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.

Trump’s Lesson to California Republicans

California’s top-two primary might finally produce an interesting statewide race for governor. And President Donald Trump might be a pivotal reason why. A half-dozen prominent Democrats are vying to take over termed-out Jerry Brown’s office in the June 5 primary. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a comfortable lead, leaving his fellow partisans to

By | 2018-05-25T16:19:33+00:00 May 27th, 2018|

Can Mueller Force Trump to Testify?

Ted Olsen, the former U.S. solicitor general, writes at the NeverTrump Weekly Standard that a "constitutional crisis" may be in the offing—but that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's odds of compelling President Trump to appear before a grand jury are pretty long: The importance of all this to the president is that it is unlikely that

By | 2018-05-20T15:45:00+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Democratic Party Agonistes

We think a lot around here about what ought to happen with the Greatness Agenda—that is, the agenda of fair trade, tougher immigration enforcement, and an "America First" foreign policy—in the absence of Donald Trump. The agenda itself isn't necessarily a partisan one. Yet it's easy to look at Republicans in Congress and shake your

By | 2018-05-20T14:58:49+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Hey, Girls: Karl Marx Was a Monster

Teen Vogue, the leading journal of #TheResistance, has a feature lauding the ideas and intellectual contributions of Karl Marx (whose 200th birthday was last week). Read that again. Teen . . . freaking . . . Vogue, which turned hard left after the 2016 election, is now touting the virtues of Marxist "thought." "While you

By | 2018-05-12T13:45:32+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

John McCain Should Resign

Our friend Steve Hayward at PowerLine makes the case: McCain should resign, and allow Arizona’s Republican governor to appoint a replacement so that the Senate is back to full strength. This is especially appropriate given the narrow Republican majority in the Senate. His absence is causing majority leader Mitch McConnell significant difficulties on close votes.

By | 2018-05-12T13:14:37+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Michael Anton on Leaving the Iran Deal

Our friend, the former spokesman for the National Security Council, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program to discuss the whys and what-fors of President Trump's announcement on Tuesday. "I would say to the critics who say that President Trump was always eager to get out of the Iran deal: he certainly was, I think,

By | 2018-05-08T19:15:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Will John Kerry Be Arrested?

The question serves as the RealClearPolitics headline for Charles Hurt's column in the Washington Times. The Times' headline is unambiguous: "Throw John Kerry in jail." Why? Well, if you haven't been paying attention, Kerry has been engaged in a bit of "shadow diplomacy" in an effort to save the gawdawful nuclear deal with Iran. Hurt

By | 2018-05-07T08:59:25+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

This Just In . . .

The mainstream media in general and the commentariat in particular are obsessed with Donald Trump! But don't take my word for it. Here's Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: In America today, it’s all Trump, all the time. We’re collectively addicted to him. The nonstop scandals and outrages suck us in; they amount to Trump

By | 2018-05-06T20:49:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|