Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk

Why California’s new gun laws deserve contempt

Many otherwise law-abiding gun owners simply will not comply with the new rules on ammunition purchases and the ban on high-capacity magazines. And why should they? The state lacks effective means of enforcing the new laws, which now ban the possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Ben Boychuk

Why California is wrong to defend sanctuary cities

Officials are on a lawless course in the coming fight with the Trump administration over illegal immigration. Over the past decade, California has sought deliberately to blur the lines between citizen and non-citizen, between green card holder and “unauthorized immigrant.”

Ben Boychuk

California about to go to pot

It’s bad enough that Californians believe they can tax themselves into prosperity. A majority seems to think that a state can thrive with a burgeoning population of legally sanctioned stoners. Good luck with that.

Ben Boychuk

Courts stymie school reform

Two lawsuits were intended to loosen the teacher unions’ stranglehold on education policy. The California Teachers Association remains the most powerful lobbying group in the Golden State.

Ben Boychuk

Donald Trump is right about ‘America First’

World War II made “isolationist” a pejorative – and took “America first” down with it. That’s too bad. The latter, at least, should be a term of pride. To put America and the interests of the American people first is to honor our sovereignty and exceptionalism.

Ben Boychuk

Democrats go too far on guns

The Democrats’ gun control efforts aren’t about justice. It’s a campaign to build a bigger, stronger, less accountable police state in the name of “safety” and “common sense.”

Videos

'He lives and dies football': Meet C.J. Beathard, 49ers' 3rd-round QB pick from Iowa

As the third round was ending, the San Francisco 49ers traded with Minnesota to take quarterback C.J. Beathard, who attracted the attention of coach Kyle Shanahan because of his plucky playing style at Iowa.
Produced by Jon Schultz Associated Press photos. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
'He lives and dies football': Meet C.J. Beathard, 49ers' 3rd-round QB pick from Iowa 0:48

'He lives and dies football': Meet C.J. Beathard, 49ers' 3rd-round QB pick from Iowa

Protesters sit-in at Sacramento City Hall, want justice for Dazion Flenaugh death 0:44

Protesters sit-in at Sacramento City Hall, want justice for Dazion Flenaugh death

Meet Ahkello Witherspoon, 49ers 3rd-round pick and Sacramento's own super bloomer 1:00

Meet Ahkello Witherspoon, 49ers 3rd-round pick and Sacramento's own super bloomer

The snowpack is still massive in May. Watch 5 years of Sierra snow from space 0:43

The snowpack is still massive in May. Watch 5 years of Sierra snow from space