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, n+1, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.
Deal Or Not, Mexico Can’t Stop The Border Crisis On Its Own

Why the much-hyped deal between the United States and Mexico to avoid tariffs and crack down on Central American migrants is mostly window-dressing.

As Illegal Immigration Skyrockets, The Border Crisis Spins Out Of Control

The latest arrest numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the crisis deepens, the U.S.-Mexico border is becoming increasingly volatile and dangerous.

Border Crisis Deepens: More Than 132K Arrested Last Month

Arrests in May increased by nearly a third from April. At this rate, illegal immigration levels will reach highs we haven’t seen since 2006.

Americans’ Loss Of Interest In Civil War Battlefields Is Part Of A Disturbing Trend

In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?

Trump’s Plan To Reform Legal Immigration Is Long Overdue

Shifting immigration away from family reunification and toward skills-based employment is something the United States should have done long ago.

It Turns Out ‘Abolish ICE’ Isn’t Really That Popular

A new poll finds the movement to “Abolish ICE,” which 2020 Democratic candidates hyped last year, is only backed by a quarter of Democrats.

Rashida Tlaib Is Pushing A Terrorist Narrative About Israel

The congresswoman claims her Holocaust remarks were taken ‘out of context.’ But the proper context shows she’s pushing a terrorist narrative about Israel.

Illegal Immigration Creates Mass Misery That U.S. Leaders Don’t Want To Fix

Liberals who think border enforcement is inhumane need to examine the ways mass border trespassing and open borders create misery.

What Thomas Friedman Doesn’t Get About The Border Crisis

The pithy New York Times columnist traveled to the border, looked at the fence, and realized something wasn’t quite right.

Let’s Not Get Bogged Down In Multiculturalism Versus Progressivism

Ryan Williams is right to define multiculturalism as an anti-American ideology that seeks to undermine the basis for individual rights.

Report: Illegal Immigration Is Earning Billions For Smugglers

A new report estimates cartels and smuggling networks are making billions off of Central Americans who are fleeing their countries in droves thanks to America’s messed-up immigration laws.

Notre Dame Isn’t Just A Symbol Of Western Civilization, It’s A Symbol Of Heaven

The burning of Notre Dame is not a challenge to restore a jewel of Western civilization, it’s a call to repent and believe the gospel.

The Latest Stats Reveal The Border Crisis Is Getting Worse

In March, federal authorities apprehended or turned back more than 103,000 noncitizens, more than half of them families claiming asylum. Most of them are not eligible for asylum, but it gets them into the U.S.

The Border Crisis Is A Money-Making Machine For Smugglers

Whatever their reasons for leaving, a wall or a physical barrier will do nothing to stop immigrants from crossing the border.

CBS Portrays Human Smugglers As Humanitarians In Misguided Border Coverage

The mainstream media doesn’t want to admit there’s a crisis at the border, so it’s portraying the players in the crisis in the best possible light.

It’s Time To Stop Talking About ‘Historic Lows’ Of Illegal Immigration

Federal officials say they have released more than 107,000 migrant families and children into the United States since December 21, and that arrests of people illegally present in the country are falling as resources are diverted to the border.

Central Planners Don’t Know What Kind Of Immigrants Our Economy Needs

When it comes to immigration reform, conservatives tend to put far too much faith in the federal government and central planning.

Howard Schultz Is Living In A Fantasy World

The former Starbucks CEO toured Texas last week with a message about political unity and moderation that almost no one wants to hear.

Pope Francis’ Summit On Clerical Sexual Abuse Was A Charade

By ignoring the causes of the abuse crisis and refusing to address the McCarrick affair, the Vatican has undermined its credibility with a farcical summit.

Democratic Congresswoman Compares U.S. Border Officials To Nazis

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon said ‘just following orders’ is no more an excuse for U.S. border officials than it was ‘back in Germany.’