Sunday, December 16, 2018


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

December 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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. […]

Voter Suppression Still Happening In 2018.

December 10, 2018 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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 […]

Democrats Can Not Win in 2020.

December 10, 2018 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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. […]

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

December 4, 2018 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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 […]

Money Issues, Americans Trust The Democrats or Republicans?

December 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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 […]

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