Monthly Archives: May 2016

HILLARY CLINTON IS CLEARLY LYING. NOW WHAT?

Dorothy Allison’s young adult novel Bastard out of Carolina has a quote which partially describes the current state of play in Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s repeated failures to credibly explain her use of a private email server while she served … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: WHAT ABOUT THIS CHINESE WASH-THE-BLACK-OFF COMMERCIAL?

My friend Anisha Moon, a musician (you can see her here, trading lyrics with Leon Ware), and entrepreneur, posted this Chinese laundry detergent commercial on her Facebook page. Here’s the story flow. 1. An Asian woman is washing clothes. 2. … Continue reading

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LIVE: ANNABEL (LEE) IN L.A.

Annabel (Lee) member Richard E. hipped me to a recently-produced video of the group, armed with an orchestra, performing “Find Me” from their By the Sea … and Other Solitary Places album. I later found a live clip of “Suki … Continue reading

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CLINTON’S AMAZING WEEK OF ‘NO’

As the presidential candidate who’s “willing to debate anytime and anywhere,” and is willing to speak with any investigator about her private email troubles, Hillary Clinton seems to be saying “No” a lot lately. Saying “No” to a Party of … Continue reading

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IF ONLY FREDDIE GRAY WAS A POLICE CAR

Of course cop cars matter! So do the lives of police officers! And guess what? Freddie Gray’s life mattered! While I’m making my rounds of citing who and what matters, allow me to state what should be obvious: Black lives … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: 2008 ALL OVER AGAIN?

The two stupefying Wall Street Journal charts about US credit card debt you see above has caused me to break from my typical Sunday Smack format of simply raising questions without a strong injection of my opinion. Banks are issuing … Continue reading

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UNDERPAID FAST FOOD WORKERS AND ROBOTS HAVE FEW FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

Liberal politicians fighting for fast food workers to earn $15 an hour are either thinking on excessively narrow terms or are operating from a dishonest line of reasoning. Conservatives ranting about how fast food “robots” — or order kiosks — … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: PRESIDENT OBAMA — WAR MACHINE?

This week’s Sunday Smack explores President Barack Obama’s war record. As the New York Times notes, President Barack Obama is on track to have managed one or more overseas conflicts every single day of his two-term White House tenure, which … Continue reading

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ZIMMERMAN’S LYRIC: SELLING THE GUN HE USED TO KILL TRAYVON MARTIN HAS DEEPER MEANING

  I didn’t want to spend too much time discussing George Zimmerman’s decision to sell the gun he used to kill 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, since doing so only contributes to his public relations platform. But I want to point … Continue reading

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MEDIA PLAYS DOWN ANOTHER BERNIE SANDERS WIN

A fetor of anti-Bernie Sanders media bias surrounds this headline of yesterday’s Guam and Washington caucus results: “SANDERS NETS 31 DELEGATES IN WASHINGTON, BUT LOSES IN GUAM“ (Laughing) The creator of that headline isn’t counting on you to give any … Continue reading

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