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.
It’s Time To Stop Talking About A Border Wall And Start Stabilizing Mexico

Wracked by drug wars and corruption, Mexico is in a state of crisis. If Trump wants a secure border, he should help stabilize, not isolate, Mexico.

The Left’s Freakouts Will Continue Until Morale Improves. Here Are Some Tips

Trump has revealed a disturbing intolerance among progressives who can’t separate life from politics, and who don’t really want to live and let live. They should.

Obama’s Shadow Government Is Organizing To Undermine Trump

The leaks that led to Michael Flynn’s resignation are just the beginning. Obama and his loyalists in and outside government are working to undermine Trump.

2016 Punctured The Silicon Valley Hype About Social Media And Diversity

Since Trump’s election, our Facebook and Twitter feeds have become fountains of anger. Silicon Valley needs to wake up to human nature.

Stop Calling Donald Trump A Fascist, Because He’s Not One

The Left’s favorite epithet for Donald Trump is ‘fascist.’ The problem is, the term simply doesn’t apply. They should stop using it.

Why Neil Gorsuch’s Politics Matter Far Less Than His Legal Analysis

Americans often think the Supreme Court falls into ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ camps. But justices usually care more about the law than about politics.

Why Are Progressives So Angry? Trump Defeated Their Messiah

The outrage and hysteria over Trump should confirm what should have been obvious during the Obama years: progressives have turned politics into a religion.

Let Jerry Brown Turn California Into A Socialist Utopia

Now that Donald Trump is issuing executive orders that progressives hate, blue states are rediscovering federalism. We should let them do as they please.

Ben Rhodes Still Doesn’t Know Why Obama’s Foreign Policy Endangered The World

In a recent interview, Obama’s former national security advisor Ben Rhodes reveals he doesn’t understand the decline of American power.

Trump Should Use His Inaugural Address To Unify, Not Divide

If Trump wants to succeed, he should take his inaugural cues from Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon, who called for unity in times of deep division.

Inauguration Boycotts Harm The Country, No Matter Who Is President

Over the weekend, Rep. John Lewis said he would boycott Trump’s inauguration, and called the president-elect illegitimate. That’s part of a dangerous trend.

Obama’s Legacy Will Be Failure At Home And War Abroad

In Obama’s farewell address Tuesday night, he proclaimed his tenure a success. But his domestic achievements will be reversed, and his legacy will be war.

Trump’s Presidency Is Already Making Republicans Love Big Government More

With Trump in the White House and the GOP in control of Congress, many conservatives are convincing themselves big government isn’t so bad after all.

EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

In Alaska’s interior, where it can reach -50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the EPA wants people to stop burning wood. But it’s just about their only feasible way to stay warm.

It’s Going To Take Men With Guns To Stop The Suburban Deer Uprising

In recent weeks, a spate of deer incidents nationwide should be a wakeup call: if we want to stop the deer uprising, we’d better start hunting more deer.

All The News That’s Fit To Fake: NYT Twists Study To Attack Christians

The Times trots out an old media trope that Christians are uneducated rubes compared to everyone else, and hangs it on a Pew study.

Yes, Rick Perry Is Qualified To Be Secretary Of Energy

Leave aside the cheap irony of Perry’s 2012 ‘oops’ moment. As a successful former governor of Texas, he’s an ideal pick to run the DOE.

Obama’s Weakness Invited The Russians To Meddle In U.S. Elections

The CIA now says Russia intervened in the 2016 election in order to elect Donald Trump. If that’s true, it’s Obama’s fault.

‘Westworld’ Is Actually A Thoughtful Meditation On Suffering And Consciousness

Critics of HBO’s ‘Westworld’ say all the plot twists hide shoddy storytelling. But the show is telling a profound story about suffering and consciousness.

Why The Mainstream Media Can’t Hold Trump Accountable

The mainstream media have lost credibility. Under Obama, they were compliant. Under Trump, they’re hysterical. So who will hold Trump accountable now?