Sunday, May 31, 2020


Politics

Donald Trump Is on the Ballot — Not His Twitter Feed. Donald Trump Is on the Ballot — Not His Twitter Feed.

(Akiit.com) This past week, years-long tensions over the rather peculiar Twitter feed of the president of the United States reached a boiling point. President... 


Can Democrats ‘mail in’ Uncle Joe Biden’s election? Can Democrats ‘mail in’ Uncle Joe Biden’s election?

(Akiit.com) The man in black solemnly stepped forward and placed a flower wreath at the military graveyard’s central display as TV cameras from many... 


Donald Trump’s presidency but Hillary Clinton’s playbook? Donald Trump’s presidency but Hillary Clinton’s playbook?

(Akiit.com) We are three-and-a-half years into Trump’s first presidential term, but why are we still in Hillary’s playbook? I suppose it could... 


The Old, Sick And Incarcerated. The Old, Sick And Incarcerated.

(Akiit.com) There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time... 


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Religion

Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out. Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out.

(Akiit.com) Growing up, I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled... 


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... 


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News

Donald Trump Is on the Ballot — Not His Twitter Feed. Donald Trump Is on the Ballot — Not His Twitter Feed.

(Akiit.com) This past week, years-long tensions over the rather peculiar Twitter feed of the president of the United States reached a boiling point. President Donald Trump, of late, has been engaged in a rather sordid and baseless bit of social media mudslinging about popular cable host Joe Scarborough’s purported involvement in the death of a congressional aide from many years ago. The colorful,... [Read more of this review]


Can Democrats ‘mail in’ Uncle Joe Biden’s election? Can Democrats ‘mail in’ Uncle Joe Biden’s election?

(Akiit.com) The man in black solemnly stepped forward and placed a flower wreath at the military graveyard’s central display as TV cameras from many networks recorded the ceremony to mark Memorial Day. Americans whose loved ones gave some, or gave all, for our nation expect this annual moment of honor and remembrance from our president. But what the networks repeatedly broadcast was not our president.... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump’s presidency but Hillary Clinton’s playbook? Donald Trump’s presidency but Hillary Clinton’s playbook?

(Akiit.com) We are three-and-a-half years into Trump’s first presidential term, but why are we still in Hillary’s playbook? I suppose it could be coincidence. Life is full of coincidences. Maybe winning lottery tickets are a coincidence. A man in our area recently bought two lottery tickets at the mini-mart, went home and got a call from the clerk at the store: “You forgot your free... [Read more of this review]


What About Our Youth? What About Our Youth?

(Akiit.com) Like many who’ve had to shelter-in-place, I’ve had time for introspection and reflection. I’ve had to limit contact with family members, but I’ve had the opportunity to share memories and plan for future engagements with them. As leader of a national organization, I’ve had to plan for the utilization of new creative procedures to keep our organization operational. I’m a community... [Read more of this review]


The Old, Sick And Incarcerated. The Old, Sick And Incarcerated.

(Akiit.com) There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and “fear of coronavirus.” Yet the federal correctional institution that housed Manafort had no coronavirus... [Read more of this review]


Mr. President (Donald Trump), Here’s How You Stop the Democratic Scam of the Century. Mr. President (Donald Trump), Here’s How You Stop the Democratic Scam of the Century.

(Akiit.com) Think about an election where a ballot is sent to a person regardless of eligibility or to an address that person may not live at anymore; signed by someone else; picked up and delivered by a Democratic campaign operative; and still counted. If Democrats were to get their way, that is what would happen in my home state of Nevada this June, and nationwide in the November presidential election. This... [Read more of this review]


American Politics; Choosing the Wrong Opponent. American Politics; Choosing the Wrong Opponent.

(Akiit.com) It is a common, if not especially honorable, practice in American politics for a candidate and her campaign to prefer to run not against their actual opponent on the ballot but rather against the most unpopular caricature of the opponent’s party. That explains why Democrats, for close to three decades after the election of 1932, when Franklin Roosevelt crushed Republican Herbert Hoover... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review; The Lovebirds. Movie Review; The Lovebirds.

(Akiit.com) It probably looked really good on paper. Bickering couple gets caught up in a murder and goes on the lam. It’s just enough of a framework for two comic geniuses to flaunt their comedy licks. Kumail Nanjiani made a name for himself on the series Silicon Valley, and hit it big with the romantic comedy The Big Sick. His screenplay, written with wife Emily V. Gordon, won an Oscar nomination.... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump’s judge appointees a success? Think again! Donald Trump’s judge appointees a success? Think again!

(Akiit.com) Among the campaign promises of Donald J. Trump during the 2016 election that yours truly considered to be particularly important, if not compelling, was his commitment to appoint independent-minded federal judges that would obey the Constitution and the rule of law generally. Under Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and his dad before him, George H.W. Bush, and of course Obama, the nation... [Read more of this review]


Michigan, Donald Trump, Whitmer and the Chicoms. Michigan, Donald Trump, Whitmer and the Chicoms.

(Akiit.com) While President Trump is working hard to rebuild Michigan’s economy, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her minions are doing everything they can to destroy it. President Trump visited a Michigan Ford Motor Company auto plant his administration had retooled into a veritable “arsenal of health care,” turning out ventilators for the nation and the world. Michigan Attorney General... [Read more of this review]


The murder of Ahmaud Arbery — and our continuing terror. The murder of Ahmaud Arbery — and our continuing terror.

(Akiit.com) Today there is a national outcry about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The public condemnation has forced a belated response. Those accused of his murder finally have been arrested. His murder has become a global embarrassment for whites. For blacks, however, it is another humiliation, a continuing terror. It is the normal silence, however, that condemns thousands of African Americans to... [Read more of this review]


A Super Special Graduation. A Super Special Graduation.

(Akiit.com) Everybody who has ever graduated from anything knows how special graduation is. If you made it to graduation, not only were you excited about doing something not only you considered important, but the fact that you made it, made a lot of people happy. Friends, relatives– especially your parents — bragged about your being a member of a graduating class. It didn’t matter if you were... [Read more of this review]


Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out. Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out.

(Akiit.com) Growing up, I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled family kind. I believe I am now being constantly moved by the Holy Spirit (I hope) to see the simplicity in the scripture I now study. As such, I am finding myself gravitating to ministers, pastors and saints as they dissect in sermon and prayer the... [Read more of this review]


Even the Defection of Some Blacks from Joe Biden Could Hurt Him. Even the Defection of Some Blacks from Joe Biden Could Hurt Him.

(Akiit.com) From the very moment that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tossed his hat in the rink, polls and public opinion have consistently shown two things. One is that Biden is the overwhelming choice of Black voters for the presidency. This was more than borne out when Black voters crusaded to the polls in the South Carolina primary in January and propelled Joe to the top... [Read more of this review]


Politics; Our new national pastime: Printing funny money. Politics; Our new national pastime: Printing funny money.

(Akiit.com) Ever play Monopoly? Wasn’t it fun to have little piles of “money,” little paper bills that seem like real money? And if you were good at it, wasn’t it fun to wind up owning Park Place and hotels and eventually maybe winning the whole game? Did you ever try to actually spend any of those bills? Unless you were very young and had an indulgent grandmother who wanted... [Read more of this review]


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