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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: Christians a 'counterculture'? Red-Blue America: Christians a 'counterculture'?
12 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Red-Blue America columnists Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis weigh in on the question of whether America is becoming hostile to traditional religion. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective? Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective?
17 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Riots broke out again last week, this time in Baltimore, where protesters spent several days peacefully demonstrating against the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man who died in police custody. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Curb politics in churches? Red-Blue America: Curb politics in churches?
18 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the IRS should crack down on politics from the pulpit. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should Cuba be taken off list? Red-Blue America: Should Cuba be taken off list?
19 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate President Barack Obama plan to remove Cuba from the U.S. government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president? Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president?
20 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Rand Paul is in for 2016. The first-term Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky on Tuesday announced his run for the White House. Paul joins U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, among the candidates who’ve officially jumped in the presidential race. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage? Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage?
21 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether "religious freedom" laws serve to protect religious minorities, legalize discrimination or both. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Police need body-worn cameras Red-Blue America: Police need body-worn cameras
22 weeks 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?
23 weeks 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?
24 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?
25 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]
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