Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is the editor of The Daily Banter and founder of Banter Media Group. Ben writes a regular column for the Huffington Post and is a regular guest on the RT Network. Ben covered boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for,, Black Belt Magazine, Boxing Monthly Magazine and Originally from London, England he currently lives in Washington DC.

Top Articles by Ben Cohen

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You are Crazy to Count Manny Pacquiao Out Against Floyd Mayweather

The truth is that Manny Pacquiao has not been outboxed since losing to Morales in 2005. So why are people counting him out against Floyd Mayweather this Saturday?


Who Wins the Fight of the Century: Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather?

The Fight of the Century is upon us. Can the master boxer keep his undefeated record and tame the marauding Pacquaio? Or can the 8 weight champion force the defensive fighter out of his shell and land enough punches to win enough rounds to take the fight?


Head to Head With Conservatives on Baltimore, Gay Marriage and Gardening

Banter Editor Ben Cohen went toe to toe with conservatives on Baltimore and Gay marriage on Thom Hartmann’s show ‘The Big Picture Rumble’. Check out the bust up!


Baltimore is the America We Asked For

Just as we created the robber barons on Wall St, we created the looters in Baltimore. Until we understand that ‘they’ are ‘us’ we can never hope to stop it.


Dear George Bush, Kindly F*ck Off and Leave Foreign Policy to the Grown Ups

Dear George Bush, It has come to our attention that you have been expressing views on foreign policy again, 7 years after you left the White House. Apparently you think president Obama’s deal with Iran was a bad one, and as the New York Times reports, “Questioned whether it was wise to lift sanctions against… Read More

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New Wealth Inequality Statistics Prove Conservative Economics Do Not Work

After 5 years of conservative rule, wealth inequality is getting out of control in the UK. Surely it is time to abandon conservative economics once and for all?


Florida Man Does Something Unbelievably Stupid With a Deadly Snake

Continuing our unofficial series cataloging the unbelievable stupidity that occurs on an hourly basis in the state of Florida, we can report on possibly the dumbest thing to have ever happened in the sunshine state.


Cornel West’s Response to Michael Eric Dyson is Pathetic

If this is West’s final response in the ugly war he started, it is a fitting one for a man who no longer takes himself seriously.


Dear Rich People: Your Second Home is Creating a Homeless Epidemic

The notion that millions of people can be subjected to crippling housing situations where rent is either astronomically high, conditions are appalling, or housing simply isn’t available so that the ultra wealthy can get a good return on their fortune is one of the greatest tragedies of modern capitalism.


Earth Day: Time to Stop the Madness

At this point, there seems to be little need to repeat the alarming data we have on climate change and the colossal destruction of the planet’s eco systems. Week after week, new data comes in with grimmer and grimmer news about the state of planet earth and our future on it, but to little avail. So what the hell can we do?

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MEMBERS ONLY: Eric Dyson is Right About Cornel West and His Ugly Demise

Michael Eric Dyson penned what can only be described as a devastating takedown of his former friend and mentor Cornel West in the New Republic this week – a takedown so painfully accurate that it should rightly put a nail in the coffin of a once great thinker who has become a sad parody of… Read More


Jesus Was Pro Transgender and Almost Certainly Pro Gay

While not popular with fundamentalists, Jesus did have some views on being transgendered, and mostly likely homosexuality. Read it and weep, gay haters.

Pastor David Berzins

Because Jesus Would Definitely Call For Stoning Homosexuals

Apparently, when Jesus stated that “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,” he actually meant that you should stone people to death if you don’t agree with their lifestyle.

Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s Marijuana Crackdown Pledge Shows Just How Out of Touch He Really is

The reality is that the majority of Americans favor pot legalization, a trend that has been growing steadily for the past 45 years. Christie’s inability to tune into this growing awareness of reality shows you just how out of sync he is with today’s cultural zeitgeist.


This Week in News Proves Florida is Certifiably Insane

This past week in the sunshine state alone, three KKK linked prison guards were charged in a plot to kill a former inmate, a man used his Chevy Camaro to pull his son’s teeth out, and a new deadly drug named ‘Flakka’ swept the state leading to a gun wielding naked man shouting “I feel delusional, and I’m hallucinating!” from a rooftop.


Republican Congresswoman Asks Facebook Fans to Diss Obamacare, Fails Spectacularly

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers took to Facebook to help smear Obamacare. It failed quite spectacularly.