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.

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 | 2018-09-14T21:37:16-07:00 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 | 2018-09-06T19:02:14-07:00 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 | 2018-09-03T16:54:49-07:00 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 | 2018-09-02T13:09:08-07:00 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 | 2018-08-16T19:32:35-07:00 August 17th, 2018|

State of Resistance: San Francisco, ‘City of Bans’

My friend and former colleague Steve Greenhut has a pungent column at the American Spectator about the California city we all love to hate, San Francisco. I noted last week how city officials are dealing with a major homelessness crisis by focusing on banning employee cafeterias and plastic drinking straws—you know, the really important stuff.

By | 2018-08-03T14:15:56-07:00 August 3rd, 2018|

Politico Writer: NeverTrump Should Go Full Borg

Or words to that effect. Here is what Bill Scher, in fact, writes near the end of a lengthy appeal at Politico for sad NeverTrump "conservatives" to give up their dreams of "fixing" the Trump-led Republican Party or starting a third party and just join the Democrats already: To the average conservative Trump-skeptic, the Democratic

By | 2019-04-20T15:05:27-07:00 August 1st, 2018|

State of Resistance: San Francisco, Beset with Homeless and Covered in Human Excrement, Moves to Ban Plastic Straws

Priorities! The Associated Press reports: San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to give plastic straws the cold shoulder, following the lead of Seattle, another eco-conscious West Coast city where a ban went into effect this month. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to a measure that also takes the novel step of banning carryout

By | 2018-07-25T16:54:27-07:00 July 25th, 2018|

Twitter Shadow Bans Republicans: Report

  Is anyone surprised? VICE News on Wednesday reported that Twitter is "is limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results — a technique known as 'shadow banning' — in what it says is a side effect of its attempts to improve the quality of discourse on the platform." Uh huh. According to the story:

By | 2019-04-20T15:10:36-07:00 July 25th, 2018|