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 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; 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 is a Fox News Contributor. He lives with his wife and daughter in Virginia. Email him at [email protected]

Paul Ryan Is Wrong To Diminish The Culture War

Diminishing the culture war in this heated moment isn’t just anti-conservative; it has the priorities of the people completely backward.

60 Years Later, JFK’s Moonshot Beckons Us To American Risk

Sixty years ago today at this very moment, in a rare midday joint session address to Congress, President John F. Kennedy set an incredible goal for the nation.

Jon Stewart Killed ‘Crossfire’ And He Was Wrong

There is today essentially no program that pairs left and right perspectives on camera as co-equal hosts to debate today’s topics. Is that a good thing?

What Is Mitch McConnell Thinking?

Now comes McConnell’s impeachment effort, as effective and well-thought as his filibuster defense effort, and it is already looking like an embarrassing and risky bit of 4D chess.

How Joe Biden Misunderstands Unity

In Biden’s speech, St. Augustine’s deep warning about misdirected unity in love of the wrong thing becomes the spiritual equivalent of “c’mon, man.”

The Old Order Returns

The central question Americans ought to consider on this Inauguration Day as The Old Order returns is whether what they are seeing in their country is happening because it is strong or because it is weak.

There Is No Future For A Liz Cheney GOP

Whether she sticks around or is rejected by a conference already fed up with her anti-incumbent donations, Cheney is now persona non grata.

The Consequences Of The Capitol Assault

The rioters failed in their effort and ensured their marginalization, but marginalization doesn’t mean evaporation. They’re still here, and they’re not going away.

After Likely GOP Losses In Georgia, Let The Blame Game Begin

The recriminations about the likely loss of two GOP incumbents in Georgia will ripple through Republican circles in a display of total acrimony.

What Began 400 Years Ago In Plymouth Shaped The World For The Better

The world the pilgrims made is a testament to their resolve and daring, without which this country and the people we love so much would not exist.

Will Anyone Face Any Consequences For Gaslighting Americans On The Hunter Biden Story?

Will anyone in media, Big Tech, or the expert class be held accountable for claiming the Biden family investigations were a fantasy Russian disinformation plot?

2020 Was The Year Nancy Pelosi Totally Lost Her Touch

The Speaker’s instincts have atrophied. Her political gambits have failed. She’s been a source of one very public screw up after another.

‘They Sailed Up Out Of The Infinite’: An Introduction To The 1620 Project

The 1620 Project is about understanding how these characteristics are essential to understanding the American founding, and how they provided the basis for so much of what makes this nation great.

Disgraced Pollsters And Media Didn’t Get the Blue Wave They Prophesied

The media lost their minds last night as it became apparent that this election was not turning out the way they’ve claimed it would for months, with a double-digit landslide for Joe Biden.

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.