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.

San Diego Official: ‘California Has Become a Rogue State’

Turns out, #TheResistance is far from united in the Golden State. Resistance to California's insane "sanctuary state" law is spreading. Reports Fox News: “California has become a rogue state,” San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob said on the Todd Starnes Radio show. “Illegal immigration is wrong. There is a legal way to come into this country

By | 2018-04-08T12:36:56+00:00 April 8th, 2018|

Mark Zuckerberg: The Hollow Man

I tend to run hot and cold when it comes to Peggy Noonan's columns at the Wall Street Journal, but this week's piece really sings: I have spent the past few days watching old videos of the civil-rights era, the King era, and there is something unexpectedly poignant in them. When you see those involved in

By | 2018-04-06T18:29:48+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Shine, Perishing Republic!

Real News: "A Third Of Millennials Aren’t Sure The Earth Is Round, Survey Finds" (CBS Pittsburgh) Correction: Not really Millennials. Post-Millennials. Gen Z. iGen. Whatever we're calling them. Post-correction: Governor Watts writes: "Your correction needs a correction. :) 18-24 year olds are still Millennials. All generations are arbitrary, but most definitions of Millennials include those born 1980/1982

By | 2018-04-06T16:41:13+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Who’s Your Daddy?

Michelle Obama had some . . . enlightening things to say on Thursday at Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston concerning the American political scene. According to The Hill: The Obama administration “was like having the ‘good parent’ at home," the former first lady said. "The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots

By | 2018-04-06T16:17:44+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Domenech: ‘Firing Kevin Williamson Is Just the Beginning’

Why care about Kevin Williamson's firing from The Atlantic? Because it isn't really about Williamson. It's part of a larger, more dangerous shift in the culture. As Ben Domenech writes at The Federalist today: This story is a predictable continuation of the left’s ownership not just of media but indeed of all institutions. It is

By | 2018-04-06T10:41:51+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

‘This is Chilling’: Reaction to the Williamson Firing

Kevin Williamson's short-lived tenure at The Atlantic is instructive, not so much for what he had to say (and the targets he picked), as for the response to his dismissal. Taken in isolation, the story doesn't amount to much. Mainstream publications have hired (irony alert) and quickly fired controversial writers before. Add the erstwhile National Review

By | 2018-04-05T18:11:54+00:00 April 5th, 2018|