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A Movement That Can Transform The World

Ben Cohen  | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.

Ferrari Rides, Rolexes, And Designer Clothes, Just The Perks of being an elected official

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Besides Ferrari rides and a ton of high-end golf attire, Bob McDonnell scored a custom monogrammed Rolex that spelled out his job title at the time, "71st Governor of Virginia," which was either a futile reminder or a grim joke.

Why I'm #StillSanders

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Jerry and I have been Bernie's constituents in Vermont for 35 years. We've seen him in action. We've the seen his consistency, his passion, and his integrity in working for low and middle-income people--especially those who have been marginalized and discriminated against.

Ben & Jerry's Founders Arrested At Rally Against Big Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Ice cream titans Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested on Monday at a protest outside the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The Ben & Jerry'...

What Was Hillary Thinking? A History of Poor Decision-Making

Ben Cohen  | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

We cannot afford to elect a President with a history bad judgement, inconsistent positions, and who has used public service as a vehicle for private gain. In other words, we cannot afford the status-quo.

Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Gives Bernie Sanders His Own Unofficial Ice Cream Flavor

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen announced Monday that he has created a limited edition ice cream flavor to honor Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) p...

Donna the Buffalo's Stampede Tour to Stamp Big Money Out of Politics

Ben Cohen  | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

With the 2016 election around the corner, there is no better time to spotlight this issue and make clear to the presidential candidates that we need to stamp big money out of our political system.

'We the People' Not 'We the Corporations'

Ben Cohen  | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Citizens United brought about a new order. It established a corporate right that privileged corporations--as if there was a newly recognized corporate personhood that trumped "We the People." Citizens United has hurt the American people.

New Artist Reviews: Tetra

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

It is easy to be swallowed by sellouts and pop icons, but Tetra has achieved true success through honesty, authenticity, talent and a beauty that is outside of and within her. Tetra is a musical pioneer that is keeping the power of the female voice conscious and awake.

How Congress Double-Crossed Taxpayers and Created a Corrupt Private Prison Empire

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

The Mount Everest revenue growth in the private-prison industry unequivocally represents everything that's wrong with our pay-to-play government.

The Fight Against Super PACs and Cashola-Fueled Corruption

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.19.2016 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email updates from...