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]
Hey, Congress. Do Your Job.

Both parties should aim to reestablish checks and balances that have been piddled away over the past six decades, so Congress can reassert its proper role in American governance.

Free Trade Already Puts America First

I support nearly unlimited trade, no matter what other nations do. It’s mostly because I love America.

If We’re Lucky, This Innovation Will Nuke Climate Change Scaremongering

Rejecting the climate-change panic-mongers might have been one of the smartest things American voters have done over the past two decades.

You Don’t Get To Re-Write The Constitution Because You Dislike Donald Trump

Partisans tend to conflate their policy preferences with ‘the rule of law.’ But you don’t get to fabricate a new Constitution just because you don’t like President Trump.

SCOTUS’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Is A Win — But It’s Also A Warning

The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a win. But what stops the state from cloaking its animus against Christianity and crushing religious freedom? Not much.

Why Aren’t Liberals Celebrating Higher Gas Prices? It’s What They Want

Why aren’t liberals like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi celebrating the fact that fewer Americans are driving this summer?

Obama Says ‘I Didn’t Have Scandals.’ So What Are All These?

Just because media didn’t properly cover your scandals doesn’t mean you weren’t involved in them.

Max Boot’s Turn Against Israel Is Pure Trump Derangement

It’s possible to detest Donald Trump with the fire of a thousand suns and still concede that he’s done something positive.

The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic

It doesn’t matter what you think about Donald Trump, revelations that one major party’s administration was spying on another deserves an investigation.

Did The Obama Administration Spy On Trump Using Flimsy Evidence? Let’s Find Out

If the Justice Department is as incorruptible as its defenders claim, why are they freaking out about an inquiry into the Donald Trump investigation?

The Media Coverage Of The Israeli-Palestinian Clash Is Built On Myths

Whether it’s a loss of moral clarity or a cudgel against Donald Trump, when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, the press is recklessly political.

Journalists Should Stop Falling For Hamas’ Deadly PR Efforts Against Israel

Hamas wants to provoke casualties. It wants to become the victim. Sadly for the Palestinian people and the Jews, it gets plenty of help from the media.

The Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed

It’s strange that a president who transformed national discourse left America with a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama deserves it.

Trump Was Right To Blow Up The Iran Deal

In the end, Trump walked away from a promise made by the Obama administration, not the American people.

No Political Party Has A Monopoly On Immorality

Neither Democrats nor Republicans deserve special credit for removing politicians with credible charges of rape, abuse, or criminality leveled at them.

The FBI Shouldn’t Be Above The Law Either

Neither Democrats nor Republicans are concerned about the sanctity of the ‘collusion’ investigation. That doesn’t mean they get to ignore the Constitution.

The Short And Ugly History Of The Disastrous Iran Deal

From beginning to end, the Obama administration’s Iran deal has been a disaster for the United States and for Middle East peace.

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.