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Eric Trump Does Not Understand His Father’s Serious Mental Illness

Recently, President Trump’s son, Eric gave an interview with conservative radio talk show host Joe Pags. The interview quickly devolved into Eric bashing liberals and the media as he discussed what he perceived to be unfair attacks levied against his father. And in the midst of trying to elicit …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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St. Louis Police Taunt Black Lives Matter After Killer Cop Goes Free

After yet another killer cop was found not guilty of murdering an unarmed black man and planting a gun on his body, the people of St. Louis took to the streets in protest. They remained generally peaceful until sundown when the bulk of the protesters went home and a few remained behind to take more […]

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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Just Got F*cked By Karma. Again.

Unable to escape the inexorable grip of karma, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction earlier this year, was sent to jail on Wednesday by a federal judge. Shkreli had offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair on his …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Democrats Are Starting to Embrace Medicare for All. Thanks Obama!

Even though it doesn’t have a chance of passing (there’s not an elected Republican in America that would vote for it), the Democrats are embracing Bernie’s “Medicare for All” bill. Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump Must be the Last White President

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The First White President” is mandatory reading if you truly want to understand just how much trouble we are in as a nation. I have a general rule of thumb: When people who are smarter than I am come to the same dark conclusion, that’s when I should start worrying. After …Continue reading Continue […]

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Why the Right is Suddenly Terrified of Political Violence

Two months ago, an ostensibly liberal man from Ohio with a history of violence opened fire on a group of Republicans practicing for an upcoming baseball game. Several were injured, one of them, Congressman Steve Scalise, seriously. The reaction from the media was swift and loud.FACT CHECK: Is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s “Closest Spiritual Advisor” is Completely F*cking Insane

Televangelist Paula White is apparently Donald Trump’s closest spiritual advisor and a staunch defender of the president who believes that Trump genuinely “is a Christian,” who “accepts Jesus as his Lord and savior.” Which makes all the sense in the world when you take 30 seconds to listen to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Norman Mailer on the “Unsatisfactory Lives” of Fascists

In the wake of Charlottesville and Donald Trump’s spectacular failure to denounce white supremacy and Neo-Nazism, conscientious Americans are justifiably concerned about fascism going mainstream in their country. I stumbled upon a painfully astute quote from Norman Mailer that sheds light on …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Ruining Nazi Lives is as American as Apple Pie

Ever since a group of deeply oppressed white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday night, social media has been hard at work identifying the Citronella Nazis with the intent of getting them fired from their jobs and ruining their lives:The question is whether or not ruining …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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56% of Republicans are Ready to Suspend the 2020 Elections

Despite the media’s reluctance to discuss the problem, it’s been overwhelmingly clear for some time now that the American right wing is done with democracy. Now we have direct evidence that they would happily support the end of American elections in order to keep a grip on their stolen power.Two …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Former Navy SEAL Promises “a Gruesome Massacre” When Trump is Removed From Office

Back when I, and everyone else including Donald Trump, thought that Hillary Clinton would be our next president, I warned that the right was primed to explode with violence. Faced with the loss of a Supreme Court willing to uphold the GOP’s numerous voter suppression schemes and staring down the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli After Found Guilty of Fraud, Faces Up to 20 Years in Jail

Martin Shkreli was so confident that he could be acquitted of securities and wire fraud charges that he proclaimed before the trial that he was “so innocent” that the judge, jury and prosecutors would have to apologize to him. Sadly for Mr. Shkreli, the judge, jury and prosecutors …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump is the Anti-Woman, Domestic Violence President

Donald Trump is America’s anti-woman, domestic violence president. He talks, acts and thinks like a domestic abuser, and has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over his lifetime. His misogynist behavior has not subsided while in office, and Trump remains at his core, deeply hostile …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Partisan Politics is Destroying Education in America

by Kate HarvestonIf there is a list of things the millennial generation feels allegedly entitled to, affordable education must be near the top. Conservative naysayers cite the fact that current wages compare favorably to those of 15 years ago. Technically that’s true, but a look at the hard numbers …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bipartisan Dementia: What We All Ignore About Healthcare in America

We are a nation of uninsurables. By and large, that is—at least when it comes to healthcare and true market costs. We’ll do anything to dismiss this unpleasant truth. The only thing that varies is how we dismiss it. Is there a division into liberal and conservative on this issue? Yes, but only in a […]

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Trumpcare is Even Worse for America Than You Think

Right now, as Senate Republicans literally hide from their constituents, the debate over repealing Obamacare is almost entirely focused on how many people will lose access to healthcare and how large the tax cuts for the rich will be. Essentially, the conversation is about those at the top stepping …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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“Dear Abby” Just Gave the Worst Advice Imaginable: Don’t Worry About Gun Safety

Every year, at least one hundred children are accidentally killed by guns and hundreds more injured. Most of these deaths and injuries occur when they find and play with an unsecured gun, shooting themselves or another child. These are senseless and easily avoided tragedies. Yet, American gun …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jeff Bezos and Amazon Could Be Paving The Way For a Dystopian Nightmare

Welcome to the United States of Amazon. Picture a not so far-off future where the online retailer has gobbled up all other businesses, automated all tasks and decisions previously carried out by human workers, and created a government full of AI bots uncorrupted by individual self interest who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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