Friday, April 3, 2020


Politics

Donald Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test. Donald Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test.

(Akiit.com) The ancient Greeks believed that true leadership in crisis came down to what they called pronoia — the Greek word for “strategic... 


The Liberals Are Content To Watch It All Burn. The Liberals Are Content To Watch It All Burn.

(Akiit.com) It seems quaint, even a little funny, but during the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to “set... 


The Democrats: Crazy Vs Senile. The Democrats: Crazy Vs Senile.

(Akiit.com) And then there were two…and a couple of stragglers. As of this writing, the remaining Democrats running for president are Bernie Sanders,... 


The Sudden Crash of ‘MSNBC’ Chris Matthews. The Sudden Crash of ‘MSNBC’ Chris Matthews.

(Akiit.com) On the Monday before Super Tuesday, longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews came on the air and promptly, tartly announced he was retiring, that... 


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Religion

Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions. Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions.

(Akiit.com) It is all too easy to see our own beliefs as superior to those of others. Whether they are religious, political or otherwise. However, such... 


5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say. 5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say.

(Akiit.com) Our world can be a dark place. There is abundant evidence of this, but one recent example was a threat of possible violence tied to the October... 


Religious Liberty Is So Critical for Believers and Non-Believers Alike. Religious Liberty Is So Critical for Believers and Non-Believers Alike.

(Akiit.com) I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene... 


Praying (or Not) For Our President Donald Trump. Praying (or Not) For Our President Donald Trump.

(Akiit.com) Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by President Trump to the mega... 


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News

Donald Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test. Donald Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test.

(Akiit.com) The ancient Greeks believed that true leadership in crisis came down to what they called pronoia — the Greek word for “strategic foresight.” Some statesmen, such as Pericles and Themistocles, had it. Most others, such as the often brilliant and charismatic but impulsive Alcibiades, usually did not. “Foresight” in crisis means sizing up a nation‘s assets... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review; The Banker. Movie Review; The Banker.

(Akiit.com) Making films based on true events gets a lot of projects off the ground. Sometimes you watch a movie and when you discover at the end it’s based on fact, it adds something. Sometimes it doesn’t. The Banker proves that if you go to that well too many times, the yield is less and less. As the story goes, even as a kid in small town Willis, Texas, Bernard Garrett was analytical, ambitious... [Read more of this review]


African-American Students Must Be Taught The Pivotal Legacy Of Medgar Evers. African-American Students Must Be Taught The Pivotal Legacy Of Medgar Evers.

(Akiit.com) Recently, while delivering a lecture on my extensive overwhelmingly Black, magazine collection, I showed the students the June 28, 1963 issue of Life Magazine which cover showed a grieving Mrs. Myrlie Evers consoling her young son at funeral services for the great warrior, Medgar Evers. Brother Medgar had been assassinated by a white racist terrorist in the War Against White Supremacy.... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; Hooking Up. Film Review; Hooking Up.

(Akiit.com) He’s a fool for love. She’s gotta have it—with a lot of strangers. They’re opposites destined to meet and teach each other life lessons. Writer/director Nico Raineau, honed his filmmaking sensibility with short films (Brix and the Bitch) and TV series (OMG!). If you didn’t know his stats before, you could guess his background from the way he scripted and directed this feeble romantic... [Read more of this review]


The Liberals Are Content To Watch It All Burn. The Liberals Are Content To Watch It All Burn.

(Akiit.com) It seems quaint, even a little funny, but during the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to “set aside their differences in case the world was invaded by aliens.” Today, Democrats can’t even stop to take a breath before spinning, twisting, or straight-up lying in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump and Republicans in the face of a... [Read more of this review]


The Democrats: Crazy Vs Senile. The Democrats: Crazy Vs Senile.

(Akiit.com) And then there were two…and a couple of stragglers. As of this writing, the remaining Democrats running for president are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Tulsi Gabbard. That’s it, that’s the best one of the two major political parties in the United States in 2020 could come up with. Of course, the only criteria Democrats have for their candidate is “someone who... [Read more of this review]


The Sudden Crash of ‘MSNBC’ Chris Matthews. The Sudden Crash of ‘MSNBC’ Chris Matthews.

