Ben Boychuk

About Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a regular columnist for the Sacramento Bee, a former 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.

‘First Man’ Crashes and Burns

Get woke, go broke, as the sages say. Not even a rave review from Vox could save it. Breitbart's John Nolte delivers the news: First Man tanked at the box office, coming in well below expectations, with just a $16.2 million opening weekend. At worst, the story of Neil Armstrong’s historic trip to the moon

By | 2018-10-14T18:41:59+00:00 October 14th, 2018|

Post-Kavanaugh, the Culture War Will Only Get Worse

Did you hear Hillary Clinton talking about America’s cold civil war the other day? She didn’t call it that, but that’s what she meant. Just days after the U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a razor-slim majority, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee joined the chorus of outrage from America’s

By | 2018-10-13T12:27:43+00:00 October 14th, 2018|

15 Months After Steve Scalise Was Shot and Nearly Killed . . .

Somebody has doxxed U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Which is terrible, but doesn't sound especially unsurprising in these troubled times. No, what makes this news especially shocking is that the doxxing occurred from a Capitol Hill computer. The Washington Examiner's Philip Wegmann, adding commentary and context: The current Supreme Court

By | 2018-09-28T14:55:42+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

Why Obama Is Great for Republicans

Barack Obama is the best president Republicans have ever had. In his eight years in office, the 44th president helped deliver to the GOP (in no particular order) the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, nine governorships and roughly 900 seats in state legislatures. The Republican National Committee should give the man a medal.

By | 2018-09-14T21:37:16+00:00 September 15th, 2018|

‘Donald Trump Is an Ideological Heretic. He Simply Must Be Stopped’

Liberal anti-Trump columnist Damon Linker alights upon what is, as far as I'm concerned, the most egregious and infuriating part of the anonymous White House staffer's New York Times op-ed: The message telegraphed in these self-aggrandizing statements isn't that Trump is a fundamental threat to the well being of the United States and the world

By | 2018-09-06T19:02:14+00:00 September 6th, 2018|

Being an Establishment Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

You must read Spengler's cold-eyed assessment of John McCain's funeral, "A funeral for a world that never was," at the Asia Times. "Senator McCain served his country and suffered on its behalf as a prisoner of war, and deserves respect on the occasion of his passing," he writes. "But the unctuous sea of self-congratulatory declarations

By | 2018-09-03T16:54:49+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

Imagine Trumpism Without Trump? It’s Easy If You Try

President Donald Trump is doomed for sure. Special counsel Robert Mueller is tightening the rope around the 45th president. It’s only a matter of time before he delivers the evidence necessary to impeach and remove Trump from office, some pundits predict. News of Trump’s political demise has been greatly exaggerated in the past,

By | 2018-09-02T13:09:08+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|

This Is Why All Americans Should Support President Trump on Immigration

Donald Trump was serious when he campaigned on stricter enforcement of immigration laws. With “zero-tolerance” for illegal border crossers, a travel moratorium from certain countries and stricter limits on the number of legal immigrants, the president has kept his promise (short of building the wall) to reduce the number of newcomers to the

By | 2018-08-16T19:32:35+00:00 August 17th, 2018|