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
Hillary Clinton And The Radical Fringe

If Hillary Clinton falls into the trap of painting Trump supporters as angry racist white folks, she’ll be making a mistake, and potentially driving them toward Trump.

The GOP Should Fear The Rise Of Democratic Tories

The opportunity this gives the Democrats is clear: they will have the latitude and incentives to expand their coalition, forming the equivalent of a new American Tory party.

The Athlete Alone

In swimming you cannot make out the cheers or jeers. And if you glimpse your opponents, it is only because you are losing.

Hillary Clinton’s Historic Moment

Why does her nomination not feel more satisfying?

What Tim Kaine Tells Us About The Democratic Party

The Democratic Party has made it impossible for someone like Tim Kaine to rise through the ranks while being honest about what he believes is morally right.

Do The Democrats Realize They Could Lose?

For Hillary Clinton, the tricky act of unification has never been a major part of her skillset.

Who’s Got The Worse Convention?

For all the GOP handwringing and concern about what would happen at their convention, the potential for a mess of a convention for the Democrats is high.

The Potemkin Campaign Comes To The Potemkin Convention

In Cleveland, Trump has arrived to something that looks like a modern convention, but there is a palpable sense of rising unease about what comes next.

Welcome to Cleveland, Enjoy The Wake

The party of Lincoln comes to Cleveland this week to die.

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.