John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson
John Daniel Davidson is a senior correspondent 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, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose The Failure Of A Liberal Utopia

In America’s most liberal city, increasingly visible homeless camps are a stark symbol of San Francisco’s economic hollowing out and the failure of progressive governance.

The 1,200 Migrants Heading For The U.S. Expecting Amnesty Are Playing Right Into Trump’s Hands

A caravan of 1,200 Central Americans headed for the United States could provoke a crisis that forces us to face the root causes of our failed immigration system.

Trump Wants The Military To Build His Border Wall. That’s A Terrible Idea

Maybe Congress doesn’t want to fund Trump’s wall because it would never work, not even if the U.S. military built it and deployed along the southern border.

Here’s The Uncomfortable Truth About The Austin Bombings

The Austin bomber is dead, but his campaign of terror serves as a stark reminder that government and technology can’t keep us completely safe.

The Scandal Behind The Florida School Shooting Is About Federal Coercion, Not Guns

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office failed to respond to warnings about the Parkland shooter ahead of time, and not because of a mistake or an oversight. It was the official policy.

Beto O’Rourke Just Showed Everyone How To Lose An Election In Texas

The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Ted Cruz in November told a panel at SXSW that he’d like ban AR-15s.

On The Texas-Mexico Border, Migrants Are Overcoming Every Obstacle In Their Path

The complexities and realities of the U.S.-Mexico border are inescapable in the Rio Grande Valley, far from the immigration reform platitudes of Washington.

Is The Second Amendment Worth Dying For?

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, are we willing to go beyond ritualized outrage and consider what it would cost to end school shootings?

The Left Is Conditioning College Students To Hate Free Speech

From canceled classes at Princeton to sobbing undergrads at Stanford, colleges across the country are training students to be intolerant.

It’s Time To Put An End To Emo James Comey

Don’t be fooled by Comey’s emo Twitter feed. As the investigation into FISA abuse goes deeper, questions about the FBI under Comey are stacking up.

House Intel Memo Shows Just How Politicized The Obama Administration Had Become

The House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged FISA abuses by federal authorities reveals, above all, how politicized the DOJ and FBI were under Obama.

NBC News Uses Winter Olympics Coverage To Broadcast North Korean Propaganda

Lester Holt went to North Korea’s luxury ski resort for the Winter Olympics, apparently unaware he was participating in the spread of regime propaganda.

Blaming ‘Toxic Masculinity’ For Mass Shootings Is A Form Of Bigotry

Progressives will blame tragedies like the Las Vegas massacre on anything but human nature, and in the process make arguments rooted in bigotry.

5 Takeaways From The House Subcommittee Hearing On Fighting ISIS

The hearing made clear that ISIS has been destroyed and much of the credit, like it or not, should go to the Trump administration.

If It Weren’t For The Constitution, America Would Be A ‘Sh-thole’ Country, Too

President Trump was right that some countries are ‘sh-tholes,’ but we should remember that America is different because it was fortunate enough to be born free.

Trump Is Right To Let States Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Medicaid expansion has gotten out of control. Work requirements will give able-bodied Medicaid enrollees what they really need: full employment.

Apple And Facebook Aren’t Going To Save Us From Smartphone Addiction

A group of investors wants Apple to do something about smartphone addiction among teens. But Apple can’t solve this problem, only parents can.

No, Polar Bears Are Not Dying Off In Droves Because Of Climate Change

A recent video of a starving polar bear tugged at the heartstrings of global warming alarmists. But the fact is, polar bears are doing just fine.

As Protests Rage, Let’s Be Honest About Iran’s Tyrannical Regime

Unlike President Obama, President Trump is willing to talk about the Iranian regime with moral clarity, calling it ‘brutal and corrupt,’ which it is.

What’s With Lifestyle Magazines Randomly Bashing Trump?

A recent feature story in Outside went out of its way to attack President Trump. It was supposed to be a puff piece about an ice-fishing tournament in Minnesota.