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, specializing in health care and entitlement policy. He previously worked as speechwriter to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, and as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. Domenech is also editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture; and co-host of Coffee & Markets, an award-winning podcast focused on politics, policy, and the marketplace. He co-founded Redstate and appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and The Blaze. He lives in Virginia. Email him at
Conservatives Shouldn’t Be Upset About Stephen Colbert

Moving Stephen Colbert to a general audience and away from his daily lampoon of the right is a welcome shift and will be a better display of his talents.

Kathleen Sebelius’s Resignation Hands Republicans A Golden Opportunity

This surprise resignation presents Republicans with an unexpected opportunity to refocus the conversation on Obamacare’s negatives.

Obama Administration To Insurers: There’s No Such Thing As Illegal Immigrants

Obamacare specifically says undocumented immigrants are not eligible for subsidized coverage in the exchanges – but CMS says: pretend they are.

Mozilla Is For A Wide Diversity Of Views, But Not That Wide

The ouster of Mozilla’s CEO is the latest reminder that the culture wars aren’t over – they’ve only just begun.

Hobby Lobby’s Critics Have No Idea How Investments Work

Hobby Lobby isn’t looking to restrict employer activity – any more than it’s trying to restrict the legal availability of contraception!

Obamacare’s Mission Accomplished Moment

Why on earth do some on the left think Obamacare ended the health care reform process? There is no end zone in which to spike this football.

How This One Magic Number Saved Obamacare

Under Obamacare, we were told we could keep our plans, we could keep our doctors, and our premium costs would go down. None of that has happened.

What Rand Paul And Bill Clinton Have In Common

Bill Clinton held a disparate coalition together through his particular gift of reptilian political skill. Rand Paul will have to do the same thing.

The Lottery And Big Government’s Gambling Hypocrisy

Government shouldn’t be in the business of ripping people off. They do that enough, even without the lottery.

This Is How The Tea Party Ends

The Tea Party’s success is not gauged by primaries alone. It’s gauged by how much the Tea Party’s priorities become the Republican Party’s priorities.

The White House’s Obamacare Numbers Game

The White House has every reason to hide the percentage of people who’ve paid for Obamacare if it’s bad. They’d trumpet the figure if it was good.

When Will Fox News Recognize Other Views on Foreign Policy?

We should at least have a debate about whether ideas like intervention are the right ones, and not leave foreign policy to the Washington insiders.

The Most Interesting Moment at CPAC Didn’t Happen at CPAC

The distinctions within the right on foreign and security policy are critical, and it’s high time we had a healthy debate about where the country ought to go.

Academic Supposedly Misrepresented By Paul Ryan Misrepresented By Media

Paul Ryan’s critics think the science is settled in every arena, and settled in their favor.

Reject Naive Foreign Policy, Whatever Its Source

Obama’s naivete about Putin should prompt a gradual return to a more clear-eyed assessment of the foreign policy challenges ahead.

Ukraine Illustrates The Danger Of Entrusting Foreign Policy To Top Men

The past two days in Ukraine have revealed the dangerous ramifications of the narrow-minded foreign policy elite in Washington.

Religious Liberty After Arizona

At its best, government causes and compels only in those arenas it must, invading the scope of human life as little as possible.

Washington Republicans Shouldn’t Fall For Keynesianism Lite

At some point, we’re just having a debate about the size of the bottles we should have unemployed people bury and dig up.

The Way Too Early Roundup Of 2016 Republican Candidates

Here’s a quick runthrough of my thoughts on what each potential Republican 2016 candidate needs to succeed.

Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Challenge

Rand Paul can control how he presents himself. What he cannot control is the chaos of world events.

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