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.
Rand Paul Is Right: If The Senate Wants Impeachment Witnesses, They Have To Call Hunter Biden

Do Democrats really care about the getting to the bottom of the allegations against Trump, or do they just want a show trial?

If Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Win Iowa, Joe Biden Will Be The Nominee

If Biden runs away with the nomination, it could have huge implications for the future of the Democratic Party—especially its activist left wing.

To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran

Only a mainstream media that’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran haven’t come true.

By Pandering To The Left, Democrats Are Repeating The Mistakes Of 2016

Trump won the GOP primary in part by saying exactly what he thinks and never apologizing for it. Democrats had better figure that out, and quickly.

The Killing Of Qassem Suleimani Is A Reminder That Iran Is Weak

Suleimani’s killing was long overdue. The last time Iran was chastened on the world stage was when the U.S. sank half of the Iranian navy in 1988.

Why Julian Castro’s Failed Presidential Bid Matters

Castro might have dropped out, but he embodies a virulent new identity politics on the left that’s trying to take over the Democratic Party.

Nancy Pelosi, Not Trump, Is Provoking A Constitutional Crisis

By refusing to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Pelosi is asserting the primacy of the Democrat-controlled House over the GOP-led Senate.

Mexico Is In Crisis And It’s Not Just The Cartels, It’s The Elites

Drug cartels increasingly threaten Mexico’s sovereignty, but the corruption of the elites is rotting the country from the inside.

FBI Lied To FISA Court About Christopher Steele’s Credibility

The IG report shows how the FBI kept crucial information about Steele’s reliability out of its FISA application in order to spy on Carter Page.

Tucker Carlson’s Critique Of Paul Singer Is Part Of The Reckoning Underway In America

The Fox News host’s exposé on “vulture capitalism” goes to the heart of a debate on the Right about the role of government.

Three Reasons Kamala Harris Crashed

Her campaign was over-hyped by the media, her record as a prosecutor was unattractive to Democratic primary voters, and Tulsi Gabbard exposed her hypocrisy.

Warren: I’ll Be ‘Last American President Elected By The Electoral College’

Progressives like Warren want to abolish the Electoral College because they want to get rid of our constitutional system entirely.

If Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups, He Should Go To War With Them

Washington is waking up to the threat of Mexican drug cartels and the growing chaos in Mexico. But is Trump prepared to take robust action?

Democrats Haven’t Learned Anything From Past Impeachment Probes

In contrast to the kangaroo court being overseen by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, past impeachment probes have been bipartisan, tied to a straightforward offense, and timely.

The Climate Protest That Delayed The Harvard-Yale Football Game Was A Disgrace

In a shameless display, faculty members effectively protested their own students while modeling horrible behavior for the others.

The Most Important News Story Right Now Isn’t Impeachment, It’s The Crisis In Mexico

Cartels in Mexico aren’t just fighting over drugs, they’re fighting over industries, and it might well trigger a new and much bigger migrant crisis on the U.S. border.

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Rings True Because Much Of It Is True

Whether or not Frank Sheeran really killed Jimmy Hoffa, the underworld Scorsese brings to life in ‘The Irishman’ is a slice of real American history.

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.