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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

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

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 - “It is becoming increasingly clear that the goal of this White House is to cripple the U.S. refugee program.” — J. Kevin Appleby, the senior director of international migration policy at the Center for Migration Studies.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 - Trump denied on Thursday that nearly 3,000 people had died last year in Hurricane Maria, falsely calling it a made-up number by Democrats out to get him.

Grand opening

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 - The latest chain in the Trump empire.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 - No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant...The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 - Although most U.S. officials argue that Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have worsened relations, Trump instead faulted 'U.S. foolishness and stupidity.'

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 9 Jul 2018 - The United States delegation, embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers … sought to water down the resolution by removing language that called on governments to “protect, promote and support breast-feeding.”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 - By using the gang to demonize all Latino immigrants, Trump is building inner-city walls that alienate communities and risk making criminal organizations more powerful, both here and overseas.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 - In the audio you can hear children crying and asking for “Papi” and “Mama." One child can be heard begging for someone to call her aunt, saying she even has the phone number memorized.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 - "Today's decision puts many refugees and asylum seekers fleeing horrific violence -- especially women -- in grave danger and violates the spirit of our asylum law..." -- David Leopold, a former president and general counsel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 4 Jun 2018 - In a pair of early-morning tweets, Mr. Trump suggested that he would not have to pardon himself because he had “done nothing wrong." -- Michael D. Shear, New York Times

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - "Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter." -- Evangelist John Hagee, a guest of honor at the dedication of the American embassy in Jerusalem

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 - Characterizing the North Korean's intentions as "very honorable" was an interesting choice of words considering the regime's troubling human rights history and reputation for ruthlessness..

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 - The whipsaw policy shift once again highlighted an administration struggling to find a coherent and consistent voice in dealing with Russia.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 - Mr. Trump accused his own Justice Department of perpetrating a “witch hunt” and asserted that the F.B.I. “broke in to” Mr. Cohen’s office.