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Elaine Chao Is a Stealth American Nightmare

Nearly every member of Donald Trump’s wealthy cabal of cabinet members has faced some sort of scandal in the president’s first term. Scott Pruitt, Tom Price, David Shulkin, Ryan Zinke, and Ben Carson have all dominated the news at one time or another with their corrupt spending habits. The press had a field day with…Read […]

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Why Cars Intentionally Ramming Into Crowds Is A Relatively New Problem

It’s happened again. In Toronto, a suspect used a Ryder van to drive into a crowd, this time killing 10 people and injuring 15 others just trying to get through their Monday routine. It is yet another example of cars—one of the most high-profile symbols of independence and Western wealth—being used as weapons against…Read more… […]

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Missing Chez, One Year Later

I remember feeling pissed off in February 2017, when Bill Maher invited Milo Yiannopoulos on Real Time. As someone who’d followed his show since high school, I’d always hated when Maher would bring on some idiot Republican to do nothing but stir the pot. But at least many of those had a consistent …Continue reading […]

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Sorry, Trump Supporters, Being Openly Racist Will Still Ruin Your Life (And It Always Will)

By now you’ve probably heard the sad story of poor Harley Barber, the dumb as rocks 19-year-old college student who inexplicably thought posting a video of herself bragging about how much she hates ni**ers would be a good idea. She got kicked out of the sorority she’s been dying to be a part of …Continue […]

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Six Sitting Members of Congress Who Voted Against Martin Luther King Day

Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Through the power of his words and his actions, MLK inspired people to put their lives on the line in the fight for equality between the races, a struggle that continues to this day. When we remember him, we should remember both what he achieved […]

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California is Ground Zero for Control of the House in 2018

In November 2016, I felt pretty ashamed to be an American, but damn proud to be a Californian. The last year has only made me happier for my home state as we’ve led the Resistance and served as a role model for the rest of the country in how to eat progressive policies. This has been […]

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Good News From Virginia: Voters Don’t Care About Donna Brazile’s Fake Story

In a perfect world, Virginia’s election for governor tomorrow, between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie, would not even be close. Gillespie has stoked the flames of racist Virginians with dog-whistle ads chastising NFL protestors, utilizing Latino gang members as modern-day Willie …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Inside The Tragic Comedy of the Alt-Right and Purity Left

The Banter Long Read: In the wake of the 2016 election, stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt wrote a sobering status on Facebook that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Oswalt (whose new special, Annihilation, is streaming on Netflix now) has always been something of a polymath, possessing the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Putin’s Favorite Congressman Claims Charlottesville Was a Conspiracy Created By Clinton Supporters

California Republican Dana Rohrabacher is no stranger to conspiracy theories. In his meeting with Julian Assange last month, Rohrabacher stated his belief that not only was WikiLeaks not involved in the emails, he even went so far as to say WikiLeaks deserves White House press credentials. And in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Steve Bannon is Back Promoting ‘Intellectual’ White Nationalism

Well that didn’t take long. Fresh from his embarrassing removal from Trump’s reality show of a presidential administration, Steve Bannon is back doing what he does best: defending the indefensible and promoting intellectual white nationalism. In an excerpt of a “60 Minutes” …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why I Had My 7-Year-Old Watch Vice’s Neo-Nazi Report

The Banter Long Read: I recently sat my 7-year-old daughter Anastasia down and watched Vice’s report on the events in Charlottesville. Here’s why.To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go here. You’ll get unlimited access to all our member’s content, and your support directly goes to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Pardoned Joe Arpaio Because F*ck Black People, and F*ck Immigrants

If you thought Donald Trump couldn’t sink any lower after his atrocious response to the racist terrorism in Charlottesville earlier this month, think again. In a despicable move designed to appeal to his racist base, Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who was to be …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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If You Hate ‘Antifa’, You Are a Fascist

On Sunday 4th, October 1936, my Jewish grandfather took to the streets of the East End in London and went to fight fascists marching through his neighborhood. The Battle of Cable Street was a defining moment in British history when domestic fascism was beaten back and London refused to bow to a …Continue reading Continue […]

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Watch Top Trump Donor Get Obliterated by Jennifer Rubin Over Charlottesville

Trump lackeys are not having a great time on television these days. With tolerance for blatant bullshit at an all time low, those still willing to go on legitimate media outlets to defend the president are being pounded into mincemeat by reporters and pundits who simply will not put up with the …Continue reading Continue […]

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Find the Confederate Monuments in Your Area with This New Tool

Last weekend’s deadly violence in Charlottesville originally began as a “Unite the Right” white supremacist protest against the re-location of a Robert E. Lee statue in a public park. Since then, Donald Trump has been busy defending the statue (and comparing confederate generals to George Washington), while officials…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Maceo Plex wants to do a free show in Charlottesville following neo-Nazi rally

Though there’s no denying the state of tension that’s gripped the United States following last weekend’s neo-Nazi and white supremacy rally that led to the death of a woman and multiple injuries, people from coast to coast have since spoke out to denounce the hatred and spread a message of hope and peace.Among these is techno producer […]

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Trump Claims He Didn’t Say Nazis and Anti-Fascists Are Morally Equivalent (He Did)

There’s a familiar pattern to the president’s incessant lying: he says something demonstrably false, gets destroyed by the press and public for lying, then he claims everyone else is lying about whatever it was he said. Over the past few days, Trump has explicitly stated that “both sides” were …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jai Wolf, Ghastly, Chet Porter, Jauz, and more argue on Twitter in the wake of Charlottesville terrorist attacks

In light of the fatality and multiple injuries that occurred as violence erupted a white supremacist rally Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, many artists have come forth to express their sentiments about race relations in the United States. Twitter has served as the main platform for artists in the dance music industry to come forth with […]

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Pewdiepie Says He’s Going To Stop Making Nazi Jokes After Charlottesville

Earlier this year, YouTube’s biggest star sparked controversy after Disney severed ties with him over jokes about Jewish people and Nazis. At the time, Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg apologized but continued to make many Nazi references in defiance to the outrage. Months later, Kjellberg says he has a different…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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After Charlottesville, Trump’s Poll Numbers Are So Bad He is Effectively a Lame Duck President

It seems sad to revel in someone else’s misfortune, but Donald Trump’s disastrous poll numbers is a joyous sign that the majority of Americans are finally coming to terms with the fact that he should not be anywhere near the White House. In the wake of the terrorism in Charlottesville and Trump’s …Continue reading Continue […]

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