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Sunday Smack: Wonder Woman and Images of Power

This tweet by @megsauce about the new Wonder Woman movie is destroying the Internet right now: “No wonder white men are obscenely confident all the time. I saw one woman hero movie and I’m ready to fight a thousand dudes … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Can Your Personal Medical Data Put You in Jail?

We could simply praise the brilliant police work that led to the arrest of Middletown resident Ross Compton for allegedly setting his home on fire. Or we can be alarmed by what appears to be a pillar stripped away from … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: What Will Trump’s “Deal” for Black Colleges Look Like?

Black college lovers who suffer from Trumpxiety may have plenty to say about this week’s Sunday Smack: BuzzFeed News reported that the White House — through its public liaison leader Omarosa Manigault — is drafting an executive order concerning historically Black colleges … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Will Black Lives Matter Movement Wither Under Trump?

This week’s Sunday Smack concerns the Black Lives Matter movement in a Trump world. In September 2015, historian Victor Davis Hanson placed the BLM on death watch, and predicted its end to occur one year later: But like all the other past … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: What Should Trump Do About Syria?

This week’s Sunday Smack asks: What should Donald Trump do about Syria’s civil war? Arm the rebels? Hasn’t worked so far. Invade Syria? Work with Russia to rid Syria of jihadist groups? Stop providing weapons and non-lethal aid to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Who Cares if Russia Hacked the Truth?

​ The US Office of National Intelligence ’s report of Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections [pdf] published three sentences that will serve as this week’s Sunday Smack. The first sentence offers no surprise: We assess with high confidence … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: TREASON OR SLAVERY?

This week’s Sunday Smack inspiration comes from reading Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, where I was reminded of how the British promised Africans enslaved in America their freedom in return for fighting against … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: TREATMENT OF ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING

This morning, one of NYC’s news radio stations mentioned last night’s tragic Orlando, Florida nightclub mass shooting as follows: We now know the nationality of the gunman in the Orlando gay nightclub shooting — coming up. My Sunday Smack: “Do … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: THE DRAFT AND PRESIDENTS

This week’s Sunday Smack covers war, and asks a simple question: If the United States reinstated the military draft, would Americans change the way they vote for presidents? song currently stuck in my head: “girls and boys” – prince

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