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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: Necessary relief or abuse of power? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Necessary relief or abuse of power?
2 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Should the president have used his executive authority to change U.S. immigration rules without Congress? Or is this simply abuse of power? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the future of Obamacare? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the future of Obamacare?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
With Republican victories in the midterm elections, the future of Obamacare is once again up in the air. Is this end for Obamacare? Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate the issue. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Requiring 'affirmative consent' RED-BLUE AMERICA: Requiring 'affirmative consent'
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The latest battle in the culture wars has popped up — where else? — in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill requiring colleges to adopt standards for handling sexual assault cases. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped?
4 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 threat of Ebola. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas?
5 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?
6 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?
7 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?
8 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?
9 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
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 Boychuk and Joel Mathis debate history books. [Read More]
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