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 and editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture. He previously 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
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Welcome to the Eric Cartman presidency – “whatever, I do what I want.”

Republicans Should Respond To GruberGate By Cleaning House At CBO

So long as Doug Elmendorf leads CBO and employs Gruber’s methodology, free market health care policies are effectively DOA. It’s time to clean house at CBO.

Valerie Jarrett Is The Left’s Dick Cheney

Valerie Jarrett looks exactly like what the left claimed Dick Cheney was: the real administrative power behind a shallow figurehead president.

This Was An Election About A Failed Presidency

2014 was about one thing: Barack Obama’s failure to live up to his presidency’s promise in almost every domestic and foreign policy arena.

The War On Women Jumps The Shark

NARAL’s condom ad is the shark-jumping war on women “we have no message” moment of this cycle.

This Is How The War On Women Meme Ends

Suddenly, the gender gap is breaking against the Democrats. The war on women meme may be played out.

Rand Paul: ‘Huge Percentage’ Of Washington Elites Are Neoconservatives, Hardly Any Are Realists

Rand Paul previews his foreign policy address, in which he intends to lay out the case for “conservative realism”.

RNC Chairman: Obama ‘Flat-Out Lying’ To Hispanics About Immigration

In an interview with The Federalist, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus accused Obama of “flat-out lying” to Hispanics on immigration and “using [them] for his political advantage.”

RNC Chairman: Can’t “Give Lip Service To The Base To Win A Primary” Then Ignore Them

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says Republicans can’t “give lip service to the base” then ignore their priorities should the Senate go the GOP’s way.

The Pros And Cons Of A Travel Ban To Fight Ebola

The Ebola travel ban debate reminds us that the fatal conceit of technocracy is the assumption that dynamic systems like human society are controllable.

RNC Chairman: 2014 Effort “Light Years Ahead” Of Past Campaigns

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says his party’s 2014 prospects are fueled by a much-improved technological arm.

What We Lose In A World Without Saturday Morning Cartoons

There’s something lost without Saturday morning cartoons, as it is in so much of the on-demand economy.

Why Isn’t The Media Outraged About The Kansas City Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs remind us: If you want to avoid generating outrage, the further you are from Washington or New York, the better.

Mitt Romney 2016: It’s Real And It’s Spectacular

Mitt Romney 2016: why not try a campaign about nothing one more time?

Rand Paul Responds To His Critics On ISIS And Foreign Policy

The Federalist interviews Rand Paul on ISIS, his critics, and foreign policy.

America’s Consistent And Coherent Foreign Policy

The reality of America’s innately understood foreign policy doctrine is very simple and straightforward: Don’t tread on me.

Why Does Planned Parenthood Oppose OTC Contraception?

Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy here is borne out of their interest in survival as an institution, an impetus for rent-seeking over access.

Why Do Progressives Have An Archie Bunker View Of Globalization?

Progressives’ anti-market populism refuses to recognize that we live in a global economy.

Progressives Want Everything Locally Grown Except Government

Progressives want everything locally grown except government, in part because self-government proves the failure of the Administrative State.

The Sinestro Theory of The Administrative State

In the era of the Administrative State, big government has been giving out too many rings to too many would-be Sinestros.

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