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.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Prevails at the Supreme Court

Colorado cannot force Jack Phillips to bake the cake if he doesn't want to. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission overstepped its bounds and violated the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner's First Amendment rights. Read the opinion here (PDF). "The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must,

By | 2018-06-04T09:00:38+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

What #NeverTrump Never Understood . . .

It was about disruption, to be sure. As important, it was about shaping the judiciary for the next generation or two. But, hey, don't take my word for it. Check out this headline from The Guardian (U.K.): "Liberals' worst nightmare: a second supreme court pick for Trump." Good golly, Miss Molly! What does that mean? From

By | 2018-05-31T18:39:58+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

Rudy to Maxine: ‘Say Impeachment, Sweetheart’

If Democrats are really serious about impeaching President Trump, perhaps they should make it a campaign issue for the upcoming midterms. Or maybe they're not so serious? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now President Trump's lawyer, appeared on Fox News to goad Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) into saying the "I"-word even more than

By | 2018-05-31T13:04:44+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

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|