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Ben & Jerry's Founders Are Totally Down With Weed Ice Cream When It's Legal

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.18.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Ben & Jerry's reputation as a quirky ice cream company is no secret, and every one of their flavors is far from normal. In a HuffPost Live interview W...

We Can't Wait for the Next Watergate Scandal

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

In the 40 years since Congress established strict restrictions on campaign financing, the Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court have hacked away at government oversight with their First Amendment sickles.

Restoring Faith In U.S. Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Over 140 organizations and millions of activists have banded together to counteract the Supreme Court's nefarious slash-and-burn of campaign finance restrictions, implemented to safeguard our democratic process from becoming a plutocracy where the wealthy few call all the shots.

Money-Hungry Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the People

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Just when you thought the influence of big money in politics hit a fever pitch this year with our $4 billion midterm, our lawmakers snuck in a closing reminder that money reigns supreme in Washington.

The Sweet Story Of How Ben & Jerry's Built Its Ice Cream Empire

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business

It all started with a guy named Ben and a guy named Jerry. The year was 1978, and young besties Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided they wanted...

Is Big Money Being Used to Bully Judges?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

When corporations with a private agenda can selectively barrage our airwaves with attack ads, they can shape the national conversation, destroy reputations or curry favor with politicians. They can even influence our judiciary system.

10 Business Leaders Who Just Say No to Economic Inequality

Capital and Main | Luke Dowling | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

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8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurshi...

Two Dozen Business Leaders To Storm Capitol Hill For Minimum Wage Increase

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Two dozen of the nation’s top business leaders will gather on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and Thursday to rally support behind the Fair Minimum Wage A...

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder 'Can't Understand' State's Campaign Finance Mishap

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Ben Cohen sat down with HuffPost Live on Thursday, expressing how perplexed he was by Vermont's recent campaign finance bill....

Paul Blumenthal

Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days Ben Cohen, co-founder and former CEO of Ben & Jerry's, is trying to make an impact with stamps, not scoops. His target: the i...

Rugby Star Turned Gay Rights Advocate Shows Off Shirtless Bod In Steamy Video

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

British rugby star turned lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Ben Cohen is stripping down yet again. The 35-year-old hun...

Stuff Your Stockings and Help Save Our Democracy

Ben Cohen  | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

With money corrupting politics, partisans shuttering government, and brinksmanship replacing leadership, this Christmas I'm giving the give the gift of democracy -- rubber stamping technology that's designed to stamp big money out of politics.

LOOK: Rugby Hunk Strips Down To Benefit LGBT Youth

Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Halloween may still be two days away, but Christmas just came early for fans of British rugby star Ben Cohen. The 35-year-old hunk, who is current...

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Brainless Democrat Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is explaining comments he made at a regional Republican event over the weekend where he suggested that young Dem...

Rugby Hunk Wanted A Male Dance Partner For British Reality Series

Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

British rugby veteran and prominent gay rights advocate Ben Cohen planned to make his reality television debut extra memorable by giving it a same-sex...

9 Reasons To Love Ben & Jerry's That Have Nothing To Do With Ice Cream

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

1. Their starting salary is double the minimum wage. An entry-level Ben & Jerry's worker earns $15.97 per hour, a company spokeswoman told The...

A Viral Movement to #GetMoneyOut of Politics

Edward Erikson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The Holy Grail for content producers is that one image, that one video, that one web-comic that captures the salivating, side-cracking, eye-misting audience connection. There is something inherently viral about the circulation of money.

Campaign Finance Reform: Money In or Money Out?

Edward Erikson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Edward Erikson

The flow of big money doesn't necessarily mean that our politicians are bought and owned, but it gives large donors unparalleled access to candidates and unprecedented influence in shaping the national conversation and debate.

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder: Snowden, Manning 'Incredibly Courageous Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Ben Cohen, the co-founder of famed ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's, has officially joined the chorus of executives and activists voicing their support f...

Ben & Jerry's Founder: Get Money Out!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to Washington, where frozen treats and political activism meet. On Tuesday, the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Union Statio...

Ways To Give Back (In Your Underwear)

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Kleinmann

With a slew of men's underwear brands offering both one-time and ongoing promotions that donate a portion of sales to charities, it's never been easier for men to give back (in their underwear). We've compiled three stand-out ways to give.

Ben & Jerry's Occupy Love Affair Turning Cold

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

It began with a dream of democracy and free ice cream -- and ended with an ugly battle over a Ford Econoline van. Occupy Wall Street may be losing ...

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Repossesses Occupy Wall Street 'Batmobile'

DNAinfo | Posted 10.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Ben & Jerry’s ice cream co-founder Ben Cohen wants his Occupy Wall Street "Batmobile" back. Earlier this year, Cohen doled out ...

Matt Sledge

Ben Cohen, Ben and Jerry's Co-Founder, Launches Campaign To Stamp Out Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Ben Cohen is stamping the hell out of every dollar he can find. It's a characteristically eccentric project for the Ben and Jerry's co-...