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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: Police need body-worn cameras Red-Blue America: Police need body-worn cameras
1 day ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Most weeks find Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk disagreeing over politics and policy. Not this week. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is U.S. ready for medical pot? Red-Blue America: Is U.S. ready for medical pot?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Congress should approve a bill to classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, meaning the federal government would allow it be used as medicine. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are GOP senators undermining Obama on Iran? Red-Blue America: Are GOP senators undermining Obama on Iran?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
What is the impact of the open letter signed by 47 Republican U.S. senators and sent to the Iranian government last week? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What's the next step in Iran? Red-Blue America: What's the next step in Iran?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the future of U.S.-Iranian relations after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress last week. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment? Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on President Obama's decision to veto a Republican-backed bill to approve construction of the 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Who wins, who loses in government shutdown? Red-Blue America: Who wins, who loses in government shutdown?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
President Obama and House Republicans are on a collision course, again. This time, it’s over a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: John Stewart's impact on news - boon or bane? RED-BLUE AMERICA: John Stewart's impact on news - boon or bane?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Comedian Jon Stewart, long-time host of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” has announced that he would be “retiring” from the program before the end of the year. National news outlets from coast to coast reported the announcement as breaking news. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should vaccinations be required? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should vaccinations be required?
7 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 question of vaccinations in the wake of recent measles cases. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Does U.S. need Common Core? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Does U.S. need Common Core?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
It’s early yet, but already the Common Core State Standards are becoming a major issue for the 2016 presidential campaign. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should U.S. be redistributing wealth? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should U.S. be redistributing wealth?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate President Barack Obama's proposal to raise taxes on the rich in order to fund programs that will benefit the middle class. [Read More]
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