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.

This Just In . . .

The mainstream media in general and the commentariat in particular are obsessed with Donald Trump! But don't take my word for it. Here's Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: In America today, it’s all Trump, all the time. We’re collectively addicted to him. The nonstop scandals and outrages suck us in; they amount to Trump

By | 2018-05-06T20:49:42+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

State of Resistance: Discontent With One-Party Rule?

Joel Kotkin, who has long described himself as a "social democrat," writes in the Orange County Register on Sunday about a "blue gloom" creeping into California. That doesn't mean Republicans have a prayer in the Golden State this year. But it suggests, maybe, change is possible as the progressive junta in Sacramento indulges in its

By | 2018-05-06T13:38:52+00:00 May 6th, 2018|

State of Resistance: Secession Would Be Incredible!

Louis Marinelli, the chairman of the Yes California campaign to establish California as its own independent (people's) republic, responds in the Sacramento Bee to my recent column thumbing my nose at the whole dopey scheme. Here's the crux, I think: Look, the United States claims to be the freest country in the world. We ought to

By | 2018-05-05T15:58:15+00:00 May 5th, 2018|

Dick’s Sporting Goods Shoots Itself in the Other Foot

Sean Davis at The Federalist reports: Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control . . . Dick's, apparently, is going whole Hogg on guns. Last month, the Huffington Post noted the chain

By | 2018-05-02T09:00:52+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

More Evidence for America’s Loneliness Epidemic

I wrote about America's loneliness epidemic for the Sacramento Bee in March. In brief: loneliness kills. Health insurer Cigna today released a new study of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older that provides additional data on the scope of the problem. Among the findings: Nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always

By | 2018-05-01T13:47:12+00:00 May 1st, 2018|