Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The murder of Ahmaud Arbery — and our continuing terror.

May 18, 2020 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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, […]

A Super Special Graduation.

Tweet (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 […]

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

May 17, 2020 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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 […]

Politics; Our new national pastime: Printing funny money.

May 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (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 […]

Pick Kamala Harris, Sleepy Joe.

May 17, 2020 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There is a persistent myth in American politics that a superb running mate can push a presidential candidate over the top, either in terms of the popular vote or in the electoral college. There is precious little evidence from history to indicate that this is so. Vice presidents simply aren’t that consequential in […]

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