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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Supreme Court Just Opened The Door To Regulating Gun Stores Out Of Existence

Chris Rock had a joke a back in the 90’s about not bothering with gun control and making bullets cost $5000 each instead. Today, the Supreme Court gave the gun control movement the next best thing by affirming that while there is a second amendment right to own a gun, there’s no such thing as …Continue […]

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Trumpers Will Believe Anything And Here’s Proof

Thursday evening, Donald Trump delivered another of his screech regattas, this time in Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana. We’re all familiar with his rallies as well as the all-too-familiar urge to hurl our televisions out the nearest window by the time he blurts the first of a few hundred …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Far Left And Far Right Agree: John McCain’s Imminent Death Should Be Celebrated

I vehemently disagree with John McCain on almost all political issues. He is a war obsessed conservative who has been on the wrong side of very military issue I can think of, an enemy of social security and the welfare state, and no friend to women’s rights. I also think he is a brave war […]

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Maxine Waters Shuts Down Trump Supporting Congressman Over “White Discrimination” Claim

Since the election of Donald Trump, Maxine Waters has become one of the most visible icons of the Resistance. Whether she’s “shoving” TYT correspondent Michael Tracey, appearing on t-shirts with her catchphrase “reclaiming my time,” or openly calling for impeachment following Trump’s …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: 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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Poll: Propaganda Has Republicans Convinced The FBI Is Framing Trump

As we move closer to the midterms, it’s important to understand exactly what is at stake. This goes far beyond just sticking it to Trump or, more urgently, putting a check on his insanity; we are on the brink of collapse as a nation. I want very badly for this to be hysterical hyperbole but […]

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Rudy Giuliani May Have Been Drunk When Incriminating Donald Trump On Live Television

On Tuesday this week, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough brought up the (relatively) well known rumor that Rudy Giuliani hadn’t gotten the Trump cabinet position he initially wanted because he was “falling asleep five minutes into meetings” and was “drinking too much.” According to those who know him …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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Trump’s Pay To Play Scheme Is Exactly What He Accused Hillary Of

On Tuesday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, released a document detailing millions of dollars paid to Trump’s mobbed up lawyer Michael Cohen by both a Russian oligarch and several corporations: Among the other payments to Mr. Cohen’s company described in the financial records were …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Women Win Big in House Primaries Last Night

Last night’s primaries in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia garnered more attention for who lost rather than who won. In Ohio, Dennis Kucinich, the former Congressman and perennial Presidential candidate lost the nomination for governor this fall. Although his old presidential …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Lawyers Spent Fours Hours Walking Him Through Two Questions For Mueller Questioning

After almost 18 months on the job, we know that Donald Trump gets all his political information from Fox News. The reality TV star is so used to the medium and has such little ability to concentrate that it appears he can’t actually communicate with people in real life, and relies on his aides …Continue […]

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Did Donald Trump’s “Dirty Ops” Campaign Bring Down Eric Schneiderman?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Fuck Eric Schneiderman. I know we’re supposed to do the whole “innocent until proven guilty thing” but just like with Roy Moore, Schneiderman’s victims told their friends about what had happened so there is contemporaneous collaboration of their stories. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Twisted History Of Oliver North

When Lt. Col. Oliver North became NRA President yesterday, gun lovers throughout America welcomed their new leader. CEO Wayne LaPierre called him “a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader” and Dana Loetsch praised him as “a total warrior for …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The GOP Hall of Fame

Most halls of fame have very high standards. The Baseball Hall of Fame, for example, requires ten to fifteen years of dominance in the sport, whether a smattering of batting and home run titles, a string of twenty-win seasons, or embodying the elite of the elite at your position for the better part …Continue reading […]

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Trump Acknowledges That Trumpism Is A Losing Platform For The Midterms

My personal rule for evaluating Donald Trump’s presidency continues to be: Trump always makes things worse for Trump. No matter which way the president zigs or zags, every decision somehow worsens Trump’s peril, be it legal or political or miscellaneous. It’s kind of a miracle that he continues to …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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