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
Why Can’t We Talk About Islam Honestly?

It is “un-American” to chill debate with frivolous accusations of racism. And that’s exactly what’s happening again.

Great News! Americans Don’t Really Care About Climate Change

Americans are willing to do anything necessary to stop this impeding disaster. But carpool. Or ride a bike. Or skip a vacation. Or anything, really.

Princeton Students Are Right: Woodrow Wilson Was The Worst

There are many insane things happening on college campuses these days, but shaming Woodrow Wilson is not one of them.

This Column Is Exactly What ISIS Wants

Democrats: If we don’t take more refugees, we’re playing right into ISIS’s master plan.

The Crisis Is Islam

Why is it that so many of same people who are skeptical about exporting democracy are content with the idea of importing theocracy?

The First Amendment Is Dying

The growing illiberalism we see on college campuses is dangerous. But it’s not unique. The First Amendment has been under assault for years.

Sorry, Paul Krugman. Government Doesn’t Make Us Happier

The New York Times columnist wonders: Obama has given you all these wonderful things, so why do you despair?

This Isn’t A Culture War. It’s A War On Culture

With a bottomless well of grievances and yet-to-be-discovered civil rights, there’s no end in the fight for imaginary justice. It’s an attack. Not a war.

The Party Of God Vs. The Party Of Government

There’s only one religious denomination that condemns me for not accepting all its moral codes, language and ideas—and it’s not the Methodists.

The Media Are Terrible. But So Are The GOP’s Debate Demands

The concessions Republicans want won’t make the debates any less biased. It will only make them less informative and entertaining.

Guess What? You’re Not Actually A Hero

Stop confusing bravery with actions that merely confirm your worldview

The Budget Deal Is A Disaster For Republicans

Democrats are willing to use deadlines to get what they want in budget negotiations. Republicans aren’t. That’s not going to change.

Hillary Owns The War In Libya (And Its Horrible Aftermath)

Can Hillary Clinton explain how the Libya intervention was a success? Or why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi, at all?

Israel Haters Only Like The History That Suits Them

History didn’t start in 1967. Today, Palestinian groups still utilize the tactics and language of a Nazi to perpetrate their own violence.

America, Please Stop Glorifying Manufacturing Jobs

During every election season, populists in both parties offer some variation of the same cliché about American manufacturing: “We don’t make anything anymore.” It’s not true.

Introducing The ‘Democratic Socialist’ Party

Meet the party whose economic case rests on undermining the most successful poverty reducing, prosperity creating idea ever known to mankind.

Why Do Democrats Get Away With Lying About Guns?

The Fourth Estate has a responsibility to correct Democrats’ wild exaggerations and untruths about guns. Yet they rarely do.

Jim Webb, American Hero

The former Virginia Senator is everything we pretend to want in a politician. In reality, though, that sort of authenticity gets you to less than one percent in the polls.

No, Ben Carson’s Holocaust Comments Aren’t Anti-Semitic

You might disagree with the framing of the debate. But on what grounds could anyone consider Carson’s idea—or those who defend him—anti-Semitic?

Relax. This Is Exactly How Congress Should Work

No one in America is going to change their mind about anything because Kevin McCarthy won’t be Speaker of the House.