John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Davidson is a senior correspondent at The Federalist. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Texas Monthly, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, The LA Review of Books, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Jon Ossoff Is The Wendy Davis Of 2017

Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s special election is a repeat lesson for Democrats. In 2014 they flooded Texas with outsider cash, but Wendy Davis lost in a landslide.

Ignoring The Radical Left Is Worse Than Ignoring Alex Jones

Charlie Sykes argues that it’s dangerous for the Right to ignore fringe figures like Alex Jones. But the Left has a much worse track record.

Trump Is Right To Highlight Apprenticeships Instead Of College

President Trump wants Americans to expand apprenticeships nationwide to draw people back into the workforce. It’s a worthy goal, especially if it means fewer college students.

Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Think Christians Are Fit For Public Office

During a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders tried to impose an unconstitutional religious test, calling Christianity ‘hateful.’

London Attack Indicates It’s Time To Stop Pretending Western Values Are Universal

In the wake of the London attack, western leaders are insisting that all Europeans share the same values. The uncomfortable reality is that it isn’t true.

This ‘Robot Priest’ Heralds Christianity’s Death In Europe

European churches marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year are also marking the end of Christianity on the continent.

What The Origins Of Memorial Day Can Teach Americans About Getting Along

For many Americans, Memorial Day is nothing more than a cookout. But it began as a way to honor those who died in the Civil War, and heal a broken country.

Star Wars Returns To The Ancient Ruins Of Skellig Michael

More than a century ago, George Bernard Shaw visited the island monastery that now forms the iconic backdrop for the forthcoming Star Wars film.

Trump Is Overestimating Palestinians’ Desire For Peace

Trump wants to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, but the obstacles to peace that have bedeviled past U.S. presidents have not gone away.

The Media Elite Is Indulging Dangerous Fantasies About Removing Trump From Office

Ross Douthat argues in The New York Times that the cabinet and Congress should remove Trump from office. It’s a reckless argument for undermining democracy.

Only Trump Derangement Syndrome Can Explain Calls For Impeachment

Progressives are calling for President Trump’s impeachment over the James Comey firing. Only one thing explains their lapse of reason.

The American Left Is Talking Itself Into Violence

The recent violence that’s marked our college campuses is seeping into the rest of society, and the vast majority of it comes from the intolerant Left.

Trump’s Travel Ban Has Nothing To Do With The First Amendment

The furor over Trump’s executive order on immigration isn’t about the Constitution. It’s about liberals’ contempt for Trump.

House Republicans Pass Slightly Different Version Of Obamacare, Claim Victory

The GOP health care bill is mostly political theater, yet the Left is acting like Republicans just destroyed health care, while Republicans are celebrating.

If Obama Wants To Help Democrats, He Should Disappear

Barack Obama is back, but if Democrats ever want to be competitive in national politics, they should hope and pray that he stays out of the spotlight.

New Orleans Is Wrong To Remove Its Confederate Monuments

The progressive impulse to purge public spaces of Confederate monuments isn’t about inclusion and tolerance, it’s about politics and power.

Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech

Progressive college students seem to think violence is okay as long as it’s silencing ‘hate speech.’ Someone should tell them there’s no such thing.

Let’s Talk About What’s Happening To The Democratic Party

The mainstream media is obsessed with how Trump is changing the GOP. But the real transformation in American politics is happening in the Democratic Party.

Why Progressives Hate Steve Bannon’s Cyclical View Of History

Progressives hate Steve Bannon’s fascination with a book that suggests history is cyclical. It undermines a progressive worldview that yearns for utopia.

How America’s Reasons For Entering World War I Resonate Today

On the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the reasons we went to war hold an eerie resemblance to issues facing our country today.