MEMBERS ONLY: Jordan Peterson’s Bastardization Of Biology

I’ve largely written about Jordan Peterson in the Banter Members section and not on the main site to avoid the onslaught of pestering I would no doubt receive from his devoted fans. I do not fear intellectual criticism from his army of hardcore acolytes, but I do value my time and do not wish to spend it arguing with true believers who hang on his every word. For all...

MEMBERS ONLY: The 2018 Midterms Have Become a Referendum on Brett Kavanaugh

  The 2018 midterms are potentially America’s last chance to hold Donald Trump and his corrupt administration to account. But now, they have also become a referendum on Brett Kavanaugh and the sham hearings Republicans have foisted upon us. There were many red flags against Kavanaugh’s character from the onset, like credit card debts and gambling addiction. But with the newest revelations of his sexual misdeeds and the Republicans’ complicity in covering...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Hilarious, Depressing Republican Survey Confirming The Idiocy Of Their Voters

If you’ve watched your paycheck diminish, education costs go up, and your health care costs spiral out of control, most rational people would probably think about not voting for Republicans. Why? Because Americans have been subjected to right wing economics for almost four decades now, and with very, very little to show for it.  Unfortunately, most self identified Republicans do not seem to be able to grasp this, believing instead that...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Collapsing Hope Of White America

As a white man, I don’t take any particular pleasure in writing about how much white people, especially white men, in America suck. We’re racist. We’re greedy. We’re unbelievably self-centered. We’re violent. And above all, despite our insistence that we are the greatest thing to ever exist, we are as fragile as spun glass. This doesn’t apply to all of us, of course. People exist on a spectrum. I’m...

MEMBERS ONLY: Trump Is Mentally Disintegrating By The Day

It was just over a week ago when we received further confirmation of Donald Trump’s total lack of mental fitness for the presidency. We didn’t necessarily require confirmation since we’ve all witnessed it firsthand, but there it was anyway in horrifyingly reliable detail.  First, we heard from Bob Woodward’s new book an entire series of harrowing stories detailing how Trump’s White House is “Crazytown,” including one particular story illustrating...

MEMBERS ONLY: Brett Kavanaugh And The Ridiculous ‘Nice Guy’ Test

This weekend, Stanford Professor Christine Blasey Ford revealed that at 15, she was sexually assaulted by a then-17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, who held her down and covered her mouth when she tried to scream. If there was ever a moment to end this farce of a hearing and yank his nomination, this would be it. However, the Republicans are shameless in their need to control the highest court in the land,...

MEMBERS ONLY: The Case for Open War Against the Republican Party

The Republican Party has got to go. Period. Anyone still interested in little things like freedom or justice or even being allowed the luxury of ignoring politics have to vote Republicans out of office at every level of government. Nothing else matters now except removing them from power and banishing them from the public square. If you’re wondering just how dangerous the GOP has become, consider the words of...