Politics

The Sony Story Once Again Proves That Hackers Are Absolutely Not “Young Online Activists”

By December 22, 2014
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The skewing of Snowden’s story into the utterly bizarre territory of defending and legitimizing hackers who very clearly are in the process of breaking the law — from digital burglary, to digital extortion, to digital vandalism — is ludicrous.

The Daily Banter NSFW Video Mail Bag

By December 18, 2014
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In this week’s NSFW Video Mail Bag, the guys talk about a particularly bizarre life choice, and the true meaning of a “White” Christmas. Remember, don’t put the volume up in the office…

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Ben, Chez and Bob Discuss Cuba, Greenwald, Florida and Hippies!

By December 18, 2014
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In this week’s Video Mail Bag, the guys talk about Cuba, Florida’s place on the electoral map, Greenwald’s attack on Elizabeth Warren, and, yes, hippies…

Another Republican Is Talking About ‘Legitimate Rape’ and I Have a Question

By December 18, 2014
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Republican State Representative Rick Brattin is introducing a bill in his home state of Missouri that would require a woman seeking to end her pregnancy to get written permission from the man who got them pregnant. Rape and incest are exceptions, but guess what? You have to prove it.

Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons of Stock in Corps Doing Business with Human Rights Violators

By December 18, 2014
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Boehner is making a bundle from corporations that are actively exploiting workers and racking up human rights violations in China, a nation led by communists with a long history of human rights abuses, as well as other countries such as Burma and perhaps even Iran.

MEMBERS ONLY: The U.S./Cuba Thaw Marks the End of Cuban Exile Hardliners’ Political Power

By December 17, 2014
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For decades Miami’s Cuban-American community has wielded outsized influence and demanded candidates local and national uphold the U.S.’s pointless standoff with Cuba. They just had the rug pulled out from under them.

Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes

By December 17, 2014
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Just in time for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s possible exploration of maybe running for president in 2016, we present the very best of Jeb’s made-for-campaign-ad gaffes.

Public Support for Torture is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t Torture

By December 17, 2014
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The fact that so many people endorse this medieval interrogation method speaks volumes about why we shouldn’t do it.

Greenwald & Company Attack Elizabeth Warren Because This is What They Do

By December 16, 2014
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Greenwald made it perfectly clear that Warren is more or less just another political demon, all too willing to genuflect to Israel.

Meet the Terrorist Jeb Bush Turned Loose On America

By December 16, 2014
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Before he was governor, Jeb Bush once helped secure the release of an “unrepentant terrorist” with the help of his president father.

MEMBERS ONLY: The End of “Stephen Colbert” and the Beginning of Stephen Colbert

By December 16, 2014
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Stephen Colbert, great comedian, or the greatest comedian?

Rick Perry Cites the Bible To Justify Poverty and Shows That He’s the Same Old Rick Perry

By December 15, 2014
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Meet the new Rick Perry. Same as the old Rick Perry.

The 11 Most Psychotic Things Dick Cheney Said About Torture on Meet the Press

By December 15, 2014
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For the sake of posterity, and to make sure his backwards, immoral revisionism is squelched with full force, let’s go through the worst of the worst quotes from Sunday.

Your Guide to Republicans Defending Torture

By December 12, 2014
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Right-wingers love torturing terrorists. This is nothing new, but it’s especially reprehensible now that we know the CIA used tactics like forcing hummus into a man’s rectum to obtain “complete control” and shackling men with broken feet into standing positions. Here’s a solid sample of the politicians, pundits and┬ásecurity-state nutjobs who are barely even┬ábothering to… Read More

Elizabeth Warren Busts Republicans For Fraudulent CRomnibus ‘Fact Sheet’

By December 12, 2014
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House and Senate Democrats are in a fight to the death with the White House and Republicans over a provision that no one will defend, and which republicans apparently don’t even understand.

Can We Finally Agree That Congressman Pete King Doesn’t Know What the Hell He’s Talking About?

By December 11, 2014
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He invariably comes off as a marble-mouthed dilettante who can’t be bothered to skim through the news he’s been invited to discuss.

The ‘CROmnibus’ Is The Real Torture Report

By December 11, 2014
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The proposed Continuing Resolution/Omnibus spending bill, better known as the “CROmnibus,” is so tortured, it’ll make you beg for a little time in a coffin-shaped box, but everyon’s ignoring the most frightening thing about this monstrosity.

Dick Cheney Didn’t Even Read the Torture Report He Says Is ‘Full Of Crap’

By December 11, 2014
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Dick Cheney’s appearance on Fox News Wednesday was an offense to humanity.