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.
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.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s warm relationship with and advocacy for Communist China go back decades and involve millions, if not billions, of dollars.

Interview: Richard Epstein On Classical Liberalism, The Administrative State, And Free Speech

Senior Contributor Benjamin Weingarten interviews professor and classical liberal Richard Epstein on Clarence Thomas, progressivism, and socialism.

In Travel Ban Ruling, Justice Thomas Takes Aim At Nationwide Injunctions

‘Nationwide injunctions mean that each of the more than 600 federal district judges in the United States can freeze a law or regulation throughout the country — regardless of whether the other 599 disagree.’

When Obama Pressured Big Banks To Break The Law For Iran, They Resisted

The Obama administration sought to use the weight of the federal government to pressure U.S. banks into colluding with a terrorist state. The banks had more integrity than that.

One Year In, The Russia Investigations Keep Leading Back To The Investigators

What was once a no-downside case for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has now become one with little upside.

The Iran Deal Wasn’t An ‘Alternative To War,’ It Was A Continuation Of War

The regime merely took advantage of an Obama administration willing to appease at all costs to make Iran the ‘strong horse’ in the Middle East.