(Akiit.com) On the Monday before Super Tuesday, longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews came on the air and promptly, tartly announced he was retiring, that “tonight will be my last ‘Hardball.'” His language and tone strongly implied he was being pushed out. Politically, it felt like part of a pattern. At the same time that Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar suddenly dropped out of the... [Read more of this review]


Democratic Establishment Tries to Bail Out Joe Biden. Democratic Establishment Tries to Bail Out Joe Biden.

(Akiit.com) Maybe I should say that South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn has. According to exit polls, 61% said Clyburn’s endorsement of Biden was an “important factor” in their decision, and 27% said it was “the most important factor.” Clyburn explained Biden is his friend and has been a reliable vote for government programs that blacks like. He also argued that with... [Read more of this review]


Bernie Sanders Is Still Donald Trump’s Nightmare. Bernie Sanders Is Still Donald Trump’s Nightmare.

(Akiit.com) The Democrats’ sudden discovery of 77-year-old éminence grise Joe Biden has the electric feeling of Republicans settling on George H.W. Bush in 1992. (The Iowa Republican Party actually canceled the caucuses that year so as not to embarrass President Bush.) It’s Democrats convincing themselves in 2004 that John Kerry was the “safe” choice. Proposed Biden campaign slogan: OK, I... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review; Premature. Movie Review; Premature.

(Akiit.com) They’re just kids. Trash talking. Ranting, joking and flirting. Hanging out in packs. Smoking blunts, twerking up on each other at dance parties and dabbling in sex. They think they’re grown. But they’re just punching above their weight. Ayanna (Zora Howard), a 17-year-old Harlem resident, has dreams. It’s summertime. College is around the corner. She’s hanging out with her badass... [Read more of this review]


The Democrats: The Party of the Little Guy. Literally. The Democrats: The Party of the Little Guy. Literally.

(Akiit.com) There are many great money quotes. It can’t buy happiness. It can’t buy love. It’s like seawater – the more we drink the thirstier we become. It’s the root of all evil. But this week, money transformed a diminutive, unimpressive, unlikeable former mayor into an overnight star in the Democratic primary. Reports suggest Michael Bloomberg, the former Republican-turned Independent-turned... [Read more of this review]


You Bernie Sanders Suckers Are Going to Get Fooled Again. You Bernie Sanders Suckers Are Going to Get Fooled Again.

(Akiit.com) If you are dumb enough to slobber over a socialist then you’re already inclined toward being a hapless mark, so it should be no surprise that you Bernie dorks are about to get screwed over again by the Democratic Party. Here’s how it’s going to go: Because you are stupid – you support a socialist, so you are presumptively stupid – you think that if you work really hard and win... [Read more of this review]


The Democrats Trapped in Twitter-Fed Echo Chamber. The Democrats Trapped in Twitter-Fed Echo Chamber.

(Akiit.com) As Rep. Nancy Pelosi stood behind President Donald Trump at the conclusion of the State of the Union address and childishly ripped his speech in half, it symbolized more than just the Democrats’ contempt for the president.  It represented the party’s final break with reality — its shamelessness exceeded only by its transparent desperation for relevancy. In the blunt words of... [Read more of this review]


President Donald Trump Is Paving the Way. Republicans Must Follow Up With Black Voters. President Donald Trump Is Paving the Way. Republicans Must Follow Up With Black Voters.

(Akiit.com) The disproportionate number of African American special guests hosted by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address made clear how very serious he is about courting the support of this community. The question, of course, is whether meaningful change in how African Americans vote is possible or is just wishful thinking by Republicans. Since 1964, Democrats have picked up an... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump and the Forgotten American. Donald Trump and the Forgotten American.

(Akiit.com) In his 2016 victory speech, Donald Trump talked about “the forgotten men and women of our country,” declaring that they “will be forgotten no longer.” Today, after months of impeachment proceedings, accusations of wrongdoing, and a media that has reported overwhelmingly negative stories about him for three years, his polling numbers are at their highest ever. Why? Because the president... [Read more of this review]


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