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. Domenech also serves as a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He was previously 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 Daily Beast, Politico, Commentary, Reason, and GQ, and he appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, HBO, and CBS's Face the Nation.
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We have breakdown, chaos, and upheaval in our politics today not because the people are “insane”…but because they are sane.
Voters — particularly Republican voters — are sick of leaders who ignore the dangers refugees pose to the homeland, and they’re weary of politicians who are hesitant to identify the religious motivations behind terrorist groups like ISIS.
Donald Trump has succeeded because Republicans realized too late that they were locked in a Civil war over the future of their party.
Can you really blame a news media that has become all about entertainment for their Trump sycophancy, considering that in the end, it’s just good TV?
The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics.