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
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.

The Senate Has No Business Investigating Facebook

If Facebook wants to transform its trending list into Huffington Post it should be free to do so. Quit the platform if you don’t like it.

Obama’s Lawsuit Against North Carolina Isn’t About Civil Rights. It’s About Crushing Dissent

Some of us don’t care about the debate over public bathrooms. We do, however, care about the ongoing destruction of federalism, individual choice, and debate.

Chris Cuomo Demonstrates Everything That’s Wrong With The Media’s Donald Trump Coverage

Instead of reporting the news, networks are giving Donald Trump a pass on vital policy questions and allowing him to engage in reality show theatrics.

California: The Ultimate Nanny State

In California a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but a 20-year-old can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.

Sometimes There Is No Lesser Of Two Evils

There are a number of reasons to sabotage The Party of Trump even if it ends with a President Hillary.

Why Aren’t We Having a National Conversation About Leftist Violence?

If a violent gang of conservatives attempted to shut down a major Hillary Clinton event, America would be thrust into an insufferable national discussion.

Carly Fiorina Is Impressive. But She Can’t Save Cruz

Carly Fiorina’s appearance is too late and too desperate and too inconsequential to make the kind of difference that matters.

The GOP Sucks, But It’s Not As Bad As Everyone Thinks

There’s one thing I will never forgive populists for, and that’s forcing me to defend the Republican Party.

Earth Day Teaches Kids All The Wrong Lessons

You don’t need to look farther than your kid’s corrupted science curriculum to understand why Earth Day is problematic.

How Democrats Win Debates By Corrupting The English Language

Today’s debates aren’t only littered with rhetorical distortions. In some ways, many of Democrats’ most potent arguments are built on corrupt language.

Hillary Says She Wants More Questions About Abortion. Here Are 10 She Won’t Answer

During the last Democratic Party debate, Hillary Clinton demanded to know why the press wasn’t asking her about abortion. Good question.

The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

The Obama administration’s motto might as well be ‘Strength Through Moral Equivalence.’

The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

‘Rogue One’ looks great. There’s just one problem.