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.
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.

It’s Time To Put An End To Emo James Comey

Don’t be fooled by Comey’s emo Twitter feed. As the investigation into FISA abuse goes deeper, questions about the FBI under Comey are stacking up.

House Intel Memo Shows Just How Politicized The Obama Administration Had Become

The House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged FISA abuses by federal authorities reveals, above all, how politicized the DOJ and FBI were under Obama.

NBC News Uses Winter Olympics Coverage To Broadcast North Korean Propaganda

Lester Holt went to North Korea’s luxury ski resort for the Winter Olympics, apparently unaware he was participating in the spread of regime propaganda.

Blaming ‘Toxic Masculinity’ For Mass Shootings Is A Form Of Bigotry

Progressives will blame tragedies like the Las Vegas massacre on anything but human nature, and in the process make arguments rooted in bigotry.

5 Takeaways From The House Subcommittee Hearing On Fighting ISIS

The hearing made clear that ISIS has been destroyed and much of the credit, like it or not, should go to the Trump administration.

If It Weren’t For The Constitution, America Would Be A ‘Sh-thole’ Country, Too

President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.