Thursday, February 20, 2020


Politics

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... 


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... 


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... 


World Politics; Contempt for Palestinians. World Politics; Contempt for Palestinians.

(Akiit.com) I was amazed by the audacity of Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” regarding the Israeli and Palestinians. It was called a “deal,”... 


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Religion

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... 


Key Areas In The Various Religions. Key Areas In The Various Religions.

(Akiit.com) It is not going to be possible to cover everything that you need to know about religion in one post. But, having said this, we can cover some... 


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News

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]


World Politics; Contempt for Palestinians. World Politics; Contempt for Palestinians.

(Akiit.com) I was amazed by the audacity of Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” regarding the Israeli and Palestinians. It was called a “deal,” yet the Palestinians were never involved. It was called a “deal,” yet the Palestinians got nothing that they have demanded. Think about it this way. A company wants your home. They tell you that they will offer you a specific price but that this... [Read more of this review]


Politics; The Impeachment Was Really Just Senators And Lawyers Talking. Politics; The Impeachment Was Really Just Senators And Lawyers Talking.

(Akiit.com) The impeachment is completed, and President Donald Trump has been acquitted. After millions of dollars, thousands of lies, and 17 witnesses in the House, President Trump will be let off and cleared of any wrongdoing. He has been declared not guilty and proved innocent of the articles of impeachment. The American rule of law and the system has not worked again. President Trump lost the popular... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump Impeachment Backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi Has a Meltdown. Donald Trump Impeachment Backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi Has a Meltdown.

(Akiit.com) The partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump finally passed, mercifully, like a kidney stone, with Democrats grimacing helplessly during acquittal in the Senate on Wednesday. It’s over. The cable news networks loved it because they love a show but there was no real drama. Americans knew for months how this would turn out. They knew Democrats didn’t have the votes in the... [Read more of this review]


Are the Bells Tolling for Amy Klobuchar, Liz & Joe Biden? Are the Bells Tolling for Amy Klobuchar, Liz & Joe Biden?

(Akiit.com) By the end of February, the race for the Democratic nomination may have come down to a choice of one of three white men. Two are well into their 70s, and either would be the oldest president ever inaugurated. The third is a 38-year-old gay man in a same-sex marriage who would be our youngest president ever. How is it possible, if not probable, that Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words. Film Review; Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.

(Akiit.com) To many, he is an enigma. Or that controversial 1990s political/judicial figure who faded into a quiet corner of the Supreme Court of the United States. RBG gets all the press. Clarence Thomas does not. Rarely interviewed, rarely in front of a camera. If political junkies, students of history, the African American community and others want to delve deep into the psyche of the one black... [Read more of this review]


Sen. Joe Biden Is Finished. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet. Sen. Joe Biden Is Finished. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.

(Akiit.com) Joe Biden is done. A year from now, you can see him at Costco selling his newest book, “I Would Have Gotten Away with it if it Weren’t for those Meddling Kids.” Of course, it won’t be as successful as Hunter Biden’s book, “How to Make Millions from the Comfort of Your Home” but it will be the first honest work for Joe in almost five decades. The only person who doesn’t know... [Read more of this review]


Is Bernie Sanders’s Hour of Power at Hand? Is Bernie Sanders’s Hour of Power at Hand?

(Akiit.com) Can a septuagenarian socialist who just survived a heart attack and would be 80 years old in his first year in office be elected president of the United States? It’s hard to believe but not impossible. As of today, Bernie Sanders looks like one of the better, if not best, bets for the nomination. Polls have him running first or second in the first three contests: Iowa on Monday, and... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; The Rhythm Section. Film Review; The Rhythm Section.

(Akiit.com) They tried to conjure the spirits of La Femme Nikita and Atomic Blonde. They didn’t try hard enough. Tangier, Marseilles, New York, Madrid… Blood is spilled and bodies are found in apartments, houses and buses on several continents in this revenge mystery/thriller. What’s all the commotion? Two-hundred thirty-nine passengers perish during a plane crash. An investigative journalist,... [Read more of this review]


2019; Does a ‘Minimum Wage’ Hike Lower the Suicide Rate? 2019; Does a ‘Minimum Wage’ Hike Lower the Suicide Rate?

(Akiit.com) This is a new one. The New York Times headline read: “Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says.” But there was a subheadline: “It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings.” Let us “push back.” The study was published in January in the Journal... [Read more of this review]


Sure Glad to Be Blackity Black! Sure Glad to Be Blackity Black!

(Akiit.com) When you think about the harsh treatment Black people have experienced, and still experience in this country, when you think of 400 years of Black people being enslaved, having gone through Jim Crow, segregation, lynching and every indignity you can think about, don’t you at least say to yourself, “I’m sure glad I’m Black?” I say that because I watch the news religiously, and... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump Comes Out Swinging Against Impeachment. Donald Trump Comes Out Swinging Against Impeachment.

(Akiit.com) The White House fired back at Trump’s impeachers Monday, taking aim at their far-fetched legal arguments and their dishonesty. Trump’s lawyers called the Democrats‘ grounds for impeachment a “made-up theory.” They singled out House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for “lying,” violating “basic fairness” and “concocting”... [Read more of this review]


Is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Dream Being Denied or Deferred? Disparities in Housing Perpetuate Racial Wealth Gap. Is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Dream Being Denied or Deferred? Disparities in Housing Perpetuate Racial Wealth Gap.

(Akiit.com) Once again, the only federal holiday honoring a person of color will be celebrated across the nation. The 38-year span of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life continues to be remembered and revered. Since his tragic death, time has shown he was also prophetic.   “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle,” said Dr. King. “And so,... [Read more of this review]


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