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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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L’Wren Scott Did Not Commit Suicide, She Was Killed by Affluenza

While it is obvious L’Wren Scott was responsible for taking her own life, there is another culprit at large that isn’t so easy to define, but is ultimately responsible for killing her long before her time.

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Fred Phelps is Dead. Good. F**k Him.

Fred Phelps, the founding pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church has died. According to church spokesman Steve Drain (via CNN) the 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Millennial Alert: Former Obama Fan Girl Turns Ron Paul Devotee

Carey Wedler, a 20 – something resident of Los Angeles was once Obama’s biggest fan. But because Obama didn’t resolve the issues she cares passionately about, Wedler has moved on and wants the world to know it.

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US Has Condemned Russia, Now it Must Condemn Israel

As the world concentrates on Russia’s flagrant abuse of the Geneva Conventions, Israel just placed 10,589 housing settlement units on Palestinian territory and killed 56 Palestinians – only eight months after intensive negotiations began between the US, Israel and Palestine.

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A Quick Guide to Vaccines For Morons and Celebrities

In order to stem the tide of anti-scientific gibberish polluting public discourse on matters of great importance, here’s a very quick guide to vaccines and why you absolutely must get your child vaccinated

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Watch 1000 years of European Violence Through Border Changes

If there’s one defining theme when it comes to European history, it is one of extreme violence. No one has done war, conquest and exploitation of its neighboring countries (and others) better than the Europeans – so much so that the continent engulfed almost the entire civilized world into two genocidal conflicts in the space… Read More

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Sadly, US Has No Right to Lecture Russia on International Law

Obama is entirely correct in his critique of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – it is a direct violation international law as outlined by the Geneva convention and a blatant act of aggression against a sovereign nation. The problem is, the US government doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on

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RT Presenter Quits Live on Air: “I Can Longer Be Part of a Network that Whitewashes the Actions of Putin.”

RT presenter Liz Wahl quit live on air today in the network’s D.C. bureau. In an emotional segment, she told viewers about her Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression and stated she could no longer be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that “whitewashes the actions of Putin”.

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Media Piles on Abby Martin, Our Role in It, and My Apology

The entire internet is raining fire on Abby Martin right now. Not because she stood up to her employer, RT, but because she was ‘outed’ as a former member of the 9/11 truth movement in her early 20s. Was this fair, or a smear job? One thing is clear, we were part of it.

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Abby Martin Responds to The Daily Banter: “I Don’t Think 9/11 Was an Inside Job”

In response to Chez Pazienza’s piece on RT journalist Abby Martin being a 9/11 Truther, Martin got back to The Daily Banter to clarify her beliefs about the attacks in 2001.

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RT Network Journalist Abby Martin Stands Up to Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

Every now and then, a journalist takes a real risk, whether it be to their lives in order to get a story, or to their careers by ignoring conflicts of interests regarding their employer. Yesterday, RT Network presenter Abby Martin did just that by openly defying the owners of her network (the Russian government) and condemning their aggression in Ukraine

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My Debate With Republicans on Iran, Russia and the Minimum Wage

Banter Editor Ben Cohen debates conservatives on the Senate Republicans playing politics with veterans’ benefits, the British & U.S. intelligence agency scandal regarding ‘Optic Nerve’, and how Verizon’s CEO wants to charge people based on how much they use the internet.

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How Long Does it Take to Arrange an Illegal Gun Sale on Facebook? Apparently, 15 Minutes

A reporter arranged the sale of an illegal firearm within 15 minutes through a Facebook page. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives takes these issues so seriously that the page is still up and running, and members still selling guns.

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John Kerry Worries America is Becoming Isolationist, Rest of World Does Not

There’s an argument to be made that American intervention can sometimes be useful, but the historical record in recent years shows otherwise. From Vietnam to Iraq, it has been one spectacular disaster after the other, and everyone, including America, could probably do with a break from it.

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London Killers Given Life Sentencing For Brutal Beheading of British Soldier Lee Rigby

In May 2013, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale ran over British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street, then killed him by almost decapitating him with meat cleavers. Today, they were sentenced to life in prison, Adebolajo without the possibility of parole.

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The Crazy Right is Growing, So How Do We Stop it?

The numbers show that more people are tuning into Glenn Beck’s site than ever. What does this mean for America, and how can it be stopped?

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Tom Friedman Writes World’s Most Pointless Column On Getting a Job at Google

Presumably on an all-expenses-paid trip to Google HQ in Mountain View California, Tom Friedman sat down with Laszlo Bock, the Senior Vice President of People Operations to ask him how one might get a job at the search engine turned dominator of all things internet. What transpired was probably the most pointless, least insightful interview ever done by Friedman — and that’s saying something.

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Noam Chomsky: “Ordinary People Can Barely Consume, Which of Course Cuts Back Economic Growth.”

Noam Chomsky lays out some basic economic facts about the suppression of the minimum wage