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 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]
Life In The Hollow Golden Age Of Television

Are shows likes Game of Thrones really what we want history to record what we were doing when the debt ballooned and fertility collapsed?

The Democratic Party’s Choice: Normalcy, Ambition, Or Aspiration

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg are the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination. Will the party seek a return to normalcy, or something more aspirational?

In The Maw Of Wokeness

The National Antiracist Book Festival recognizes that it is primarily about anti-black racism. Attendees exuded a mix of fashionable wokeness.

The Collusion Dream Is Dead But The Conspiracy Lives On

Our political, intelligence, and media elites sold us this crazy story and promised the American people the proof that never came.

Jussie Smollett, Aaron Sorkin, And The Decline Of Grace

The racially entangled hoaxes involving Jussie Smollett, and Atticus Finch, show our cultural zeitgeist is choosing tribalism before tolerance.

The Thing We Don’t Talk About

The idea that for the sake of the fittest, the weakest among us must be destroyed is not a new idea. And it’s the reality the left wants us to live under.

A Eulogy For Bre Payton

Bre radiated grace. In an industry where egos reign, she knew everyone’s name, and at every opportunity, she showed them the love of Christ.

A Federalist Remembrance Of Bre Payton, Our Colleague And Friend

Bre Payton lived life as if she was always ready to leave it. And she did, too early for all of the rest of us, at the age of 26.

Martha McSally is Arizona’s New Senator, But Will She Hold The Seat?

The big question about Martha McSally isn’t her qualifications, it’s her prior failure as a campaigner.

The Bush Approach To The Presidency Will Return

In an era that has embraced unseriousness as a virtue, America needs the leadership of serious people all the more.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Lied Under Oath To Congress. Shouldn’t That Matter?

Jack Dorsey is allowed to lie, and those who push the Trans agenda are allowed to lie, and if you push back with the truth, you eventually find you have no place on Twitter.

Broward County Is An Embarrassment, And The Potential For A Stolen Florida Election Is Real

Every day that we do not have a total tabulation of the ballots in this key county, the more Republican voters will with all good reason begin to believe the election results are being manipulated.

Lessons Of 2018: Trumpism Won, Progressivism Lost

The Resistance who had actively convinced themselves of the wave’s existence, were hampered by the economy, by Kavanaugh, and by a challenging map.

Trump Sends A Birthright Citizenship Trial Balloon

“It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end,” Trump said. “It’s in the process. It’ll happen … with an executive order.”

What Does It Mean To Take The Gloves Off?

When the Left is already screaming at people in public and doxxing them and staking out their homes, what does it look like for them to fight harder?

The ‘He Fights’ Mantra Of Trump Supporters Pays Off With Big Wins

This is a radicalizing moment for Republicans who have grown tired of the sad, graceful loser and now prefer rude, offensive victor.

The Warm Blanket Of Anonymity

True servants of the people need not boast. This anonymous author does, so we know he is not.

Better A Naked Public Square Than An Empty One

Bill Maher is one of the last defenders of free speech who understands that banning the crackpots and the “wrongthink” from the public square is inherently bad for us all.

Anthony Kennedy: The Most Important Voter In America

Justice Kennedy’s vote, so often featured in 5-4 decisions, changed the country in fundamental ways. Now Trump will have a court-redefining legacy.

The Migrant Crisis Is About More Than Just Kids

The Mexican cartels uses migrants to flood the zone and distract Border Patrol from their efforts to smuggle opioids and other drugs across.