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Rev. Ben Johnson is a senior editor at the Acton Institute. His work focuses on the principles necessary to create a free and virtuous society in the transatlantic sphere (the U.S., Canada, and Europe). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History summa cum laude from Ohio University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. 

Rev. Johnson was a panelist at the 2016 CPAC. His writings have appeared in The (UK) GuardianHuman EventsThe Stream, Real Clear Policy,, Conservative ReviewThe Daily Caller, and have been cited by National Review, CBS News, and Fox News. 

He was managing editor of FrontPage Magazine and U.S. Bureau Chief at LifeSiteNews. He is the author of two books on tax-exempt foundations, as well as Party of Defeat (2008, Spence, with David Horowitz).  

Before turning to online journalism and editing, he spent more than a decade in all facets of radio broadcasting, including news and talk. He is a frequent guest on secular and Christian talk radio and television. 

He serves two parishes in the Eastern Orthodox Church. 

Latest Articles by Rev. Ben Johnson

  • FAQ: What is Hanukkah?

    This year Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, runs from the evening of Sunday, December 2, to Monday, December 10. Here is what you need to know. What is the history of Hanukkah?
  • French protesters demand: ‘Death to taxes’

    As satiated Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables to count their blessings, incensed protesters gathered in roadways and intersections across France to count the cost of
  • Gratitude: The heart of capitalism

    As we gather around our Thanksgiving tables with our loved ones, we’re reminded of the imperative of gratitude. Counting our blessings is an integral part of the Christian life and