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.
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.’

Why A Wall Alone Can’t Fix The Emergency On The U.S. Border

Central American families determined to claim asylum won’t be stopped by a wall, nor will cartels that profit big from smuggling them into the United States.

In El Paso, Beto O’Rourke Makes It Easy For Trump To Target ‘Extreme’ Democrats

With Beto O’Rourke as a perfect foil, Trump kicked off his 2020 reelection bid by painting Democrats as ‘outside the mainstream.’

Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Is A Civilizational Triumph

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ immortalizes and humanizes the ordinary British infantrymen who fought on the Western Front, and were then forgotten.

Democrats’ Inexorable Abortion Logic Has Finally Caught Up With Them

From unrestricted late-term abortions to infanticide, Democrats are now facing the consequences of a position that never had a limiting principle.

The Texas GOP Is Stoking Voter Fraud Fears Without Much Evidence

Texas Republicans are hyping a report of voter fraud despite a lack of evidence, indulging a bad old habit of pandering to an excitable base.

The Bigotry At The Heart Of The Covington Affair Belongs To The Left

After days of outrage and condemnations, the Covington affair has revealed a disturbing bigotry among far too many media figures and outlets on the left.

Witness In El Chapo Trial Says Mexican President Took $100 Million Bribe

Bombshell testimony comes after months of witnesses alleging widespread corruption at the highest levels of the Mexican government.

Have Conservatives Rolled Over, Or Have They Been Steamrolled?

In the culture war, conservatives haven’t given up without a fight so much as they’ve been trampled underfoot.

There’s A National Emergency On The Border, But It’s Not What You Think

Trump says there’s a crisis on the border, but the crisis reaches far beyond the border into every institution in Mexico and Central America.

Trump And Democrats Could Reach A Compromise If They Actually Cared About Securing The Border

Trump and the Democrats could agree to more funding for border security in exchange for more funding for processing asylum-seekers, but they won’t.

We Need To Talk About Why Trophy Hunting Is Wrong

There’s a big difference between trophy hunting and hunting for sport or subsistence. The latter is salutary and noble, the former is a disgrace.

A Federal Judge Finally Exposes The Lies At The Heart Of Obamacare

Obamacare was sold to the American people under false pretenses and upheld by a dishonest Supreme Court ruling. Now it’s coming apart, and it’s about time.

The Transgender Movement Is Not Interested In Compromise

As public schools begin to enforce rigid transgender policies, the trans movement is becoming more mainstream and less tolerant.