Politics

Why Congress Is Running Away From a Vote On ISIS

By September 09, 2014
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Has anyone seen Congress? It was just here a minute ago.

Obama Tops Reagan on the Economy, But He Still Can’t Get the Word Out

By September 09, 2014
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Based on the leading economic indicators, President Obama’s record on the economy is actually much stronger than Ronald Reagan’s record.

Fired BuzzFeed Editor and National Review Are a Match Made In Internet Hell

By September 09, 2014
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The National Review hires a former BuzzFeed editor who once plagiarized the National Review.

Megachurch Pastor Has Bizarrely Offensive Ideas About Women and Penises

By September 08, 2014
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A feminist blogger has uncovered a series of rants by Pastor Mark Driscoll that are considerably more offensive than his “pussified” remark.

Jack The Ripper’s Identity Revealed And You’ll Never Guess What He Was

By September 08, 2014
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The internet became abuzz Sunday as the Liverpool Echo reported that a forensics expert named Dr. Jari Louhelainen had discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper by extracting 126-year old DNA from a victim’s scarf.

During a Video Chat with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin Admits She’s “Simple Minded”

By September 08, 2014
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And so, as always, we watched the video so you don’t have to.

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Weekend Reading

By September 06, 2014
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Here’s what we think is worth reading this weekend.

The Major Obama Success Story No One Seems to Remember

By September 05, 2014
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It’s a success that can’t be emphasized enough, yet too many people seem to forget where we were just a little more than six years ago.

THE WEEKLY MILLENNIAL: Explaining The Ukraine Crisis to Apathetic 20-Somethings

By September 05, 2014
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Welcome to the third installment of the THE WEEKLY MILLENNIAL, an experiment in how far we can push a textual boulder up an endless digital mountain!

The Daily Banter Mail Bag: American ISIS, Fast Food Pay and Worthless Talking Heads

By September 05, 2014
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In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss American ISIS terrorists, fast food minimum wage and the most worthless talking head on TV!

Gee, You’ll NEVER Guess How Texas’ Christians Feel About Michael Sam Coming To the Cowboys

By September 04, 2014
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Before the close of business yesterday, conservative lobbyist and raging asshole Jack Burkman had already denounced the Cowboys for adding Sam to their practice squad and now plans a big protest for Sunday’s season opener at Cowboy Stadium.

PODCAST: Bob & Chez Discuss ISIS, Phil Robertson’s Foreign Policy and Rand Paul’s Flip-Floppery

By September 04, 2014
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On this week’s Bob & Chez Show, the guys discuss all things ISIS, including the Duck Dynasty Foreign Policy, Rand Paul’s flip-flops and Glenn Greenwald’s tasteless reaction.

Rand Paul Flip-Flops Again on ISIS, Now Says Iraq and Turkey Should Do All the Fighting

By September 04, 2014
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Now he’s backpedaling on his flirtation with intervention. Surprise, surprise. Let’s review.

Greenwald Responds to Beheading of Journalists by Tweeting Jokes About the U.S. Response

By September 03, 2014
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Set aside whatever you might think of Greenwald, and this alone is crass and unforgivable.

Republican Scott Brown Sums Up His Jobs Plan In 14 Laughably Hypocritical Words

By September 03, 2014
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Scott Brown says government doesn’t create jobs, but his own track record shows he knows this is a lie.

As Angry As We Might Be About the Islamic State, Let’s Not Do Anything Stupid

By September 03, 2014
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The worst thing the president can do is to act against IS just for the sake of acting against it.

Ben Cohen vs Conservatives on Medicare, ISIS Strategy and Eric Cantor

By September 03, 2014
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Banter editor Ben Cohen went on Thom Hartmann’s show last night and got into an almighty bust up with conservative David Hogberg PhD, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, and Scott Greer, Associate Editor at The Daily Caller.

SHOCKER! Rand Paul Flip-Flops, Now Supports U.S. Military Intervention in the Middle East

By September 03, 2014
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New rule: if you happen to agree with something Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says, wait five minutes and he’ll say the exact opposite.