Ben Domenech

A subdued Donald Trump in South Carolina

21 February 2024 2:58 pm

Greenville, South Carolina I’ve now seen three versions of Donald Trump in the state where I grew up. In 2016,…

What will the new Trump foreign policy look like?

16 February 2024 7:45 am

A month after the election shock of 2016, CBS’s John Dickerson sat down with the ninety-three-year-old Henry Kissinger to get…

Congress is a very silly place

15 February 2024 4:05 am

The news that China Select Committee Chairman Mike Gallagher won’t run for reelection in his safe Wisconsin district may have…

Democrats face a self-reinforcing 2024 nightmare

10 February 2024 3:13 am

Yesterday was a year’s worth of a rising wave that came crashing down on Democratic hopes for 2024. They had…

Women watched the NFL before Taylor Swift’s WAG era

9 February 2024 4:30 am

I was standing in the beer line with a group of Pittsburgh Steelers fans midway through their home game against…

The fall of Nikki Haley’s comet

21 January 2024 2:17 am

In the waning days of 2023, the last weeks of the before-time — the moments before the Republican Party would…

The top ten worst modern presidential campaigns, ranked

18 January 2024 5:05 am

The decline and fall of the Ron DeSantis campaign has led several people within the commentariat — which these days…

Joe Biden don’t get no respect

30 November 2023 3:32 am

During Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, it became common knowledge that the best way to lobby the president…

Unpacking the GOP’s red October

14 November 2023 8:18 am

The Florida Man had a plan. It was obvious from the beginning, but this being Washington, despite all the bizarre…

Joe Manchin has every reason to run for president

11 November 2023 2:29 am

Joe Manchin’s decision to retire from the US Senate is not surprising. The tea leaves have been there for a…

Who is Mike Johnson, the new House speaker?

26 October 2023 6:32 am

At long last, House Republicans finally selected their new speaker: Mike Johnson, the Shreveport native who resembles nothing so much…

Being denied a job for supporting Hamas isn’t ‘cancel culture’

19 October 2023 4:39 am

Karol Markowicz has a piece today about cancel culture and the college students who signed on to reprehensible anti-Israel or even…

The Hateful Eight hand the House to the Democrats

5 October 2023 1:30 am

In Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, a posse of violent ne’er-do-wells forced by circumstance into a house together descend, through…

Matt Gaetz catches the car

4 October 2023 9:21 am

An admission of personal bias: I have little to no respect for academics or intellectuals who write about the Congress…

RFK goes rogue

3 October 2023 3:10 am

A week from today, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to make an announcement in Philadelphia that will almost certainly entail…

Donald Trump’s foolish abortion gamble

19 September 2023 4:48 am

Abortion was the single biggest issue that led to Donald Trump winning the 2016 election. It may be the single…

Beware the DoJ’s Hunter Biden distraction

15 September 2023 9:18 am

You don’t need to be a political genius to see that this Hunter Biden indictment is an obvious smokescreen for…

The new aggressive politics in an age of lawfare

13 September 2023 4:24 am

Impeaching a president may not have the same power it once did in Washington. But the announcement of an official…

Joe Biden’s grapple with senility is the GOP’s 2024 message

12 September 2023 1:15 am

Weep, ad men. The Republican Party shouldn’t have to rely on any of you in 2024. They don’t need your…

Austin hosts the impeachment trial of the century

9 September 2023 8:17 am

“Everything’s bigger in Texas” is one of those clichés that happens to be entirely true. With the diminution of the…

Is Andy Beshear the new Mitch McConnell?

7 September 2023 1:55 am

In a move that is right out of the hard political playbook of Mitch McConnell himself, the Democratic governor of…

Will Senator Mitch McConnell step down after his latest freezing episode?

31 August 2023 6:02 pm

Senator Mitch McConnell appeared to have another elderly moment in Kentucky following an event yesterday, where a question about whether…

2024 is America’s ‘lock him up’ election

22 August 2023 5:49 pm

It’s time to acknowledge the obvious truth about 2024: it’s going to be an election about who Americans want to…

We’re living through Barack Obama’s third term

8 August 2023 4:51 pm

One of the big questions in Washington and across the country as Joe Biden’s very public decline has accelerated is:…

Could Trump’s indictments boost his election chances?

4 August 2023 6:10 pm

When Donald Trump’s attorney and spokeswoman Alina Habba took to the streets on Thursday in front of the federal courthouse in…