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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Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 - "I have not talked to a single military officer who would be in favor of pardoning any one of these three…" -- Gary Solis, a 26 year veteran of the Marine Corp
Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 - A veteran of the Iraq War who was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded by a roadside bomb, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman nevertheless has faced unfounded attacks.
Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 - We have a president who simply doesn’t believe that Congress is a coequal branch of government.
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 - The rules are part of President Trump’s vast environmental deregulation agenda aimed largely at eliminating rules the fossil fuel industry finds burdensome.
Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 - Trump downplayed the alliance with the Kurds, 11,000 of whom died fighting to help the U.S. mission against ISIS.
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019 - The president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate.
Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 - In Pittsfield, Mass., U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III begins his campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in the Democratic primary.
Monday, 9 Sep 2019 - The NWS Birmingham office had tweeted that Trump was full of crap and Hurricane Dorian was too far east for Alabama to be impacted.
Friday, 30 Aug 2019 - President Trump and the White House forced to clarify, spin and backtrack on numerous statements made by the President.
Saturday, 24 Aug 2019 - "The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” -- President Donald Trump
Monday, 5 Aug 2019 - President Trump crashes a wedding at his Bedminster golf course just hours after the El Paso shooting which left 20 dead Saturday.
Thursday, 1 Aug 2019 - Watch this video of local demonstrations against the detention camps along the U.S.-Mexico border caging desperate immigrant families who are fleeing savage conditions in Central and South America.
Monday, 15 Jul 2019 - Immigrants & their children are the heart of our country. I am proud to be #MadeByImmigrants@realDonaldTrump racist rhetoric only makes me fight harder for all.
Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 - Trump regularly praises men who use their power to run a country in ways that support their own interests.
Thursday, 27 Jun 2019 - The President wants us to believe he didn't rape Carroll because she is not his type. This means, of course, that there actually is a type that he finds, what -- worthy of sexual assault?
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.