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.
The Confederacy Still Lingers Within The Progressivism That Birthed It

Progressives are outraged that a new HBO series will depict a modern-day Confederacy. But they have more in common with the Confederacy than they realize.

41-Year-Old Father: ‘Obamacare Won’t Pay For My Back Surgery, But It Will Pay For Opioids’

The story of one North Carolina man’s ordeal with Obamacare shows how the federal health care law hurts average American families by denying care.

Do More People Have To Die In Semi Trailers Before We Improve Our Border Policies?

A human smuggling case in San Antonio that left ten people dead shows why we need to make legal migration easier and illegal immigration harder.

Government Climate Scientist: Native Alaskans Are In Danger Because I Was Reassigned

A climate scientist at the Department of Interior claims the Trump administration reassigned him for talking about climate change.

Unable To Confront The Migrant Crisis, Europe Is Committing Suicide

As Europe’s migrant crisis enters a new phase, it’s clear that European leaders have neither the will nor desire to preserve their own civilization.

GOP Senate Bill Would Cover Pre-Existing Conditions And Drive Down Premiums

Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to sell non-Obamacare plans would turn the exchanges into high-risk pools for the old and sick. That might not be such a bad thing.

Trump’s Warsaw Speech Evoked Reagan’s Cold War Rhetoric, Not The Alt-Right’s

Progressive media outlets were scandalized by Trump’s defense of western civilization. But there was nothing radical about his speech, just his critics.

This Fourth of July, Sing ‘America The Beautiful’ As A Prayer For Our Country

Most of us only know the first verse of ‘America the Beautiful,’ but the complete hymn is a powerful prayer for the country.

Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives

Ten years ago, Deamonte Driver died of a toothache even though he had Medicaid. In today’s debate over Obamacare, Democrats refuse to face the facts.

California’s Travel Ban Messes With Texas

Last week, California added four more states to its ‘travel ban,’ including Texas, claiming those states’ religious freedom laws amount to discrimination.

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.