Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Recovery Or Crisis?

Tweet (Akiit.com) According to MasterCard’s spending reports, consumers spent more than 10 percent more than they did in 2019 before the COVID pandemic even hit. Inflation rose by 6 percent each month in October and November (don’t add it up – it’s monthly, not annual). Unemployment rates are lower than they’ve been in more than […]

Why can’t we be friends, Joe?

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Health, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The unpredictability of COVID-19 shocked the entire world. In the United States, we were a country already divided due to politics and decades of cultural conflicts. COVID’s carnage might and could have sparked a moment of national unity in the battle against this unknown foe. Unfortunately, it has had the opposite effect, and […]

The Democrats Lose Hispanic Voters.

December 30, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The Democratic Party‘s problem with Hispanic voters is worse than leaders think, according to a new assessment by the highly regarded strategist Ruy Teixeira. That conclusion is particularly important because Teixeira wrote the influential 2002 book “The Coming Democratic Majority,” which convinced many Democrats that a growing Hispanic population — one that heavily […]

The (Crappy) Year We Just Lived Through.

Tweet (Akiit.com) As this is my last column of 2021, I thought it would be worthwhile to review some of the most important observations I made over the course of an awful year. I hope you agree, and wish you — and our country — a happier New Year. JAN. 5: These past few years […]

The Friendly Skies are Long Gone.

December 27, 2021 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Travel/Leisure, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Through December 21, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported a total of 5,779 unruly passenger incidents this year. Of these incidents, the FAA has launched 1,054 investigations, which is approximately a 600% increase from the annual average of the previous twenty-five years. Historically, factors such as overcrowding, cancellations, and narrow seats cause in-flight incidents. However, this […]

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