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The Jerusalem Embassy Debacle Proves America Views Palestinians As Sub-Human

When Donald Trump declared he would be moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it sent a very strong signal to Palestinians and the Arab world that the US did not consider them to be human beings. The move, which was overwhelmingly denounced by the international community, was predicted to …Continue reading Continue […]

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Senate Republicans Aren’t Going To Do A Goddamn Thing To Defend McCain’s “Honor”

You don’t have to like John McCain to feel bad that he’s dying from cancer. Conversely, you don’t have to hate him to acknowledge that his legacy is going to be a seriously mixed bag of warmongering combined with vanishingly rare Republican integrity. You do, however, have to be an asshole to make …Continue reading […]

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John Bolton Does Not Understand America’s Role In The World Anymore

When Donald Trump hired John Bolton as national security adviser, Europe and the rest of the world understood immediately what it meant: the return to George W. Bush style foreign policy and a withdrawal of America as a reliable partner to negotiate with.  Bolton, a psychopathic war …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Kleptocracy Gets A Huge Boost With Massive Loan From The Chinese Government

(Photo: Trump with the project’s CEO Hary Tanoesoedibjo. Richard Drew/Associated Press)  On the topic of unemployment, pardon the sports metaphor but Rachel Maddow likes to say Donald Trump was born on third base while insisting he hit a triple. We all know the truth: the steady …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Supreme Court Just Opened The Door To Regulating Gun Stores Out Of Existence

Chris Rock had a joke a back in the 90’s about not bothering with gun control and making bullets cost $5000 each instead. Today, the Supreme Court gave the gun control movement the next best thing by affirming that while there is a second amendment right to own a gun, there’s no such thing as …Continue […]

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He Pulled Up Her Dress At School So She Stabbed Him With A Pair Of Scissors

Down in Tennessee, a male student at Central High School thought it would be funny to lift up the dress of a female student to get a peek underneath. She was not amused: The victim took a pair of scissors and attempted to strike him multiple times before eventually connecting, a report states.The …Continue reading […]

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Ben Carson’s Affordable Housing Act Is A Direct Attack On America’s Poor

by Kate Harveston Affordable housing has always been a target for the GOP, since the golden days of Ronald Reagan, and his famous “welfare queen” speeches during his 1976 presidential campaign. Something in this image — widowed or unmarried women living luxuriously off welfare fraud — resonated …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trumpers Will Believe Anything And Here’s Proof

Thursday evening, Donald Trump delivered another of his screech regattas, this time in Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana. We’re all familiar with his rallies as well as the all-too-familiar urge to hurl our televisions out the nearest window by the time he blurts the first of a few hundred …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Far Left And Far Right Agree: John McCain’s Imminent Death Should Be Celebrated

I vehemently disagree with John McCain on almost all political issues. He is a war obsessed conservative who has been on the wrong side of very military issue I can think of, an enemy of social security and the welfare state, and no friend to women’s rights. I also think he is a brave war […]

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Maxine Waters Shuts Down Trump Supporting Congressman Over “White Discrimination” Claim

Since the election of Donald Trump, Maxine Waters has become one of the most visible icons of the Resistance. Whether she’s “shoving” TYT correspondent Michael Tracey, appearing on t-shirts with her catchphrase “reclaiming my time,” or openly calling for impeachment following Trump’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Adam Ruins Libertarianism

The Banter Long Read: I’ve said for years that libertarians are the perfect intersection of arrogance and ignorance. They will smugly declare that the free market can handle everything and that anyone who disagrees is simply too stupid to understand the sheer brilliance of Ayn Rand. As far as …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Adam Ruins Libertarianism

The Banter Long Read: I’ve said for years that libertarians are the perfect intersection of arrogance and ignorance. They will smugly declare that the free market can handle everything and that anyone who disagrees is simply too stupid to understand the sheer brilliance of Ayn Rand. As far as …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Poll: Propaganda Has Republicans Convinced The FBI Is Framing Trump

As we move closer to the midterms, it’s important to understand exactly what is at stake. This goes far beyond just sticking it to Trump or, more urgently, putting a check on his insanity; we are on the brink of collapse as a nation. I want very badly for this to be hysterical hyperbole but […]

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Rudy Giuliani May Have Been Drunk When Incriminating Donald Trump On Live Television

On Tuesday this week, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough brought up the (relatively) well known rumor that Rudy Giuliani hadn’t gotten the Trump cabinet position he initially wanted because he was “falling asleep five minutes into meetings” and was “drinking too much.” According to those who know him …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Iran Deal And How The 2018 Midterms Could Be A Repeat Of 2002

Donald Trump made perhaps his most fatal foreign policy blunder so far this week by signing a memorandum authorizing the U.S.’s resumption of sanctions against Iran, violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known colloquially as the Iran Deal. Trump’s horrendous …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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#MeToo Is “Total Hypocrisy”? Oh, F*ck You, Roman Polanski

In 1977, 43-year-Roman Polanski, a powerful and famous director, gave a 13-year-old girl drugs and alcohol and proceeded to orally, vaginally, and anally rape her. He then fled the United States before being sentenced to jail and has been avoiding extradition ever since. Several other women since …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Pay To Play Scheme Is Exactly What He Accused Hillary Of

On Tuesday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, released a document detailing millions of dollars paid to Trump’s mobbed up lawyer Michael Cohen by both a Russian oligarch and several corporations: Among the other payments to Mr. Cohen’s company described in the financial records were …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Women Win Big in House Primaries Last Night

Last night’s primaries in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia garnered more attention for who lost rather than who won. In Ohio, Dennis Kucinich, the former Congressman and perennial Presidential candidate lost the nomination for governor this fall. Although his old presidential …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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