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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 TrueSlant.com, Secondsouts.com, Black Belt Magazine, Boxing Monthly Magazine and ESPN.com. Originally from London, England he currently lives in Washington DC.


Top Articles by Ben Cohen

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Quote of the Day 2: Stop Complaining About Uber Price Hikes

Are you angry about Uber’s price hiking? If so, you need to shut the hell up.

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Only in Oklahoma: Man Dies From Atomic Wedgie

Oklahoma, the state that brought the world Chuck Norris and Dr Phil, is now home to the first ever death by Atomic Wedgie.

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Token Crazy Person Ann Coulter Calls Melissa Harris-Perry ‘Token African American’

Given Coulter’s entire career has been built off the fact that she is completely crazy, her scathing attack on Harris-Perry ranks up there with the best examples of right wing hypocrisy in recent memory.

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Shock Horror!! Fundamentalist 51 Year Old Boxer From Deep South is Homophobic!!

Why anyone thought a barely educated, deeply religious, 51 year old boxer who was born into grinding poverty in the segregated deep south wouldn’t be homophobic is completely inexplicable.

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Advancements in Genomics Will Make Cancer Treatable ‘In a Generation’

In a fascinating interview with biogeneticist Eric S. Lander, the Atlantic’s James Fallows asks how far we are away from using Genomics (DNA sequencing and the study of genomes) to cure fatal afflictions and chronic diseases. Lander’s answer is breathtaking.

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Debating Conservatives on Minimum Wage, Duck Dynasty, and America’s Threat to the World

Our very own Ben Cohen takes on Matt Purple of The American Spectator and conservative commentator Kris Ullman on Medicaid expansion, the minimum wage, America’s threat to the world, and the Duck Dynasty.

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Good Ol’ Fashioned Clay Aiken Gay Hating!!

We’re back, ladies and gentleman! While we took a break from the endless cesspit of ignorance and hostility found at Glenn Beck’s site The Blaze’ over the holidays, a new year requires new focus and what better way to kick off 2014 than diving into a wonderfully offensive homophobic comment thread on Clay Aiken?

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Tales From North Korea: Kim Jong Un Reportedly Fed His Uncle Alive to Wild Dogs

In a truly horrifying twist to the recent power struggle in North Korea between leader Kim Jong Un and his powerful uncle, Jang Song Thaek, it now appears the North Korean dictator may have fed his uncle alive to a pack of wild dogs. From NBC News: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle… Read More

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Hamilton Nolan’s Savage Takedown of Kathleen Parker

Gawker’s chief smack talker Hamilton Nolan has taken it upon himself to dissect notorious hack and Washington Post contributor Kathleen Parker’s latest pantheon to rich white people.

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Matt Taibbi: Republicans Declare War on Themselves

The money men in the Republican party are clearly aware that they have a very, very big problem going into the midterms in 2014 and the general election in 2016. The problem? Their party is made up of ‘fools’ – apparently something they’re now getting serious about

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Amazing Body Atlas Shows Full Spectrum of Human Emotions

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences suggests that our emotions do indeed influence our bodies in very specific ways (or at least we perceive it that way)

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2013 Showed Fox News to be the Ultimate Anti Christian Organization

The rise in popularity of Pope Francis in 2013 has created a very challenging proposition for Fox News, a supposedly pro Christian organization that relentlessly attacks the non religious. The problem with the new pope is that he prescribes a version of Christianity that actually has something to do with the teachings of Christ.

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The Daily Banter Awards 2013 Results!!!

The results are finally in!! Readers of The Daily Banter have weighed in with their highly valued opinions on all of the shenanigans that have gone on over the past year and voted on a vast array of topics including who they’d like to see ‘pass on’ and the biggest ‘America is fucked’ moment.

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10 Awesome Quotes From Pope Francis For 2013

Pope Francis has been busy in 2013 redefining what it means to be a follower of Christ. Disregarding the pomp and ceremony of the Catholic Church, the new Pope has refused to live in the Papal apartments, going for the modest trappings of Vatican guesthouse. He gave up the usual Mercedes for a Ford Focus, and has labeled unfettered capitalism a ‘tyranny’.

Here are 10 awesome quotes from the new head of of the Catholic Church that will at least partially restore your faith in the church as a power for good

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The 2013 Daily Banter Awards!!!

2013 was a tough year. In what future historians may well call the last throes of the American Empire, the Republican Party almost shut down the government over providing health care to the poor, ‘neighborhood watchman’ George Zimmerman murdered an unarmed black teenager for running away from him, and Miley Cyrus plunged to new, unseen depths of cultural depravity with a cynically planned display of public pornography disguised as dancing.

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At 1:05, I Was Intrigued. At 1:33, My Jaw Hit the Floor. At 2:37, I Nearly Died…

On a serious note, the explosion of these type of headlines on sites like UpWorthy and ViralNova is one of the greatest threats to online journalism and the survival of genuinely good content.

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Megyn Kelly Was Only Joking! Santa Isn’t White!

According to Megyn Kelly’s society must be blamed for not getting her ‘joke’ last week that the mythical Santa Claus is white because they are ‘race baiters’. And why did everyone pile on when there’s so much genuine racism in society? Because, according to Megyn, they are jealous of the all powerful Fox News.

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Epic Santa Claus Brawl in NYC

Tis the season to be Merry, or in NYC, get drunk dressed as Santa and fight with other dudes dressed as Santa.

Here’s what happened during ‘SantaCon’, a holiday bar crawl where guys dress up as Santa and drink themselves into a stupor.