Benjamin DomenechResearch Fellow, Heartland Institute
Ben Domenech analyzes health policy and edits <a href="http://healthpolicy-news.org">Health Care News</a> for The Heartland Institute, a free market thinktank based in Chicago. He spent several years working and writing on national health care policy, beginning with a political appointment as speechwriter for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, and continuing as chief speechwriter for U.S. Senator John Cornyn during the Medicare Part D debate on Capitol Hill.<br /> <br /> In addition to his work with Heartland, Ben serves as Editor in Chief of The City, an academic journal of faith, politics, and culture. He previously worked as a book editor for Eagle Publishing, where he edited multiple bestsellers pn politics, history, and sports. A co-founder of Redstate, a prominent conservative activist community site, he continues to write for <a href="http://www.newledger.com">The New Ledger</a>, an internet publication focused on politics, foreign policy, and the marketplace, and hosts a popular weekly podcast on the economy and marketplace issues sponsored by <a href="http://biggovernment.com/author/newledger/">BigGovernment.com</a>.<br /> <br /> Ben has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, and his columns have been widely published. In 2009 he was chosen as a new media fellow by the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. He lives in Virginia. You can follow Ben on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/bdomenech">@bdomenech</a>.