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 [email protected]
What The Shutdown Tells Us About Modern Democrats

For Democrats, anything the Republicans do is ‘undemocratic.’

Donald Trump’s Greatest Gift Is His Enemies

Our day-to-day drama is often brought on by Trump’s words. But much of it is exacerbated by his adversaries, who are ridiculous in their own special ways.

In Every Way, Jeff Flake’s Trump-Stalin Comparison Is Absurd

Jeff Flake’s contention that Donald Trump is quoting Stalin is just another example of the unfortunate state of our political discourse.

Google’s New ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Partisan Garbage

To combat ‘fake news,’ Google is manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them. It’s a sham.

Stop Scaremongering. The Press Is Freer Than It’s Ever Been

Despite Donald Trump’s antagonism towards mainstream journalists, the press is safer from government interference than it has been in a long time.

Don’t Let ‘Fire And Fury’ Normalize ‘Fake But Accurate’

‘Fire And Fury’ has given the media a convenient excuse to repeat unverified stories about the Trump administration. It sets a bad precedent.

‘Economists Say’ A Lot Of Things. But They’re Mostly Wrong

For years, liberals have coated policy positions with an undeserving veneer of scientific certitude.

5 Worst Echo Chamber Talking Points About The Iranian Uprising

The Iranian people are in the midst of their largest protests since 2009, but many on the Left aren’t especially thrilled about prospects of a free Iran.

Democrats Are Fooling Themselves About Tax Reform’s Unpopularity

Like Obamacare, people don’t know what’s in the tax reform bill.  But unlike Obamacare, they’re going to be pleasantly surprised.

Obama’s Iran Deal Makes Trump’s Russia ‘Collusion’ Look Like Child’s Play

The Obama administration’s coddling of terror-supporting Iran should have been a massive national scandal. It still should be.

Every Time You Wish Someone ‘Happy Hanukkah’ You Acknowledge The Historic Jewish Claim On Jerusalem

The Festival of Lights is just another reminder that the Jews have a singular, millennia-long relationship with Jerusalem.

Political Journalists Have Themselves To Blame For Sinking Credibility

If there’s a major news story that journalists have botched more over the past 70 years than the Russia ‘collusion’ story, I’d love to hear about it.

Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem Makes ‘Peace’ More Likely

Later today, Donald Trump is expected to offer a largely symbolic but important gesture affirming that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

How Democrats Corrupt English To Create Hysteria

Liberals aren’t peddling typical political euphemisms. They are corroding language, and we shouldn’t allow it to be normalized.

The New York Times Finally Admits It’s Just A Democrat Super PAC

Today, The New York Times editorial board took over the paper’s opinion Twitter account and became a proxy for the Democratic Party.

This Is Why We Can’t Trust Factcheckers, Part Infinity

Vice President Mike Pence says something that is completely true. The Washington Post factcheckers give him three Pinocchios for his troubles.

This Is The Perfect Time To Destroy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans have long argued that the CFPB is unconstitutional and unaccountable. Democrats proved that’s exactly what they want it to be.

The Fewer Competitive Districts We Have, The Better

Perhaps Thomas Brunell is unfit to run the U.S. Census Bureau. But his thesis on competitive elections is perfectly reasonable.

Liberals’ Sudden Concern About Bill Clinton’s Behavior Is Cynical And Self-Serving

A number of liberals have finally decided to take allegations of sexual assault against former president Bill Clinton seriously. This is no act of heroism.

We Don’t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore

On Alabama’s Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore, don’t let your healthy skepticism transform into tribal denialism.