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BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS

Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis are journalists who happen to disagree about most of the issues of the day. Boychuk is a conservative with a contrarian streak, while Mathis is a liberal with a libertarian view. Red-Blue America is distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Reach Ben Boychuk at bboychuk-@city-journal.org, Joel Mathis at joelmmathis@gmail.com.

Articles by BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS

RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis debate history books. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about Islamic State? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about Islamic State?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama compared the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to a “JV team” putting on Lakers uniforms. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Are U.S. police over-militarized? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Are U.S. police over-militarized?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Americans have been transfixed for more than a week now by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., sparked when an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is mourning for celebrities silly? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is mourning for celebrities silly?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The deaths last week of comedian-actor Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall unleashed an outpouring of grief across the country. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis debate presidential impeachment. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is union organizing a civil right? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is union organizing a civil right?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on a proposed amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that would make labor organizing a “fundamental right.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is parenting being criminalized? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is parenting being criminalized?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writes on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate where it is a crime to parent "free-range" kids. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about kids? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about kids?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate whether illegal immigrant children should be allowed to stay in the U.S. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can EPA stop climate change? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can EPA stop climate change?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the efforts to control climate change. [Read More]
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