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. 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 New York Times, 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]

What Should Republicans Do?

The thirst among Republican voters isn’t even for policy. It’s for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray.

Trump Calls For Tougher Republican Response To ‘Political War’

In an Oval Office interview with The Federalist’s Ben Domenech, President Trump calls on Republicans to stand strong and unite against lawlessness.

Where Are Conservative Leaders In This Moment?

We need leaders who are willing and ready to link arms with these cops and physically take part in cleaning up this mess and defying the mob.

John Bolton Is The Perfect Washington Man

Bolton is a thin-skinned and snarky figure who succeeded in convincing a surprising number of smart people in Washington that he is somehow serious and statesmanlike.

America Is In A Cultural Civil War

Events of the last week reveal a clash between the politics of revolutionary racial radicalism and defunding the police on the one hand, and law and order on the other.

Charlamagne’s Biden Interview Shows How Old Media Lost Its Way

You can have all the defenders at The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic you want. But it really doesn’t matter compared to the influence of the new gatekeepers.

Silicon Valley Noir And The Deeper Questions Of How We Live

The pandemic has thrown into question how much we depend on this entertainment as soma to keep us from asking deeper, harder questions about ourselves and how we live and die.

The Cuomo Family Magic Coronavirus Cure

In lieu of treatments you might find with professionals, Cuomo’s wife, a luxury magazine editor, reached for a handy regimen of ‘oxygenated herbs.’

Stanley Tucci Is A Wonderful Actor But Please I Beg You Do Not Shake Your Negroni

Watch as Tucci bruises the Negroni to death, yielding a cloudy, frozen, dead soldier of a cocktail, much more to do with ice and gin well-crafted drink.

Americans Will Decide When Lockdown Is Over

You can stop Walmart from selling seeds. You can’t stop kids from playing outside.

The Courageous Dr. Tom Coburn

Dr. Coburn existed in Washington, but walked through it as a man who lived apart from its values, a pilgrim in an unholy land.

We’re Following A One-Size-Fits-All Coronavirus Strategy Right Into A Great Depression

While this shutdown has already done enormous damage, it is the uncertainty about when and how it will reopen that could prove far more destructive in the long run.

Predictions: What Will America Look Like After The Wuhan Coronavirus?

What will be the long-term impact of the Wuhan virus on the economy, higher education, homeschooling, jobs, Congress, and American politics as we know it?

Why Bernie Sanders Lost

On some level Sanders was always more interested in being an influencer than a president. He was never willing to do what it takes to win a Democratic Primary.

Say What You Will About Democratic Socialism, But Bernie’s Message Is Inspiring

Bernie Sanders’ socialist utopia seeks to answer legitimate problems people have with the Democratic leadership of the past 30 years.

Twitter Just Made Ideological Defamation Its Official Corporate Policy

Twitter and Jack Dorsey have given us plenty of evidence that they cannot be trusted on bias, shadowbanning, or the company’s ideological censorship of political content.

As Impeachment Fails, Romney Stands Alone

Helpful to no one in the Senate, Romney waited until after the decisions made by all his fellow Republicans were announced to take his stand.

Playing America’s TV President Is Working For Trump

Tuesday’s State of the Union address was thoroughly Trumpian because it was not about ideology, it was about good television.

Donald Trump Is The Most Successful Pro-Life President

Trump has viewed the abortion issue as a binary process without any gray area. Either we fund abortions or we don’t

What Senate Republicans Should Learn From The House On Impeachment

House Republican leadership was enormously successful in how they handled hearings and managed to attain a bipartisan vote. The Senate should take note.