Ben Hillman

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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

Friday, 16 Jun 2017 - The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation. -- Washington Post

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 1 Jun 2017 - The withdrawal ensures that the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming.


Friday, 26 May 2017 - These tax cuts only benefit wealthy households. The bottom 80 percent of households get roughly zero benefit from either of these tax cuts, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - "The conversation described in [former FBI Director Comey’s] notes raises new questions about whether Trump may have crossed any legal lines into criminal behavior by pressuring the FBI to end an investigation."

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - The FBI gave strong indications about evidence that Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, said he would replace the academic scientists with representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sugar Shack Alliance makes a stand

Thursday, 4 May 2017 - As chainsaws wielded by workers from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company began to bite into the state-protected trees of Otis State Forest, members of the Sugar Shack Alliance stood in defiance of this dismemberment of the sanctuary for a natural gas pipeline. Ben Hillman provides a video report.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 - "Aggressively begging foreign countries to funnel money straight into Trump's pocket is a clear violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause." -- Shripal Shah, vice president of American Bridge, a Democratic firm

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 - TRUMP: So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 - Mr. Trump made clear that the United States had no intention of meeting the commitments that his predecessor had made to curb planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution, turning denials of climate change into national policy.