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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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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

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Glenn to Leave America??

Yes, it’s that time again, Glenn Beck Comment Porn! This week, we look at some wonderful comments readers of The Blaze left in response to the head honcho’s threats on Wednesday to leave America.

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12 Viral Headlines From The Future That Will Cause Your Brain To Leak Out Of Your Ears

As viral websites continue to plague the internet with shameless link bait, the headlines are getting more and more desperate in the never ending quest drive up page views. Here are some of the headlines you can expect to grace your screen in the near future.

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10 Questions With… Alain de Botton!

Author, speaker, and founder of The Philosophers’ Mail, the Swiss born de Botton is on a mission to bring back the lessons of history’s great thinkers. His recently launched newspaper aims to be the antidote to the repugnant Daily Mail, using stories about celebrities Philosopher’s mailand the powerful to promote understanding and sympathy rather than adulation and scorn.

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How Tony Blair’s Advice to Rebekah Brooks Over Phone Hacking Scandal Suggests He Lied About Iraq War

The news that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apparently ‘unofficially’ advised the disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks over the phone hacking scandal in the UK back in July of 2011 is creating waves in the British press. But the details in the revelation betrays something far darker about Blair, who survived scandal after scandal while in power through his considerable powers of persuasion.

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The Daily Banter “Dos and Don’ts” Guide to Google Glass

The internet is buzzing with the recently published Google’s ‘How To’ manual on Glass, it’s fancy eyewear product that allows you see the world wide web on your lenses. They aren’t being entirely honest with their customers about how not to come across as a douche. So in the interests of the public, if you are an ‘Explorer’, here’s our ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ guide on how to wear (or not wear) Google’s latest gizmo.

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Prominent Scientist on Global Warming: No Hope, We’re F*cked

Legendary scientist and author of the ‘Gaia Hypothesis’ of planet earth James Lovelock believes around 80% humanity will be dead due to climate change by around 2100, and there’s not much we can do about it.

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Megan McArdle Still Can’t Write Articles That Make Sense

Megan McArdle wrote an article on procrastination. It started well, but like all her other pieces, it descended into meaningless drivel, because no one ever taught Megan how to write articles that make sense.

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A Very Sad George Zimmerman Complains He Can’t Live a Normal Life

After killing an unarmed teenager who was running away from him, ex neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman doesn’t understand why he cannot live a normal life.

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New UN Report on North Korea Uncovers Horrendous and ‘Unparalleled’ Human Rights Abuses

How bad is North Korea? According to a new United Nations report, it’s really, really, really bad.