Friday, December 14, 2018


Politics

You Know, Beverage Taxes Are Not the Health Solution that Working Families Need. You Know, Beverage Taxes Are Not the Health Solution that Working Families Need.

(Akiit.com) Every month, it seems another state or local government holds a vote on whether they should tax sugar-sweetened beverages. Recently, a broad... 


Voter Suppression Still Happening In 2018. Voter Suppression Still Happening In 2018.

(Akiit.com) As we’ve looked at the races for U.S. Senate and Governors of States, many of us are absolutely certain the wrong person was credited with... 


Democrats Can Not Win in 2020. Democrats Can Not Win in 2020.

(Akiit.com) The diverse menagerie of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 already looks like the bar scene in “Star Wars.” But left-of-center... 


(RIP) George H.W. Bush: Man of Character. (RIP) George H.W. Bush: Man of Character.

(Akiit.com) I first met the man who would become America‘s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a... 


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Religion

When Life and The Devil Deal You A Bad Hand. When Life and The Devil Deal You A Bad Hand.

(Akiit.com) It’s been some time ago, but I again heard one of the most powerful sayings a friend of mine once said, right before he was about to be installed... 


Christians Being Shamed. Christians Being Shamed.

(Akiit.com) It is true that an ugly anti-Bible tide is rising in America. It is true that many conservative believers – in particular Christian –... 


How Are Churches Changing In The 21st Century? How Are Churches Changing In The 21st Century?

(Akiit.com) For the longest time, if there was one constant that you could rely on in American culture, it was the presence of the church. Not only was... 


U.S. Christians Sinning And Contributing To A Cultural Rot. U.S. Christians Sinning And Contributing To A Cultural Rot.

(Akiit.com) Beneath the glossy wrapping of materialism and technological advancement, there is undeniably growing social unrest in the West. We have been... 


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News

You Know, Beverage Taxes Are Not the Health Solution that Working Families Need. You Know, Beverage Taxes Are Not the Health Solution that Working Families Need.

(Akiit.com) Every month, it seems another state or local government holds a vote on whether they should tax sugar-sweetened beverages. Recently, a broad coalition of Washingtonians, including labor unions such as the Teamsters, Machinists, and Building Trades, voted to ensure that groceries and beverages are exempted from new taxes that raise prices and cost jobs. Proponents of these taxes commission... [Read more of this review]


Voter Suppression Still Happening In 2018. Voter Suppression Still Happening In 2018.

(Akiit.com) As we’ve looked at the races for U.S. Senate and Governors of States, many of us are absolutely certain the wrong person was credited with the victory. Looking at all the voter suppression that so brazenly took place in the last Presidential race and the races mentioned in the most recent election, I am absolutely certain that these races don’t represent the majority of the people... [Read more of this review]


Democrats Can Not Win in 2020. Democrats Can Not Win in 2020.

(Akiit.com) The diverse menagerie of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 already looks like the bar scene in “Star Wars.” But left-of-center star Bruce Springsteen sees no Democrat now running who can beat incumbent President Donald Trump, because none has Trump’s charismatic ability to speak to working-class Americans. Democratic analysts are frightened for their party’s future. Prior... [Read more of this review]


LA’s Oldest Private Club Reimagines Its Place In The Art World With Artist-In-Residence Lauren Halsey. LA’s Oldest Private Club Reimagines Its Place In The Art World With Artist-In-Residence Lauren Halsey.

(Akiit.com) Established in 1880, The Los Angeles Athletic Club has been operating out of its building at the corner of 7th and Olive Streets in DTLA since 1912. From its outset, the Club was far more than a gym; it was a place where men and women came together to celebrate theatrics, poetry, and the ethos of sound mind in sound body. In 1913, a group of LAAC members – including L. Frank Baum... [Read more of this review]


(RIP) George H.W. Bush: Man of Character. (RIP) George H.W. Bush: Man of Character.

(Akiit.com) I first met the man who would become America‘s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a local TV and radio station. My first impression was how kind he was to this “kid,” who had just moved to Texas from the Washington, D.C., area and was just starting to learn the “language,” like “fixing to go” and... [Read more of this review]


Money Issues, Americans Trust The Democrats or Republicans? Money Issues, Americans Trust The Democrats or Republicans?

