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.
Let’s Stop Pretending Every Impeachment Witness Is A Selfless Hero

It’s become clear that some witnesses in the impeachment probe have their own agenda, and not all of them are courageous martyrs for the truth.

This Impeachment Inquiry Is Really About Who Sets U.S. Foreign Policy

If Trump thinks it’s in the national interest to root out corruption in Ukraine and get to the bottom of 2016 election meddling, that’s his prerogative.

The Suspension Of Ohio State’s Chase Young Is Everything That’s Wrong With The NCAA

The NCAA’s outdated and unfair financial rules punish poor athletes and represent everything that’s wrong with college sports.

No, Bret Stephens, Let’s Not Do In Mexico What We Did In Iraq

No matter what elite media pundits say, Mexico’s troubles aren’t President Trump’s fault, and an Iraq War-style counterinsurgency campaign won’t solve them.

Cancel Culture Comes For Hernán Cortés in Mexico

On the 500th anniversary of Hernán Cortés’ meeting with Montezuma II, the conquistador deserves a reconsideration, not cancellation.

It’s Time For The United States To Wage War On Mexican Drug Cartels

The slaughter of an American family in Mexico is the latest sign that violence in Mexico is out of control and the U.S. needs to step in.

House Democrats Were Always Going To Impeach President Trump

According to many House Democrats, Trump’s ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ include criticizing NFL players and tweeting mean things about the Squad.

Obama Is Right To Criticize Cancel Culture, But The Left Isn’t Listening

The irony is that Obama helped sow the seeds of the cancel culture he now bemoans. Now, an ultra-woke left doesn’t want to listen to him.

Charles Barkley Is Not A Role Model—Especially On Human Rights In Communist China

Barkley said Daryl Morey was wrong to speak out in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong because it might hurt the NBA’s bottom line.

The Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod Is Flirting With Religious Syncretism

The unexplained presence of pagan idols and rituals are just outward signs of the profound theological problems at the heart of the synod.

No, The Deep State Isn’t A Bunch Of Unbiased Patriots Who Deserve Our Gratitude

The idea that unelected anti-Trump bureaucrats are just selflessly looking out for the interests of the American people is laughable.

A Drug Cartel Just Defeated The Mexican Military In Battle

Mexico is in a state of collapse, and Americans need to realize that the crisis underway south of the Rio Grande won’t stop at the border.

Climate Change Extremism Isn’t Popular, And It Never Will Be

The protesters dragged off the top of a train in London by angry commuters exemplified the disconnect between climate change ideologues and ordinary people.

Why Democrats Should Be Worried Elizabeth Warren Is The Frontrunner

Warren’s inability or unwillingness to answer questions about the cost of her major policy ideas is going to be a problem for Democrats.

What Do U.S. Companies That Do The Bidding Of Communist China Owe To America?

The Hong Kong protesters are fighting for liberty, but major U.S. firms are siding with China’s authoritarian regime. That’s not okay.

If Woke Corporations Had Police Power, They Would Act Exactly Like Communist China

There’s no conflict between the NBA’s extreme wokeness and its craven response to Chinese authoritarianism. For the left, authoritarianism comes naturally.

The Border Crisis Isn’t Over, And Mexico Isn’t Going To Fix It

Migrant apprehensions are down but overall numbers are higher than they’ve been since 2007, and thanks to Congress the United States has no long-term solution to the border crisis.

The NBA Is Just One Of Many American Firms In Thrall To China

The Chinese Communist Party is using its economic leverage to exploit global corporate power for its own ends, and American firms are helping.

Why Liberal Media Hate ‘The Joker’

Woke critics worry about the film’s sympathetic depiction of a mass murderer, but their real beef is with its indictment of moral relativism.

Nancy Pelosi Is Acting In Bad Faith On The Impeachment Inquiry

Pelosi thinks the White House should work with House Democrats to pass legislation even as they pursue a partisan impeachment inquiry.