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]
Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression

If you don’t believe political correctness is a threat to free speech, you haven’t been paying attention.

Radiohead, Friend Of The Jews

By rejecting Roger Waters and other anti-Semites in the divestment movement, Radiohead exemplifies the genuine spirit of liberalism.

The Insufferable Hypocrisy Of ‘Morning Joe’

If you believed that your political party embodied the ideas that helped make the lives of your fellow Americans better and freer, you might stick around to try and save it.

Why The ‘Whataboutism’ Charge Is Dishonest

In the same way the past doesn’t excuse Donald Trump’s actions, his actions don’t excuse the hypocrisy and corruption of his antagonists.

Trump Jr.’s Meeting May Not Rise To Treason, But It’s Still Shady As Hell

You can condemn Don Jr.’s actions because they’re sleazy. But there’s a long way to go before responsible people make incendiary claims about treason.

Vox Writers Triggered By Trump’s Celebration Of Family, Freedom, Country, And God

Equating Western civilization and values with fascism and racism, once relegated to the leftist fringe, is increasingly prevalent among liberals.

What CNN’s Threat To Dox A Redditor Tells Us About The State Of Journalism

Inducing some random meme-making troll to grovel and apologize for his wrongthink isn’t journalism.

Phil Jackson Teaches Us An Important Lesson: Never Confuse Luck With Talent

No, I’m not saying I could win 11 championships with Jordan and Pippen or Shaq and Kobe. I’m saying any of you could have done it, as well.

Masterpiece Cakeshop Is Fighting For The First Amendment, Not Against Gay Marriage

Reading the news about Masterpiece Cakeshop case might lead you to believe that Jack Phillips is fighting to overturn gay marriage. No, he’s fighting for the First Amendment.

The Democrats’ Three Big Political Lies About Health Care

In a piece in the Washington Post today, EJ Dionne allegedly lays out the “three big lies about health care.” One of them, however, isn’t a lie at all. The other is a debatable policy question. The third is an absolute strawman.

The GOP Senate Health Care Bill Isn’t Great, But It’s Better Than Obamacare

The GOP has a chance to begin reforming health care by undoing Obamacare. Can they really afford to pass up this opportunity?

What If Donald Trump Doesn’t Sink The Republican Party?

We already know that an electorate can be happy with a president and dislike his party. Why can’t the reverse be true?

Republicans Aren’t “Sabotaging” Obamacare. It’s Failing On Its Own.

As Obamacare continues its slow-motion collapse, liberals have latched onto an effective talking point: accusing Republicans of ‘sabotaging’ the law by creating ‘uncertainty.’

If The Alexandria Shooter Alone Is Responsible For His Actions, That Standard Should Always Apply

We shouldn’t use tragedy for partisanship.

It’s Not Who Megyn Kelly Interviews, It’s How She Interviews Them

If Megyn Kelly gives Alex Jones a platform to sell his half-baked philosophy, the interview will fail. If she confronts him, she’ll be doing her job.

Comey: Yes, Trump Is Shady. No, He Never Obstructed Justice

Trump’s comments to the former FBI director were foolish. But he never asked Comey to end the Russia investigation—he actually asked him to continue it.

Here Are The Questions James Comey Should Answer

Almost a month after President Donald Trump fired him, former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

You Know What’s Worse Than Overreacting To Terror? Normalizing It

We are resigned to a certain level of random criminality and misfortune in Western society. We don’t have to be resigned to terrorism.

Democrats Have Lost On Climate Change, And It’s Their Own Fault

Why do Democrats keep losing on climate change? This is what happens when science is hijacked in pursuit of ideologically driven economic policies.

Comey Owes America A Full Account Of What Happened, Not More Of His Political Grandstanding

If the Senate wants to find the truth, it would ask James Comey to sit down with Robert Mueller first, and save the public testimony for some other time.