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

Top Articles by Ben Cohen


Quote of the Day: The ‘Sharing’ Economy is Screwing Us All

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.


Desperate Ted Cruz is Enlisting Idiotic Evangelists in War Against Planned Parenthood

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.

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Our Global Economic System is Really, Really Dumb

The global financial system is now so unbelievably complicated and volatile, preventing huge downturns like today’s Asian crisis is nearly impossible.


Sarah Palin’s Latest Immigration Rant is Amazingly Stupid

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:


Mark Cuban’s Unbelievably Stupid Student Debt Solution

Cuban should stick to the business of business, and leave public policy to those who actually know something about running a government.

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No Sarah Palin, the Environmental Protection Agency Is Not Causing Pollution

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.

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Hey Bernie and Hillary Supporters, Stop Being Dicks to Each Other

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.

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Monty Python’s Warning to Liberal Activists

The Monty Python boys had it right.

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Debating Conservatives on Jeb Bush, Bernie Mania and Obama’s Voting Rights Act Plea

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.


Shep Smith Goes Wildly Off Message, Slams Coca Cola and Climate Change Deniers

Sadly, Smith’s truth telling is newsworthy because it comes from a network dedicated to doing the exact opposite.


Reader Reaction to #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Disrespecting Bernie Sanders

A reader vehemently disagrees with Ben Cohen’s take on the Bernie Sanders #BlackLivesMatter protesters.

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Banter Editor Ben Cohen Battles Extreme Liberals on Huff Post Live Over Bernie Sanders Protesters

Watch Banter Editor Ben Cohen go toe to toe with Jamil Smith, Senior Editor of The New Republic, and Every Day Feminist writer Jamie Utt on the Huff Post Live over Bernie Sanders protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Astonishing Temperatures Reached in Iran, Yet Global Warming Apparently Still a Conspiracy

Don’t worry, Ted Cruz says “it ain’t happening”, so we should be fine!