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]
Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Blunder Will Play Out In 2020

Impeachment now looks more like an example of that ancient term: a partisan traveshamockery.

The Strongest Case For Impeachment Is That It Won’t Matter

The political case to make for impeachment is that Democrats locked themselves into this, and eleven months from now, it just won’t matter.

The Media Learns Nothing From Their Repeated Failures

The widespread decay of trust in institutions is particularly disturbing with the media. There have yet to be any consequences for their repeated mistakes.

The Person Of The Year Is Not Greta Thunberg. It’s The Hong Kong Protester

In defiance of the most powerful authoritarian regime in the modern world, the protester in Hong Kong has stood against the authority of Red China with courage and dedication.

The Washington Blob Rejects Change On American Interventionism

Where is the cohort of new voices in our politics or media who are skeptical of the intelligence community or the assessments of the American military?

Be Brave. Be Water. Be Ready: Three Days Among The Freedom Protesters In Hong Kong

When a fourth of your population demands something, there is a serious consequence when nothing happens — when millions of law-abiding people feel their autonomy is at risk.

The Era Of Comprehensive Digital Wokeness Is Exhausting

What if your Uber driver voted for Trump? What if your waitress voted for Trump? What if, heaven forfend, the guy who delivers your New York Times voted for Trump?

Voters Are Fed Up With Big Tech Monopolies Trying To Run Their Lives

Whether something is legal or not doesn’t connote cultural sustainability or mitigate the potential harm to our political discourse.

Bias At Tech Companies Hurts Americans More Than You Think

When you start banning people who are normal citizens, who are not intentionally in the political game, it crosses a line, and at a great risk.

How Tech Bias Became A Kitchen Table Issue

This is not a conversation limited to activists or media members when families are talking about mom losing her income and her friends.

The Cultural White Walkers Have Descended

American culture is past the point of peaceable navigation of conflict. The Left seeks to destroy all that Christian conservatives hold dear.

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.