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A reader left a very insightful and honest comment on the piece I wrote about the suicide of L’Wren Scott on Tuesday, giving her perspective on the tragedy as another person of immense privilege. Going by the user name ‘Varvara’, she detailed the struggles of having enormous wealth, but little meaning to ones life – a problem she appears to know well.
When Charles Krauthammer talks about Obamacare, you can pretty safely say that he’s going to be wrong without doing too much fact checking. Because Charles Krauthammer has been wrong about, well, pretty much everything.
While it is obvious L’Wren Scott was responsible for taking her own life, there is another culprit at large that isn’t so easy to define, but is ultimately responsible for killing her long before her time.
Fred Phelps, the founding pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church has died. According to church spokesman Steve Drain (via CNN) the 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Carey Wedler, a 20 – something resident of Los Angeles was once Obama’s biggest fan. But because Obama didn’t resolve the issues she cares passionately about, Wedler has moved on and wants the world to know it.
As the world concentrates on Russia’s flagrant abuse of the Geneva Conventions, Israel just placed 10,589 housing settlement units on Palestinian territory and killed 56 Palestinians – only eight months after intensive negotiations began between the US, Israel and Palestine.
In order to stem the tide of anti-scientific gibberish polluting public discourse on matters of great importance, here’s a very quick guide to vaccines and why you absolutely must get your child vaccinated
If there’s one defining theme when it comes to European history, it is one of extreme violence. No one has done war, conquest and exploitation of its neighboring countries (and others) better than the Europeans – so much so that the continent engulfed almost the entire civilized world into two genocidal conflicts in the space… Read More
Obama is entirely correct in his critique of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – it is a direct violation international law as outlined by the Geneva convention and a blatant act of aggression against a sovereign nation. The problem is, the US government doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on
RT Presenter Quits Live on Air: “I Can Longer Be Part of a Network that Whitewashes the Actions of Putin.”
RT presenter Liz Wahl quit live on air today in the network’s D.C. bureau. In an emotional segment, she told viewers about her Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression and stated she could no longer be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that “whitewashes the actions of Putin”.
The entire internet is raining fire on Abby Martin right now. Not because she stood up to her employer, RT, but because she was ‘outed’ as a former member of the 9/11 truth movement in her early 20s. Was this fair, or a smear job? One thing is clear, we were part of it.
In response to Chez Pazienza’s piece on RT journalist Abby Martin being a 9/11 Truther, Martin got back to The Daily Banter to clarify her beliefs about the attacks in 2001.
Every now and then, a journalist takes a real risk, whether it be to their lives in order to get a story, or to their careers by ignoring conflicts of interests regarding their employer. Yesterday, RT Network presenter Abby Martin did just that by openly defying the owners of her network (the Russian government) and condemning their aggression in Ukraine
Banter Editor Ben Cohen debates conservatives on the Senate Republicans playing politics with veterans’ benefits, the British & U.S. intelligence agency scandal regarding ‘Optic Nerve’, and how Verizon’s CEO wants to charge people based on how much they use the internet.
A reporter arranged the sale of an illegal firearm within 15 minutes through a Facebook page. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives takes these issues so seriously that the page is still up and running, and members still selling guns.
There’s an argument to be made that American intervention can sometimes be useful, but the historical record in recent years shows otherwise. From Vietnam to Iraq, it has been one spectacular disaster after the other, and everyone, including America, could probably do with a break from it.
In May 2013, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale ran over British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street, then killed him by almost decapitating him with meat cleavers. Today, they were sentenced to life in prison, Adebolajo without the possibility of parole.