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.

In SCOTUS Confirmation Fight, Expect Democrats To Embrace Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Bigotry against Catholics is nothing new in America. What’s new is Democrats’ wholesale embrace of it, which we might see play out in primetime.

The Death Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means The Constitution Is On The Ballot

If Joe Biden wins the November election, Democrats will try to pack the Supreme Court—and that’s just for starters.

Reflections On A Glacier In Alaska As Seen From A Small Aircraft

I grew up in the shadow of the Knik Glacier in southcentral Alaska. But until this summer, I had never seen it in its full splendor.

Why Trump Deserves Credit For Brokering Mideast Peace Deals

For decades, foreign policy experts—the blob—assumed much about the Middle East that has turned out to be completely wrong.

Scientists Have Discovered Signs Of Life On Venus. Why Don’t We Care?

News that researchers found what appears to be life on Venus was met this week with a collective shrug that bodes ill for life on earth.

The Left Is Setting The Stage For A Coup If Trump Wins

Under the guise of planning for right-wing violence if Trump loses, Democrats are gaming out how to steal the election if Trump wins.

If Joe Biden Wins, Will The Pandemic Suddenly Disappear?

According to Biden and Democratic leaders, the coronavirus is worse than ever and Americans are terrified. So why aren’t Democrats taking it seriously?

Democrats Need To Get Their Riot Talking Points Straight

Dems can’t decide whether Trump is to blame for all the rioting and violence, or whether he’s just stoking unjustified fears for political gain.

The Street Violence And Gunplay Started With The Left, Not The Right

As clashes between protesters and counter-protesters turn violent, the media wants to blame ‘right-wing extremists.’ But the left started this.

The Face Of The Democratic Party Isn’t Joe Biden, It’s The Raging Mob

It’s too late for Biden to denounce the rioters and looters, whose votes he’s counting on to win the White House in November.

The BLM Mob Doesn’t Just Want You To Raise Your Fist, It Wants To Rule You

The roving bands of Black Lives Matter activists harassing diners in D.C. on Monday think they’re winning. They’re not wrong.

I Was Wrong About Trump. He Didn’t Destroy the GOP, He Saved It

At the RNC four years ago, I thought Trump couldn’t win the White House and that his nomination would destroy the Republican Party. I was wrong.

No, Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Aren’t ‘Rockefeller Republicans’

In the face of rising radicalism in the Democratic Party, the media’s new tactic is to paint Biden and Harris as milquetoast moderates.

Civil Rights Leader Lynda Lowery Reminds Us Why It’s Wrong To Erase History

Lowery says changing the name of the Edmund Pettus bridge, even to honor the late Rep. John Lewis, would be ‘a whitewash of our history.’

Joe Biden Is Not Going To Get The Obama Coalition Back Together

Obama’s coalition belonged to him alone. The Biden-Harris ticket might win in November, but not because they recreate Obama’s electoral map.

The Ghost Of Sarah Palin Will Haunt The Media This Election Cycle

In an effort to blunt all criticism of Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris, we’re about to see a deluge of transparently insincere sympathy for Sarah Palin.

The Trouble With Mail-in Voting Might Not Be Fraud, But Government Incompetence

Problems with mass mail-in ballots during the primaries suggest the Postal Service might not be up to the challenge of mass voting-by-mail this fall.

The Beirut Blast Is A Reminder That Hezbollah Has Ruined Lebanon

More than any other group in Lebanon, the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah bears responsibility for the conditions that led to the blast.

Teachers Unions Are Attempting Political Blackmail. It’s Time To Break Them Up

In an abject show of selfishness and political bias, teachers unions are trying to hold the country hostage over baseless COVID-19 fears.

Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults

On the right and the left, pseudo-religious cults are ensnaring a growing number of Americans as traditional religions decline.