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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Thursday, 20 Jun 2019 - A stack of evidence that Trump either doesn't understand or doesn't care about the idea of the presidency as a stewardship, a public trust...that is meant to be handed off after a bounded time period.
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 - Let the 2020 campaigning begin. Politically engaged Berkshire residents in Portland, Maine, registering voters on Gay Pride Day 2019.
Friday, 14 Jun 2019 - Worst of all, he seems oblivious to the betrayal of American democracy that he is advocating.
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 - The president of the United States is effectively scolding our intelligence services for doing their jobs.
Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 - Kessler noted that Trump's rate of saying false or misleading statements has picked up recently, alleging the president had made 171 such statements in the previous three days.
Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 - Trump’s world still appears to face 16 known criminal and civil probes, from as many as a dozen different federal, state, and local prosecutors.
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - Trump praised his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in March 2018 after the ruling Communist party announced it was abolishing the two-term limit for the presidency.
Saturday, 4 May 2019 - In Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, he acted not as America’s attorney, nor even as an attorney for the Office of the President. He acted as an attorney for Donald J. Trump. Source: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-bassin-florence-barr-trump-hearing-20190502-story.html
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 - "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President." -- U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah
Monday, 22 Apr 2019 - Even if he had obstructed something, he would have been well within his rights. Oh, and in the end, it was all Barack Obama’s fault.
Saturday, 20 Apr 2019 - In instance after instance, his staff acted as a bulwark against Mr. Trump’s most destructive impulses.
Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - "Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels, it ruins your presidency."
Monday, 15 Apr 2019 - It was another instance of the president trying to undo a decision and to stretch the boundaries of his power, even when told there were legal issues at stake.
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 - Senior Trump administration officials granted security clearances to at least 25 individuals whose applications had been denied for “disqualifying issues” that could put national security at risk.
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 - The aid [that Trump threatens to cut] is part of a bipartisan program designed by the Obama Administration to reduce illegal immigration.
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 - Taken at face value, Barr’s arguments would render the president immune from liability for a wide range of clearly criminal acts.
Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 - White supremacist groups had carried out more attacks in the U.S. than any other domestic extremist group over the past 16 years.
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 - It would eliminate higher-education programs, like the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and subsidized federal Stafford loans.
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 - Princeton Prof. William Happer compares carbon dioxide to Jews living during the Holocaust.
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 - There are mounting signs that this incendiary rhetoric is encouraging threats and violence against journalists at home and abroad.
Friday, 15 Feb 2019 - FBI officials had discussed whether Trump was fit to be president.
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 - False: Donald Trump "58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote."
Sunday, 3 Feb 2019 - The choice of Abrams sends a clear message to Venezuela and the world: The Trump administration intends to brutalize Venezuela.
Saturday, 2 Feb 2019 - The numbers appear to come from the president’s avid TV-watching… But it’s quite possible the president missed an important nuance.
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 - "He was not an active and visible member of the church, no... Nor did he ever actually enter the church doors. Not one time.” -- President Trump's former pastor
Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019 - The president latches on to dubious numbers he saw on television.
Friday, 25 Jan 2019 - Each of the nine House members whose districts touch the border from California to Texas opposes a wall as the wrong solution for border security. -- New York Times
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 - The Interior Department revealed that 40 more workers would be brought in for offshore drilling, in addition to the 84 others who have already been working during the shutdown.
Monday, 24 Dec 2018 - Merry Christmas from the Border Patrol.
Friday, 21 Dec 2018 - Trump’s withdrawal is viewed by many — including some Trump backers — as an indirect boost for Moscow.
Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 - California has pledged to stick to the stricter standards, together with 13 other states that follow its lead.
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 - The proposal represents a historic assault on wetlands regulation at a moment when Mr. Trump has repeatedly voiced a commitment to “crystal-clean water.”