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.
Russia’s Cyber Warfare Has Bigger Aims Than Electing Donald Trump

Recent high-profile cyberattacks are all part of a coordinated Russian effort to disrupt U.S. elections. The ultimate goal isn’t to elect Trump, but to undermine Americans’ faith in democracy.

Donald Trump Brings His Reality TV Road Show To Texas

Why would Trump hold a rally in Texas instead of campaigning in swing states? Because Trump’s not running a campaign, he’s staging a reality TV road show.

The White Working Class Needs Cultural Renewal, Not Empty Promises

The white working class is in crisis. But renewal won’t come from political elites or government programs, it will come from communities and families.

The Plight Of The White Working Class Isn’t Economic, It’s Cultural

The white working class thinks Donald Trump can solve its economic problems. But their problems aren’t primarily economic, they’re cultural.

‘Stranger Things’ Is A Triumph Of Imagination

Netflix’s new hit series ‘Stranger Things’ creates a dark and dangerous world but imbues it with wonder. No wonder the heroes are children.

Like Trump, Right Should Speak To America’s Forgotten Fishtowns

The white working class has serious problems, many of them self-inflicted. Donald Trump is reaching out to these people, and conservatives should do the same.

Hillary Clinton’s Historic Night Marred By Contradiction And Dissent

In what was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s historic night, the contradictions and tensions within the Democratic Party were undeniable and distracting.

A National Treasure Is Hiding In Plain Sight At The DNC

At a DNC marked by a lurch toward socialism, the most shocking thing in Philadelphia this week might just be a quiet exhibition of our founding documents.

The DNC Is A Chaotic Exercise In Cognitive Dissonance

Not even Bill Clinton could hide the cognitive dissonance at the DNC Tuesday night. Either America is great, or we need a revolution. Both can’t be true.

Bernie Sanders Calls On A Divided Party To Support Clinton

In an awkward night of disruptions and jeers from Bernie Sanders delegates, the DNC limped through its first night in Philadelphia.

DNC Protests Reveal Another Party In Crisis

The Democratic National Convention this week will illuminate a reality the mainstream media has been eager to downplay: the GOP isn’t the only party in crisis.

Trump’s Acceptance Speech Was A Eulogy For The GOP

Donald Trump acceptance speech was cartoonish and Nixonian, and it will likely be remembered as a kind of eulogy for the GOP.

The Morning After, Ted Cruz Isn’t Backing Down

Ted Cruz confronted a restive Texas delegation Thursday morning after his bombshell non-endorsement of Donald Trump last night.

The GOP’s Ring-Wraiths

Chris Christie’s vacuous speech on Tuesday night at the RNC proved he is in thrall to Donald Trump. He has become a Ring-wraith, a slave to one master.

Ted Cruz Knew Exactly What He Was Doing

Not only did Cruz fail to endorse Trump, in a master stroke of rhetorical understatement he also implored Republicans to “vote your conscience” in November.

Cleveland Shows Why Party Conventions Are Pointless

Utah Sen. Mike Lee fears that by silencing conservatives on the convention floor on Monday, the GOP lost a rare opportunity to unite the party. Why have conventions if votes are perfunctory?

In Cleveland, The Party Of Trump Debuts With Division

Chaos briefly reined at the Republican National Convention Monday afternoon as GOP officials muzzled conservatives on the convention floor. The GOP is now the party of Trump.

RNC Rules Fight Proves GOP Establishment Belongs To Trump

An effort by conservatives to force a roll call vote on the GOP convention rules was quashed by party leaders Monday. The party now belongs to Trump.

Cleveland Is The End Of The GOP As We Know It

The Republican leaders who show up to the convention and climb aboard the Trump train will be purged from whatever comes after the GOP.

We Can Reduce Police Violence By Asking Police To Do Less

Amid calls to reduce police violence, we need to consider whether we really want police to enforce the regulations of an overweening administrative state.