Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten
Ben Weingarten is a Federalist Senior Contributor, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and fellow at the Claremont Institute. He was selected as a 2019 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow of the Fund for American Studies, under which he is currently working on a book on U.S.-China policy. Ben 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 Richard Grenell As Director Of National Intelligence Is A Loss For The Deep State

Richard Grenell has doggedly pursued the president’s agenda in the face of unrelenting defiance from the European Union’s most consequential power.

Ben Rhodes Attacks Trump To Obscure Obama’s Complicity In Iran’s Forever War

Despite Rhodes’ propaganda, America is in a far stronger position to deal with Iran’s provocations under Trump than at any time since Obama entered office.

Trump’s Strike On Soleimani Is About America First, Not Reckless Interventionism

Now Iran knows America is unconstrained by politically correct rules of engagement, and no longer acting out of delusions about bribing a jihadist regime into peace.

Entrepreneur Joe Ricketts Tells A Quintessentially American Success Story

The famed financier behind TD Ameritrade has written an autobiography, ‘The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get,’ that is as inspiring as it is instructive.

Newt Gingrich’s Essential Primer On The Challenges Of Communist China

The former speaker of the House’s latest book, ‘Trump Vs. China,’ is an indispensable guide for understanding our greatest foreign policy challenge.

Americans Need To Stop Funding The Chinese Gulag

The Chinese have for decades banked on the world, and in particular its richest nation, prioritizing money over all else, including evidently its long-term national interest.

The Media Holds A Massive Double Standard About Naming Whistleblowers

As for the media, can we attribute its devotion to respecting the privacy of the Ukraine whistleblower to anything other than politics? The evidence suggests not.

Pompeo: United States Fostered China’s Rise ‘At The Expense Of American Values

What was revelatory in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks was his forthright recognition of the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and its ambitions.

Is It Time For America To Begin Decoupling From Communist China?

The longer businesses in the West remain wedded to Chinese profits and Chinese money, the stronger the Chinese Communist Party will grow, at our long-term expense.

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.