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. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Thousands Of Churches Are About To Defy Lockdown Orders. It’s About Time

Churchgoers across the country are reasserting their fundamental rights of conscience—rights that too many political leaders have forgotten or denied.

How The Obama Administration Weaponized Surveillance Laws To Target Trump

Federal surveillance laws put in place after Nixon were supposed to protect U.S. citizens. The Obama administration used them to spy on political opponents.

‘The Last Dance’ Leaves No Doubt: Michael Jordan Is The Greatest Of All Time

Let’s dispense with the facile comparisons to LeBron James—or anyone else. It’s not even close.

‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time

The media are fixated on Trump’s use of the term ‘Obamagate’ but refuse to tell the truth about the Russia collusion hoax.

The Attorney Who Leaked The Ahmaud Arbery Video Thought He Was Helping The Suspects

Instead of making the accused killers look better, the graphic video leaves little doubt that Arbery was flat-out murdered.

Why Aren’t Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers In Jail? You know why.

Given the facts so far, this looks like a case where being white and knowing the right people have made a mockery of justice.

Democrats Are Suddenly Okay With Voting For A Man Accused Of Rape

Writing in the New York Times, Linda Hirshman says she believes Tara Reade but she’ll vote for Joe Biden anyway because of Donald Trump.

Amid Pandemic, The Mexican State Left A Void The Cartels Are Filling

As the coronavirus spreads in Mexico, drug cartels are providing public aid in the face of government inaction, undermining an already weak Mexican state.

Hypocritical Elitist Wants Everything Locked Down Except Marriages

Neil Ferguson, the British epidemiologist whose doomsday models led to a national lockdown, resigned after getting caught meeting with his married lover.

No, We Don’t Need To Foster A Culture Of Snitching To Stay Safe

Some public officials seem to think it’s okay to encourage neighbors to rat each other out over stay-at-home orders. It’s not.

Some Governors Are Getting Serious About The Cost Of Coronavirus Lockdowns. Some Aren’t

As the spread of COVID-19 begins to slow nationwide, some governors are proving to be more serious than others about what comes next.

Will Texas Lead The American Resurgence From Coronavirus Lockdown?

As some states begin loosening coronavirus lockdowns, all eyes are on Texas to see if a phased reopening can be done safely.

Hog Hunting In The Time Of Coronavirus

In Texas, you can still hunt feral hogs despite the lockdowns. Just make sure you prepare like it’s the end of the world.

Instead Of ‘Flattening The Curve,’ We Flattened Hospitals, Doctors, And The U.S. Health Care System

Across the country, hospitals shut down ‘non-essential’ procedures in preparation for a surge of coronavirus patients that never appeared.

Why Trump’s Plan To Suspend Immigration Temporarily Makes Sense

It’s time to start thinking about what our immigration system might look like in a post-coronavirus world. it won’t be what it is now.

Joe Biden’s Endorsements This Week Can’t Hide Deep Democratic Divisions

The far-left wing of the Democratic Party has pushed Joe Biden to the left, but it’s going to take more than that to unify the party before November.

A Remedial Explanation Of Federalism For Jonah Goldberg

The point of federalism is that it keeps the tyrants little, so they can be removed from office by the people closest to them.

Rent Strikes Should Be A Last Resort For Jobless Tenants, Not A Tool Of Social Revolution

Rent strikes are gaining momentum during the pandemic, but they’re less about helping jobless tenants than fomenting progressive reforms.

The Coronavirus Is Exposing Little Tyrants All Over The Country

Some mayors and governors seem to think their authority is limitless in the face of the pandemic. They need a remedial lesson in the Constitution.

Don’t Believe The Hype: It Was Bernie Who Beat Biden

Bernie Sanders didn’t need to win the primary. His socialist ideas have already taken over the Democratic Party—and Joe Biden’s campaign.