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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.


Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

Separated Powers Two Centuries Later: The Health of Republican Government

Ben speaks with F.H. Buckley, author of The Once and Future King, about the health of Constitutional government in America today.

Judicial Roundup On Federalist Radio Hour

It has been a momentous few days at the Supreme Court as the justices handed down three groundbreaking decisions. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben gets the first draft reactions from top scholars on the issues. Sarah Torre of the Heritage Foundation sifts through the court’s marriage decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, explaining that…

King v. Burwell

Robert Tracinski guest hosts the Federalist Radio Hour to give breaking analysis of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision.

The Importance Of Alexander Hamilton

Ben Offers A Historical Primer on Alexander Hamilton.

Bobby Jindal Joins The Federalist Radio Hour

Ben Speaks with Bobby Jindal on the eve of the Governor’s expected presidential announcement.

Should We Execute The Boston Bomber?

Ben Hosts A Debate Over Whether The Boston Bomber Deserves The Death Penalty.

The Danger of Civil Asset Forfeiture

A Florida man entered the airport with $11,000 dollars and a ticket home, but after a confrontation with the police, he left without his life savings. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, the Daily Signal’s Melissa Quinn explains how civil asset forfeiture laws allow the state to treat innocent citizens like criminals. Later in the program,…

Holy Encyclicals And Vicious Debates

The Federalist Radio Hour gets an insider’s look on some of Congress’ hottest summer issues. Coalitions Director for the Republican Study Committee, Rachel Kopec joins Ben to dissect the debate on the Export-Import Bank, the Highway Transportation Bill, and the Affordable Care Act. “If conservatives can’t address corporate welfare,” the senior staffer asks “how can we…

Ann Coulter Says Adios America On Federalist Radio Hour

Ann Coulter joins Ben in-studio on this edition of The Federalist Radio Hour. The two sparred over Coulter’s suggested approach to immigration reform. Advertising her new book, Adios America!, Coulter offered a pointed critique of what she considers cyclical Republican foolishness, and also gave her take on the contemporary field of GOP presidential hopefuls.

The TPA, Paul Ryan, and King v. Burwell

Representative Paul Ryan joins Ben to discuss the Transportation Promotion Authority on today’s edition of The Federalist Radio. More concerned with policy than politics, Ryan argues that he’ll push any program that cuts taxes, promotes growth, and opens market–regardless of who supports it. Dubbed “the man who could bring down ObamaCare,” Cato’s Michael Cannon also…