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Barbara Bush Was No Fan Of Donald Trump (Or Sarah Palin)

Regardless of what you might think of the Bush family and their political legacy, Barbara Bush was by all accounts a highly intelligent and decent woman in her personal life.  Furthermore, she was horrified by the emergence of Donald Trump in the 2016 election and spoke out against his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Democratic Party Is Doing Just Fine

In the year since Donald Trump’s election, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau has become an important voice for the Resistance. With his White House colleagues Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, he started Crooked Media, which produces the popular podcast Pod Save America. Over the past …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s “Breeding Concept” Tweet Is A Stark Reminder That He Only Speaks To His Racist Base

Wednesday morning, Donald Trump woke up and started rage tweeting at California and its governor, Jerry Brown: Ignoring the gibberish of “breeding concept”, who says the people of California aren’t happy? Only 4 polls since 2013 have shown Brown’s popularity dipping below 50%. The rest are …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What You Need to Know About Universal Basic Income

Later this year, Stockton, a city in California with a 25% poverty rate, will conduct an unusual experiment: Roughly 100 of its citizens will receive $500 a month for 12-18 months, with no work requirements and no strings attached. Researchers likely will regularly assess the recipients’ health, childcare…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Ann Coulter And Alex Jones Appear To Be Breaking Up With Trump

Ann Coulter and Alex Jones are pissed off.  They’re not pissed at the usual gallery of enemies: the globalists, the alleged “liberal fascists,” or the perennial threat called “knowledge.” Today, Jones and Coulter have had it up to here with Donald Trump. In case you missed it, here’s Jones …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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America Is Heading Towards The Abyss

As the Mueller probe gets closer and closer to Trump and his inner circle, the president is beginning to see the writing on the wall. If he does not get rid of Mueller, Trump knows that deeply embarrassing information will be revealed about either his finances or his collusion with Russia. Sean …Continue reading Continue […]

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Chaos And Incompetence Led Trump To Expel 60 Russian Diplomats Instead of Just 3

The Washington Post continues to justify Donald Trump’s absolute loathing of it with another humiliating scoop, this time undermining Trump’s “tough on Russia” narrative. In an uncharacteristically bold move, the Trump administration expelled a massive 60 Russian diplomats (presumed spies) in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Paul Ryan: Good Riddance To A Narcissistic Psychopath

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday he’s leaving Congress and will not seek reelection in 2019. As a decent American, his decision is welcome news to me because it means a horrible human being will be removed from power. And reflectively, it’s important to view him through …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Crackpot Nina Turner Compares FBI Raid on Michael Cohen to Treatment of Martin Luther King

Nina Turner, the former Ohio State Senator and head of the SuperPAC Our Revolution, has managed to offend almost every reasonable center-left Democrat in the last two years. One of the only prominent African-American women to endorse Bernie Sanders in the primary, she refused to endorse …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Lordy, The Trump Meltdown Has Begun

We’re coming to it now. As I write this, America is speeding uncontrollably toward a constitutional crisis. The Mad King, today, is perched on the edge of his authority under Article II, shoving chocolate cake down his chubby piehole, wondering what it’ll be like if he takes the plunge into …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Donald Trump Is The Pinnacle Of The Reagan Revolution, Not The End Of It

Fareed Zakaria is rewriting history to give conservatism a pass. Rather than Trump being the natural evolution of Republicanism, he’s now the “end” of Reagan’s revolution, destroying the “libertarian” GOP and turning it into something ugly and crass: The Reagan redefinition of the party, as a …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: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Ben Shapiro Is The Original Tradthot

There’s been plenty of talk about tradthots lately. This long video is particularly entertaining: Tradthots have several characteristics. They preach they value of living a traditional life but do not practice what they preach. They are not innovators, preferring to let more daring thinkers articulate arguments before they echo those same points. They profit from […]

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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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Blue Wave Update: Florida Democrat Lori Berman Wins Special Election By Stunning 50 Points

Lost in the news between Trump threatening World War III and Paul Ryan slinking away from Congress like the spineless coward he is was yet another brutal Republican loss in yet another special election: State Rep. Lori Berman (D) has handily defeated Tami Donnally (R) to replace former Democratic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Accidentally Confesses To Obstruction Of Justice On Twitter

While casually announcing war with Syria on Twitter this morning, president Trump also accidentally let slip that he obstructed justice in the Russia investigation. This was the Commander in Chief’s unintentionally explicit admission of an impeachable crime:  As Jonathan Chait notes, Trump’s …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Short, Sad History Of Soon To Be Irrelevant Paul Ryan

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. In a story broken by Axios this morning, Paul Ryan, the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives, will retire from Congress at the end of this current session, becoming the first sitting Speaker to forgo re-election in an election year since …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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