Ben Dreyfuss

Engagement Editor

Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. 

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Obama Just Gave the World the Perfect Guacamole Recipe

| Wed Jul. 1, 2015 5:09 PM EDT

The internet freaked out this afternoon after the NYT suggested we put peas in our guacamole. What is this, Soviet Russia?

Then IJR's Justin Green tweeted at President Obummer about it and he answered!

 

Obama is right. Peas in guacamole is disgusting.

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This Cartoon Is Going to Become Iconic

| Fri Jun. 26, 2015 4:15 PM EDT

The Southern Poverty Law Center posted this cartoon to its Facebook page. The credit reads CagleCartoons.com but I can't actually find it on there. I'll update with proper credit when I figure it out. Safe to say, this is amazing.

 

 

Genius Conservative Compares Gay Marriage to 9/11, Pearl Harbor

| Fri Jun. 26, 2015 12:18 PM EDT

So, you're a conservative and you're upset that every state is going to be forced to be nice to gay people, so you take to Twitter to share your outrage and you reach for a simile. Not just any simile but, like, a good simile—one that has a strong tradition and is emotionally evocative and will let everyone know you mean business. Ding! Ding! Ding! You've got it!

Now you're getting those faves, you're getting those retweets, you're getting those hateful replies. You're liking this feeling. You're flying high. You're on a cloud. You're on the moon, my love. You are a starship leaving this goddamned solar system! You want to chase the feeling. You want more. You want to never stop feeling like this. Why would anyone ever want to not feel like this? But how can you top Pearl Harbor?

You know what to do, baby. You know what to do:

Bryan Fischer, ladies and gentleman.

Fox News Has Apparently Had Enough of Sarah Palin

| Wed Jun. 24, 2015 9:52 AM EDT

Fox News just dropped Sarah Palin. Mike Allen reports:

Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket in 2007 [sic]. When asked for comment, a Fox News spokesperson confirmed the network had amicably parted ways with the governor on June 1.

Palin, 51, is expected to make occasional guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, and will appear on other networks and cables. She has a show on the Sportsman Channel, does a lot of speeches, and will announce a new publishing project soon.

Now she'll presumably have more time to pick imaginary fights with Liz Warren on her web series.

This One Tweet About the Confederate Flag Shows Why Everything Is Awful

| Tue Jun. 23, 2015 12:47 PM EDT

Update 2:42pm ET, Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Amazon says it is pulling Confederate merchandise, too. 

 

Walmart and Sears and a bunch of other retailers are doing the wise thing and dropping Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. So, what's a Confederate (I just vomited in my mouth a little) to do? Well…

It's officially the number 1 flag on Amazon.

 

(via Pat Caldwell)

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