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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Friday, 19 Jan 2018 -
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 - Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance for a total of 16 state members (51 percent of U.S. population) calling for a return to the Paris Climate Agreement.
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 - San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, is considered one of the most dangerous cities on Earth.
Wednesday, 3 Jan 2018 - The language was reminiscent of Mr. Trump’s boast during the 2016 presidential campaign that his hands, and by extension his genitals, were in fact big enough.
Monday, 18 Dec 2017 - Trump believes he commands the government with the same totality he commands his business. Trump does not accept the legitimacy of any legal restraint.
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 - Aides said that the president rarely assumes responsibility for a misstep, and they anticipated him looking for someone to blame.
Monday, 11 Dec 2017 - Moore suggested that the September 11, 2001, terror attacks happened because the United States had distanced itself from God.
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 - Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East peace negotiator for Republican and Democratic presidents, warned on CNN: "Jerusalem is a tinderbox, waiting for a match."
Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 - President Trump ponders his options.
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 - President Donald Trump’s accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits.
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 - "There can be no truly open internet without net neutrality. To believe otherwise is to be captive to special interest power brokers." -- Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 - A rewriting of history to satisfy the president's interpretation of the holiday.
Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 - The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 - Trump’s chief economic adviser has had to admit that they broke their promise that the middle class would benefit most.
Monday, 13 Nov 2017 - Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US presidential election last year.
Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 - "We demand TD Bank stop using our money to fund tar sands pipelines that our communities and planet cannot afford. We call on our neighbors, elected officials, and pension managers to close all accounts with TD Bank unless they immediately stop financing tar sands pipelines." -- Divest the Globe statement
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 - For a president who revels in chaos — and in orchestrating it himself — Monday brought a political storm that Trump could not control.
Friday, 13 Oct 2017 - While most residents endured another day without power and many without water or other basic services in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Mr. Trump upbraided Puerto Rico’s leadership.
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 - The author has now reworded the graphic for clarity. His original intent was certainly not to make light of mass murder. It was to show the absurdity of the NRA’s position that arming the population is a better solution to gun violence than any type of gun regulation.
Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017 - The gas giant Kinder Morgan had just sucked half a million gallons of water from this state-protected pond to flush out their pipes.
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 - President Trump had international affairs on his mind Tuesday morning. It was really only a matter of time before the president chimed in on the Emmy Awards.
Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017 - If Congress fails to act, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children could face deportation as early as March 6 to countries where many left at such young ages that they have no memory of them.
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 - The criminal conviction grew out of a lawsuit filed a decade ago charging that the sheriff’s office regularly violated the rights of Latinos.
Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 - Trump made no mention that the violence in Charlottesville was initiated by white supremacists brandishing anti-Semitic placards, Confederate battle flags, torches and a few Trump campaign signs.
Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 - Mr. Trump seemed pleased with the uproar caused by his remarks, and was in good spirits on Wednesday.
Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 - Mr. Trump’s Interior Department is drawing up plans to reduce wilderness and historic areas that are now protected as national monuments, creating even more opportunities for profit.
Monday, 31 Jul 2017 - Last week, Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff … and boasted about reporting directly to the president, not the chief of staff.
Monday, 24 Jul 2017 - Trump has inquired about the authority he has as president to pardon aides, relatives or even himself.
Monday, 17 Jul 2017 - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) delivered an electrifying address to a packed auditorium of 800 citizens at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 8.
Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 - Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy.
Friday, 7 Jul 2017 - Trump’s ghosted book about the “art” of the deal was itself a scam. There was no art. Trump’s artless point is that to be honest or scrupulous about a business deal (or any deal) is for suckers.
Friday, 30 Jun 2017 - “Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.” -- Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.)