John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson

John Daniel Davidson is the Political Editor 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, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.

Your Default Assumption Should Be That Everything Corporate Media Says Is A Lie

The media’s deluge of lies about the Rittenhouse case is a disturbing reminder that the corporate press lies about everything all the time.

In South Texas, The Border Crisis Threatens To Become A Constitutional Crisis

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott thinks border states must take action in the face of federal inaction. But is it too little, too late?

The Book Version Of The New York Times’s 1619 Project Doubles Down On Junk History

Unable to answer damning critiques of its historical claims, The New York Times chooses to dodge — and impugn the motives of its critics.

Why Won’t The Left Admit Schools Teach Critical Theory And Defend It On The Merits?

Democrats and the corporate press obviously agree with the tenets of critical race theory. But instead of defending it, they pretend it doesn’t exist.

Terry McAuliffe’s Defeat In Virginia Is A Cautionary Tale: Don’t Mess With Parents

It wasn’t just the lies about CRT or the vilification of concerned parents, it was all that plus 18 months of school closures in Virginia.

It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins In Virginia, Democrats Have Already Lost

Terry McAuliffe should be coasting to victory in Virginia. Instead, he’s revealed just how weak and out of touch Democrats are.

Turns Out Alexander Vindman Is The Dopey Hack We All Thought He Was

The man behind the failed Ukraine impeachment saga has no idea what free speech is or why it’s protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Our Degenerate Elites Are Losing Control And Lashing Out In Desperation

The increasingly authoritarian tendencies of our elites and the institutions they control is a sign of their weakness and impotence and loss of control.

Left Unchecked, Biden’s Border Crisis Will Become The New Normal

What happened on the U.S.-Mexico border this year is without precedent, and if states don’t act, it will become permanent.

Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Message To Concerned Parents Is Clear: Shut Up Or Else

The collusion between Biden’s White House, woke school boards, and the DOJ serves one purpose: to intimidate parents into silence.

Rotherham Child Sex Abuse Scandal Looms Over Loudoun County

The extreme political correctness that caused the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has led to a similar dereliction of duty in Loudoun County.

William Shatner Is A Normal Person, But There’s Something Wrong With Jeff Bezos

After his return from space, the 90-year-old ‘Star Trek’ icon was ecstatic, but all Bezos could think about was popping champagne and taking a group selfie.

The 2020 Election Wasn’t Stolen, It Was Vandalized By Democrats, Big Tech, And The Media

Mollie Hemingway’s new book, ‘Rigged,’ explains how the 2020 election was corrupted by the concerted efforts of America’s most powerful institutions.

The Purpose Of The Jan. 6 Select Committee Is To Suppress Free Speech

The message is clear: if you exercise your First Amendment rights for a cause that those in power have not approved, you will be targeted.

A Handful Of NBA Players Have Become The Voice Of Reason In The COVID Vaccine Debate

The fact that 24-year-old Jonathan Isaac can speak more cogently about COVID and freedom of conscience than the entire corporate press is an astonishing development.

Vaccine Mandates From Private Employers Are Destroying American Livelihoods

Private companies are proving just as draconian as federal and state governments, threatening Americans with financial ruin if they don’t get a COVID shot.

President Biden Governs Through Obvious, Ham-Fisted Lies

Biden’s most recently revealed Afghanistan lie is just the latest in a string of outright falsehoods and deceptions the White House is resorting to in the face of failure.

Biden’s Border Policy Is Sheer Horse-Puckey

The president’s approach to the border is based on optics, not reality. That’s why he banned horse patrols in Del Rio this week.

The 9/11 Attacks Ultimately Proved A Lesser Threat To America Than The Totalitarian Left

The left hates America and ordinary Americans at least as much as the 9/11 hijackers did, and for some of the same reasons.

Under The Rule Of Our Managerial Elites, There Will Be No Resignations

It doesn’t matter how badly they botch their jobs, or how much misery they cause, our ruling class is immune from accountability.