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.

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Traffic snarled near Sacramento International Airport after big rig flips

Car exploding on Interstate 80 near Greenback Lane caught on camera 1:47

Car exploding on Interstate 80 near Greenback Lane caught on camera

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81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase