Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne is an assistant editor for The College Fix, the news magazine of the Student Free Press Association, which works with college-aged writers and aspiring journalists who are looking to improve campus journalism, explore careers in the media, and commit themselves to the principles of a free society. Daniel’s work has appeared in outlets such as National Review Online, Reason, Front Porch Republic, and elsewhere. His personal blog can be found at Trial of the Century. He lives in Virginia.

For Christmas’s Sake, Let’s Roll Back Christmas Creep

Retailers, who in their defense are in the business of making a buck, never seem more vapid, greedy, and ridiculous than when they are stringing up lights while the leaves are still changing.

‘Reckoning’ Attempts Display A Left Still Unable To Face Bill Clinton’s Alleged Sex Crimes

One is tempted to believe we’re witnessing a quick and guilty moral shrug meant to absolve a bunch of deeply culpable people of their own deep and stinking culpability.

It’s Time For Gun Controllers To Put Up Or Shut Up

Generally, if one is seeking a legislative change, one tends to have an idea of what that change would actually be. Not U.S. gun controllers.

Dear Pro-Choicers: Human Life Begins At Conception. Deal With It

The progressive contribution to the modern abortion debate is, on average, the most science-free political discourse you’re apt to find.

No, Saving A Child Instead Of Embryos In A Burning Building Does Not Negate The Pro-Life Position

A recent highly viral tweetstorm by author Patrick Tomlinson claims pro-lifers can’t think their way out of this thought experiment. He’s wrong.

America, Your Campuses Are Madhouses. Why Are We Paying For This?

Several recent demonstrations at various colleges across the country illustrate nicely the incoherent temper-tantrum style of politics that currently dominates campus life.

Dear Jimmy Kimmel: Stay Out Of The Gun Debate If You Can’t Be Honest

Mr. Kimmel, for the sake of our public discourse and the effect that discourse may have on our civil rights, please: stay out of the gun control debate. You are in over your head.

Indiana Judge Forbids Treating Aborted Babies Like Human Beings

I feel almost embarrassed having to point this out to a grown woman, but nevertheless it seems necessary: aborted fetuses are deceased humans.

Why Hasn’t Rachel Maddow Apologized For Her Anthony Weiner Conspiracy Theories?

Spreading tinfoil hat conspiracy theories to protect a Democrat from public retribution is unbecoming of television hosts, even those hired by MSNBC.

Leftists At UVA Are Proving President Trump Right About Thomas Jefferson Statues

Earlier this week around 100 people covered a UVA statue of Thomas Jefferson ‘in a black shroud…adorning it with signs that dubbed the former president a ‘racist’ and ‘rapist.’

‘It’ Ranks With ‘Shawshank Redemption’ As The Greatest Stephen King Film Ever Made

‘It’ is not primarily about a monster but about growing up, about how even if you can evade the demons of childhood adulthood, as one boy realizes early in the novel, will get you in the end.

No, Eric Holder, The Dreamers Aren’t Americans. That’s The Point

Citizenship is not defined by one’s mindset, but by law. That’s the whole reason we’re even having this discussion.

Abortion Supporters Defend Killing Babies For Their Disabilities

It is something of a horror-movie marvel to witness just how far pro-choicers will go to defend abortion.

Our Post-Charlottesville Narrative Is A National Embarrassment

Why have the tragic events of Charlottesville transformed so many people into irresponsible, violent, censorious, and hysterical lunatics?

Trump Spoke Truth About ‘Both Sides’ In Charlottesville, And The Media Lost Their Minds

The media behavior in the wake of this press conference was arguably something new, a sort of grotesque watermark of the media’s coverage of the Trump administration thus far.

If We’re Tearing Down White Supremacy, Start With Planned Parenthood

If you were a white supremacist who wanted to sharply reduce the black population, what would you be doing differently than Planned Parenthood?

Why And How To Bake Your Own Scrumptious Bread

Sharing your fresh bread with friends and family—this thing you made especially for them and for you to enjoy together—is about as gratifyingly communal as it gets.

If Google Fires Anyone Over Stereotyping, It Should Be The Employees Who Stayed Home To Cry Over A Memo

James Damore’s firing surely serves as a warning to anyone who might subvert the utterly inflexible pieties of modern progressivism.

No, Lindy West, Abortion Isn’t ‘Liberty,’ It’s Murder

Abortion advocates now push their cause as a positive good, in line with how post-revolutionary American slavery partisans came to embrace slavery.

J.K. Rowling Lies About Donald Trump And Apologizes—To Someone Else

If J.K. Rowling is sincerely convinced that the situation merits an expression of regret, why not direct it at the man whom she wronged?