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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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.”
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].
Thursday, 22 Nov 2018 - It is our addiction to oil that forces us to look the other way at a murder most vile.
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
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.
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned last week in Kingston, N.Y., on behalf of Democrat Antonio Delgado who is seeking to unseat Republican Congressman John Faso in the NY19 district bordering the Berkshires in New York State.
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 […]
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.
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
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 - “Oh, gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that.” -- President Trump
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