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.

Great Reads for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Back by popular demand, “Great Reads” henceforth will appear on Tuesdays and Fridays. Forty-four days until the inauguration. Only on American Greatness: Julie Ponzi lauds Anthony Esolen’s fight against the “cult of diversity” at Providence College. Senior editor Seth Leibsohn praises Phoenix Suns Coach Earl Watson’s excellent example in the fight against drugs: "This is how coaches

By | 2016-12-06T18:33:10+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

Why California is Wrong to Defend Sanctuary Cities

Forget #Calexit. We don’t need to wait until 2018 for a silly vote. California has all but decided to secede from the union. How else to interpret our officials’ lawless course in the coming fight with the Trump administration over illegal immigration? They’ve laid down their markers. They’ve drawn their lines. Gov. Jerry Brown: “We

By | 2016-12-01T16:15:22+00:00 December 1st, 2016|

Trump’s Triumph Should Signal an End to ‘Checklist Conservatism’

"Strong military"? Check. "Free markets"? Check. "Family values"? Check. Conservatives who supported Donald Trump for president are going to be disappointed eventually. Perhaps even pretty soon. And that’s a good thing. While liberals obsess over Trump’s alleged affronts to their cherished identity politics, conservatives are going to discover that many of the pieties

By | 2016-11-18T19:09:00+00:00 November 18th, 2016|

Popular Vote or Electoral College? A Debate

For the second time in 16 years, it appears that the winning presidential candidate will lose the nationwide popular vote while winning office through the Electoral College. George W. Bush did it in 2000; Donald Trump, another Republican, has done it again in 2016. The Electoral College was designed by the Founders as part of

By | 2016-11-17T16:20:37+00:00 November 17th, 2016|

Take California, Please

The results of the election are in: California is practically another country. Californians woke up the morning of Nov. 9 to find something extraordinary had happened the night before. Voters here legalized the recreational use of marijuana. They sent a liberal African-American woman to the U.S. Senate. They extended the highest marginal income tax rate in the

By | 2016-11-17T16:09:11+00:00 November 17th, 2016|

Six Reasons Why Donald Trump Won

Donald Trump won. I told you he would. Not “might” win. Not “could win under the following circumstances.” In June, I wrote: “He’s going to win as surely as the sun rises in the east, as certainly as high tide follows low, and as definitively as Steph Curry laid waste to the Oklahoma Thunder’s defense.” Now,

By | 2016-11-09T15:06:46+00:00 November 9th, 2016|

I Was #NeverTrump. Now I’m Voting for the S.O.B. Here’s Why . . .

I never liked Donald Trump. Truth be told, I still don’t. That makes me an outlier here at American Greatness. For months on Facebook, my refrain has been, “I’m not gonna vote for the son of a bitch.” When a story would appear that put Trump in a somewhat more favorable light—his unapologetic endorsement of

By | 2016-11-08T13:30:06+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

Great Reads for Thursday, November 3, 2016

Five days until the election. Only at American Greatness: Scott Morefield argues that Donald Trump has made it possible for Americans to discuss some big cultural and political elephants in the room; Pamela Lange is hoping for a Cubs-like comeback on Election Day. Now pour yourself a short one and settle in for today's great reads...

By | 2016-11-04T13:51:32+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|

Great Reads for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

Six days (well, five-and-a-half, really) until the election. (Running a little behind today.) Only at American Greatness: Robert Curry describes the election as a choice between political correctness and common sense, while Mytheos Holt calls out the Republicans' "Ungrateful Bastard" caucus. Pour yourself an honest drink, get comfortable, and delve into today's great reads . . .

By | 2016-11-02T20:15:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|

Great Reads for Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Seven days until the election. Decius today responds to Nathan Pinkoski’s essay, “The Political Science of Publius Decius Mus”—only at American Greatness. Pour another cup of coffee (or glass of whiskey) and take your time. Both pieces reward slow, close reading. Also at AG today: Michael Kochin argues for “sharing the world.” And while you’re

By | 2016-11-02T12:01:30+00:00 November 1st, 2016|