Ben Domenech
    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. He was previously editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on faith and culture. He also 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
    David Harsanyi
    David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of three books. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications. David has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and dozens of radio talk shows across the country. Reach him at
    Joy Pullmann
    Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist and an education research fellow at The Heartland Institute. She previously was managing editor of School Reform News and the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. Joy is also the 2013-14 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education mandates. Joy has taught high school and middle school history, literature, and debate, and has written public speaking curriculum. She is a graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs. Follow Joy on Twitter.
    Mollie Hemingway
    Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, GetReligion, Ricochet, Christianity Today, Federal Times, Radio & Records and many other publications. Mollie was a 2004 recipient of a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship. Reach her at
    Robert Tracinski
    Robert Tracinski is a senior writer at The Federalist. He studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and for more than 20 years has written about politics, markets, and foreign policy. He has been published in dozens of newspapers, from the Chicago Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle, and been featured on many radio and television shows, from Rush Limbaugh to “The O’Reilly Factor.” He is also a contributor to RealClearMarkets and editor of the Tracinski Letter.
    Sean Davis
    Sean Davis is a co-founder of The Federalist and also serves as COO of Media Trackers, a non-profit government watchdog. He previously worked as an economic policy adviser to Gov. Rick Perry, as CFO of Daily Caller, and as chief investigator for Sen. Tom Coburn. He was named by The Hill as one of the top congressional staffers under the age of 35 for his role in spearheading the enactment of the law that created Sean received a BBA in finance from Texas Tech University and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School. He can be reached via e-mail at
Senior Contributors

    Amy Otto
    Amy Otto is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. Amy’s work has also been published at Townhall, Pocket Full of Liberty, and the UK site The Conservative Woman. She’s previously co-hosted The Wrap with Amy & Bruce, a podcast that covered culture and politics weekly. Proud mom of three. East Coast transplant living in California. Philadelphia Eagles fan. Armchair Oenophile. Amy has been working in healthcare for over 18 years. Her work has ranged from bench science to oversight of drug development and commercialization. Amy received her BS in Biochemistry from University of Delaware and an MBA from Pepperdine University with a focus in Conflict Management and Resolution.
    Andrew Quinn
    Andrew C. Quinn is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and researcher. By day, he studies public policy and the economics of human happiness at the American Enterprise Institute. In addition to The Federalist, Quinn's commentary on policy and culture has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Fare Forward. His work is frequently featured on RealClearPolitics, RealClearPolicy, and The Transom.
    D.C. McAllister
    Denise C. McAllister is a journalist based in Charlotte, NC. She is a graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and has worked in both print and television news as a reporter for the Aiken Standard in South Carolina and United Press International out of the Miami bureau, a correspondent for the Orlando Sentinel/Lake Sentinel, and an associate producer for the morning news show at WFTV Orlando. After studying systematic theology and Christian history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida, she joined Ligonier Ministries as a contributor for Tabletalk magazine and published A Burning and Shining Light, a dramatic narrative about the life and ministry of David Brainerd. Her political and cultural writings can also be found at Ricochet where she has been a contributor. Denise is currently a reporter for a national legal news service, covering business and government civil cases in Mecklenburg County, and she also works as a subcontractor for the Department of Defense as a medical research editor.
    Daniel Payne
    Daniel Payne is a senior contributor at The Federalist. He studied Italian and English literature at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has also been featured at outlets such as Reason and Front Porch Republic. He is a frequent guest on radio programs such as the NRA News's Cam and Company, the Steve Deace Show and Real Side with Joe Messina. He currently runs the blog Trial of the Century. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Follow Daniel on Twitter.
    David Marcus
    David Marcus is a senior contributor to the Federalist and the Artistic Director of Blue Box World, a Brooklyn based theater project. His plays have been seen on the stages of Galapagos Arts Space, D Lounge, and Theater Double Rep. A former member of the Bat Acting Company at the Flea Theater he has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Theater for the New City among many others. In addition to his writing for the Federalist his work has appeared in National Review Online, City Journal, PJ Media, Liberty Island and the New York Theater Review.
