About Us

Meet the American Greatness team.

  • Chris Buskirk

    Publisher / Editor

    Chris is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He has written for The Washington PostThe SpectatorUSA TodayThe HillThe New Criterion, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Fox News, NPR’s Morning Edition, the PBS Newshour, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and regularly appears on CNN. He is the author of the book, Trump vs The Leviathan and, along with Seth Leibsohn,  American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election & What the Establishment Needs to Learn. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and received a fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He received his B.A. from Claremont-McKenna College

  • Ben Boychuck

    Managing Editor

    Ben is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a former columnist for the Sacramento Bee and Tribune Media, and a veteran of several publications, including City Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California, and the Claremont Review of Books. He has a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. Sometimes he ghostwrites books.

  • Julie Ponzi

    Senior Editor

    Julie  holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center’s blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California.

  • Michael Anton

    Michael was a senior contributing editor of American Greatness from July 2016 until January 2017. He is a Lecturer at Hillsdale College and previously served as deputy assistant to the president for strategic communications on President Trump’s National Security Council.