#BringBackOurGirls Update Shows the Failure Of Foreign Policy Hashtag Activism

By September 20, 2014

While hashtag activism can be a real force for good, it has its limits, especially when it comes to world affairs.


Bill Maher Wonders If ‘Kid Beating’ Is A Black Thing

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Instead of just accepting the premise that there’s something about black culture that makes them more likely to beat their kids, though, what if there’s something about white culture that makes whites less likely to get caught beating their kids?

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Weekend Reading

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Here’s what we think is worth reading this weekend.

Here’s How a Restaurant SHOULD Deal with A**hole Customers and Their Demanding Diets

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Just shut the fuck up and eat already.

John Boehner Thinks Certain Unemployed Americans Would ‘Just Rather Sit Around’

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit upon a popular Republican theme when he told a crowd at a conservative think tank that unemployed Americans just don’t want to work, and would rather “just sit around.”

The War Against Uppity Lying Liar Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysicist and Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson was already a target of the anti-intellectual right and their racist readership, but a raft of new charges against the nerd-tastic Tyson add lying liarhood to his prior convictions on numerous counts of uppitiness.

Glenn Beck Literally Applauds Anti-Vaxxers (but Still Vaccinates His Own Kids)

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Clearly you should be listening to this guy.

Morons Allow ISIS To Ruin Halloween

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Oh for the love of Ichabod Crane!

MEMBERS ONLY: The Bigger, Badder Daily Banter Mail Bag: Greenwald’s Latest, Civics in Schools, Our Best Stuff and Worst Comments

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In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss Greenwald’s latest on New Zealand, civics in schools, our finest posts and our most horrendous comments.

PODCAST: Bob, Chez and Ben Discuss Banter Members, Scotland, Trolls and Investigating Wall Street

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We chat about the new HBO-style Banter Members section as well as the Obama administration’s investigation of Wall Street banks involved in the financial crisis.

Peyton Manning Is the Stoner Pizza King Of Colorado

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Peyton Manning is rolling in the green from his extensive pizza investments in Colorado, which cater to people rolling another kind of green.

The Christian Right’s Persecution Complex Summed Up In One Stupid Rant

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An Air Force sergeant may omit the words “So help me God” from his enlistment oath. Ergo Christians are the real victims.

White House: No Ground Combat Troops, Only ‘Forward Deployed’ and ‘Combat Ready’ Troops

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For weeks, the White House has been trying to explain to the media that while ground combat troops in Iraq and Syria are not on the table, they actually are on the table, and on Thursday, someone else finally noticed.

Quote of the Day: David Gregory Is the Least Self-Aware Person Alive

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Irony, thy name is David Gregory.

PINTERESTING NEWS: The Daily Banter Is On Pinterest!

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Time to show those Pinterest soccer moms what’s up.

Is Spanking Your Children Sexual Assault?

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It’s a provocative question, but it’s one that needs to be addressed.

MEMBERS ONLY: A Decade Later, Republicans Still Don’t Understand Iraq

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Republicans have something to gain from recasting the gruesome waste of blood and treasure the U.S. poured into Iraq as a success story that President Obama ruined.

An American Was Arrested For Trying To Support ISIS, But That’s Only the Half Of It

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There’s a part of this story that isn’t getting the same sort of attention that Elfgeeh’s attempt to aid fake terrorists,

Republican Odds For Taking Over the Senate Drop 10 Points in Two Weeks

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According to Nate Silver’s latest forecast, the Republicans chances for taking control of the Senate dropped more than ten points from 64 percent to 53.8 percent.