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MEMBERS ONLY: Jimmy Kimmel is the Voice of the Democratic Party. He Shouldn’t Be

The Banter Long Read: Last week, Jimmy Kimmel once again found himself the unlikely spokesperson for the anger Americans feel towards the Republicans who offer thoughts and prayers in the wake of mass shootings, but nothing else. Before 2017, he had been one of the least political late night …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s Personal Lawyer Just Screwed Himself

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A lawyer walks into a bar, orders a drink and explains to the bartender that he just paid $130,000 in hush-money — out of his own pocket, no less — to silence a porn star who somehow managed to fuck the lawyer’s client, who, by the way, […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Delightfully Honest  Reason Why White Voters Support Trump

The Banter Long Read: It’s been over two years since Trump oozed his way down that escalator and launched his explicitly racist campaign to be a white nationalist president. Yet, the media is still reluctant to call him racist and his followers still clutch their pearls when someone points out …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s Horrendous Behavior Is Desperately Exposing The Need For Presidential Reforms

Everything Trump says, every tweet, every childish nickname or insult, every deviation from political norms is causing damage to the system. It’s happening incrementally, one egregious trespass after another, and some of us might not even notice that Trump is establishing all new loopholes in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s Horrendous Behavior Is Desperately Exposing The Need For Presidential Reforms

Everything Trump says, every tweet, every childish nickname or insult, every deviation from political norms is causing damage to the system. It’s happening incrementally, one egregious trespass after another, and some of us might not even notice that Trump is establishing all new loopholes in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Planning For Life After Trump

Lately I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time thinking about how America can pull itself back from the brink of disaster and heal the almost inconceivable political and social divisions that have torn the country apart. The past two years have been the worst I have ever seen since having …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Nunes Memo Will Depend On Americans Being Confused By Surveillance Laws

Two major news stories dropped yesterday, so let’s cut right to the chase.  First, we learned that Donald Trump apparently demanded that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pledge his loyalty to Trump, asking Rosenstein if he’s “on my team.” The meeting occurred this past December and, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Worse Than Nixon

Shortly after the inaugural last January, acting Attorney General Sally Yates warned Donald Trump that his National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, had been less than forthcoming regarding his conversations with Russians. Trump’s immediate response was to fire Mrs. Yates… To continue reading …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The XFL Will Be Football For Angry White Republican Voters

White Republican voters are in the middle of a slow motion Civil War redux and instead of simply lopping off part of the country and declaring themselves free from the United States and its annoying ban on slavery, the are walling themselves off in an alternate reality. There, they hope they can be …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: I Got Your ‘Deep State Coup’ Right Here

You might’ve noticed that the congressional Republicans have amped up their efforts to undermine the integrity of the FBI and the Mueller investigation. The latest chapter in the Trumpers’ “deep state coup” narrative has arrived and it goes a little like this: they’re focusing on text messages by …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Thank God For Tony Perkins And His Trump Mulligan

The Banter Long Read: As a militant atheist, I generally don’t keep my rock bottom opinion of religion to myself. I do, however, reserve most of my criticism for the religious right because they’re not just everything wrong with religion, they dial it up to 11. They’re so cartoonishly evil, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Glenn Greenwald’s Painful Lack of Self Awareness

In 2013 when the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ came out, Glenn Greenwald wrote a predictably pedantic and scathing review about its complicity with the pro Obama/pro CIA/pro neo imperialist/deep state. A reader cheekily left a comment on the piece asking the Guardian that they should provide a ‘Spoiler …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Consent Is Sexy. Here’s How to Do It Right

With the #MeToo movement comes so many people taking a hard look at their dating and sex lives and wondering if they are respectful and doing it right in the age of rape culture. It’s long overdue, of course, though so many have been trying to change this culture for a very long time. Since […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why I Almost Punched my Autistic Son’s Teacher in the Face

The Banter Long Read: We knew that 4th grade would be difficult for Jordan. We’ve known for years that while Kindergarten through 3rd would be a challenge for our autistic child, 4th grade is where the transition to a more traditional academic setting occurred and that it would be incredibly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Is Donald Trump Afraid Of Rachel Maddow?

Prior to and during my podcast on Tuesday, I was feeling beaten down by the brain-scattering impact of the frenetic avalanche of news that’s accompanied both the 2016 presidential campaign and, naturally, the Trump presidency. It’s been a harrowing time to be a political writer and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Facebook’s War on Publishers (Including Us)

You may have heard the news that Facebook is going to be completely reorganizing the way people see stories on their newsfeed. This is horrendous news for every responsible media outlet — including us.  After allowing clickbait sites and fake Russian websites to spam users for years, Facebook …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Media is Not Reporting on What the Democrats Really Stand For

The Banter Long Read: The current common wisdom is that the Democratic Party doesn’t actually stand for anything other than running against Trump. The right wing says it. The Purity Left says it. The “liberal” media says it. So many people say it just has to be true. Except for the part where …Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Donald Trump’s Unlikely “No Collusion” Ally

You might recall that Trump used the phrase “no collusion” no fewer than 16 times during a recent interview with The New York Times and reporter Michael Schmidt. This week, Trump added dozens more instances of the phrase “no collusion” to the list, including a press conference with the Norwegian …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Alt Right is Now a Movement Without a Cause

News broke this past weekend that Milo Yiannopolous, once a powerful advocate for the Alt Right political ideology, has been dumped by his lawyer over the Simon & Schuster case…. To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Who’s Afraid of the Executive Branch?

The Banter Long Read: While every president chafes at the restrictions placed on his power, it’s only been in the last few administrations that that power has been grotesquely expanded thanks to the naked greed and absolute disregard for democracy of the Republican Party… To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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