Top Articles by Ben Cohen
A warning to all black men in Ohio – remember to drive with your eyes shut. Or even better, just stop being black and the police will leave you alone.
While prime minister David Cameron appears to be an emotionally attuned, relatively human politician, he is in fact embarking on one of the most vicious programs of social cleansing in modern British history. Not only this, but the conservative government’s radical welfare reform program appears to be literally killing people.
If you are privileged enough to care about the welfare of animals, that’s a fantastic thing – it’s incredibly important and you should feel very good about it. But please, keep a lid on the anger if you aren’t getting outraged about child prostitution, global hunger and disease epidemics in the developing world.
While tech billionaires and sycophantic journalists who report on them laud the hipster friendly ‘Sharing Economy’, the reality is, this is just a buzzword for a new economy that badly screws the poor.
If you are a Republican being soundly thrashed in the polls by a reality tv star who closely resembles an Orangutan, there is only one strategy to fall back on to claw your way back into the race: go to the religious crazies.
The global financial system is now so unbelievably complicated and volatile, preventing huge downturns like today’s Asian crisis is nearly impossible.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the latest utterings from America’s Mama Grizzly Bear is now out, and boy is it special. Seemingly unaware of the age old technique of using distinct paragraphs to break up excessive amounts of words, Palin wrote the following non-stop screed against dirty immigrants who insist on having children in America:
Palin and other extreme anti-science, anti-environmentalists have gleefully leapt on the tragedy in Colorado to smear the government and federal environmental regulation in general. The reality is – as it always is with right wing fanatics – the exact opposite.
It’s still early days, but the worrying tribalism that tore the Democratic party apart in the 2008 election is beginning to rear it’s ugly head.
Watch Banter editor Ben Cohen duke it out with conservatives over Jeb Bush’s extraordinary claim that Obama is responsible for the predicament in Iraq, Bernie Sander’s extraordinary poll numbers in New Hampshire, and Obama’s call to restore the Voting Rights Act.