David Harsanyi
David Harsanyi
David Harsanyi, Senior Editor
David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of three books. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications. David has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and dozens of radio talk shows across the country. Reach him at dharsanyi@thefederalist.com
Abortion Is Not A Jewish Value

Reform Judaism transformed a faith based on thousands of years learning, achievement, and culture into one beholden to the sacraments of liberalism.

Liberals Shouldn’t Complain About ‘Paranoia And Fear.’ They Perfected It.

No one is innocent when it comes to manipulating voters with emotion. That no one includes a lot of Democrats.

Democrats: We Shall Overcome The Constitution

Nothing ignites the passions of Democrats these days quite like the prospect of gutting the Constitution.

Sorry, Everyone: The American Middle Class Is Winning

The American middle class is disappearing. This is what everyone says, all the time. The only problem is: it’s not true.

On Guns, Democrats Have Lost Their Minds

Many Democrats who refuse to acknowledge Islamic radicalism are now exploiting the ISIS attack to accuse fellow Americans of abetting terrorism.

Do Democrats Care About The Constitution Anymore? It Sure Doesn’t Look Like It

The Constitution often gets in the way of the Left’s notions about equality, redistribution, and social reconstruction.

By Rejecting ‘Radical Islam,’ Obama Rejects Reality

President Barack Obama finally lashes out at America’s real enemy: the GOP.

Hillary: People Under FBI Investigation Should Lose Constitutional Rights

If the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of Hillary’s suspected illegal activities, she shouldn’t be allowed run for president. Obviously.

I Don’t Have To Vote, And I Can Still Complain

Demanding (or forcing) people to vote for immoral, corrupt demagogues is one of the most un-American things I can think of.

Gawker Is Bankrupt, And Now Liberals Are Pretending To Care About Free Speech

Is Gawker beyond the reach of the law? Or should it just be beyond the reach of third-party funders that liberal pundits don’t like?

Libertarians Could Appeal To Social Conservatives. They Just Don’t Want To

Libertarians have lost an opportunity to lure conservatives by picking socially liberal candidates who oppose religious liberty and free association.

The Obama Administration’s ‘War On Salt’ Is Bad Policy Based On Bad Science

This week, Obama’s FDA set new ‘guidelines’ to ‘nudge’ companies into treating a perfectly harmless ingredient as if it were a dangerous chemical.

The Liberal Case Against Peter Thiel Is The Worst Kind Of Hypocrisy

The media’s case against Peter Thiel’s third-party fight with Gawker is unconvincing— especially when we consider who’s making the arguments.

Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon Is Hillary Clinton

Don’t think of Trump vs. Clinton as a popularity contest. Think of it as a race to see who will be slightly less detested by the American electorate.

Washington Elites Can’t Survive Without Ignorant Voters

A democracy without knowledge corrodes our republic. And that’s exactly how politicians like it.

Libertarians Have A Chance To Make Some Noise. But Not With These Candidates

Libertarians need a charismatic candidate to make a compelling case to disgruntled conservatives.

It’s Official. America Has Been Consumed By Identity Politics

Whatever the topic, America will be thrust into a debate about identity. Because that’s what we do now.

Beyoncé’s ‘Sweatshops’ Do More For The World’s Poor Than You Ever Will

Rest assured, Beyoncé is doing more to improve the lives of the average Sri Lankan than all fair-traders and finger-wagging journalists combined.

Trump Is Right: Americans Should Fight To Pay As Little In Taxes As Possible

Trump’s position on paying as little as possible in taxes is the least offensive thing the golden-haired demagogue has said since he declared his candidacy.

Bill Nye Is A Huckster

Bill Nye diminishes genuine science by resorting to scaremonger-y nuggets of easily dismissible ideologically-motivated nonsense.