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Ben Cohen

The Fight Against Super PACs and Cashola-Fueled Corruption

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While political bigwigs from both parties have publicly opposed big money in politics, they still plan on using heaps and heaps of it in the 2016 race. Unfortunately, their convictions on campaign reform are squeaking out from inside our currently screwed up political structure.

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit.

Why Some Profit-Hungry Corporations Hate Earth Day

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Ben Cohen 

Earth day is a reminder that change takes time and work, and decades of commoditized political influence can only be undone by "We the People" through a constitutional amendment that states, "Money is not free speech -- and corporations are not people."

Beachside Homes, Private Jets, Rolex Watches, All the Perks of Being a Corrupt Politician

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

There is massive outrage bubbling up in every corner of this country from both conservatives and liberals about how politicians serve big money over We the People.

Why I Ditched My Credit Cards for Cash

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Corporate greed and power has overtaken our political system. Recent Supreme Court rulings chose to empower rich donors over voters.

6 Ways to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

As gobs and gobs of money in the form of campaign contributions keep congesting our elections, "We the People of the United States" are forced out of this crucial political process. If we want to reclaim our seats at the decision-making table we're going to have to stamp out Big Money.

Nobody Wants Sewer Money Stinking up Congress... Except Congress

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Washington's long streak of bad decision-making often comes down to big money's influence in our political system. Our representatives are fettered to well-heeled special interest groups who help fund their campaigns in America's pricey elections.

Could Monetary Jiu-Jitsu Mute the Siren Call of Big Money in 2016?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

This is our chance to tell our politicians face-to-face what we really think: We're sick and tired of big money in politics. We're fed up with elections that look more like auctions. We're disgusted by election laws that permit "legalized bribery."

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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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...