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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: Is the Ebola threat overhyped? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped?
4 days 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 threat of Ebola. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
William Allen White and Thomas Frank both got famous asking “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk attempt to answer the question again in 2014. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: A duty to die at age 75? RED-BLUE AMERICA: A duty to die at age 75?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Red-Blue America columnists square off on the article by physician Ezekiel Emanuel, who wrote in the October issue of the Atlantic Monthly that Americans are too obsessed with living long lives and that "75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop." [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: How important is your right to vote? RED-BLUE AMERICA: How important is your right to vote?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The midterm elections are just a few weeks away, and one of the traditional democratic virtues — voting — suddenly seems under fire. “Girls” star Lena Dunham offered a treatise urging voter turnout: “When you vote, you feel so, so good.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we act on climate change? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we act on climate change?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Will America ever take bold action on climate change? Should it? [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Did the 'War on Poverty' fail? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Did the 'War on Poverty' fail?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched the “War on Poverty,” has the U.S. lost that war? Or does the nation need to change tactics? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books
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 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?
8 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?
10 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?
11 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]
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