About Ben Domenech

headshot Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, a senior fellow for The Heartland Institute, and editor in chief of The City, an academic journal on politics and culture. He writes a popular daily subscription email newsletter, The Transom, which aggregates news and notes from around the web.

Domenech previously 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. He 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. A widely published writer for print and online publications, Domenech is a frequent guest commentator on TV and radio programs across the country, appearing regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, and The Blaze.

Domenech has been working and writing on entitlement reform 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 to The Claremont Institute.

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