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
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.

With Arctic Drilling Ban, Obama Continues His Historic Abuse Of Power

Barack Obama proves that Democrats aren’t concerned about norms or “democracy,” they’re concerned about furthering liberal agenda items.

Face It: All The Best Characters In Star Wars Are Bad Guys

To realize its full potential, Star Wars needs to make a standalone movie that trends even darker than ‘Rogue One.’ We need more bad guys.

The Last Piece Of Evidence ‘Clearing’ JonBenet Ramsey’s Parents Is About To Go Away

We’re almost a week away from the 20th anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey’s murder, and nothing has changed. We still know who did it.

Putin Is A Threat To Democracy, And Democrats Want To Invalidate The Election To Prove It

Reminder: Vladimir Putin does not possess some transcendent power to overturn the U.S. system and control your votes.

The 5 Stages Of Losing An Election To Donald Trump

From the night of Nov. 8 onward, the political coverage has been dominated by a series of conspiracy theories to explain the election of Donald Trump.

The Left Is Furious That Trump’s Labor Pick Understands Supply And Demand

Let’s set aside the fiction that the Left is only freaked about Trump. They are more freaked out that conventional conservatives will have their way.

Did Democrats Learn Anything From Their Attack On The Filibuster?

When Donald Trump, uninhibited by checks and balances, names his cabinet, be sure to thank Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and others who killed the filibuster.

Don’t Let Democrats Define The Obamacare Debate

Democrats support fake choices in Obamacare and oppose real choices in Medicare. Though you wouldn’t know it reading our vaunted non-fake news outlets.