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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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MEMBERS ONLY: My Depressing Conversation With Matt Taibbi

I’ve long been an admirer of Matt Taibbi’s journalism and writing style — so much so that it helped inspired me to become a writer myself. Early on as a writer, I would read as much of his work as I could, quote him at length in pieces I struggled to find the right words for, […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Confessions Of Trump Health Truther

Rarely do I ever complain about my work. Frankly, I feel quite lucky that I get to do what I love every day. However, sometimes it’s a lonely job, observing American politics and reporting back to you about what I’m seeing. The specific downside is that I’ll occasionally sift through a series of …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Shell Game Of Success

There are some days when I think American style capitalism is the greatest economic system to have ever been created. When we’ve had a good week at the Banter, or my (admittedly rather small) stocks and shares portfolio gets a boost, I tell myself that the success I am experiencing is all down to …Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Meaning Of Faith

The Banter Long Read: Even at my lowest points, when everything looks bleak and horrible and the light at the end of the tunnel is all but eclipsed by a deranged orange Death Star, I know mankind will get past this. I know this because I have something that conservatives will never have: …Continue reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: If You Want To Know Who Trump’s Calling On His Personal Cellphone, Ask Our Enemies

One of the many supremely stressful aspects of the Trump era is the very real danger that President Trump’s style of erratic, racist, bullying, misinformed politics will continue beyond Trump, further eroding institutions and obliterating the functioning of government as we know it. Specifically, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Jordan Peterson Delusion

Last Friday, the controversial Canadian psychologist and anti-leftist polemicist Jordan Peterson came on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss the ills of political correctness, why you should discipline your kids, and the problem with identity politics. It was standard Jordan Peterson fare — …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Women Hate Republicans

The Banter Long Read: Republicans have a demographic problem. No, not the one about blacks and Latinos and, no, not the one about Baby Boomers dying off. This is a new one and potentially even more lethal to the long term prospects of the GOP… To continue reading this article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The GOP Is Owned By The Russians Now

For some time now, there have been random stories and more than a few rumors about the Republican Party’s links to Russian money and, more importantly, Russia’s attack on our democratic institutions. We generally know the extent of what the head of the party, President David Dennison, has been up …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Cults Are All Around You

I recently finished watching “Wild Wild Country”, the six part Netflix series about the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as “Osho”), his power hungry assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram in Oregon. It was an astonishing documentary that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: No, Fascism Doesn’t Deserve A Platform

The Banter Long Read: After Bill Maher leapt to Laura Ingraham’s defense against the dreaded power of the Parkland teens and their oppressive boycott, it kicked off the debate on the left again about freedom of speech versus progressive censorship, particularly on college campuses. I’m …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Collusion Or Not, History Has To Record Trump As An Illegitimate President

We could probably spend weeks listing all of the reasons why Trump voters ultimately cast their ballots for the Mad King. What’s truly baffling to me, even more than the reasons for their votes, is how they can continue to celebrate their guy while their tiny brains are routinely scrambled by the …Continue reading Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Tony Robbins Proves Why The #MeToo Movement Is Still So Important

I have a personal story about Tony Robbins that confirmed many of my worst suspicions about the self help/positive thinking guru. It involves a close friend of mine who may face legal consequences for his run in with Mr. Robbins, and for that reason this article has to go behind our paywall. I will …Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Bernie Sanders’ Flippant Remarks About Obama Prove He Cannot Run In 2020

One of the main reasons I became a journalist was to push back against the disinformation I saw coming from Bernie Sanders supporters when he first entered the race for President in 2015. Whenever I would post even the mildest critique of him online, an army of white, twenty-something men would …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: America’s Future Domestic Terrorists Are Stockpiling Guns At An Alarming Rate

The Banter Long Read: This is not going to be a popular message but it’s a necessary one: The election of Donald Trump has only delayed the inevitable rise of widespread domestic terrorism in America. These terrorists will not be self-radicalized Muslims or Black Lives Matter activists or …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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