Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten is a Federalist Senior Contributor and senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. He writes on national security and foreign policy, economics, and politics for publications including City Journal, Conservative Review and PJ Media. He is the founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media, a media consulting and production company dedicated to advancing conservative principles. Ben is also a 2015 Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute. You can find his work at, and follow him on Twitter @bhweingarten.
John Bolton’s Appointment Rattles The Muslim Brotherhood Echo Chamber

The Trump administration ought not to concede one inch to those who wish to sideline the personnel and stifle the policies that would make its counterjihadist agenda a reality.

Okay Adam Schiff, Show Us The Russia Collusion

Does Schiff have superhuman abilities to see links that we cannot? What exactly is it that binds his strongest points together?

Clapper And Flynn: Is The Justice Department Adhering To A Double Standard On Perjury?

Clapper has faced no repercussions for telling a falsehood under oath, while Flynn’s life has been ruined as he pleaded guilty to lying under oath to the FBI.

The US Should Distrust North Korea, And Verify

We are all too frequently duped by enemies that seem to understand us better than we understand them.

China’s Subtle Soft Power Means It Thinks The US Is A Paper Tiger

China feels it has significant leverage, and that ‘the emperor wears no clothes’ — that the West has no appetite to push back against its behavior.

Why The Left Is Going Gonzo Over Asking Citizenship Status On The Census

The question affects the number of seats in the House of Representatives, and the number of presidential electors allocated to each state.

Let’s Get Real: There Are No ‘Moderates’ In Iran’s Government

That U.S. intelligence agencies’ latest threat assessment views Iran’s leadership according to the moderate-hardliner split. That defies logic.

Collusion-Mongers Hurt America Far Worse Than The Indicted Russians Did

It appears the Russia hysteria peddlers are engaging in a more effective disinformation campaign than Russians could have ever constructed.

Why Democrats Really Don’t Want To Reinstate The Citizenship Question On The U.S. Census

A simple question on the U.S. census has sent Democrats into a tizzy to obscure their political advantages of not knowing citizenship status.

3 Critical Swamp Myths Trump’s National Security Strategy Exposes

The new strategy represents a substantive challenge to the foreign policy establishment that has reigned in DC for decades.

Will The Obama Administration Ever Be Brought To Justice Over Its Iran Scandals?

2018 began with the conclusion of a high-profile court case illuminating illicit Iranian financing schemes executed during the Obama years.

PragerU Sues YouTube For Discriminating Against Conservative Videos

PragerU’s suit against Google and YouTube alleging unlawful censorship and free speech discrimination has the potential to be groundbreaking.

Iran Deal Supporters Are Willing To Sell Out The U.S. To Jihadists

Who knew progressives could look past the transgressions of murderous, human rights-violating theocracies to support free trade?

The Senate Should Suggest This Supreme Court Nominee Instead

The Senate should take its advise and consent duties seriously. That means suggesting a far better Supreme Court nominee than Merrick Garland.

Trump Endorsement Aims To Keep Christie’s Presidential Hopes Alive

Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump. Christie is just doing what he always does to keep himself ahead.

Government Thinks You’re Too Dumb To Try Crowdfunding

Government regulators clog a new way to let small businesses raise capital from crowdfunding.

Allah And Man At Yale

Yale University is endorsing an ideology under which Yale itself could not exist.

When Progressive Policies Cause Creative Destruction

Since automation trends are primarily government-driven, non-elites who vote for progressive candidates are going to have an increasingly tough time.

The Founders Didn’t Fail—We Are Failing The Founders

If we don’t mobilize to remove politicians who are actively or passively eliminating our form of government, the republic our founders gave us is lost.