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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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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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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: Republicans Running on Racism Isn’t New, Stop Acting Like It Is

The racism isn’t new. This is who they are. This is who they’ve been since the Civil War and before. The party they infest changes every now and then (once upon a time they were, in fact, Democrats) but the racism is always there. They can’t give it up because it defines them, now more […]

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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: The Collapsing Hope Of White America

White people, particularly white men, have been sold the myth that if you work hard, you can have the American Dream. This dream is collapsing, exposing not only white fragility, but something far more frightening to Americans who overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump… To continue reading this … 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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MEMBERS ONLY: Who Could’ve Predicted Trump’s North Korea Summit Would Fall Apart?

Days like these, I often stare at my blank computer screen, unable to zero-in on a topic to cover. Clearly there are way too many tantalizing bombshells bursting forth from the ongoing fire-hose of news. As a political writer, I’ll never complain about an overly abundant news cycle — as long as …Continue reading Continue […]

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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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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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