Banter M Issue 71: No Mandate, No Respect

In this issue of Banter M: 

No Mandate, No Respect - Ben Cohen sends a bold warning to Donald Trump: you get no respect, ever. 

Welcome To the Idiocracy -  Another of the more daunting aspects of the Trump era is the notion of its dropping the bar into a permanent new low, argues Chez Pazienza. And if this is true, what comes next?

The Fake News Era Takes an Even Darker Turn - Bob Cesca reveals some truly terrifying news about which media company might be given access to the president. 

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Banter M Issue 70: 'Thunderdome is On': Fake News, Nihilism and the Battle for American Sovereignty

In this issue of Banter M:

'Thunderdome is On': Fake News, Nihilism and the Battle for American Sovereignty - Bob Cesca declares war on the Trump administration and urges Americans to get ready for the battle of their lives over the next four years. 

Conversing With The Enemy - Ben Cohen recounts spending a week with hardcore Trump supporters over the New Year and coming away with a renewed sense of optimism. 

Pre-Trump Depression Blues - Anticipating the incoming Trump administration, Chez Pazienza has been drinking far too much.  "I'm angry, furious even, because I can't fix what's wrong," writes Chez. "And what's wrong is very wrong, a rot at the very center of who we are and what we supposedly stand for. 

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Banter M Issue 69: Maybe it Should Have Been Bernie

 

Maybe it Should Have Been Bernie - After getting behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Bob Cesca reviews some of the underlying assumptions he made and comes to a rather shocking conclusion. 

There is No Time For Government Now - Donald Trump has shown no inclination to take the environmental crisis seriously, so it now comes down to us to fight the gravest threat humanity has ever faced. There is no time for government now, argues Ben Cohen. We must do it on our own. 

The End of the Road - Chez Pazienza goes back to New York City, the place where it all began, and where it ended too. 

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Banter M Issue 68: The New Politics of a Post-11/9 World

In this issue of Banter M: 

Adapting to the New Politics of a Post-11/9 World - Bob Cesca describes the complete shock of Donald Trump's victory in November, and his struggle to adapt to a completely different reality. 

The New (Not) Normal - Chez Pazienza pens a thoughtful essay on his realization that in Trump's America, there is no "normal" and his hopes of going back to a care free life have been completely shattered. 

The End of The Social Justice Warrior - Ben Cohen writes the obituary for leftist social justice warriors who unwittingly helped elect Donald Trump on November 8th. "The identity politics obsessed, social justice warrior movement we've watched grow across American colleges and online has to go," writes Ben. "And the sooner the better."

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Banter M Issue 67

In this issue of Banter M:

American Sickness: The Stakes of the Election Include Our National Sanity - Bob Cesca argues that the stakes of this election are so serious, and so scary that it is making the country go insane. 

Trump Has Weaponized Right-Wing Rage Against the Media - Chez Pazienza argues that Trump has taken an undercurrent of distrust of the media by many in American and rendered it utterly, dangerously toxic. 

Why I Love America - Ben Cohen writes a love letter to his host country, and explains why he found the strict British class system so oppressive as a teenager.  "I felt layers of anxiety peel away," writes Ben of his experience living in the States. "And over the years I became completely comfortable with the contradictions I had always felt about my identity."

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