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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: Is Hillary right for Republicans? Red-Blue America: Is Hillary right for Republicans?
2 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Charles Koch, the Kansas billionaire known for funding right-wing causes with his brother David, created a stir last week by suggesting that Hillary Clinton might be a worthier candidate for president than any remaining of the Republicans. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What is legacy of 1994 crime bill? Red-Blue America: What is legacy of 1994 crime bill?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the legacy of the 1994 crime bill. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should U.S. block inversions? Red-Blue America: Should U.S. block inversions?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
President Barack Obama last week lauded new Treasury regulations aimed at curbing so-called corporate inversions, in which U.S. companies merge with foreign firms to ease their tax burdens. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Do laws protect liberty or bigotry? Red-Blue America: Do laws protect liberty or bigotry?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk look at the renewed debate over religious liberty versus gay rights. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Time to revisit Muslim immigration? Red-Blue America: Time to revisit Muslim immigration?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The terrorist bombings in Belgium on Tuesday that left more than 30 people dead and more than 200 injured have U.S. officials and presidential hopefuls once again arguing over how to avert similar attacks here. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is violence new normal in politics? Red-Blue America: Is violence new normal in politics?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider the issue of whether American politics can withstand the growing violence of the presidential campaign? [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obamacare succeeding? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obamacare succeeding?
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 Obamacare. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Anti-Trump quandary in GOP Red-Blue America: Anti-Trump quandary in GOP
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, discuss the quandary facing anti-Trump Republicans. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is it finally safe to close Gitmo? Red-Blue America: Is it finally safe to close Gitmo?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether the time has come to shutter Gitmo. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should Obama get to name Scalia successor? Red-Blue America: Should Obama get to name Scalia successor?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the issue of who should pick a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
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