Ben Hillman

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Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, author and illustrator who loves subatomic particles and Betty Boop. After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company – realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). Ben lives in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy. He is a member of the Sheffield Tree Project and the Antarctican Society.

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ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 - Trump made no mention that the violence in Charlottesville was initiated by white supremacists brandishing anti-Semitic placards, Confederate battle flags, torches and a few Trump campaign signs.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 - Mr. Trump’s Interior Department is drawing up plans to reduce wilderness and historic areas that are now protected as national monuments, creating even more opportunities for profit.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 31 Jul 2017 - Last week, Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff … and boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Your voice matters

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) delivered an electrifying address to a packed auditorium of 800 citizens at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 8.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 7 Jul 2017 - Trump’s ghosted book about the “art” of the deal was itself a scam. There was no art. Trump’s artless point is that to be honest or scrupulous about a business deal (or any deal) is for suckers.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 - “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.” -- Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.)

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost)daily outrage

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 - The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation. -- Washington Post

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 - The withdrawal ensures that the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming.

ORANGE ALERT: Nice plan

Friday, 26 May 2017 - These tax cuts only benefit wealthy households. The bottom 80 percent of households get roughly zero benefit from either of these tax cuts, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - "The conversation described in [former FBI Director Comey’s] notes raises new questions about whether Trump may have crossed any legal lines into criminal behavior by pressuring the FBI to end an investigation."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - The FBI gave strong indications about evidence that Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, said he would replace the academic scientists with representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate.