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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: Why are Republicans so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry?
8 hours ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Republicans seemed so angry at their convention last week. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The flaring up of racial tensions in recent weeks has created alarm, rage and grief across the country. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll found 69 percent of Americans say race relations are bad — almost on par with the discontent during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton? Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the email scandal means Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be president. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Pharmacists' religious liberty RED-BLUE AMERICA: Pharmacists' religious liberty
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The U.S. Supreme Court last week refused to hear a case involving religious freedom and the pharmacy profession. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Stopping domestic terrorism Red-Blue America: Stopping domestic terrorism
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate how best to prevent so-called lone wolf terrorist attacks. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what? Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether it matters if President Obama uses the term 'radical Islam.' [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Gorilla death and zoos' future Red-Blue America: Gorilla death and zoos' future
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether gorillas even belong in zoos. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Can third-party candidate win? Red-Blue America: Can third-party candidate win?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider whether a third-party candidate could break through this year. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are millennials still living at home? Red-Blue America: Why are millennials still living at home?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider the issue of whether millennials still living with their parents are avoiding responsibility or if they are lacking in opportunity. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP? Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the status of the Democratic presidential race. [Read More]
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