Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne is a senior contributor at The Federalist. He studied Italian and English literature at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has also been featured at outlets such as Reason and Front Porch Republic. He is a frequent guest on radio programs such as the NRA News's Cam and Company, the Steve Deace Show and Real Side with Joe Messina. He currently runs the blog Trial of the Century. He lives in Virginia.
20 Questions Liberals Need To Ask About Their Reaction To Trump

At times like this, introspection and self-examination are important tools for anyone.

No, Congress Isn’t Letting Mentally Ill People Get Guns

The rule in question does not, in fact, ‘keep guns from the mentally ill,’ and repealing it will not allow the mentally ill access to firearms.

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

Journalists, media types, reporters, you have two choices: you can fix these problems, or you can watch your profession go down in flames.

Prominent Leftists Now Outright Condone Violence To Oppose Trump

We are not even two weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, and already we are at this point. Where will we be after four years, or even eight?

Here’s A Primer On Pro-Life Responses To Common Counter-Arguments

The ideas of the pro-life movement are much richer and more interesting than many commentators would have you believe.

NYT Turns To Feelings-Based Journalism To Savage The Trump Administration

This is feelings-based journalism, and it is likely that, throughout Trump’s presidency, it will only continue to grow in popularity.

The Crazy Left’s 4-Step Strategy To Ensure Trump’s Re-Election In 2020

Embarrassed, angry, and confused, the Left is simply doubling down on the behavior and the rhetoric that drove large numbers of Americans to vote for Trump in the first place.

Democratic Members Of Congress Shouldn’t Turn Democracy Into A Twitter Poll

If your politics are so empty that you can’t even make up your mind about whether you should attend a presidential inauguration, get out of government.

Trans Woman Sues To Force Catholic Hospital To Remove Her Healthy Uterus

Transgender totalitarian is coming to a hospital near you.

Paul Krugman Has Turned Into A Wild-Eyed Conspiracy Theorist

In The New York Times last week, Paul Krugman wrote what may be the most quietly unhinged column of the entire election, no mean feat.

Dear Cosmo: Being A Christian Is Not A ‘Scandal’

Cosmo writer Laura Beck is walking a familiar beat: the oblivious journalist who suddenly discovers the alien and inscrutable beliefs of the Christian people.

Attacking Scott Pruitt As A Climate Change Denier Only Hurts Alarmists’ Crusade

Correctly acknowledging the climate change debate is enough to get EPA nominee Scott Pruitt branded a ‘denialist.’ Why would anyone take such a clownish ideology seriously?

‘Hook’ Deserves A Place In Robin Williams’ Hall Of Fame

The film isn’t about rediscovering the joys of youth. Quite the opposite: it’s about the joys of responsibility and adulthood.

Why The Media Would Pretend Catholics Are Trading Abortion For Climate Change

‘Catholic leaders’ believe that ‘climate change’ is on the ‘same level’ as abortion and the death penalty? If you know about Catholics, you’d be skeptical.

Sorry, New York Times, But ‘Smart Guns’ Are A Dumb Idea

There are three reasons gun-owning Americans are suspicious of, and reluctant to purchase, ‘smart guns.’

Paul Krugman Illustrates The Damaged Political Psyches Of The Left

The election damaged the political psyche of liberals in ways that it will probably take a while for us to understand.

Why Liberals’ Coming Fight Over Identity Politics Will Be Ugly

The more practical wing of the Democratic Party and the more manic, single-minded constituency largely comprised of young liberals are in for a giant fight.

‘Not My President’ Proves Liberal Love For Democracy Is Just A Ruse

Liberals who chest-thump about the integrity of our political institutions are frequently eager to discredit those same political institutions when it suits their purposes.

Dear Lefties: If You Don’t ‘Feel Safe,’ You Can Always Buy Some Guns

Many historically persecuted minority groups have found gun ownership to be a wonderful way to provide for their security.

Tim Kaine Mangles Parable, Compares Hillary To God

Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine already has a tenuous relationship with his faith, and his handling of one of Christ’s parables seems only to solidify that.