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 four 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]
Disagreeing With Conventional D.C. Wisdom Isn’t A Crime

Americans have widely divergent ideas about what “American interests” looks like. Which ones is the FBI going to criminalize?

Angela Davis, Women’s March Honoree And Champion Of Terror, Prisons, And Tyranny

U.S. Communist Angela Davis was an enthusiastic supporter of the largest and most lethal prison system the world has ever known.

It’s About Time The United States Embraced My Immigration Plan

Whatever U.S. immigration policy ultimately looks like, it shouldn’t be forced on us by the actions of others.

Can Democrats Explain Why The Border Wall Is ‘Immoral?’

Democrats’ blanket opposition to any border ‘wall’ has a number of logical inconsistencies that expose a different kind of agenda.

Yes, Anti-Zionism Is The Same As Anti-Semitism

In practice, anti-Zionism is the most consequential form of anti-Semitism that exists in the world today.

First On Nancy Pelosi’s Agenda: Attacking Free Expression

Despite all their hysterics over the president’s rhetoric, Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats are fully engaged in attempting to control political speech.

Mitt Romney Wasn’t Wrong To Criticize Donald Trump, He’s Just Wrong About Why

Mitt Romney’s conflation of policy disagreements with criticism of Donald Trump’s character make his Washington Post op-ed incoherent and fatuous.

The State Of Colorado Is Still Trying To Destroy Jack Phillips

This state-sponsored harassment Jack Phillips isn’t just about his shop. It’s a warning to all those with unpopular opinions to stay in line.

Sorry, Marco Rubio, We’re Far Better Off Today Than When You Were A Kid

Politicians like Marco Rubio, who get sentimental about lunch pails and union shops, are exaggerating and exploiting the suffering of working Americans for political gain.

Here’s The Problem With PolitiFact’s ‘Lie Of The Year’

The online conspiracy theory about the Parkland kids was ugly, but it wasn’t the most significant lie of the year.

‘Making A Murderer’s’ Steven Avery Is Still Guilty As Hell

There are, no doubt, many innocent people in American prisons. Steve Avery, the murderer of Teresa Halbach, isn’t one of them.

In Defense Of ‘Dark Money’

In recent years, it’s become dogma among journalists and liberals to treat ‘dark money’ as an attack on democracy. It’s not.

Climate Change Alarmism Is The World’s Leading Cause Of Hot Gas

The problem for climate change alarmists is that warming is already here, yet somehow humanity slogs onward, living longer, safer, richer lives.

CNN Refuses To Condemn CNN Pundit’s Anti-Semitism

Conveniently, criticism of the liberals’ leading funder is beyond the pale, but featuring an intellectual who pals around with a guy who calls Jews termites is okay.

The Second Amendment Has Always Been An Individual Right

Justice John Paul Stevens says Heller was the worst decision during his tenure on the Supreme Court.That tells us plenty about his legacy.

The Washington Post Claims There’s A ‘Surge’ In Right-Wing Violence. There Isn’t

The Washington Post claims we are experiencing a ‘surge’ in right-wing violence and terrorism. A closer look at the data tells a more complicated story.

Dear TSA, Please Stop Molesting Kids At The Airport

It’s bad enough that the TSA wastes our time, needlessly gobbles up hours of our day. But kids shouldn’t be props in its Security Theater.

Ilhan Omar’s Election Shows Democrats Aren’t Interested In Confronting Anti-Semitism

Democratic Party leaders refuse to condemn Ilhan Omar’s contention that Israel is a racist regime. Considering their embrace of Women’s March leaders, it’s no surprise.

Yes, Doctors Should ‘Stay In Their Lane’ On Gun Policy

The NRA has every right to call out groups that use science to conceal their political arguments.

Democrats Aren’t Losing Faith In Our Constitutional System. They Just Don’t Like It

Many Democrats see the Constitution as a way to achieve their partisan goals, not as a set of politically neutral and idealistic values.