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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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Green States climate watch

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sandisfield pipeline protest at TD Bank

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

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

Concert attire (revised)

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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. 

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Your voice matters

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

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.)