear that Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story isn’t a typical textbook. The title alone alerts readers that McClay’s book will not…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
  • Washington Examiner highlights potential Tillis primary challenge

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on potential political challenges facing first-term U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in 2020. Conservatives in North Carolina have not forgiven Sen. Thom Tillis for initially opposing President Trump’s border emergency, and the Republican could face a competitive primary in 2020 despite ultimately…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019
  • House Democrats drop plans to pass a budget

    It didn’t take long for U.S. House Democrats to back off plans for finishing a real budget plan. Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports. After Democrats took control of the House with many candidates stressing the importance of passing a budget, party leadership has punted the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 5, 2019