    Heather Wilhelm
    Heather Wilhelm is a writer based in Austin, Texas and a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is a weekly columnist for, and her commentary has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and National Review Online. Follow her on Twitter.
    James Poulos
    @jamespoulos is a writer, analyst, and musician living in Los Angeles. He a columnist at The Daily Beast and a Forbes contributor. His work has been featured in publications ranging from The Economist to Foreign Policy to Vice. As a talking head, he has appeared on Fusion, HBO, HuffPost Live, MSNBC, and Pivot, among other outlets. In 2005, he independently founded the Postmodern Conservative blog, now a part of National Review. James has been a fellow of the Bradley Foundation, the Tocqueville Forum, and the Claremont Institute. He is currently working on a book about Alexis de Tocqueville and craziness in America.
    John Daniel Davidson
    John Davidson is a writer in Austin, Texas, and the director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Texas Monthly, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, The LA Review of Books, n+1, and elsewhere.
    Jennifer Doverspike
    Jennifer Doverspike is a senior contributor at The Federalist. A former counterterrorism intelligence analyst at the Department of Defense, she has also worked for Sen. Tom Coburn and Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. Jennifer has been featured on The Blaze TV network and on regional public radio. Jennifer received a joint bachelors and masters degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and her two young children.
    Leslie Loftis
    Leslie Loftis is a senior contributor at The Federalist. She has a J.D. from the University of Texas and a BA in History from SMU. Before becoming a mother, she worked as an admiralty attorney and as an assistant campaign manager in Houston. In 2010, prompted by her husband, she started writing an expat blog, An American Housewife in London. She became a freelance writer when they returned to Texas in 2012. Her writing typically covers parenthood, pop culture, feminism, law, and politics, particularly where they intersect. In addition to writing, she is corporate counsel for Hub Dot, a London based startup seeking to “revolutionize the way women network”; a member of and advocate for Leading Women 4 Shared Parenting; and, locally, legal research assistant to the Harris County Treasurer. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and four children.
    Neal Dewing
    Neal Dewing is a senior contributor at The Federalist. He has also been featured at Pocket Full of Liberty. He lives and works in Portsmouth, Virginia. When he isn't able to reach a keyboard he will often blog at his very patient wife. While he is a conservative through and through, where drink is concerned he displays a surpassing liberality. Follow Neal on Twitter.
    Rachel Lu
    Rachel Lu is a senior contributor at The Federalist. She has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University and teaches at the University of St Thomas. Her non-academic work can be found in Touchstone Magazine, the Public Discourse and Crisis Magazine. She is also a former Peace Corps Volunteer. Follow her on Twitter.
    Rich Cromwell
    Richard Cromwell is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Husband. Father of three rambunctious daughters. Arkansan. Fan of whiskey and whisky. Originally an English major, Rich earned a degree in music business from Belmont in 2002. By day he produces shows and events for a local museum with a focus on giving back to the community. His writing can also be found at Pocket Full of Liberty.
    Scott Lincicome
    Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Visiting Lecturer at Duke University. As a trade lawyer, Scott litigates trade disputes in the United States, Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and various other international jurisdictions, and advises clients on trade agreements, trade-related regulations and legislation, U.S. trade policy, and WTO matters. He specializes in advising clients on how to best conform their transactions and policies to global trade rules and related national regulations. Outside of the firm, Scott has advised presidential and congressional candidates on international economic policy, and authored or co-authored several policy papers published by Cato and other organizations. He also routinely writes and speaks on economic policy and politics, and blogs on these issues at his personal blog. The views he expresses in these pages are Scott Lincicome's alone and do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.
    Stella Morabito
    Stella Morabito is a senior contributor at The Federalist. Her essays have also appeared in the Washington Examiner, American Thinker, Public Discourse, Human Life Review, New Oxford Review. In her previous work as an intelligence analyst, she focused on various aspects of Russian and Soviet politics, including communist media and propaganda. She has also raised three children, served as a public school substitute teacher, and homeschooled for several years as well. She has a B.A. in journalism and international relations from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Russian and Soviet history, also from USC. Follow Stella on Twitter.
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