Top Articles by Ben Cohen
Lindsey Graham may well have taken first place in the annals of Chutzpah with this truly awesome bending of reality. Speaking to WMUR.com, the South Carolina Senator said: “I blame Obama for Iraq, not Bush.” Just let that sink in for a second.
America is a strange country that prides itself on rugged individualism, free speech and democracy. Yet every day, millions of Americans willfully hand over their rights to undemocratic power structures built on leader worship and top down authority.
Banter readers, A note on some big changes coming here at Banter HQ: We are eternally grateful for your patience as we roll out some big changes to the site and the members section in the coming days. Going forward, we’re going to be launching a weekly digital magazine with a completely new and beautiful layout in… Read More
When you can afford to drop $600 on a watch it is understandable that your understanding of poor people’s needs might be a little skewed. But believing a fancy pulse monitor that also holds all your music can replace a health care system that cares for an aging population with increasing levels of obesity, cancer and… Read More
When you design an economy to be based on short term profit to the benefit of giant corporations, the results over the long term will be a country so hostile to human life that the unreasonable and unthinkable becomes an every day reality.
Bravo to Shauna Hunt who confronted perhaps the saddest bunch of tossers in North America for not only being sad tossers, but recycling a joke that stopped being funny a year ago.
It is a well known fact that upper middle class white people are experts on what it is like to be black in America, and actually know more about it than black people.
In the wake of Labour’s colossal defeat at the polls last week and Ed Miliband’s rapid exit, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna has now confirmed he will be standing for the Labour leadership.
Required reading for anyone who wants to understand what has happened to the US university system, and how pressing the need for reform is:
While the Tories have clung onto power in Britain, they should be under no illusion that their days in power are numbered. Labour’s spectacular flop at the polls had little to do with the success of the Conservatives who ran a campaign built on ludicrous falsehoods and fear.
According to Floyd Mayweather, he was actually only ‘restraining’ the mother of his three children Josie Harris when he beat her savagely in 2010. Harris is having none of it though, and is suing the boxer for $20 million.
A couple of days ago, Fox News Contributor and member of the network’s “Medical A-Team” Dr. Keith Ablow expressed his belief that men should be able to veto women’s abortions. Here he is discussing an unfortunate case regarding a recently split celebrity couple who are arguing over the future of their frozen embryos: Ablow has… Read More
Former movie star turned political agitator Russell Brand has made a name for himself for his stance on voting. “I don’t vote,” said Brand at the MTV Awards in 2012. “I believe democracy is a pointless spectacle where we choose between two indistinguishable political parties, neither of whom represent the people but the interest of powerful business elites that run the world.”
Brand has not wavered from this stance until now, days before the UK general election.
The email exchange between Noam Chomsky and Sam Harris was a truly ugly encounter that saw Harris attempt to engage Chomsky civilly, only to be rebuffed with relentlessly high handed dismissals and an astonishing refusal to engage Harris on some important issues that would have been enlightening for admirers of both men.