(Akiit.com) Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. Polls show that Democrats are now more trusted on balancing the budget than Republicans. That’s like losing an arm wrestling contest to Nancy Pelosi. The big first step for Republicans... [Read more of this review]


Men vs. Women; Who Has The Real Power? Men vs. Women; Who Has The Real Power?

(Akiit.com) There was a point in my life where I became that guy that I hope my daughter never dates. I wasn’t always that guy. Nor did I ever intend to be. The truth is men aren’t born to be dogs. They’re taught to be dogs. The good news for women is, you’re a significant part of the cure. My parents raised all five of their boys, including me, to respect women in every way. Because of that... [Read more of this review]


White Liberal Progressives Are Shady.

(Akiit.com) I received an article from my son titled, “Study: White Leftists Simplify Their Language For Minorities” (Hank Berrien, The DailyWire, Nov. 27). It could not have been more accurate. Permit me to expound upon Mr. Berrien’s excellent piece. It’s no secret that one of the fastest ways to incur my ire is for a person to tell me I should dumb down my vocabulary. White liberal progressives... [Read more of this review]


The CBC needs to get to work on the Western Sahara. The CBC needs to get to work on the Western Sahara.

(Akiit.com) The transition towards a new Congress is underway. Democrats are beginning to assume leadership positions as a result of their gaining a House majority. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) should now have many issues to bring forward and one of them needs to be the Western Sahara. Once upon a time the CBC was one of the most significant so-called mainstream players in the realm of US... [Read more of this review]


Is Elon Musk a Capitalist or a Crook? Is Elon Musk a Capitalist or a Crook?

(Akiit.com) Much like the late, great physicist Stephen Hawking, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become a fascinating cultural figure – a super-genius scientist whose observations and ideas are interesting and may be politically influential. Musk is probably right about Artificial Intelligence – specifically, the risks it poses to humankind and the importance of preparing ourselves to eventually compete... [Read more of this review]


Build The Wall Or Not? Build The Wall Or Not?

(Akiit.com) We have heard the chants for three years, “Build the Wall!” It was the number one reason why Americans elected Donald Trump as President in 2016. Unfortunately, it is the most glaring unfulfilled promise of the Trump presidency. Although the President wants a border wall, he needs Congress to fund the construction. Until now, Congress has only provided an anemic $1.6 billion for the... [Read more of this review]


Minority-Owned Tech Startup Mixtroz Raises Over $1M  for Networking Software. Minority-Owned Tech Startup Mixtroz Raises Over $1M for Networking Software.

(Akiit.com) Mixtroz, a minority and woman-owned tech startup specializing in connecting people at live events in real time, has reached the historic fundraising mark of $1 million. Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, the founding mother-daughter team behind Mixtroz, have joined the exclusive circle of only 40 black females to close $1 million in seed funding. “Achieving this milestone is a... [Read more of this review]


The Things We Do for Love. The Things We Do for Love.

(Akiit.com) Today, interracial/cross cultural marriages are not unusual. That was not true in the 1960s when I fell in love with my anthropology professor who was a hereditary Mende chief from Liberia, West Africa.  Our marriage posed problems along with opportunities that I was too naïve to have imagined at the time. I grew up on a farm in northwest Ohio in a very sheltered childhood during the... [Read more of this review]


Airbnb Playing Political Games. Airbnb Playing Political Games.

(Akiit.com) Silicon Valley was radicalized by the election of Donald Trump. It may be a matter of academic interest down the line whether they were already radical beforehand, and just hid it better, or if Trump’s election fundamentally altered their perception of politics. However, practically speaking, the fact of their radicalism post-Trump is not up for debate. And, indeed, no company has worn... [Read more of this review]


Recession Myth Really? Recession Myth Really?

(Akiit.com) There’s an old saying that Wall Street economists have predicted eight of the last two recessions. The bears in the economics profession keep getting paid a lot of money misreading the nation’s economic weather vanes — whether it was the power and durability of the Reagan expansion in the 1980s, the ferocious bull market of the late 1990s, the after-effects of the 9/11... [Read more of this review]


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