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.
Cosmopolitan Doesn’t Understand How The Constitution Works

Cosmopolitan’s Jill Filipovic has constructed an argument against originalism that should embarrass even the most disinterested of history students.

Research Problems Unravel Liberal Narrative Alleging ‘Everyone Is Racist’

Years of sensational coverage has made the ‘implicit bias’ test out to be a foolproof predictor of racist belief. The evidence strongly suggests otherwise.

No, An Embryo Is Not Inhuman Like ‘A Sack Of Almonds’

Science confirms that human life begins at conception, even if the pro-choice movement tends to look upon this as if it were some kind of witchcraft chant.

If Child Sex Is More Common Among Gay Men, Are We Okay With That?

It seems we may be willing to reflect cheerfully on a man’s reminiscence about being sexually abused when he was 13, simply because the man in question is gay.

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.