Ben Domenech
Ben Domenech
Ben Domenech, Publisher
Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. Domenech also serves as a fellow at The Manhattan Institute. He was previously a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute; editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture; and a speechwriter for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He co-founded Redstate and co-hosted Coffee & Markets, an award-winning economic podcast. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason, and GQ, and he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CBS's Face The Nation. He divides his time between Virginia and New York. Email him at
The Persistence Of Washington Delusion

We have breakdown, chaos, and upheaval in our politics today not because the people are ‘insane’. . . but because they are sane.

The Art Of The Comeback

There’s many months to go – but the Clinton ad machine is only just cranking up, and Trump’s campaign is at the starting line, flat-footed.

Orlando And The Slow Death Of Liberal Society

The American left has become more illiberal in tendencies and views toward the toleration of opposing ideas within the public square.

The Party Of Life: The Case For A Pro-Life Third Party

A Party of Life would have one more attribute that both major parties lack today: it would stand for something, a clear unifying agenda around a single idea.

The Precedent For Hillary: A Special Prosecutor

We deserve a justice system that actually delivers justice. The current system that is so obviously rigged in favor of certain politicians cannot.

Did Hillary Just Figure Out How To Attack Trump?

Hillary Clinton thinks it is apparently very important to assert that when a crisis happens, she deserves the phone call, not Donald Trump.

The Aims Of #NeverTrump

The #NeverTrump movement is not going to change who ends up in the White House in January.

Beck And Erickson Are Wrong On Facebook

Beck and Erickson can go to their rooms to play their hit song ‘Alone in My Principles’ and leave the media criticism fray to those of us who believe it is important and valuable, and have the spine to do it.

Is Someone Punking Donald Trump?

Is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party casually lying about complimentary phone calls to make his fellow Republicans look bad or is he getting prank calls?

The Electoral Path For Trump And Clinton

In order to win, Trump will need to stoke the fires of anger against Hillary in ways that keep the nasty energy going in favor of his candidacy.

Ted Cruz’s Last Stand

The Republican Party wants what it wants, and it wants Donald Trump.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Reconsidered

The irony of Trump’s speech is that his prescriptions for the future would be more encouraging if he weren’t making the same mistake Obama has.

Cruz And Kasich Team Up

The news that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have formally agreed to join forces is an indication that they all see the same numbers we do.

Ban Tax Day

Today is Tax Day, when all of us collectively send our necessary tithe to the church of the almighty bureaucracy, peace be upon them.

Make Donald Trump’s Delegate Team Great Again

Donald Trump and his team appear uninterested in doing the work everyone has been reporting for weeks that they need to do in order to win.

Trump’s Opposition Hardens, Cruz Wants Half

Donald Trump’s “unity” meeting yesterday at the Republican National Committee contained some incredible breaking news, though it’s odd they chose to reveal it on Jimmy Kimmel. Read Full Article >

Trump Is Taking On Water

It was conceivable to see a realistic path for Trump not just to the Republican nomination but to the White House, but that situation is no longer operative.

Ann Coulter Worries Donald Trump Is Mental

When your most loyal media supporter is saying you’re mental, it should send a message to any normal campaign that you ought to reconsider your course.

What Tintin Teaches Us About The Brussels Attacks

Sometimes it takes the perspective of an innocent to perceive what the adults refuse to see.

If #NeverTrump Wants To Matter, Look To The Libertarians

The #NeverTrump folks should be focused on making a difference in the outcome, not just providing a better vehicle for throwing your vote away.