Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne is a senior contributor at the Federalist. He is an assistant editor for The College Fix, the news magazine of the Student Free Press Association, which works with college-aged writers and aspiring journalists who are looking to improve campus journalism, explore careers in the media, and commit themselves to the principles of a free society. Daniel's work has appeared in outlets such as National Review Online, Reason, Front Porch Republic, and elsewhere. His personal blog can be found at Trial of the Century. He lives in Virginia.
Facebook Is Bad Enough. Real-Life Farmville And Zuck 2024 Are Worse

Facebook has taken one step closer to its grand vision of a shining newsfeed on a hill, announcing a self-contained Facebook community for rich tech people in Menlo Park.

The Vatican’s Statement On UK Baby Condemned To Die Is Frightening

If this is where the Vatican now makes its stand, then the most vulnerable members of society—which is to say all of us, at some point—are in trouble.

Gun Controllers Know Their Policies Won’t Stop Murder. They’re Playing A Different Game

Had gun controllers’ proposed rules been in place, they would not have prevented America’s recent high-profile mass shootings.

The Acquittal Verdict In The Philando Castile Case Is An Abomination

There was no good reason for Jeronimo Yanez to have opened fire upon Philando Castile. He had no indication that there was any reason to do so.

If Liberals Held Equal Standards For Shootings, They’d Blame Themselves For Alexandria

Did the same media that condemned Republicans for allegedly inspiring the Gabby Giffords shooting condemn today’s hysterical anti-Trump climate? Of course not.

Dear Climate Alarmists: Now That The Paris Accord Is Settled, Please Go Away

Your hysterics surrounding the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris global warming arrangement have finally driven it home for us: this isn’t working.

Watching My Wife Give Birth Illuminated What A Miracle Life Is

I had been by my wife’s side for 12 hours as she moaned, breathed, and eventually pushed, and still I was not prepared for what seemed for all appearances to be magic.

13 More Major Fake News Stories In Just Five Months Of Trump’s Presidency

With Donald Trump in the White House, the media is increasingly apathetic towards, if not antipathetic to, the truth.

Bill Nye: Gender-Chromosome Correlation Is So ’90s

Bill Nye hasn’t edited old segments from his show to better adhere to the scientific method. He’s doing it to align himself with progressive orthodoxy.

It’s Not James Comey’s Fault That Hillary Is A Terrible Politician

We should not be afraid to tell the Nate Silvers of the world the uncomfortable but undeniable truth. James Comey did not cost Hillary Clinton the election. Hillary Clinton did.

Did Bill Nye Censor Himself Because Of Transgender Ideology?

Someone appears to have retroactively censored an episode of ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ that explains how human chromosomes determine our biological sex.

This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong

Now you can ignore the hysteria and simply live your life without worrying about Tampa.

Matthew’s Gospel Offers An Amazing Case For Christ’s Resurrection

It could be that the disciples—a bunch of cowardly goatherds and fishermen—had secret ninja powers. Or just maybe, Jesus actually rose from the grave.

The Patriarchy Is Too Powerful For Us To Deny White Men The Vote

To effectively take the vote away from the white males, one must give them special non-voting privileges. Which kind of defeats the purpose. Sorry, ladies.

This Practice Shows Health Care Can Be Cheap And Personal When People Pay Cash

Direct primary care offers in reality what our political class has thus far offered us only in theory: sane, reasonable, and affordable health care.

Trump Is America’s First Social Media President. That’s Not A Good Thing

Social media can accomplish great things. It can also be a sewer pit of self-absorption and thoughtless anger. Trump has to learn to tell the difference.

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.