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]
Of Course Journalists Have A Responsibility To Call Out Lies. All Lies

It would be a far better country if the press took a perpetually adversarial approach to those in power. The problem is they don’t.

Democrats’ Universal Job Plan Would Be A Socialist Disaster

Bernie Sanders is set to announce a socialist plan that guarantees every American “who wants or needs one’ a lifetime government job.

Hey, Joe Scarborough, Must You Politicize Every Tragedy?

Being skeptical about your government does not make you, in any way, responsible for the violence perpetrated by domestic terrorists.

No, Republican Presidents Aren’t Responsible For Most Of America’s Debt

If we ignore Congress, every autopilot spending program in existence, and trillions in Obama spending, then maybe we can blame debt solely on the GOP.

Comey’s Handling Of Hillary Clinton Shows Us He’s No Hero

The former FBI director James Comey’s higher loyalty isn’t to justice or to our institutions. It’s to his own self-preservation.

NPR’s NRA-Russia Collusion Story Is A Complete Joke

Did the National Rifle Association conspire with Vladimir Putin to help elect Donald Trump? NPR appears to think so, even if it doesn’t have any evidence.

Zuckerberg Hearings Prove Government Shouldn’t Regulate Facebook

The state shouldn’t help Facebook entrench with cronyistic regulations. Rather, it should let Facebook fix itself or go the way of MySpace.

When Will The Media Finally Get Over The 2016 Election?

A new Politico piece has a theory for why Donald Trump won in 2016 — and it’s as convincing as all the others we’ve seen.

Why Does The Left Get A Pass On Anti-Semitism?

Democrats are ignoring — and worse, rationalizing — the bigotry in their midst.

The Freakout Over Sinclair Isn’t About Bias. It’s About The Wrong Bias

Everyone has a bias. There’s nothing wrong with pointing it out. Sinclair’s real sin, though, is that it was a bit ham-fisted about the wrong kind.

Roseanne Isn’t A ‘Culture War’ Sitcom, It’s Just a Quality Show

If featuring a pro-Trump character on Roseanne makes the show part of the ‘culture war,’ it only proves television has become caustically politicized.

You Can Try To Repeal The Second Amendment, But You Can’t Repeal History

If you think the 2nd Amendment antiquated, that’s fine. Repeal it. Its history, though, doesn’t change to comport with your contemporary positions.

Marching In The Streets Is Not An American Virtue

Marches are not only antithetical to the aesthetics of republicanism, but, quite often, they’re antithetical to its purpose.

John Brennan Shouldn’t Be Lecturing America, He Should Be The Focus Of A Congressional Inquiry

Former CIA chief and cable news personality John Brennan is a liar. And not the garden-variety liar that tends to inhabit Washington.

The Cambridge Analytica Panic Is The Silliest Conspiracy Of The Entire Russia Scare

What the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica panic lacks in relevance it sure makes up for in melodramatic rhetoric. The mainstream media should know better.

Trump’s Plan To Execute Drug Dealers Is Bluster Masquerading As A Solution

Figuring out why so many Americans are turning to opioids for their pain and addiction is a lot more important than attempting to obliterate drug dealers.

Larry Kudlow Is A Big Upgrade For The White House

The administration is better off with Larry Kudlow, a champion for free markets and open trade.

A ‘Good-Faith’ Argument About Socialism Doesn’t Start By Dismissing Its History

If you discount catastrophe, starvation, shallow graves, mass murder and widespread poverty, then yes, there’s probably a case to be made for socialism.

No, Government Isn’t ‘Banned’ From Studying Gun Violence

Gun control advocates want to lift the ban on politically motivated gun research because they’re interested in politically motivated research.

If You’re Trying To Ban Guns, The Least You Can Do Is Learn The Basics

Gun owners have every right to call you out if you want to ban AR-15s, but you haven’t taken the time to learn what the AR stands for.