Ben Boychuk

About Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a regular columnist with the Sacramento Bee, a weekly syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, and a veteran of several publications, including Investor's Business Daily and the Claremont Review of Books. He lives in California.

O’Reilly’s Ouster is Another Good Reason to Switch Off the TV

Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News. If you happen to be one of “The O’Reilly Factor’s” 3.5 million or so nightly viewers, his departure is probably a real bummer of a letdown – especially if you think O’Reilly was the victim of a George Soros-funded left-wing campaign to topple the cable news

By | 2017-04-26T18:38:42+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Liberals will Rue Becerra’s prosecution of Planned Parenthood Video Producers

Where are the liberals? In California, I’m led to believe they’re everywhere. I’m not so sure. I hear people lamenting the sad state of Trump’s America over their macchiatos and poke bowls. I see people wearing pink knit caps marching against Trump on behalf of women everywhere (except for the college-educated white women who voted

By | 2017-04-09T23:21:48+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

In Feinstein vs. Gorsuch, Originalism Wins

Neil Gorsuch is no Robert Bork—to the great chagrin of the Senate Democrats who are trying to block his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Thirty years ago, Senate Democrats derailed Bork’s nomination, claiming the judge’s judicial philosophy of “judicial restraint” was well beyond the mainstream. Today, Democrats are looking for any reason at all

By | 2017-03-23T14:53:47+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Why Republicans Cannot Bear Trump’s Spending Plan in One Easy Lesson

The White House on Thursday released what officials variously described as a “skinny budget,” a “hard power budget,” and—most memorably—an “America First” budget that begins “a New Chapter of American Greatness.” (I’m partial to the last one.) As flattering as that sounds, the truth is President Trump’s first budget outline is far from “great.” The

By | 2017-03-17T13:35:32+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

Lowering the Voting Age Would Further Cheapen the Franchise

What is it with certain Democrats and their desire to debase the vote? I can’t think of any other way to describe it. That would be the obvious upshot of a proposal by California Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, to reduce the voting age to 17. “Young people are our future,” Low said. “Lowering the voting

By | 2017-04-03T05:36:05+00:00 March 10th, 2017|

The War for the Trump Presidency Just Escalated—Bigly

Oh, you thought Jeff Sessions was a big story, did you? So much for that. President Trump on Saturday morning dropped a bombshell—several, actually—in his Twitter feed. The president accused his predecessor of wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of last year’s election. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837989835818287106 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837993273679560704 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837994257566863360 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837996746236182529 Both the New York Times and the Washington Post published stories

By | 2017-03-04T23:36:57+00:00 March 4th, 2017|

Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Struggle Offers a Lesson in Civic Mis-Education

Americans say they care about public education, but they haven’t the slightest idea how public education works in this country. That’s the only way to explain the overblown opposition to Betsy DeVos’s confirmation this week as U.S. secretary of education. Judging from my Facebook and Twitter feeds, an awful lot of people seem to think

By | 2017-02-10T11:08:10+00:00 February 10th, 2017|

Dispatch from ‘The Resistance’: California Bills Would Hasten Indoctrination

California legislators, with all of the foresight of a newspaper columnist, have scanned the news pages in search of new monsters to destroy. With the shock of Donald Trump’s election, they’ve alighted upon “fake news” and “the Russian hackers.” Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael plans to introduce legislation that would require the state adopt

By | 2017-01-27T07:26:50+00:00 January 27th, 2017|

Obama’s Very (Very) Long Farewell

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night. But, as he made clear, he really isn’t going anywhere. The president went to Chicago to deliver his farewell address in front of a cheering crowd of 20,000 or so fans and supporters. It wasn’t a bad speech, exactly. It’s just ... well, do you remember any of

By | 2017-01-13T13:52:15+00:00 January 13th, 2017|