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.
Ideological Purity Runs Rampant At The Texas GOP Convention

In America’s reddest state, moderation and prudence are increasingly seen as a betrayal of conservatism and a reason to purge the GOP.

China Is Going To Spy On Everyone At The Nuclear Summit In Singapore

If you’re a journalist coving the U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit, don’t use USB devices from a stranger, because China is spying on you.

No, Amazon Tribes Should Not Be Allowed To Kill Their Children

If you thought that cultural relativism on the Left would stop at the ritual slaughter of innocent children, you were wrong.

A Footnote In The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Ruling Bodes Ill For Religious Liberty

Don’t be fooled by the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling. A menacing view of the First Amendment lurks in the details of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

The Repeal Of Ireland’s Abortion Ban Marks A New Paganism

The overwhelming repeal of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition on abortion is a reminder that without Christianity, liberalism descends into brutality.

While Kids Wait For Homes, Philadelphia Bars Catholic Social Services From Serving Foster Children

By targeting Catholic Social Services, Philadelphia is taking the U.S. Supreme Court’s flawed logic on same-sex marriage to its logical conclusion.

The West Isn’t Committing Suicide, It’s Dying Of Natural Causes

Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.

Trump Looms Large In The First Super Tuesday of 2018 Primaries

How populist and anti-establishment do Republican candidates have to be to win a contested primary in the Trump era? We’re about to find out.

Google’s Insane Campus Is What Happens When You Politicize Everything

Warring camps of employee activists at Google exemplify the dysfunction of our political climate and the rise of tribalism in American life.

Alfie Evans’ Death Illustrates The Monstrous Logic Of The Welfare State

It wasn’t in the ‘best interests’ of Alfie Evans to die. It was in the best interests of the British welfare state to demonstrate its power.

Blame The Left For The Rise Of Moralizing In America

Progressives and social justice warriors today are in the business of moralizing, which isn’t the same thing as being moral.

San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose The Failure Of A Liberal Utopia

In America’s most liberal city, increasingly visible homeless camps are a stark symbol of San Francisco’s economic hollowing out and the failure of progressive governance.

The 1,200 Migrants Heading For The U.S. Expecting Amnesty Are Playing Right Into Trump’s Hands

A caravan of 1,200 Central Americans headed for the United States could provoke a crisis that forces us to face the root causes of our failed immigration system.

Trump Wants The Military To Build His Border Wall. That’s A Terrible Idea

Maybe Congress doesn’t want to fund Trump’s wall because it would never work, not even if the U.S. military built it and deployed along the southern border.

Here’s The Uncomfortable Truth About The Austin Bombings

The Austin bomber is dead, but his campaign of terror serves as a stark reminder that government and technology can’t keep us completely safe.

The Scandal Behind The Florida School Shooting Is About Federal Coercion, Not Guns

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office failed to respond to warnings about the Parkland shooter ahead of time, and not because of a mistake or an oversight. It was the official policy.

Beto O’Rourke Just Showed Everyone How To Lose An Election In Texas

The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Ted Cruz in November told a panel at SXSW that he’d like ban AR-15s.

On The Texas-Mexico Border, Migrants Are Overcoming Every Obstacle In Their Path

The complexities and realities of the U.S.-Mexico border are inescapable in the Rio Grande Valley, far from the immigration reform platitudes of Washington.

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.