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Melania and Donald Trump Are Not Michelle and Barack Obama

For the Better part of the past decade, Americans regularly watched the affection of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on display for all the world to see. The hand holding, kisses, and gazing into each other’s eyes seemed to reflect a genuine love at the center of their relationship. There …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Revenge of the Liberal Nerds: How to Take On Trump and Win

Greg Gianforte is hard to look at. And he’s hard to listen to. He rambles on about how he doesn’t believe people have a right to retire because Noah of the Bible built an ark at age 500. He’s against LGBT rights, reproductive rights, and even the pitifully low federal minimum wage currently in …Continue […]

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CIA Veterans: Kushner Is A Traitor Engaged In Espionage If Russian Backchannel Report Is True

Welcome to probably the biggest development to come out of Russiagate. According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump’s son-in-law – you know, the one tasked with essentially doing Trump’s job for him – allegedly tried to, well, see for yourself.Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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As Western Democracy Descends Into Tyranny, Plato’s Republic Becomes More Relevant Than Ever

It is sometimes said that originality is overrated. Many of those who claim to be original are actually borrowing someone else’s ideas or, at best, developing what has been “in the air” for a while. Or, more often than not, “original” thinkers develop ideas from premises they are not fully aware of and seem strangely […]

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Brian Beutler’s Wake Up Call About the GOP’s Political Violence is a Must Read

Now that Greg Gianforte has won a seat in Congress after violently attacking a reporter, the “liberal” press has been wringing its hands as the right wing media smugly enjoys yet another victory over decency.The Nation’s Brian Beutler justifiably finds the entire scene nauseating:In a healthier …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump is a Sad, Pathetic Little Man

Before I began to seriously practice Martial Arts, I thought that guys with the biggest muscles and the meanest looks were the toughest fighters. I would always be awed by guys in my secondary school (that’s high school for you Americans) who could lift lots of weight and had big biceps. I bought …Continue reading […]

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John Boehner Just Called Trump’s Presidency “A Disaster”

I keep saying it: Republicans are the purest example of a political animal in existence. While running for or holding office, they toe the party line and chant the party mantra, all for the purpose of bringing themselves and their “Grand Old Party” into positions of power. Even the Freedom Caucus, …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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What You Need to Know About Pre-Existing Conditions Under Trumpcare

The current edition of Trumpcare is pretty awful for people with pre-existing conditions, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis (the “CBO score”) confirmed this week. But do you know if you have a pre-existing condition? Does sexual assault count as one? Let’s take a look.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Stop Calling Trump’s Cruel Budget a “Scam,” His Supporters Will Never Care

The trend of both liberal and conservative writers raining derision down on Trump for “scamming” his voters continues with Paul Krugman being the latest to blast Donald Trump for screwing over his voters:For journalists covering domestic policy, this past week poses some hard choices. Should …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How to Agitate Politically Without Jeopardizing Your Job

The current political climate has sparked an unprecedented rise in political activism, both on the left and the right. Which is great! It’s good for democracy for citizens to be engaged in civic activism and publicly working to shape policy. But a lot of these activists are new activists, fresh on the scene, and might…Read […]

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Trump Has His First Mini-Reichstag Fire Now

I originally wrote the first two paragraphs of this article making fun of how “serious” Trump suddenly got about national security leaks because he, himself, has been the most dangerous leak of all. But I deleted them as I got deeper into the article because I realized that this could get very …Continue reading Continue […]

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Laura Ingraham Mocks Bullied School Kids In Her Defense of Greg Gianforte

On Wednesday night, Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte assaulted journalist Ben Jacobs of The Guardian in response to being asked about the CBO score for the American Health Care Act. Even more shocking than a white, rich, conservative male resorting to brazen violence when he didn’t …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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That Montana Republican Beating Up a Reporter is Even Worse Than You Think

If you haven’t already read about the disgusting incident in Montana, Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for that state’s sole congressional seat, body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground and then proceeded to punch him several times while screaming that he was “sick and tired …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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CBO: Trumpcare Is A Flaming Sh*t Show If You Have A Preexisting Condition

Earlier in the month, Trump and Republicans in the House threw themselves a party in the Rose Garden to celebrating passing an “abomination of a health care bill” that, if made into law, would fulfill Paul Ryan’s college dream of starving the shit out of the sick and elderly to give tax cuts to the […]

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Trump Gravesite Will Feature ‘Eternal Dumpster Fire’

Plans for President Trump’s gravesite at his Mar-a-Lago estate will involve an “eternal dumpster fire” designed to burn constantly in a manner similar to the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery. According to architect and longtime Trump associate Frank E. Sewalley, the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Israel Forced to Modify Intelligence Sharing Agreement With US Thanks To Trump’s Big Mouth

Donald Trump came into office on the heels of a claim that he had a secret plan to defeat ISIS. But at the rate he and the passengers in the clown car also known as the Trump administration are going, America may soon lack the intelligence needed to take down ISIS or any other terrorist […]

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Trump Continues to Get Away With Everything

During the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump made sure to accuse Hillary of not having the “stamina” to be president. He also reiterated, by the way, his claim that she didn’t have “the presidential look” — a not so subtle dig at the fact that we’ve never had a […]

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Trump Humiliates America During his Tour of Israeli Holocaust Museum

Donald Trump decided to steal the keys for Air Force One from Uncle Sam and take a little joyride to the Middle East and Europe. And as soon as he left the shores of the U.S.A. Americans started holding our collective breath in hopes that our Adolescent-In-Chief didn’t embarrass the nation too …Continue reading Continue […]

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