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.
Zach Galifianakis Had A Responsibility To Challenge Hillary. He Failed

Zach Galifianakis of Funny or Die chose to fawn all over Clinton instead of grilling her over her constant lies, her reckless foreign policy and her opportunistic flip-flopping over the past few years.

The New York Times’ Lack Of Gun Knowledge Is Embarrassing

According to The New York Times, Missouri’s recent passage of a ‘constitutional carry’ gun law has transformed the Show-Me State into ‘the shoot-me state.’

Can Colleges Just Ban Everybody Already? It’d Save A Ton Of Time And Money

If you are not 100 percent supportive of the incoherent, meaningless mess of gender ideology, then you don’t belong in American higher education.

Wisconsin John Doe Leak Exposes Democrats’ Contempt For The Law

The leaked John Doe documents show the same old story: a Democratic Party that regularly engages in criminal political misconduct.

If Hillary Wins In November, Blame Sean Hannity

If you want to find someone to blame for conservatism’s predicament in 2016, you could do much worse than to point a finger at Sean Hannity.

Sorry, Mark Cuban: Hillary Clinton Is Unquestionably Guilty

The FBI’s report is breathtaking in its summation of Hillary Clinton’s reckless abuse of her office and the classified material with which she was entrusted.

Conservatives Need To Get More Stubborn

Conservatives should commit themselves to being as intransigent and uncompromising as liberals are.

The Coming Free Speech Apocalypse

There is a good chance American enemies of American free speech will shortly mount a sustained and successful effort to drastically reduce American speech freedoms.

The Second Amendment: How Does It Work? Progressives Have No Idea

With a Hillary Clinton presidency and Supreme Court on the way, we need an American population that is historically knowledgeable about the Second Amendment.

Keep Abortion Stigmatized

If we are not going to stigmatize the intentional killing of defenseless innocent human beings, we cannot possibly hope to stigmatize much of anything else.

How The Left Is Weaponizing The American Legal System

Various progressive factions have undertaken an effort to criminalize dissent using the courts and statutory law.

Tim Kaine Is An Intellectual And Moral Coward

Hillary Clinton’s running mate has held for some time now that while he is ‘personally opposed’ to abortion, he wants it to remain legal.

How To Spot A Media Hoax

The more an accusation of wrongdoing or criminal activity sounds like a picture-perfect capitalized example of Hate Crime or Wicked Evil Behavior, the more you should mistrust the claims.

Why Do Dumb Celebrities Keep Blaming The NRA For Everything?

Shut up, Wesley!

The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

If discrimination were truly a motivating factor for transgender suicide or attempts such as Chelsea Manning’s, you would expect the black suicide rate to be higher than the white rate.

If Firing An AR-15 Scares You, Maybe You’re A Sissy

If you can’t fire a commonplace sporting rifle without feeling ‘irritable and jittery’ for hours afterwards, that’s a problem with you, not with the gun.

Seth MacFarlane Apparently Can’t Read Charts About Gun Ownership

Comedian Seth McFarlane wants you to believe two charts indicate high gun ownership rates correlate with high gun-related death rates. But his own data proves him wrong.

The Orlando Attack Is What Actual Homophobia Looks Like

Homophobia is not a reasonable objection to the deficiencies of modern gay culture, but a profound and even homicidal desire to harm gays because of their sexual preferences.

Elton John Inflates The Big Gay Marriage Lie

Elton John and David Furnish allegedly have sex with numerous other partners, yet they insist their kids would be harmed by seeing this reality in print.

Left Explicitly Condones Anti-Trump Violence

If you’re fine with riots, then you’re almost certainly not among those people who have had their buildings torched or cars destroyed in the course of a riot.