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.
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.

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.