Eric Boehm is a reporter at Reason who covers economic policy, trade policy, and elections. His writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Real Clear Politics, The Daily Signal, The Freeman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner, The Orange County Register, The Chicago Sun-Times, and elsewhere.
Boehm has been a guest on the Cato Daily Podcast to discuss his Reason cover story about how both Democrats and Republicans have embraced big government. He was the second non-lawyer to ever appear on the Institute for Justice's Short Circuit podcast, and has been a guest on other podcasts hosted by The Libertarian Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is a regular guest on talk-radio stations in Madison, Wisconsin, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
His 2018 piece about a curling controversy at the Winter Olympics ("Curling Is the Closest the Olympics Ever Get to Anarchy") won 2nd place in the Los Angeles Press Club's annual journalism award in the Sports Commentary category—finishing behind a column by "Around The Horn" panelist (and longtime Los Angeles Times columnist) Bill Plaschke.
Boehm is also an on-air staffer for American Radio Journal, where he interviews policy experts and newsmakers every week, and he has been a featured speaker at seminars hosted by the Leadership Institute and Students for Liberty.
Boehm received a bachelor's degree in history and communications from Fairfield University in 2009. His first journalism gig involved covering local politics and high school sports for the Town & Country (no, not that one) in his hometown of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. He wrote about Pennsylvania state politics as a reporter and bureau chief for the Pennsylvania Independent in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Later, he worked as the national regulatory reporter for Watchdog.org while living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Follow him on Twitter @EricBoehm87 for random thoughts about politics, weird baseball stats, and general tomfoolery.