Originally from Mississippi, Ben Domenech began his career as a political journalist covering Capitol Hill. In 2002, he was sworn in as the youngest political appointee in the Bush Administration, where he served for a year before spending two as the chief speechwriter for a U.S. Senator. Ben has worked as a book editor, ghostwriter and consultant (though not necessarily in that order). He is a co-founder of Redstate and the editor in chief of The Critical. He lives in Virginia.