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]

Here’s Why Joe Rogan Would Be An Excellent Debate Moderator

Joe Rogan authentically represents an informed but perpetually curious everyman better than any interlocutor in the media.

Can Pro Sports Survive The Great Awokening?

Pro sports is not engaging in woke signaling at the behest of their fans, but at the behest of the overwhelmingly leftist (and white) corporate media that covers them.

Nancy Pelosi’s Hair Appointment Hypocrisy Exemplifies Her Poor Political Instincts

Did the salon owner make Pelosi make an appointment, or take her mask off? Of course not.

Democrats Failed The Convention Optics Test

In comparing the DNC and RNC, the optics and the policy contrasts could not have been clearer. And that was even before the fireworks.

As Sports Media Cheers On Athlete Boycotts, Fans Will Walk Away

Humanity is entertained by competition of all kinds. The pandemic has shown sports fans will find a new way to cheer and chant and boo.

7 Key Observations About The Choice Of Kamala Harris

This is going to be the Harris Administration with Joe Biden as a figurehead, and it’s a good representation of where the Democratic Party is today.

Barack Obama And The Failure Of Liberal Technocracy

Where Obama previously sounded notes that defended freedom of thought and the need for bipartisan unity, it now appears he has come to share the view of the loudest members of the left.

Why Are Liz Cheney’s Neocon Allies Pretending Her Problems Are About Trump?

Liz Cheney didn’t get ambushed over Trump. She donated to a fellow member’s primary opponent, and people got mad.

How Would The Media Cover School Reopening If Hillary Clinton Were President?

The media has set new, ahistorical, and impossible to achieve goals that must be achieved before reopening.

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo On Hong Kong, TikTok, And What China Wants

Ben Domenech sat down with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Xi Jinping’s “freedom-destroying” approach to power and American business in China.

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.