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. He was previously a fellow at The Manhattan Institute and 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 Wall Street Journal, 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 [email protected]
Google’s diversity rules mean they couldn’t hire The Pope. Do they think it’s a problem? Should we?
Even as they inhabit an era providing utopian degrees of choices, millennials have become too fearful to actually make those choices and seize the future liberty allows.
The so-called “skinny repeal” amendment to the Senate health care reform bill died a lonely death last night.
McConnell squelched any possibility of pre-gaming consensus on the Senate side. It was a bet on his own ability as leader, and he lost.
In a White House with so many factions at odds on key points: who’s burning who, and why?
It seems reasonable to expect that at some point soon a real vacuum will emerge at the center of American politics where there wasn’t one before.
Zuckerberg would enter such a contest with the greatest knowledge of the electorate and analytics of any candidate.
There’s no reason to beat around the bush here: what the FBI is claiming is mind-boggling when they claim the shooter had no target in mind.
Boycotting, especially of major corporations and their advertising, is the new hotness when it comes to protests. And it’s actually working.
We shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that the current escalations in political rhetoric and acts of violence are divorced from these broader globalist trends.
A network that once strove to be centrist is now openly antagonistic. It will run with the thinnest of scoops for hours to make their case against President Trump.
We will miss T.J. Miller ‘s character, Erlich Bachman, when he leaves HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley.’
What does a Trump pivot look like? It looks like running against Washington and refusing to even pretend to be a traditional Republican.
James Comey should’ve been fired months ago.
Breaking down what happened with these two Trump legislative successes—Obamacare revision and the budget omnibus—illustrates what we should expect from the coming years.
The problem for Heritage now is the need to find a new leader. Does anyone know what Bobby Jindal is up to these days?
We must not fall into the trap of thinking speech that offends is speech that must be forbidden. A healthy culture demands that much of us.
Father John Misty imagines that he is a rebel. He is, but he does not realize what he is rebelling against.
James Comey, for all of his stature and plaudits he has received, is an idiot when it comes to use of social media.
AHCA failure is a failure for the president, but it’s much more a failure for House leadership and Paul Ryan. They had seven years to prepare for this moment, and they failed to do so sufficiently.
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