Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Politics

Really, Who’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ in 2020? Really, Who’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ in 2020?

(Akiit.com) It was another great week for President Donald Trump. And I guess it’s up to me to spread the word. Why do I need to trumpet Trump? Because... 


Secretary Betsy DeVos Hands For-Profit Colleges $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years. Secretary Betsy DeVos Hands For-Profit Colleges $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years.

(Akiit.com) Most consumers would likely agree that consumers should get what they pay for. If a product or service fails to deliver its promises,... 


NFL’s Depression-era Ban On African-American Players Lingers On In The Owner’s Box. NFL’s Depression-era Ban On African-American Players Lingers On In The Owner’s Box.

(Akiit.com) The National Football League season opened last week with a full slate of games. On the field, extraordinary athletes of all races and backgrounds... 


Donald Trump Era Not as Extraordinary as Never-Trumpers Think. Donald Trump Era Not as Extraordinary as Never-Trumpers Think.

(Akiit.com) Around Washington, in sundry upscale locales, in large quadrants of the internet, you still encounter lamentations about Donald Trump’s... 


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Religion

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... 


We Need More Of A Little Christmas. We Need More Of A Little Christmas.

(Akiit.com) On Christmas Eve in 1818, exactly 200 years ago, Austrian Priest Father Joseph Mohr and his parish music director, Franz Gruber unveiled the... 


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... 


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News

Is It Time to Break Up the Big Health Insurance Companies In 2019? Is It Time to Break Up the Big Health Insurance Companies In 2019?

(Akiit.com) In the 10-plus years since the financial crisis, there has been a lot of talk about “too big to fail” financial institutions. Today, however, there is a set of large institutions failing our nation’s patients: big health insurance companies. It’s high time that policymakers take a hard look at breaking them up. The evidence for doing so is strong. First and foremost, the number... [Read more of this review]


New Wave of Black Films Crests at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. New Wave of Black Films Crests at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

(Akiit.com) Nearly 500,000 film lovers flocked to the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, screening hundreds of films from all over the world. Artistry and diversity, the hallmarks of TIFF, were on view. Black artists, filmmakers and films were a key part of the mix. Big budget movies, small indie films, documentaries and shorts filled out the innovative programming. Check out the best of the... [Read more of this review]


Really, Who’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ in 2020? Really, Who’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ in 2020?

(Akiit.com) It was another great week for President Donald Trump. And I guess it’s up to me to spread the word. Why do I need to trumpet Trump? Because the president will never get credit from the liberal, Trump-hating mainstream media for anything he achieves. First, because of Trump’s tireless achievements, the generic Democrat/Republican poll is out. Democrats held a 52-43 lead in advance... [Read more of this review]


Secretary Betsy DeVos Hands For-Profit Colleges $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years. Secretary Betsy DeVos Hands For-Profit Colleges $11.1 Billion Over 10 Years.

(Akiit.com) Most consumers would likely agree that consumers should get what they pay for. If a product or service fails to deliver its promises, refunds are in order. That kind of thinking guided the Obama Administration’s decision to address false promises made to student loan borrowers. A rule known as the “borrower defense to repayment,” came on the heels of successive for-profit... [Read more of this review]


NFL’s Depression-era Ban On African-American Players Lingers On In The Owner’s Box. NFL’s Depression-era Ban On African-American Players Lingers On In The Owner’s Box.

(Akiit.com) The National Football League season opened last week with a full slate of games. On the field, extraordinary athletes of all races and backgrounds competed with the same set of rules. Yet, it is worth noting that this has not always been the case — and that the legacy of discrimination has yet to be redressed. In June, when the Chicago Bears announced that their “throwback jersey”... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump Era Not as Extraordinary as Never-Trumpers Think. Donald Trump Era Not as Extraordinary as Never-Trumpers Think.

