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
Want To Improve Baseball? Make The National League Adopt The Designated Hitter

There is no other major sport where an athlete is asked to perform a task so completely out of his comfort zone. The designated hitter fixes this problem.

Stop Belittling The Holocaust With Your Stupid Nazi Analogies

Gross equivalences about the Holocaust and Nazis belittle the memory of millions who died in unimaginably horrifying ways.

When It Comes To Michael Flynn, Everyone Needs To Get A Grip

What if the Michael Flynn kerfuffle falls somewhere between being completely innocuous and being the worst foreign policy scandal of the past 40 years?

Why The Resistance Is The Best Thing That’s Happened To Donald Trump

By offering a zero-sum choice, Democrats have made defending Donald Trump a lot easier.

Republicans Should Make Elizabeth Warren The Voice Of Democrats

Republicans should do everything in their power to ensure that Elizabeth Warren becomes the voice of the Democratic Party.

Authoritarianism Is Not Confined To One Political Party

None of Barack Obama’s wrongdoings absolve President Donald Trump of his. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t point them out.

Trump Is Right. Churches Should Be Free To Express Themselves Politically

While journalists were getting worked up over a quip about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trump said something more consequential at the National Prayer Breakfast

Vox Is Wrong. The Case For Supreme Court Term Limits Has Never Been Weaker

The Supreme Court was specifically designed to avoid almost every idea term-limit advocates think bolsters their arguments.

On Trump, Conservatives Have Little Choice But To Take It Issue By Issue

There’s an expectation – often, a demand – that movement conservatives be all in or all out on the Donald Trump presidency. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Let’s Hold All Politicians Accountable For Lying. Not Just The Ones We Dislike

False statements deliberately intended to deceive Americans are always lies. It’s about time the media started acting like it.

Trump’s ‘National Day Of Patriotic Devotion’ Is Creepy As Hell

Politicians have no business directing or defining patriotism for the rest of us. That goes for Barack Obama. And also for Donald Trump.

It’s Not The State’s Job To Pay For Your Art Hobby — Or Your TV Shows

Cutting funding to antiquated, state-run boondoggles like the NEA and PBS is reasonable budgeting and healthy for both free speech and art.

Public School Is Often The Most Destructive Institution In American Life

Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, answered an array of preposterous questions from a bunch of unserious people. It’s a reminder that politics is often tragedy.

If Tom Price Is Corrupt, So Is Nearly Every Democrat

Tom Price’s stock market trades are no different than thousands of trades made by Democrats over the years.

Sorry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, But We’ve Done Amazing Things Since The Moon Landing

Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think science is doing big things these days. He’s wrong. We’re living through an amazing era of technological advancement.

If The Comey Letter Sank Hillary, It’s Her Own Fault

James Comey’s letter to Congress was legitimate. And voters had every right to plug it into their electoral calculus.

The Comforting Fictions Of Obama’s Farewell Speech

When I watched Barack Obama give his soaring outdoor speech at the 2008 DNC in Denver, I could never imagined how pathetically his presidency would end.

Sorry, But The Republican Party Isn’t ‘Extremist’

Republicans are extremists! If this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve been hearing iterations of it from the moment you started following politics.

The GOP Does Have A Plan To Replace Obamacare. That’s What Scares Democrats Most

If Republicans fail to repeal Obamacare it will be due to their incompetence or spinelessness, not a lack of ideas.

Russia Isn’t Our Friend, But That Doesn’t Make The Left’s Conspiracy Theories True

Democrats are more likely to believe the Russians installed Donald Trump into the presidency than Republicans are to have ever believed Barack Obama was a Muslim.