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]
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.

When You Politicize Shootings You Make It Harder To Find Solutions

There are two kinds of social media reactions to horrifying events such as the Las Vegas shooting. One of them makes debate impossible.

Sorry, Ivanka and Jared’s Private Email Use Was Nothing Like Hillary’s

It’s important to push back against Hillary Clinton fans who try to delegitimize the 2016 election by making ludicrous comparisons.

Republicans Should Reject ‘Bipartisan’ Solution For Obamacare

If Republicans truly believe Obamacare has harmed America, there is no upside in fake bipartisanship. Not for the GOP. And not for the America people.

Why Does Jimmy Kimmel Want Americans To Suffer?

The Graham-Cassidy proposal does not break ‘The Jimmy Kimmel Test.’ If anything, it more fairly divvies up federal dollars to the states.

After Self-Reflection, Journalists Discover They’ve Been Too Critical Of … Democrats

For those of you who reported on Democrats in 2016, now is the time to confess your sins and ask for absolution. May Hillary take pity on your souls.

Reminder: Susan Rice Lied About Her Role In The Obama Admin Unmasking Scandal

If CNN’s reporting is correct, it looks like everything Devin Nunes said turned out to be true. Susan Rice did spy on Trump transition members.

Yes, Hillary, The Media Did Help Trump Win. So Did You

Former Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is back doing what she does best: another work of fiction.

In The Long Run, 9/11 Didn’t Bring Us Any Closer Together

On anniversary of 9/11, it’s difficult not to notice that Americans don’t really share a coherent, unifying cultural or idealistic value anymore.

Democrats Are Increasingly Comfortable With Religious Tests

Why are Democrats employing religious tests? Because the dogma of Bernie Sanders and Dianne Feinstein is increasingly hostile towards orthodox faiths, not the other way around.