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.
Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns, Neighborhoods Are Coming To Life Again

The coronavirus is bringing about a strange revival of neighborhood life, which has been atrophying for a half-century. We should pay attention.

Joe Biden Is Not The Leader We Need In A Post-Coronavirus World

Amid the coronavirus shutdown, Biden has been reduced to being a podcaster in his basement. You almost feel sorry for the guy. Almost.

Nancy Pelosi Isn’t Going To Let A Global Pandemic Go To Waste

The coronavirus relief bill congressional Democrats are pushing has all the hallmarks of Obama’s 2009 stimulus package: welfare funding disguised as relief.

The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus’

In this moment of global crisis and pandemic, it would be nice if the mainstream media could contain their faux outrage for a minute.

Why States ‘Governing Themselves’ During The Coronavirus Outbreak Is A Good Thing

No, the federal government shouldn’t ‘take over the supply chain’ for medical equipment, and yes, states can in fact govern themselves.

Mexico Is Dangerously Unprepared For The Inevitable Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

The virus is going to spread fast in Mexico, where a weak and corrupt state has made almost no preparations despite ample time to prepare.

Supreme Court Again Backs Trump Administration On Asylum Seekers

For the second time now, the Supreme Court has backed the administration, reaffirming that federal judges can’t dictate asylum policy.

Joe Biden Is Ignorant And Dishonest About Guns, Just Like The Media

Biden’s tense and bizarre exchange with a Detroit auto plant worker during a campaign stop yesterday went viral, and the media responses to it were telling.

Neil Druckmann Gets An HBO Series For ‘The Last Of Us,’ And It’s About Time

Video games have emerged as a serious art form in recent years, largely because of storytellers like Druckmann and games like ‘The Last of Us.’

Joe Biden’s Big Night Won’t Be Enough To Solve Democrats’ Bernie Sanders Problem

The Super Tuesday narrative is that Biden was vindicated and he’s stronger than ever, but the primary map and the upcoming states suggest otherwise.

¡El Bloombito! Mike Bloomberg Corrects Reporter On Proper Pronunciation of ‘Tejas’

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg would like you to know that he speaks Spanish and that he is very relatable to the Hispanic people of ‘Tejas.’

Yes, A Border Wall Will Help Contain The Coronavirus

If the coronavirus begins to spread in Mexico, we’re going to wish we had secured the border. Suggesting we do so isn’t racist, it’s realistic.

Joe Biden Might Win South Carolina, But He’s Losing The Fight For The Democratic Party

By all accounts, Biden will get his first primary victory in South Carolina. But It’s almost certainly too little, too late. The party’s moved on.

South Carolina Isn’t Quite Ready For The Bernie Sanders Revolution

That doesn’t mean he’s changed his stump speech or veered from his call for a political revolution, which might cost him on Saturday.

The Coronavirus Has Mutated—Into A Political Talking Point

As the deadly virus spreads across the globe, Washington descends into petty bickering and name-calling. No wonder we don’t trust our elites.

Obama Didn’t Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders

Like Trump, Sanders is tapping into a seething discontent in American life over who has power and who doesn’t. This isn’t Obama’s America anymore.

The GOP Cracked Up In 2016. Now It’s The Democrats’ Turn

Trump exposed the chasm between the GOP establishment and Republican voters. Bernie Sanders is about to do the same for Democrats.

Michael Bloomberg Is Not Going To Be President, Or Even The Democratic Nominee

Bloomberg is rising in polls and just qualified for the debate stage in Nevada, but a question nags: who really wants Bloomberg to be president?

Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters

The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them.

New Hampshire Democrats Are Worried About Beating Trump, And They Should Be

Granite State Democrats desperately want to pick a candidate who can beat Trump, but they’re not sure anyone on the primary ballot can do it.