(Akiit.com) Around Washington, in sundry upscale locales, in large quadrants of the internet, you still encounter lamentations about Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party and prophecies of the party’s approaching doom. Never-Trumpers are less thick on the ground than among ordinary voters, but they have an echo in affluent southern and southwest suburbs that have switched from... [Read more of this review]


What Conservatives Need Now? More, and More Liberal Celebrities. What Conservatives Need Now? More, and More Liberal Celebrities.

(Akiit.com) As ten Democratic contenders descend on Houston for their third round of showing a center-right country just how left they have become, the Trump economy is booming. As the hopefuls howl for an economy that “works for everybody,” every single identifiable class of Americans is experiencing record low unemployment. While the open border crowd decries positive steps to curb our immigration... [Read more of this review]


The Media Bad-Mouths the Economy Like It Did in 1992. The Media Bad-Mouths the Economy Like It Did in 1992.

(Akiit.com) As it did in 1992, the anti-Republican media is covering Trump‘s economy as negatively as possible while keeping a straight face. After all, unemployment is at historical lows, most Americans feel optimistic about their own economic future, and most credit Trump with the growing economy. Trump’s predecessor was the first president since 1949 to preside over an economic recovery... [Read more of this review]


Climate Change and those Democrats. Climate Change and those Democrats.

(Akiit.com) Climate change is one of those issues that the bien-pensants around the world all agree upon. We must act! If we do not act, people will lose their beach houses. Plants will wither and die. Birds will fall from the sky. Just last week, whole communities in the Caribbean were swept away. There are, however, problems with eliminating or ameliorating climate change. For one thing, modern technology... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump’s Tariff and Trade Aches and Pains. Donald Trump’s Tariff and Trade Aches and Pains.

(Akiit.com) On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump said that, if elected, “We’re going to win so much. You’re going to get tired of winning. You’re going to say, ‘Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don’t win so much.'” Unfortunately, Trump’s definition of winning seems to mean flexing his presidential muscles, beating his chest and... [Read more of this review]


Budget-Friendly Fall Activities. Budget-Friendly Fall Activities.

(Akiit.com) Fall is a great time to spend time outside as a family. The leaves are changing and the hot summer weather is coming to an end. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and some quality family time by trying one of the following budget-friendly, outdoor family activities: Go Apple Picking If you live in a region that grows apples, take your family to the orchard. Many apple growers will allow you to... [Read more of this review]


Can Uncle Joe Biden Run This Marathon? Can Uncle Joe Biden Run This Marathon?

(Akiit.com) Thursday, Sept. 14, looks to be a fateful day in the half-century-long political career of Joe Biden. That night, a three-hour debate will be held, a marathon in politics. Biden will be on stage, taking incoming missiles for 180 minutes from nine rivals, each of whom is hungry for the Democratic nomination and has a huge investment in seeing him stumble and fall. A solid showing by Biden... [Read more of this review]


The Stone-Age Democrats Are Crazy With the Heat. The Stone-Age Democrats Are Crazy With the Heat.

(Akiit.com) If you’re a political conservative, don’t feel so picked on by the Stalinist Democratic Party. It doesn’t allow dissent among its own ranks either, being the party of the ideological straitjacket. In watching some of the clips from the Democratic climate change marathon, I was struck by how willing each candidate was to grovel and play dumb to retain favor with the crazy... [Read more of this review]


Well, Criminologists Mislead Us. Well, Criminologists Mislead Us.

(Akiit.com) John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017. There is significant bias among criminologists. The reason for that bias is that political leanings of academic criminologists are liberal. Liberal criminologists... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. Film Review; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.

(Akiit.com) So many legendary jazz musicians are gone. Victims of father time. And as they pass, a bit of history does too. When enlightening documentaries revive their memories, we get a do over. For a brief moment, we can appreciate them and their eras, all over again. Director Stanley Nelson is a gifted archivist who recreates moments in time with great precision and artistry. His keen interest... [Read more of this review]


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