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.
Why John Roberts’ Citizenship Decision Is Legally And Politically Corrupt

Since when is the Supreme Court in the business of going beyond constitutionality to mind-reading as to why bureaucrats devise policies that are constitutional?

Why The Democratic Establishment Won’t Stand Up To Their Party’s Anti-Semites

Democratic leaders seem to have surmised that to keep together a party splitting both generationally and ideologically, they had to either court the radicals or risk early retirement.

No, There Isn’t Moral Equivalence Between Communist China And The U.S.

‘Most of China’s 1.4 billion people have no religious affiliation. Is there any reason to believe that China is a less moral place than the United States?’ asks Max Boot.

New One-Child Documentary Highlights The Evil Of China’s Communist Party

The filmmakers show us totalitarianism in its rawest form, in its effort to control the most sacred of all bonds—that of the family.

Biden’s Alleged Financial Ties To U.S. Enemy China Overshadow His 2020 Bid

It’s crucial that presidential contenders be able to evaluate China objectively, free of conflicts of interest and excessive financial entanglements.

Why Is Ilhan Omar’s Collusion With Islamists Acceptable?

Omar’s penchant for provoking millions of Americans with odious words has masked the related elements of her associations, ideology, and background.

7 Glaring Omissions In The Mueller Report That Kill Its Credibility

While there is much within the Mueller report that suggests skepticism was well-founded, what is perhaps most probative is what the report omitted.

Why Democrats Freaked Out When Barr Said The Trump Campaign Was Spied On

We’re in an era where politicians and the media cheer on (and cover up) actions resembling third world police state activity that further their political cause.

The Media Failed On Collusion Because They Wanted Trump To Be A Traitor

How did the doyens of media fail so spectacularly for two years on the matter of Trump-Russia collusion, while anti-establishment journalists and media neophytes succeeded?

Huawei Lawsuit Seeks To Exploit U.S. Laws To Enable Communist Chinese Surveillance Of Americans

Huawei is trying to avail itself of rights China would never confer on its own corporations in a bid to thwart America’s national security interests.

Why Don’t Democrats Want The Census To Find How Many Noncitizens Live In The United States?

Democrats have found a sneaky way to tilt the political playing field in their favor without having to reform the immigration system.

President Trump Needs To Stop Activists From Controlling The Country With Universal Injunctions

So long as universal injunctions exist, plaintiffs will be able to impose their policy preferences on the entire country, if they find a willing judge.

How Bureaucracy Wars Against Americans’ Control Of Their Own Government

Expansion of federal agencies’ power over the last century has culminated in the rise of the Deep State, which is seeking to undermine presidential power.

Why Businesses Should Support The Trump Administration’s Pushback on China

When Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocracy asks Western companies to jump, the response is usually, ‘How high?’

Media Completely Ignores Isaam Akel, An American Brutalized Like Khashoggi

A U.S. political establishment that was just months ago woke to anti-Semitism—it least when it might use that to dunk on Trump—has been missing in action about Isaam Akel.

Incoming Democrat Chairman Makes Definitive Case Against Impeaching Trump

Twenty years ago, Jerrold Nadler argued in Congress that impeaching the president based on private, consensual sex was a ‘partisan coup d’etat.’

Iran’s Hits On Western Soil Reveal The Foreign Policy Establishment’s Hypocrisy

Iranian hit squads have been exposed for plotting a string of assassinations of political rivals in exile and other foes residing in Europe.

Lack Of Attention To Chinese Interpol Chief’s Disappearance Shows The Khashoggi Furor’s Fakery

Meng Hongwe left his home in France on Sept. 25 for a trip concluding in China. He has not been seen or heard from since, save for an ominous text.

Why Is Khashoggi Being Made The Defining Issue Of U.S. Foreign Policy?

The alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi reveals far more about the nature of the American press and political establishment than it does foreign policy.

The Silence Over A Potential Chinese Spy In Feinstein’s Office Is Deafening

From the start, this was a story the media had no interest in covering. Now it is apparent that our political class has no interest in probing it.