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]

The Courageous Dr. Tom Coburn

Dr. Coburn existed in Washington, but walked through it as a man who lived apart from its values, a pilgrim in an unholy land.

We’re Following A One-Size-Fits-All Coronavirus Strategy Right Into A Great Depression

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.

Predictions: What Will America Look Like After The Wuhan Coronavirus?

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?

Why Bernie Sanders Lost

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.

Say What You Will About Democratic Socialism, But Bernie’s Message Is Inspiring

Bernie Sanders’ socialist utopia seeks to answer legitimate problems people have with the Democratic leadership of the past 30 years.

Twitter Just Made Ideological Defamation Its Official Corporate Policy

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.

As Impeachment Fails, Romney Stands Alone

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.

Playing America’s TV President Is Working For Trump

Tuesday’s State of the Union address was thoroughly Trumpian because it was not about ideology, it was about good television.

Donald Trump Is The Most Successful Pro-Life President

Trump has viewed the abortion issue as a binary process without any gray area. Either we fund abortions or we don’t

What Senate Republicans Should Learn From The House On Impeachment

House Republican leadership was enormously successful in how they handled hearings and managed to attain a bipartisan vote. The Senate should take note.

Nancy Pelosi Is Doing Putin’s Bidding

When it comes to just dropping the idea that Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are working for a foreign power, that’s just politics for Nancy Pelosi.

Who Does Ocasio-Cortez Want To Kick Out Of The Tent?

AOC wants to ignore the priorities of general election moderate voters, and let the progressive activist core drive Congressional selection.

Washington Tries, And Fails, To Defend Nancy Pelosi’s Failed Impeachment Strategy

Why did Pelosi choose this pointless gambit which ended up dragging this impeachment process out without any apparent benefit to her conference?

2019 Was The Year Of The Guy Movie

As television becomes higher and higher quality in writing, acting, clothing and cinematography, movies are going to become increasingly a retro pursuit favored by men.

We’ve Entered The Desert Of The Surreal

We’re giving up family formation, faith, and the everlasting for the likes, the upvotes, and the daily ever-present memeification.

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?