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]
The thirst among Republican voters isn’t even for policy. It’s for seeing the politicians they elected join the fray.
In an Oval Office interview with The Federalist’s Ben Domenech, President Trump calls on Republicans to stand strong and unite against lawlessness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In lieu of treatments you might find with professionals, Cuomo’s wife, a luxury magazine editor, reached for a handy regimen of ‘oxygenated herbs.’
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.
You can stop Walmart from selling seeds. You can’t stop kids from playing outside.
Dr. Coburn existed in Washington, but walked through it as a man who lived apart from its values, a pilgrim in an unholy land.
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.
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?
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.
Bernie Sanders’ socialist utopia seeks to answer legitimate problems people have with the Democratic leadership of the past 30 years.
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.
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.
Tuesday’s State of the Union address was thoroughly Trumpian because it was not about ideology, it was about good television.
Trump has viewed the abortion issue as a binary process without any gray area. Either we fund abortions or we don’t
House Republican leadership was enormously successful in how they handled hearings and managed to attain a bipartisan vote. The Senate should take note.
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