John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson is a senior correspondent 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, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Don’t Let The Kavanaugh Confirmation Turn Into A Title IX Kangaroo Court

Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, should realize that the far-left tactics of the campus tribunal aren’t going to work in the Senate.

America’s Forever War In Afghanistan Has Engulfed A New Generation

Americans born 17 years ago can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were born. It’s time to end the Afghanistan war.

The Murder Of Mollie Tibbetts Is Reason To Loosen Immigration Laws, Not Restrict Them

The real lesson is that people who want to come here and work will find a way to do it, regardless of the barriers in their path.

The Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Scandal Is A Crisis Of Faith

We don’t need more bland expressions of sorrow from bishops. We need public penance, resignations, and a new generation of leaders in the Catholic Church.

Leon Kass Offers Suggestions On How To Be A Human Being In ‘Leading A Worthy Life’

A book of essays by Leon Kass examine how to live with purpose and dignity in a demeaning age. But not everyone is going to like what he has to say.

Inside The Texas Border Town That Funnels Half Of All U.S.-Mexico Trade

In the small border city of Laredo, Texas, the entire world shows up every day, determined to get into the United States.

How The Iraq And Afghanistan Wars Soured Americans On NATO

To be effective, NATO needs the support of the American people. That means no more regime-change, occupations, or long term nation-building missions.

Pushed Hard Left By Their Base, Are Democrats Self-Destructing?

The November midterms should be an easy win for Democrats, but the party’s left-wing base is setting the stage for defeat.

Democrats Will Impose A Religious Test On SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The American Left equates sincere religious faith with bigotry. That’s why Kavanaugh will almost certainly face a religious test from Senate Democrats.

Mexico’s New Leftist President Is Not A Threat, But The Collapse Of Mexico Is

The real danger isn’t that Mexico elected a left-wing populist as president, it’s that the new president won’t be able to govern his country.

With Cartels In Control, There Are No Easy Answers To The Border Crisis

Much of Mexico and Central America is ruled by cartels, and until we come to terms with the role they play in migrant smuggling, the crisis will worsen.

4 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis

President Trump’s policy of separating parents and children at the border is certainly cruel, but the media isn’t telling the entire story.

Ideological Purity Runs Rampant At The Texas GOP Convention

In America’s reddest state, moderation and prudence are increasingly seen as a betrayal of conservatism and a reason to purge the GOP.

China Is Going To Spy On Everyone At The Nuclear Summit In Singapore

If you’re a journalist coving the U.S.-North Korea nuclear summit, don’t use USB devices from a stranger, because China is spying on you.

No, Amazon Tribes Should Not Be Allowed To Kill Their Children

If you thought that cultural relativism on the Left would stop at the ritual slaughter of innocent children, you were wrong.

A Footnote In The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Ruling Bodes Ill For Religious Liberty

Don’t be fooled by the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling. A menacing view of the First Amendment lurks in the details of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

The Repeal Of Ireland’s Abortion Ban Marks A New Paganism

The overwhelming repeal of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition on abortion is a reminder that without Christianity, liberalism descends into brutality.

While Kids Wait For Homes, Philadelphia Bars Catholic Social Services From Serving Foster Children

By targeting Catholic Social Services, Philadelphia is taking the U.S. Supreme Court’s flawed logic on same-sex marriage to its logical conclusion.

The West Isn’t Committing Suicide, It’s Dying Of Natural Causes

Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.

Trump Looms Large In The First Super Tuesday of 2018 Primaries

How populist and anti-establishment do Republican candidates have to be to win a contested primary in the Trump era? We’re about to find out.