Seth Moulton's Anti-Pelosi Campaign Just Took A Major Hit
Massachusetts Representative Seth Moulton's plan to oust assumed incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has always resembled what Bob Cesca calls the "Underpants Gnomes Model." This phrase, which comes from a South Park episode where the boys meet the legendary underpants gnomes, ...read more
Quote of the Week: Neoliberalism is The Root of All Our Problems
George Monbiot has written an incredibly important and timely essay on the world's greatest killer: neoliberal economics. In his piece, Monbiot argues that the economic ideology is essentially the root of all major problems on the planet right now -- financial crises, poverty, ...read more
The 7 Ballsiest Leaders In History
Back in 2011, Matt Damon made headlines when during an interview with Elle, the once very vocal Obama supporter threw some shade Barry’s way by saying, "You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag! The Death of Margaret Thatcher; 'Accidental Racist'; and the 'Point Break' Remake!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss Margaret Thatcher, the "Accidental Racist" song, and the Point Break remake. The questions: 1) I never much liked Margaret Thatcher but I think the reaction of some liberals to her ...read more
Is it OK to Celebrate Margaret Thatcher's Death?
There's a big hullabaloo going on in Britain about Margaret Thatcher's death and the subsequent celebrations in pockets around the nation. In Glasgow's George Square (where protest about Thatcher's poll tax took place in 1989), hundreds of people gathered wearing hats, opened ...read more
Margaret Thatcher Took My Milk
I grew up in London during the 1980's -- a Thatcher child if you will. My memories of the first female Prime Minister are not fond ones. When I started going to school we used to get fresh milk during break time -- a result of the government's effort to help poor children get ...read more
Sarah Palin's Thatcher Tribute Was Entirely About Sarah Palin
Either Sarah Palin is seriously considering a return to electoral politics, or she's satisfied with her continued role as a psychobomb lurking on the fringes of the discourse, occasionally popping off a new geyser of insanity every now and then just to see how everyone else, ...read more
Greece Bailed Out, But Austerity Measures Will Hamper Recovery
By Ben Cohen: Europe has bailed out Greece (again) in a historic deal that guarantees the bankrupt nation 130 million euros. From the NY Times: Greece finally secured its second giant bailout early Tuesday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to save it from bankruptcy in ...read more
Is Britain Trying to Provoke War with Argentina (Again)?
Margaret Thatcher stated the following after the war with Argentina in 1982: The spirit of the South Atlantic was the spirit of Britain at her best. It has been said that we surprised the world, that British patriotism was rediscovered in those spring days. It was never really ...read more