Ben Domenech
Ben Domenech
Ben Domenech, Publisher
Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. Domenech also serves as a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute. He was previously editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture. He also worked as a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He co-founded Redstate, was co-host of Coffee & Markets, an award-winning economic podcast, and appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and The Blaze. He lives in Virginia. Email him at
Jeb Bush Disappointed To Learn Chelsea Clinton Made More Per Speech

Jeb Bush released 1,150 pages of tax records today, and was disappointed to learn he made less per speech than Chelsea Clinton.

SCOTUSCare And The Eric Cartman Presidency

The King v. Burwell SCOTUScare decision is a confirmation that the rules no longer apply.

Why Bobby Jindal Is Very Problematic

Bobby Jindal is problematic because identifying as things is good, unless what you identify as is an American.

Bernie Sanders Is A Thing That Is Happening

Bernie Sanders is the canary in the coalmine for how much progressives aren’t ready for Hillary.

Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Bastard, Patriot

Alexander Hamilton was a bastard, but he was a righteous bastard. And unlike Barack Obama, he loved his country.

Better Off Jeb: Why Republicans Needed Bush To Run in 2016

Republicans needed a Jeb Bush run in 2016 to finally answer the question: what did you learn from the George W. Bush years?

Rubio Vice: The Ire Rises

We deserve a higher level of Marco Rubio parody than what the media has given us. We deserve Rubio Vice.

Why John Kasich Is The Perfect Candidate

John Kasich is the perfect candidate – for a certain class of Republican.

Are We Allowed To Call Transabled People Mentally Disturbed?

Meet the transabled. When it comes to self-butchery, where’s the line between sane and insane?

The Politics Of Privacy In 2016 And Beyond

Rand Paul’s staking out his privacy turf for 2016. Will he be alone?

Is America Really More Pro-Life? Probably Not In A Way That Matters.

Social conservatives think the country is more pro-life. But the label doesn’t reveal what people really think.

Immigration Fearmongering And The GOP

Immigration fearmongering is a message likely to play well with the initial populations of Republican voters looking to blame someone for stagnant wages.

Lindsey Graham Is An Unhinged Kook Who Shouldn’t Be Taken Seriously

Lindsey Graham is held up by TV networks as an “adult” on foreign policy and national security, but his views are regularly unhinged and bereft of facts.

Fix The GOP Presidential Debates With This One Simple Trick

Want to fix the GOP presidential debates? Easy: just shoot the moderator.

Only Traitors Want To Let Illegal Immigrants Join The Military

Breitbart says Republicans who want to let illegal immigrants join the military are traitors. Meet one guy who might disagree.

Does The Constitution Allow Congress To Restrict Abortion?

Congress may pass a 20 week ban on abortion. Is it unconstitutional for them to do so? Glenn Reynolds thinks so. He’s wrong.

Judicial Activism And Charles Murray’s Call For Civil Disobedience

Charles Murray’s clarion call for civil disobedience is tempting, but it’s also something that will challenge conservative orthodoxy on the courts.

Don’t Underestimate Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee is the Pepperidge Farm Remembers candidate for 2016. Don’t underestimate his chances for success.

The Sadness Of Baltimore And The Empty Stadium

The empty Baltimore Orioles game is a sad commentary on the future of the West.

Republicans Have A Serious Immigration Challenge

On immigration, Republican presidential candidates can’t say one thing to the donors and another to the base.