Sunday, January 20, 2019


Seven Things Americans See the Left Still Pretends We Don’t.

January 19, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) It is astonishing that in this day and age – after nearly 70 years of cable TV, 30 years of conservative talk radio, almost 30 years of the internet, two full decades of broadcast dominance by Fox News, a decade-plus of social media and multiple elections (2010, 2014 and 2016) in which the electorate […]

National Emergencies Are Not Rare, How Would President Donald Trump’s Compare?

January 19, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A legal debate is furiously raging over whether or not the president can declare a national emergency to fund a border wall. I’m no legal expert, but fortunately, I don’t need to be to understand how senseless the argument against President Trump’s power to do this is. If what’s going on at the border […]

Shame and Shade In Birmingham: In Praise Of Black Panther Party/Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis.

January 18, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines of the civil rights movement all of her life. She has been especially active in prison reform matters, but she has also been involved in other civil and human rights issues. When I […]

Gillette Commercial? Missing Women?

January 18, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) This week the marketing department of Gillette shaving products, an arm of Procter and Gamble, decided to step into the political correctness arena and lecture men about bullying, sexism, misogyny and sexual assault. In their self-righteous attack on men, Gillette left women out of the commercial.  The commercial that aired showed two young boys […]

‘People’s State of the Union’ Must Happen Soon.

January 18, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Two questions lead straight to an answer on the State of the Union standoff: First, does a House Speaker have the right to ban a president from the House gallery? It would seem so. Second, what has been the setting for some of President Trump’s most rousing and riveting connective moments? That would be […]

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