Ben Boychuk

Ben Boychuk

Google memo wasn’t anti-diversity or a rant. But it still got the author fired

The memo that got Google employee James Damore fired was wrongly portrayed as an anti-diversity rant. Fairly pedantic and sometimes poorly worded, it was a respectful argument for intellectual diversity.

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.

Videos

USS Indianapolis survivor describes what it was like to be on the ship that day

Coxswain Louis Harold Erwin, a World War II Navy veteran, spent four days and five nights at sea after the USS Indianapolis sank. Here, he discusses what it was like to slowly lose his shipmates to madness, drowning and sharks.
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USS Indianapolis survivor describes what it was like to be on the ship that day 3:44

USS Indianapolis survivor describes what it was like to be on the ship that day

Would-be robbers caught on camera in Del Paso Heights 0:40

Would-be robbers caught on camera in Del Paso Heights

Paul the Potato gets his first taste of solid food 0:31

Paul the Potato gets his first taste of solid food

Watch Sacramento Fire Academy recruits go through the Thirty Hour Day 4:15

Watch Sacramento Fire Academy recruits go through the Thirty Hour Day