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MEMBERS ONLY: Nancy Pelosi Has Checkmated Trump

(Image via AP) In a matter of weeks on the job, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to checkmate Trump over his government shutdown in spectacular fashion. Not only has Pelosi refused to back down from Trump’s childish threats over his border wall, she has managed bullied the bully and forced …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: American Capitalism Is Making You Sick And Destroying Itself

(Image via Business Insider) Capitalism as an economic model for society is basically an untouchable concept in America. Anyone who disagrees with this is a socialist, or worse, a communist who doesn’t understand “how things work”. And by “work”, this means making as many people materially wealthy …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: American Capitalism Is Making You Sick And Destroying Itself

(Image via Business Insider) Capitalism as an economic model for society is basically an untouchable concept in America. Anyone who disagrees with this is a socialist, or worse, a communist who doesn’t understand “how things work”. And by “work”, this means making as many people materially wealthy …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Would You Vote For Trump If He Was Progressive? I Wouldn’t, And Here’s Why.

Over the holiday season, I spent time with an uncle in the U.K who is decidedly more right wing than I am. He supported Brexit, and views liberal pc culture as one of the biggest problems in British society. My uncle is a highly intelligent man, a professor, lecturer, and columnist who is routinely …Continue […]

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Is Rudy Giuliani Paving The Way For Trump’s Resignation?

During an astonishing appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, made two stunning confessions. Not only did Giuliani admit that Trump had colluded with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election…. To continue reading this article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Facebook Is Not Just Destroying Journalism, It Is Wrecking The Fabric Of Society

The number of digital media outlets completely destroyed in the wake of Facebook’s newsfeed purge earlier this year is unknown. We’ve experienced the devastating effects of their war on journalism at the Banter, and have been brought to our knees after they took roughly 70% of our traffic and ad …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Brett Kavanaugh And Neil Degrasse Tyson Conundrum

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it would be a fair assessment to say that my entire world view changed — almost over night. The seemingly never ending stream of high profile men accused of horrific acts of sexual assault laid bare the reality most women live in. Far from the equal society many […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Actually, Yes, Republican Voters Are Racist Misogynists

In an attempt to maintain the peace around the Thanksgiving table last week, the Kansas City Star recirculated a column by the Washington Post’s Republican opinion writer Marc Thiessen. I stumbled across it on Facebook and the title alone told me exactly what the column would be: Another garbage …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump’s Mastery Of The 48 Laws Of Power

This article was originally published on Banter M, our digital mag for Banter Members.  Almost 20 years ago, I came across Robert Greene’s iconic book “The 48 Laws Of Power” in a book shop in San Francisco. It was lying on the table I was sitting at, and I found the title so intriguing I […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: My American Horror Story

(Image source: via screengrab) When I first moved to America in the late 90’s (and then again in 2004) I remember listening to people’s horror stories about insane medical care costs. It was routine for people to face bankruptcy due to medical bills, despite having insurance. And then there were … Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Jewish Supervillain

If it wasn’t already clear after last month’s antisemitic terrorist attack, it should be crystal clear now: White Nationalists hate Jews. They hate us with a blinding intensity. In fact, the white conservative terrorist that walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 Jews …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Donald Trump And The 48 Laws Of Power (Part 1)

There is little I like to give Trump credit for, but after reviewing Robert Greene’s iconic book “The 48 Laws of Power” again, I have to be completely honest in my assessment: Trump is, at least partially, quite brilliant at attaining and keeping power. And those who underestimate him (as I have) …Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The American Narcissistic Celebrity Complex

Over the past few days, two deeply damaged celebrities have injected themselves into the public discourse (again), pledging their support for another deeply damaged celebrity, who happens to be president of the United States. These appearances were not coordinated or even overtly related, but …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The War On Your Mind (And What You Can Do About It)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information coming at me from every angle imaginable. Granted, I have just moved house (with a young child this is twice as stressful), but the non-stop scandals coming out of the White House and the … Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: Liberals Do Not Understand The Deadly Game Republicans Are Playing

The disgraceful nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court reinforced a notion I have come to understand about America for some time now. Beneath the exterior presented to Americans via the news, America is not a country with two political parties. It is not a country governed by democratic … Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: Minorities Are Skeptical Of The Hard Left, And For One Very Good Reason

It took a number of years for me to figure out why none of my minority friends saw things the same why I did. Over time, I began to see that because I was so enamored with my own brilliance, I could not see that my own experience of life had colored the way I […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Anonymous Op-Ed Will Make Trump “Crazy” — And That’s a Good Thing

Some Republican insiders are apparently more worried than ever about the ramifications of the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, believing it will make Trump even crazier than he has been. But this is completely the wrong way to look at the dramatic act of defiance, and here’s why… To … Continue reading

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Unfortunate Bernie Sanders Paradox

Yesterday, Bernie Sanders announced his bid to seek a third term in the Senate this fall. The move has provoked more speculation about his potential run in 2020, and filled many on the left with a sense of hope or dread about the future of liberal politics in America. If Sanders decides to …Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Coming War For Control Of The Prosecutor’s Office

The Banter Long Read: There’s a quiet revolution happening in America’s courtrooms that promises to radically change how brown skin is treated by our extremely racist criminal justice system. It’s a small revolution but it’s growing and once it gets large enough to threaten the status quo, the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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