About Ben Domenech

headshot Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and a senior fellow for The Heartland Institute. He writes a popular daily subscription email newsletter for political insiders, The Transom, which aggregates news and notes from around the web.

Domenech previously served as editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on politics and culture. He also served as speechwriter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, and interned for the White House speechwriting office under George W. Bush. An editor of multiple New York Times bestsellers, Domenech co-founded Redstate, a prominent site described by National Journal as the most widely-read conservative blog on Capitol Hill, and was for several years co-host of a daily center-right podcast, the Sam Adams award-winning Coffee & Markets. His writing has been published in The Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason, and GQ, and he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He divides his time between Virginia and New York.

Domenech has been working and writing on politics and public policy since 1998, when he was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a delegate to the White House commission on Social Security and retirement savings. In 2009 he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. In 2014 he was selected as a Lincoln Fellow by The Claremont Institute.

You can email him at ben [at] thefederalist.com. Follow the links at the right to read his writings elsewhere.