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.

Google Memo Wasn’t ‘Anti-Diversity’—It Was for the Wrong Kind

Let’s discuss the Google memo heard ’round the world. (Because Silicon Valley’s fetid, politically correct group think is slightly less depressing than the ratcheting tensions with North Korea.) The 10-page “anti-diversity screed” (as tech site Gizmodo called it) was neither. Nor was it a “rant” or a “jeremiad.” If you read it—and it’s

By | 2017-08-14T10:52:17+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

Why the ‘Fight for 15’ Could Blow Up in the Faces of the Poor

Nobody deserves a minimum wage. Everyone deserves a fair wage. But what’s “fair” depends on a whole host of factors, not least of which is the health of the economy. Labor activists for several years have been clamoring for an across-the-board $15-an-hour minimum wage. “Fight for 15” has won key victories in big

By | 2017-07-02T21:04:40+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

To Dad for Father’s Day

Benjamin Michael Boychuk, Jr., father of American Greatness Managing Editor Ben Boychuk, died in the early morning hours of June 6, due to complications of a subdural hematoma he suffered in March. He leaves behind a wife of 58 years, his son, two grandchildren, and a host of family and friends who loved

By | 2017-06-21T21:04:52+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

Who Will Veto the Hecklers?

President Donald Trump fantasizes from time to time about “opening up” the nation’s libel laws to give himself – and presumably other rich and famous people – a leg up on a “very unfair” press. It’s a far-fetched fantasy. Here’s a better one: Why not confound people’s expectations, be a champion for real

By | 2017-05-10T19:10:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

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 | 2017-05-14T15:00:28+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 | 2017-05-14T15:09:26+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|