Ben Domenech

The Conservative Crusade Against Crony Capitalism Turns Out to Be Another Crusade Against the Safety Net
April 29, 2014

All of a sudden, Thomas Piketty has allies in the fight against "crony capitalism."

We Don't Know Everything About Obamacare. But We Know Who's Trying to Sabotage It.
July 19, 2013

The implementation of Obamacare is an awfully difficult subject to cover. It requires following developments in Washington and in the 50 states, each with its own unique challenges and politics.

Another Signpost on the Road to the Right
June 08, 2012

The latest sign of rightward drift in American politics, or at least the Republican Party, came this week when Politico reported that Mitt Romney had asked Michael Leavitt to begin preparing for the transition, in case Romney wins. Leavitt is a former Republican governor of Utah and former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. In normal times, those credentials would be more than enough to satisfy most conservatives.

Coping With Mccain
January 30, 2008

It's going to be a lot of fun watching conservatives come to terms with the fact that McCain's likely to be the GOP nominee. I don't know if Hewitt and Limbaugh will ever get there, but other right-wingers are rapidly working through the five stages. My favorite bit of coping so far comes from RedState's Ben Domenech (via Andrew): Yet this is also what I’ve always admired about McCain, even if conservatives curse him in the course of legislative battle: he is the same man, whichever side he is on.

Red Herring
March 29, 2006

Shortly before George W. Bush's second inauguration, The Washington Post sent one of its best reporters into the heart of America to explore the "Red Sea"--that uncharted territory populated with those great unknowns who had recently voted to reelect the president. "[W]e were tired of hearing pundits tell us about 'Red America' and wanted a firsthand look," the paper's explorer declared. Here is what he discovered: "I found ordinary people with various motivations, sundry stories, personal beliefs, custom-made decisions.