Top Articles by Ben Cohen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.