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.

U.S. Media Helps China Spread Propaganda About Wuhan Virus And Foreign Policy

Perhaps still worse than our media providing an open platform for the Chinese Communist Party is its parroting of CCP propaganda.

Tom Cotton Is Right About Restricting Chinese Student Visas

Protecting America against a bellicose, rapacious, and regressive Chinese Communist Party is neither self-defeating nor xenophobic, but eminently sensible.

Letter To Fed: Shareholders Should Drive Investing, Not Social Justice Warriors

Progressives have sought to impose their views on Americans through corporate America. Thanks to COVID-19, now conservatives are working to push politics out of boardrooms.

World Health Organization Director Again Parrots Chinese Propaganda In Anti-Taiwan Tirade

Under fire for his bias toward communist China, the Beijing-backed director-general sought to defend himself by slandering Taiwan, the thorn in the Chinese Communist Party’s side.

As Long As Communist China Controls The World Health Organization, It’s Completely Unreliable

The WHO peddled false narratives from the Chinese Communist Party as the pandemic mushroomed, and was mimicked by health officials, media, and politicians. It all undoubtedly contributed to the spread of the virus.

Wuhan Virus Underscores America’s Need To Defeat Communist China In 5G

Imagine what kind of leverage communist China would have over us if Huawei controlled the flow of information on which our increasingly digitized economy and society depends.

2020 Census Asks For Your Racial Identity, But Not If You’re A Citizen

How can we square the government’s willingness to ask us about race and origin with its unwillingness to ask about something as fundamental as citizenship?

5 Major Paradigm Shifts The Wuhan Flu Crisis Has Revealed Americans Need

While America’s first priority in the wake of the Wuhan coronavirus must be neutralizing immediate threats to health and safety, the disruption also provides an opportunity to engage in national reflection.

Ilhan Omar Is Using The Wuhan Virus To Shill For Iran

It is bad enough that Ilhan Omar has a penchant for blaming America first. Actively aiding our adversaries is even worse.

Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders And I ‘Share A Common Vision’ For The Country

Joe Biden says of the socialist Sanders, ‘We disagree on the detail of how we do it,’ but ‘we don’t disagree on the principle.’ Sanders’s leftism is the kind that will drive Biden’s policy agenda and goals.

Feinstein’s Real Insider Trading Scandal Is Selling America Out To China

The far more consequential story is Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s participation in richly profiting from the U.S.-China policy for which she has lobbied for 40 years.

Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges In Special Counsel’s Most Russia-Related Case For Collusion

The Mueller special counsel created a propaganda coup for Russia through pursuing a politicized indictment, seemingly to justify its existence, and very likely to the detriment of U.S. law.

Trump Admin Dresses Down Chinese Ambassador About Wuhan Virus Lies

This escalation by the Trump administration followed growing efforts in recent weeks by Chinese officials and state-run media entities to delink the virus from China.

Communist Chinese Propagandists Now Claim U.S. Military Made Wuhan Virus

China threatened by way of its leading propaganda publication to impose pharmaceutical export controls that ‘plunge[] [America] into the mighty sea of coronavirus.’

Why Social Justice Investing Is A Load Of Politicized Hypocrisy

The behemoth firm BlackRock, which manages almost $7 trillion in assets, recently committed to a slew of environmentalist initiatives.

14 Crucial Questions That Bernie Sanders Surrogate Ilhan Omar Won’t Answer

If Ilhan Omar is who Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders entrusts with Minnesota in 2020, America deserves a response to these burning questions about her past.

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.