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An Open Letter to the US Senate Regarding Cassidy-Graham

I went to DC this week to take meetings, and in my free time, I decided to advocate against this travesty of a mockery of a sham of a healthcare bill, Cassidy-Graham. Having seen Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak against it from the Senate Gallery this past Monday, I wrote this letter, …Continue reading […]

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Guess Who Graham-Cassidy Hurts the Most? (Hint: It’s Not the Rich)

You can almost always be completely certain that whatever policy proposals the Republicans come up with, they will hit the most vulnerable Americans the hardest. From social welfare to health care, the Republican answer to everything is less government, more private industry, and as little …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Week: “Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate”

After so-called moderate Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the worst Obamacare replacement bill of them all in a last ditched attempt to destroy health care in America, the New Republic’s Clio Chang says what we’re all thinking: If Trump’s short presidency has revealed anything, it’s that the …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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AARP Slams Graham-Cassidy Over Potential $30,000 “Age Tax” on Senior Citizens

In their rush to destroy Obamacare so they can give a massive tax cut to billionaires, Republicans are throwing roughly 30 million people off their insurance. One of the ways they will accomplish this is by simply making it unaffordable. The standard right wing reply is to “get a job, ya bum!” but …Continue reading […]

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Trump’s Invention of “Nambia” May Be Another Sign of His Dangerous Mental Degeneration

While deeply embarrassing for the United States, President Trump’s creation of a new African country ‘Nambia’ during a luncheon with African leaders in New York is actually extremely worrying. In what could well be another sign of his worsening mental state, Trump appeared to create, or …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What The F*ck Is Wrong With David Sirota?

On Wednesday, David Sirota, in conjunction with Josh Keefe and Andrew Perez, broke a story about Republican New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez being involved in exactly the kind of “pay to play” scheme she was elected to stop. It’s journalism at its best and even though it’s unlikely to take …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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French Government Does Nothing About Black Looting On Hurricane-Ravaged Island Of St. Martin

Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma hit with unusual force the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, following Hurricanes Cindy and Harvey that devastated the Antilles and some parts of the United States in August. The post-apocalyptic images of looting and civil chaos that occurred on the island, and the damage control led by the media, showed […]

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French Government Does Nothing About Black Looting On Hurricane-Ravaged Island Of St. Martin

Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma hit with unusual force the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, following Hurricanes Cindy and Harvey that devastated the Antilles and some parts of the United States in August. The post-apocalyptic images of looting and civil chaos that occurred on the island, and the damage control led by the media, showed […]

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Immigration Game Tries To Tell An Important Story, Falls Short

Four Horsemen is a game about immigrants and refugees, and also kinda sorta the apocalypse. It’s a compelling game, written from a place of deep empathy about a topic that is important to consider in our current political climate. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite come together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Matt Taibbi: Trump Supporters Are Beginning to Tire of His Insanity

Matt Taibbi’s latest report in Rolling Stone is an unnerving read that should give everyone cause for very serious concern about the mental state of the president. While much has been written about Trump’s mental health from a decidedly liberal perspective (our own Robert Covington weighed in on …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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What You Need to Know About the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill (aka Zombie Trumpcare)

The fight to repeal Obamacare on only Republican votes will end when September does, thanks to a budget deadline. Like any good drama, it’s got us on the edge of our seat right up until the grand finale. The current villain (or hero?), the Graham-Cassidy bill, is gaining steam and may have a chance of […]

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On Book Tour Hillary Clinton Reveals Why She Wrote ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton made the first stop of the Q&A section of her book tour last night at Washington D.C.’s Warner Theater, at an event sponsored by DC’s Politics & Prose Bookstore. The Q&A, which I was on-hand to witness, was a moving event where thousands of supporters watched the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The New GOP Health Care Repeal Plan is the Most Terrifying of Them All

As Brit living in America, it is difficult to express the horror I feel when watching politicians play political football with people’s health care. While there are fierce debates as to how to fund the NHS, the notion that someone could not get health care because they couldn’t afford it is …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Newt Gingrich’s Deranged Tweet on Trump’s “Intellectual Clarity”

As a rule, the words “Donald Trump” and “intellectual clarity” should never, ever be in the same sentence. That is unless you are a deranged political hack with delusions of grandeur like Newt Gingrich who has hitched what is left of his media career to shilling for the most idiotic president in US …Continue reading […]

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Repeat: Do Not Be Distracted By Trump’s Offensive Tweets

By now, the trick is getting so old one would think the left might have learned its lesson. Donald Trump tweets something horrendously offensive, the left reacts with outrage and gives it a ridiculous amount of attention, then Trump moves to do something even more horrible behind the scenes. I say …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The Paul Manafort Tapes may be the Constitutional Crisis We’ve all Been Dreading

Paul Manafort is well and truly screwed and we might be, too. The FBI had such damning evidence against him that even during the 2016 election, a judge signed off on a warrant to wiretap Manafort’s communications and that surveillance continued after Trump was sworn in as president:The FBI resumed …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Return Of The Zombie: The GOP Is Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again, And It Might Actually Work This Time

The zombie is back. Just when you thought the crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was dead — beheaded and dismembered by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain and Susan Collins, along with the entire Democratic caucus — we’re back here again, so grab your phones and town hall “DISAGREE” …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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