John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson is a senior correspondent at The Federalist. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Texas Monthly, The Guardian, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, The LA Review of Books, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, are we willing to go beyond ritualized outrage and consider what it would cost to end school shootings?

The Left Is Conditioning College Students To Hate Free Speech

From canceled classes at Princeton to sobbing undergrads at Stanford, colleges across the country are training students to be intolerant.

It’s Time To Put An End To Emo James Comey

Don’t be fooled by Comey’s emo Twitter feed. As the investigation into FISA abuse goes deeper, questions about the FBI under Comey are stacking up.

House Intel Memo Shows Just How Politicized The Obama Administration Had Become

The House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged FISA abuses by federal authorities reveals, above all, how politicized the DOJ and FBI were under Obama.

NBC News Uses Winter Olympics Coverage To Broadcast North Korean Propaganda

Lester Holt went to North Korea’s luxury ski resort for the Winter Olympics, apparently unaware he was participating in the spread of regime propaganda.

Blaming ‘Toxic Masculinity’ For Mass Shootings Is A Form Of Bigotry

Progressives will blame tragedies like the Las Vegas massacre on anything but human nature, and in the process make arguments rooted in bigotry.

5 Takeaways From The House Subcommittee Hearing On Fighting ISIS

The hearing made clear that ISIS has been destroyed and much of the credit, like it or not, should go to the Trump administration.

If It Weren’t For The Constitution, America Would Be A ‘Sh-thole’ Country, Too

President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.

Apple And Facebook Aren’t Going To Save Us From Smartphone Addiction

A group of investors wants Apple to do something about smartphone addiction among teens. But Apple can’t solve this problem, only parents can.

No, Polar Bears Are Not Dying Off In Droves Because Of Climate Change

A recent video of a starving polar bear tugged at the heartstrings of global warming alarmists. But the fact is, polar bears are doing just fine.

As Protests Rage, Let’s Be Honest About Iran’s Tyrannical Regime

Unlike President Obama, President Trump is willing to talk about the Iranian regime with moral clarity, calling it ‘brutal and corrupt,’ which it is.

What’s With Lifestyle Magazines Randomly Bashing Trump?

A recent feature story in Outside went out of its way to attack President Trump. It was supposed to be a puff piece about an ice-fishing tournament in Minnesota.

A Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ In 2018? Not So Fast

A string of recent GOP defeats suggest a ‘blue wave’ in next year’s midterms. It’s a nice theory, but Democrats simply aren’t up to the task.

In Alabama, Roy Moore’s Defiant Campaign Recalls Trump’s Outsider Status

To some Alabamans, Moore is a hero. For many others, voting for him is just a way to support President Trump and defy the GOP establishment—again.

Roy Moore’s Core Supporters In Alabama Don’t Care What You Think

As Alabama’s special Senate election draws near, pastors speak out about why they’re standing by Roy Moore in defiance of the GOP establishment.

It’s Time To Repeal The Johnson Amendment And Let Pastors Talk Politics

Since 1954, the Johnson Amendment has prohibited religious leaders from supporting or opposing political candidates. The GOP tax bill might change that.

The First Thanksgiving Was Nothing Like What You Were Taught

Most Americans were taught a cartoonish version of the first Thanksgiving, but the history of the Pilgrims and Indians was far more complex—and harrowing.

To Avoid Debacles Like Roy Moore, Repeal The 17th Amendment

Voters in Alabama might send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Maybe it’s time to consider allowing state legislatures to elect senators again.

Long Before Assault Allegations, Roy Moore Betrayed Conservatism

Social conservatives embraced Roy Moore because they thought he was fighting for them. In fact, Moore was never a conservative to begin with.