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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

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Sunday, 9 Dec 2018 - Mr. Cohen had implicated the president in payments to two women during the campaign to conceal affairs that they said they had with Mr. Trump [violating campaign finance laws].

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 - “It’s really a slam at the intelligence community, who was responsible for tracking down Osama bin Laden, and reflects, I think, his [President Trump’s] complete ignorance about what that took.” — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/19/politics/james-clapper-donald-trump-mcraven-osama-bin-laden-cnntv/index.html

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 - As acting attorney general, Mr. Whitaker would be in a position to impede or undermine the investigation or to block Mr. Mueller from delivering a final report.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 - The president’s biggest beef seems to be that it’s been a public-relations nightmare. These are not the angry reactions of someone who’s morally outraged that a journalist would be lured into a consulate and dismembered alive, as Turkish sources have alleged. It’s the grudging reaction of someone who is annoyed he has to deal with […]

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrages

Monday, 15 Oct 2018 - Donald Trump has reiterated his doubts about climate change, suggesting that the climate could “change back again.” and that climate scientists are politically motivated.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 5 Oct 2018 - Kavanaugh's Yale roommate James Roche is far from the first of Kavanaugh’s classmates to accuse him of lying during the Senate Judiciary Committee

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 21 Sep 2018 - As an “outstanding man,” Kavanaugh joins a less-than-illustrious group of crime-doers, scam enthusiasts, and lecherous crank-yankers whom Trump has defended