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.

Hey, @JuddApatow: Your Nazi Analogy Is Stupid, Facile, and Wrong

David Harsanyi refutes Judd Apatow (pictured) and Kumail Nanjiani, a pair of high-profile Twitter fools who think they know something about history: Moreover, by 1934 — where, I guess, we’re supposed to be in this silly analogy — the German government had already begun adopting dozens of laws and policies on all levels of government

By | 2018-06-26T15:52:46+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Gets Shot . . .

Oh, wait . . . that already happened. But memories are short. After Rep. Maxine Waters' rant over the weekend, lauding "no justice, no sleep" and urging Democrats to "push back" and keep harassing administration officials where they live and eat, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may have come around to the view that maybe

By | 2018-06-26T01:03:20+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

‘Oh My God, Is Water Racist?’

Writes Ed Morrisey: Alternate title: A Typical Day on Twitter. The video is a few days old, but it’s so good as a palate cleanser that it simply can’t be missed. Comedian Tracey Ullman has enough standing as an entertainer and a cultural satirist to get away with this send-up of millennials and “wokeness” — I think, anyway.

By | 2018-06-25T23:34:07+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Oregon Democrat Wants to Abolish ICE

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat who has served a large swath of the Portland area since mid-1996, writes at Medium that Congress should abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. And he's not alone! Blumenauer notes that he voted against the formation of ICE in 2002, when it was part of the massive post-9/11 restructuring of the

By | 2018-06-24T20:21:01+00:00 June 24th, 2018|

American Library Association Defenestrates Laura Ingalls Wilder

See, it was never going to stop with statues of Confederate generals. From The Guardian (U.K.):  A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award, over concerns about how the author portrayed African Americans and Native Americans. The board of the Association

By | 2018-06-24T17:51:24+00:00 June 24th, 2018|

State of Resistance: San Francisco Is a Toilet

The San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday has a long feature on what the city's homelessness epidemic is doing to a particular residential block just south of Market Street. The headline sums up the situation nicely: "Poop. Needles. Rats. Homeless camp pushes SF neighborhood to the edge." From the story: Some of the city’s biggest names

By | 2018-06-24T14:02:28+00:00 June 24th, 2018|