Sunday Smack: Rex Tillerson and His Trump Comment

“The President speaks for himself, Chris.” This week’s Sunday Smack focuses on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remark today on Fox News about how President Donald Trump “speaks for himself” when sharing views of the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: Interviewer Chris Wallace appeared stunned to hear Tillerson’s comment. My questions to you: […]

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Sunday Smack: Is Steve Bannon the Frantz Fanon of White People?

“The Strange Persistence of Guilt” piece by New York Times writer David Brooks — where he equates President Donald Trump’s chief strategist and Alt-Right icon Steve Bannon with Martiniquan psychologist, writer, philosopher and radical Frantz Fanon — is the inspiration for today’s Sunday Smack. Before Brooks raised eyebrows with his comparison, he provided some context: […]

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz and healthcare — won’t help Democrats find salvation

Partisan politics makes many politicians look like strung-out lovers — feeling an inexplicably dumb compulsion to support the lamebrain propositions of their political parties and appearing even dumber when publicly doubling down their support, even when confronted with facts that prove their supported positions make no sense. Reenter Florida Congressperson and former DNC Chair Debbie […]

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Clinton Global Initiative Shutdown — Post-Election Reminder for Party Cleansing

The latest news about the Clinton Global Initiative formally filing its intent with New York State to shut down and lay-off 22 employees reminds me of what I said in my last piece — the Party of No Guts will have to exorcise the demons of its past to regain relevance among voters. CGI would have a problem staying […]

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Trump May Pick Hard-Core ‘Whites Only’ Banker for Treasury Secretary

Remember Steve Mnuchin, the Goldman Sachs guy who became President-elect Donald Trump’s chief fundraising guy during this year’s campaign? He could be The Donald’s pick for Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin followed up his 17-year run as a Goldman Sachs banker — where he led the firm’s mortgage-backed trading group and also became the investment bank’s chief […]

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Remembering David Mancuso, Loft Lord

When placed in chains, they created spirituals that gave birth to much of the music you hear today. Gave them tough, green leaves — long thought to be degenerative cabbage shoots — and the resulting simmered collard greens they made have graced the menus of countless restaurants. Shut their writers out of the mainstream publishing […]

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WIKILEAKS: 8 AFRICAN AMERICANS NAMED TO CLINTON’S VP LIST

Here’s another interesting Wikileaks email that surfaced: Vice Presidential choices for Hillary Clinton — including eight Black people! This past March, John podesta emailed a list of running mate options to Clinton “Organized by food group,” Podesta explained. He never provided names to these groupings so I took a crack at labeling: Catalyzing Latinos Javier […]

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