David Harsanyi
David Harsanyi
David Harsanyi, Senior Editor
David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of three books. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications. David has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and dozens of radio talk shows across the country. Reach him at [email protected]
Political Journalists Have Themselves To Blame For Sinking Credibility

If there’s a major news story that journalists have botched more over the past 70 years than the Russia ‘collusion’ story, I’d love to hear about it.

Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem Makes ‘Peace’ More Likely

Later today, Donald Trump is expected to offer a largely symbolic but important gesture affirming that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

How Democrats Corrupt English To Create Hysteria

Liberals aren’t peddling typical political euphemisms. They are corroding language, and we shouldn’t allow it to be normalized.

The New York Times Finally Admits It’s Just A Democrat Super PAC

Today, The New York Times editorial board took over the paper’s opinion Twitter account and became a proxy for the Democratic Party.

This Is Why We Can’t Trust Factcheckers, Part Infinity

Vice President Mike Pence says something that is completely true. The Washington Post factcheckers give him three Pinocchios for his troubles.

This Is The Perfect Time To Destroy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Republicans have long argued that the CFPB is unconstitutional and unaccountable. Democrats proved that’s exactly what they want it to be.

The Fewer Competitive Districts We Have, The Better

Perhaps Thomas Brunell is unfit to run the U.S. Census Bureau. But his thesis on competitive elections is perfectly reasonable.

Liberals’ Sudden Concern About Bill Clinton’s Behavior Is Cynical And Self-Serving

A number of liberals have finally decided to take allegations of sexual assault against former president Bill Clinton seriously. This is no act of heroism.

We Don’t Have To Wait For Due Process To Hold An Opinion On Roy Moore

On Alabama’s Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore, don’t let your healthy skepticism transform into tribal denialism.

GOP’s Virginia Loss Tells Us Little About The State Of American Politics

Donald Trump might obliterate the GOP’s future prospects. Despite wishful thinking, Republican losses in Virginia yesterday do not prove that contention.

Why Bringing A Gun To Church Is A Pretty Good Idea

The chances of finding yourself in a mass shooting are minuscule. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have an inherent right to self defense.

We’re About To Find Out If Democrats Really Care About Russian Interference

Those who immediately dismiss the Fusion GPS story only reveal that they were never serious about the Russian interference to begin with.

10 Times CNN Told Us An Apple Was A Banana

Considering the numerous mistakes and misleading stories CNN has produced over the past several years, you’d think that they’d be a tad less sanctimonious.

’60 Minutes’ Reporting Should Not Have Sunk The Drug Czar Nominee

There should be no drug czar. But that doesn’t make the exposé by ’60 Minutes’ and The Washington Post any less simplistic or misleading.

Trump’s Executive Moves Have Strengthened Checks And Balances

Say what you will about Donald Trump — and there’s plenty to say  — but he may be the first president in memory to actively limit his own branch’s power.

It’s About Time Trump Ended Obamacare’s Illegal Insurance Company Subsidies

Donald Trump’s termination of illegal Obamacare subsidies is a win for those who genuinely care about the most basic workings of the Constitution.  

Even If Trump’s Threat Against NBC Isn’t Serious, It’s Still Destructive

It’s never appropriate for a person sworn to defend the Constitution to threaten to shut down political speech. This goes for Donald Trump — and every other politician.

Twitter Should Stay Out Of Abortion Politics For Its Own Good

Twitter is a player on the abortion issue, and there is really no way around it any anymore. The case of Marsha Blackburn proves it.

Come And Take Them, Bret Stephens

As an American-Jew whose ancestors came here escaping both Nazism and communism, I totally ‘get’ the Second Amendment ‘fetishists.’

Democrats Have No Idea How To Prevent Mass Shootings

Nick Kristof offers eight ideas to alleviate mass shootings. All of them would make it harder for law-abiding citizens to own guns. None would stop mass shootings.