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
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.

The End For Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio ran for the presidency promising a path to a new American century. It turns out Republican voters just wanted to return to the last one.

The Civil War Over The Republican Party

Donald Trump has succeeded because Republicans realized too late that they were locked in a Civil War over the future of their party.

How Much Is The Media To Blame For Donald Trump?

Can you really blame a news media that has become all about entertainment for their Trump sycophancy, considering that in the end, it’s just good TV?

The Ruling Class Is King George III

The 2016 cycle has seen an utter collapse of the established order of things.

Time For Rubio’s Reckoning

On paper, Marco Rubio looks like the perfect Republican to put up against Clinton. And yet, it is Cruz who walks away from the weekend with more delegates.

Thunderdome: Gone Savage For Trump

The Trump phenomenon is neither a disease nor a symptom – he is instead the beta-test of a cure that the American people are trying out.

At Tonight’s Debate, Take a Flamethrower to Trump

Losers whine about lane clearing. Winners beat Trump.

Pitchfork Trump

Trump promises he will “make them say Merry Christmas” – and that is enough for the shell-shocked evangelicals of South Carolina.

The Court In The Balance

We should “Learn to love the gridlock.” It has been our salvation, time and again.

Foreign Policy Debate Questions That Need Answering

There are a lot of foreign policy questions the candidates need to answer. They are questions about past conflicts, future challenges, and our southern border.

The Libertarian Moment And Rand Paul

There was no path for Rand this year: the most appealing parts of his message were grasped by other candidates, and he recognized early on that he would be on the outskirts.