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.
In Indiana, U.S. Senate Candidates Compete To Out-Trump Each Other

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and GOP challenger Mike Braun are both trying to use Trump’s abiding popularity in the Hoosier State to their advantage.

It’s Long Past Time To Start Treating China As An Adversary

The Trump administration says it will push back against Chinese military aggression, espionage, debt diplomacy, and human rights abuses. It’s about time.

The Grievance Studies Scandal Isn’t Just A Problem For Academia

A group of scholars got the most outlandish hoax papers published in top academic journals. But the implications go far beyond the academy.

Michael Avenatti Is The Left-Wing Version Of Donald Trump

Among left-wing Democratic partisans, Stormy Daniels’ celebrity lawyer can say whatever outrageous thing he wants and get applause. Sound familiar?

The Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Will Be A Craven, Pointless Spectacle

Senate Democrats have managed to reduce Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation to an absurd show trial that no one can win.

Beto’s Big Bet: Deep-Red Texas Is Actually Blue

Democrats have long thought they could turn Texas blue if they could just increase voter turnout. But there’s good reason to doubt it.

Don’t Let The Kavanaugh Confirmation Turn Into A Title IX Kangaroo Court

Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, should realize that the far-left tactics of the campus tribunal aren’t going to work in the Senate.

America’s Forever War In Afghanistan Has Engulfed A New Generation

Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born. It’s time to end the Afghanistan war.

The Murder Of Mollie Tibbetts Is Reason To Loosen Immigration Laws, Not Restrict Them

The real lesson is that people who want to come here and work will find a way to do it, regardless of the barriers in their path.

The Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal Is A Crisis Of Faith

We don’t need more bland expressions of sorrow from bishops. We need public penance, resignations, and a new generation of leaders in the Catholic Church.

Leon Kass Offers Suggestions On How To Be A Human Being In ‘Leading A Worthy Life’

A book of essays by Leon Kass examine how to live with purpose and dignity in a demeaning age. But not everyone is going to like what he has to say.

Inside The Texas Border Town That Funnels Half Of All U.S.-Mexico Trade

In the small border city of Laredo, Texas, the entire world shows up every day, determined to get into the United States.

How The Iraq And Afghanistan Wars Soured Americans On NATO

To be effective, NATO needs the support of the American people. That means no more regime-change, occupations, or long term nation-building missions.

Pushed Hard Left By Their Base, Are Democrats Self-Destructing?

The November midterms should be an easy win for Democrats, but the party’s left-wing base is setting the stage for defeat.

Democrats Will Impose A Religious Test On SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The American Left equates sincere religious faith with bigotry. That’s why Kavanaugh will almost certainly face a religious test from Senate Democrats.

Mexico’s New Leftist President Is Not A Threat, But The Collapse Of Mexico Is

The real danger isn’t that Mexico elected a left-wing populist as president, it’s that the new president won’t be able to govern his country.

With Cartels In Control, There Are No Easy Answers To The Border Crisis

Much of Mexico and Central America is ruled by cartels, and until we come to terms with the role they play in migrant smuggling, the crisis will worsen.

4 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis

President Trump’s policy of separating parents and children at the border is certainly cruel, but the media isn’t telling the entire story.

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.