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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: Should we act on climate change? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we act on climate change?
2 days 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?
1 week 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
3 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?
4 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?
5 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?
6 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]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached?
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 Boychuk and Joel Mathis debate presidential impeachment. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is union organizing a civil right? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is union organizing a civil right?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on a proposed amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that would make labor organizing a “fundamental right.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is parenting being criminalized? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is parenting being criminalized?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writes on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate where it is a crime to parent "free-range" kids. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about kids? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about kids?
10 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 whether illegal immigrant children should be allowed to stay in the U.S. [Read More]
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