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I Am Not A Doctor But I Play One On Cable News: The Lunacy Of Pneumonia-Gate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

This episode reveals that the illness we really should be talking about is the woeful state of American journalism today.

Ben Stein: 'I Don't Think Trump Knows A Goddamn Thing About Economics'

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics

Ben Stein, writer, economist, actor and Republican, has seen a lot of elections but none like this. “It has been an extremely strange year,” says ...

Ben Stein Says An Off-Camera Moment From 'Ferris Bueller' Helped Launch His Whole Career

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 05.31.2016 | OWN

"Bueller? Bueller?" It's been 30 years since Ben Stein's dry, droning roll call in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but that iconic line is still regularly...

Ben Stein Says Trump Is Just A 'Big Sulking Baby'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused Donald Trump of throwing a #Trumpertantrum for demanding a new caucus in Iowa after losing there Monday night. Does t...

Ben Stein Wonders If Obama Hates America Because 'He's Part Black'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

Ben Stein, a conservative critic of President Barack Obama, is looking for an explanation of why the president supposedly hates the country, and sugge...

Ben Stein and the Politics of Racism

Christopher Lamb | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Why is it that blacks continue to trail behind whites in politics, business, sports, and just about everything else in America? Could it have anything to do with racism? Ben Stein says no.

Black Gain Is White Pain -- How the White Right Justifies Racial Injustice

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

To the modern right, black gain is white pain. The more respectable among them have learned that if you pretend to believe that racism does not exist, despite the undeniable evidence, you can perpetuate white supremacist outcomes indefinitely.

The Stupidest Thing Ever Written About Watergate

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Paul Slansky

It has been widely reported that August 9 marks the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation. What has received considerably less attention is that the date also marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of what may well be the stupidest thing ever written about Watergate: an op-ed column for The Washington Post by one Benjamin J. Stein.

Merry Christmas Ben Stein

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Laura Wellington

Read and consider a commentary written and recited by Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning following The White House's decision to call this year's Christmas tree a "Holiday Tree."

The 'Most Influential' Comedians Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.18.2013 | Comedy

Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have made the 2013 TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World list. Also making the list i...

Why Americans Love Creationism

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

I was sobered while watching a recent conversation on HuffPost Live about America's troubled conversation over origins. The wide-ranging conversation shines a remarkable light on the country's century-long battle over creation vs. evolution.

Vocal Pro-Life Celebrities

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2013 | Celebrity

Celebrities are notorious for their liberal-minded politics. Many are outspoken supporters of LGBT causes, and the list of famous Barack Obama support...

WATCH: Tax Ben Stein's Money (Seriously, He Doesn't Seem To Mind)

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business

These days, it seems you don't have to win Ben Stein's money. You can just tax it. The actor, author and generally conservative-minded brainiac ap...

It Cannot Be Denied

D. R. Tucker | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

How about setting a similarly themed film in Oklahoma, beginning with residents discussing their feelings about Senator James Inhofe's insistence that climate change is all a big hoax that Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI somehow fell for?

They Can't All Be Idiots!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What has been lost in public discourse is the use of hard facts to make the point we want to get across. Reporting is too often simply the restating of what someone else says without checking the facts.

This Week In Crazy

Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy

Every week, our Psychometer engineers carefully pinpoint the most absurd headline-makers in the news to let you know who simply has a screw loose and ...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Debunks Ben Stein's Defense Of Strauss-Kahn

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy

On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart continued his coverage of one of many sex scandals in the news this week, Dominique Strauss-Kahn alleged...

Jason Linkins

Penning A Rape Apology: A Guide For Important Men | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media

Who would have thought there would ever be an issue in our modern lives that could possibly bring together the abundant talents of Bernard-Henri Levy and Ben Stein?

WATCH: Ben Stein Wants You To Sleep

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ben Stein, the lawyer-turned-writer-turned-actor who is perhaps most famous for his snooze-inducing monotone, wants you to sleep. "Many -- maybe mo...

Sam Stein

Ben Stein Calls Joe Miller A 'Stupid' Thug In Paper Whose Editor Was Handcuffed By Candidate's Security | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative thinker and comedic actor Ben Stein took to the pages of the Alaska Dispatch on Sunday to slam the state's Tea Party candidate Joe Miller...

How Badly Is Bank Reform Needed? Even Ben Stein Agrees With Obama's Plan

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rich Robinson

If Ben Stein calls out the gamblers of Wall Street as the cause of our not-so-Great Depression and proclaims Obama's reform as the right thing to do, we're obviously in serious times indeed.

Ben Stein Is Back: Writing For Bloomberg After Being Fired By NYT

Business Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

(After getting canned by the New York Times for an undisclosed conflict of interest, Stein appears to have been hired by Bloomberg, which is where his...

Ben Stein: 'It Is Time For Mr. Steele To Go'

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Every single day, including Saturdays and Sundays, the phone rings at the Ben Stein household. On the line is a man or woman raising money for the Rep...

A Sneak Peek at Generation Zero

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Dave Bossie, Citizens United's founder and president, came to Hollywood last night to give us a sneak peak at his latest film,>Generation Zero.

How To Reel In Your Dream, Even If You Didn't Go To A Prestigious College, Or Any At All

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You may still wonder if going to the "right school" would have made you more successful. Of course one can never say for sure, but for most people it's not very likely.