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


Radical New DNA Treatment Could Protect Against Every Strain of HIV

A radical new approach to preventing infection has been tested on monkeys that has proved so successful that it blocked every type of HIV strain for over four months.


Elon Musk and the Worship of the American CEO

America is a strange country that prides itself on rugged individualism, free speech and democracy. Yet every day, millions of Americans willfully hand over their rights to undemocratic power structures built on leader worship and top down authority.

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A Note to Our Readers: Big News at the Banter

Banter readers, A note on some big changes coming here at Banter HQ: We are eternally grateful for your patience as we roll out some big changes to the site and the members section in the coming days. Going forward, we’re going to be launching a weekly digital magazine with a completely new and beautiful layout in… Read More

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Jeb Bush’s Health Care Plan For America: Get Rid of Obamacare and Replace it with an Apple Watch

When you can afford to drop $600 on a watch it is understandable that your understanding of poor people’s needs might be a little skewed. But believing a fancy pulse monitor that also holds all your music  can replace a health care system that cares for an aging population with increasing levels of obesity, cancer and… Read More


Jeb Bush vs Jeb Bush on Whether He Would Have Invaded Iraq

Let’s see if you can spot the difference between these two statements that were made four days apart.

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It’s Official: Kim Jong Un is More Insane than Kim Jong Il

Kim’s brutality is shocking even hardened North Korean elites used to regular purges, random executions and extreme torture.

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Art Exhibit Perfectly Captures the Insanity of America’s Criminal Justice System

When you design an economy to be based on short term profit to the benefit of giant corporations, the results over the long term will be a country so hostile to human life that the unreasonable and unthinkable becomes an every day reality.


City News Reporter Epically Shames ‘Soccer Bros’ on Live TV

Bravo to Shauna Hunt who confronted perhaps the saddest bunch of tossers in North America for not only being sad tossers, but recycling a joke that stopped being funny a year ago.

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White People Lecture Michelle Obama on Life as a Black American

It is a well known fact that upper middle class white people are experts on what it is like to be black in America, and actually know more about it than black people.


Is This The Next British Prime Minister?

In the wake of Labour’s colossal defeat at the polls last week and Ed Miliband’s rapid exit, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna has now confirmed he will be standing for the Labour leadership.


Noam Chomsky Explains How Capitalism Has Ruined American Universities

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand what has happened to the US university system, and how pressing the need for reform is:


The Conservatives May Have Won in Britain But Their Days are Still Numbered

While the Tories have clung onto power in Britain, they should be under no illusion that their days in power are numbered. Labour’s spectacular flop at the polls had little to do with the success of the Conservatives who ran a campaign built on ludicrous falsehoods and fear.


Serial Woman Beater Floyd Mayweather Sued by Ex for Being an Asshole

According to Floyd Mayweather, he was actually only ‘restraining’ the mother of his three children Josie Harris when he beat her savagely in 2010. Harris is having none of it though, and is suing the boxer for $20 million.

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Some Suggestions for Fox News Host Who Believes “Men Should Be Able To Veto Abortions”

A couple of days ago, Fox News Contributor and member of the network’s “Medical A-Team” Dr. Keith Ablow expressed his belief that men should be able to veto women’s abortions. Here he is discussing an unfortunate case regarding a recently split celebrity couple who are arguing over the future of their frozen embryos: Ablow has… Read More


Why Russell Brand Changed his Mind on Voting Days Before UK Election

Former movie star turned political agitator Russell Brand has made a name for himself for his stance on voting. “I don’t vote,” said Brand at the MTV Awards in 2012. “I believe democracy is a pointless spectacle where we choose between two indistinguishable political parties, neither of whom represent the people but the interest of powerful business elites that run the world.”

Brand has not wavered from this stance until now, days before the UK general election.

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Sam Harris Exposes Noam Chomsky as a Pedantic Contrarian Unwilling to Debate Seriously

The email exchange between Noam Chomsky and Sam Harris was a truly ugly encounter that saw Harris attempt to engage Chomsky civilly, only to be rebuffed with relentlessly high handed dismissals and an astonishing refusal to engage Harris on some important issues that would have been enlightening for admirers of both men.