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MEMBERS ONLY: Republicans Can’t Stop Steve Bannon From Destroying Their Party

The Banter Long Read: For the past eight years, a civil war has been waged for control of the Republican Party. It has been “The establishment” versus “The extremist fringe of white nationalism”, and the fringe has been winning over and over and over again…(UPDATE: We have extended our free trial …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Harvey Weinstein’s Influence Over Democrats is Not Nearly as Big as Republicans Claim

The Banter Long Read: Yesterday, Miramax/The Weinstein Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein was fired effective immediately following the New York Times’ report documenting the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against women and the years of cover-ups…To continue reading …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Sperm is Sacred

The Banter Long Read: Earlier this week, the White House signaled its support for a bill that would criminalize all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: I Want Trump Voters to Suffer (But With Great Healthcare Coverage)

I’m over Trump voters. Completely and totally over them. At one point, I wanted them to hit rock bottom and realize just how awful they were so they could try to find their way back to a life of even minimum morality and humanity. Now? Fuck it. I give up….To continue reading this article, please […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: How Sean Hannity Made Gun Control Debate Impossible in America

The Banter Long Read: Going after Sean Hannity is almost certainly a pointless task if your objective is to influence him or his viewers…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly goes to the writers at …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Understand His Product’s Role in The 2016 Election

The Banter Long Read: Creators, inventors, and CEOs often have a hard time understanding the consequences of their products when used for ill means, arguing that technology, when it first comes into existence, is a tabula rasa — that is neither all good nor all bad..To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Meet My Former Friend, The Russian Propagandist and Fake News Reporter

Back in 2009, I was invited to be the co-host of a podcast on a platform known as BlogTalkRadio. It still exists today, and it’s still predicated on the concept of using your telephone to host a show…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our …Continue reading Continue […]

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Chez Pazienza Predicted the Nightmare Scenario Puerto Rico is Now Facing

Editor’s note: Bob Cesca emailed me yesterday to suggest we print this Members Only article Chez Pazienza wrote on January 26th 2017. The Trump administration has been shamefully slow in responding to the three and a half million United States citizens languishing on the island that has been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Left Needs to ‘Grow a Backbone’ and Prioritize Winning Again

The Banter Long Read: “Somebody came along and said liberal means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense. And we’re going to tax you back to the stone age because people shouldn’t have to go to work if they don’t want to. And instead of saying ‘Well, excuse me, you […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: How Close Are We to a Religious Military Coup?

The Banter Long Read: Half a century ago, conservative Christian Republicans were aghast at the idea of a Catholic, John F. Kennedy, being elected president because they were worried that he would put his religion before the Constitution. But that was before the American right wing made its deal …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Russia’s Exploitation of Facebook Is More Terrifying Than You Think

The Banter Long Read: Somehow, this story involves yogurt. You might recall a sidebar during last year’s election season about Chobani, the Greek yogurt people…To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Eugenics President

The Banter Long Read: It’s not a name currently in the news because abortion and Planned Parenthood haven’t been brought up since the failure of the congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare, but let’s begin by talking about Margaret Sanger…To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: White Vampires, Amazonian Cultures and the Myth of Western Superiority

The Banter Long Read (word count 1174): For many Americans of white European descent, the superiority of white European culture is simply a given. White people built the country, created the laws, brought Christianity to the natives and made America the most powerful, wealthy country in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: White Vampires, Amazonian Cultures and the Myth of Western Superiority

The Banter Long Read (word count 1174): For many Americans of white European descent, the superiority of white European culture is simply a given. White people built the country, created the laws, brought Christianity to the natives and made America the most powerful, wealthy country in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How “Mr. Mom” and My Lesbian Best Friend Saved Me From Toxic Masculinity

The Banter Long Read: I like knowing that whenever a dog barks at my kids, they stand behind me because they know that no matter how big the dog is, I’m a lot bigger. I like that being a man has allowed me to be the donor father for my best friend Maria and her partner […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why Sheriffs Like Joe Arpaio Believe They Can Break the Law

The Banter Long Read: Our story begins with the presidential election of 1876, when Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, but did not receive enough electoral votes to assume the presidency… (word count: 1284)To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Building a Left-Right ‘Coalition of Normals’ to Repair the Damage of the Trump Crisis

The Banter Long Read: I’m not entirely sure how to set about writing this piece given how the ideas I plan to criticize came from people I otherwise consider to be otherwise brilliant and insightful online friends… (word count: 1347)To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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