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MEMBERS ONLY: Will America’s Nazis be Trump’s Achilles’ Heel?

The Banter Long Read: It’s been a full week since Trump walked out in front of the press and, on camera before the entire planet, defended Nazis… Word count: 1242To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go here. Your support directly goes to the writers at the Banter and keeps …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Putin’s Favorite Congressman, Julian Assange, and a Conspiracy of Fools

The Banter Long Read: A few months ago, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape joking, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” Although McCarthy apologized for the remarks later on, he wasn’t entirely wrong…. (Word Count: 1592)To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Trump’s Racial Ignorance and the Mythology of the ‘Lost Cause’

(Cover photo by Bob Cesca: The Virginia Monument, Gettysburg, PA.)The Banter Long Read: The violation was known as “vagrancy.” If you were a black man in the South following Reconstruction, and you were unable to show proof of employment on-demand to the police, you could be arrested and delivered …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Icarus – A Look into Russia’s Crimes of the Heart

The Banter Long Read: Icarus, Bryan Fogel’s new documentary out on Netflix, is a compelling look inside an aspect of Putin’s Russia that’s gotten a bit lost in the shuffle amidst all the news coming out about their election meddling: their history of using Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Suffocation of America Has To Stop

I can’t even imagine the Trump fatigue being experienced by civilians — those of you who don’t cover politics for a living. In bad relationships, when one of the participants is overbearing or too heavy handed, we tend to experience emotional suffocation….To continue reading this article, please …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Fascism of Stephen Miller

Benjamin Zuskin couldn’t sleep. The year was 1952, and as a former member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow, he knew that Stalin could come for him at any moment…To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Congress Just Checkmated Donald Trump

Don’t look now, but Congress just checkmated Donald Trump. Both chambers, both parties…To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership also directly funds independent journalism and is greatly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How the Tea Party, Bernie’s Revolution and New Atheism Went Horribly Wrong

A man has an idea. The idea attracts others, like-minded. The idea expands. The idea becomes an institution. What was the idea? – The Crow (1994)Several years ago, I read Sam Harris’ The End of Faith and it was, for lack of a better term, a revelation… To continue reading this article, …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: “What Special Kind of Madness is This?”

I’ve been struggling lately to muster the energy to keep covering the monstrous insanity unfolding in the White House, mostly because I don’t know how to articulate the sheer absurdity of it any more…To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Chez and the ‘Trump-Russia’ Attack: One Year Later

Even though it’s only been a handful of months since my friend and colleague Chez Pazienza died, it feels like it’s been a lot longer than that..To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Far Left, Neoliberalism, and the Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Not that this is important, but I’ve never been a big fan of Hillary Clinton. I’ve written about this numerous times..To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership also directly funds …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: What the Resistance Can Learn from Dunkirk

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s magnificent new film that opened this weekend, is both the best World War Two film in years and a moment for the Democrats and ‘The Resistance’..To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: What the Resistance Can Learn from Dunkirk

Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s magnificent new film that opened this weekend, is both the best World War Two film in years and a moment for the Democrats and ‘The Resistance’..To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Healthcare, Donald Trump and the Deeply Confused Mind of a Serial Killer

This is definitely going to be a controversial statement, but so be it..To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership also directly funds independent journalism and is greatly appreciated!Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: A Little Bit of Sunlight Has Broken Through the Dark Ride of the Trump Crisis

When I lived in Hawaii, there was a commonly used maxim about the weather. If you didn’t like what was falling from the sky, wait five minutes….To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Daily Banter is Getting Sued (The Insane/Hilarious Conclusion!)

Continued from part 1.Given I had recognized the phone number as being from California, I ignored it on the off chance Ms. Johnstone had manage to find an actual lawyer. Knowing several lawyers myself, I’ve always been told never to respond to a lawyer in person. You need a lawyer to respond to a …Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Inside The Hard Left’s Plan to Tea Party the Democrats

The hard left, in its pursuit of punishing the Democratic Party, has abandoned the concept of real world progress in favor of a nonexistent political purity. The belief is that crippling the party will force them to swing to the far left and bring about liberal utopia. It won’t work.Here’s the …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Republicans Will Never “Replace” Obamacare Because They Simply Can’t

No matter how many meaningless superlatives Donald Trump blurts on Twitter, and no matter how many times the congressional Republicans try to pass something, Trumpcare will always amount to a de facto repeal of Obamacare and, with it, tens of millions of Americans will lose coverage….To continue …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump and the ‘Biff Tannen Gambit’

When we talk about the damage being inflicted on both the system and our political culture, this is what we’re talking about..To continue reading this article, please go here.. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members Only content. Your membership also directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: We Must Let Lunatics Like Alex Jones Speak if We Want to Get Rid of Them

NBC’s Megyn Kelly is catching an enormous amount of heat for interviewing the modern-day king of conspiracy theorists and all round lunatic Alex Jones…To continue reading this article, please go here. It is crucial that independent media is funded properly, and your contribution helps us …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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