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.
In New Hampshire, Pete Buttigieg Campaigns With Growing Confidence

But many voters here still say they’re undecided going into Tuesday’s primary, and are eager for a first-hand look at Buttigieg.

Why Joe Biden’s Collapse In Iowa Means Trouble For Democrats

The fall of Biden would mean the Democratic Party’s best hope to prevent a Bernie Sanders nomination is Pete Buttigieg. That should worry Democrats.

Sorry, Adam Schiff, The Real Scandal Was The 1867 Purchase Of Alaska

Schiff worries that if Trump isn’t removed from office, he’ll offer Alaska to the Russians for support in the next election. Schiff needs a history lesson.

Tonight In Iowa, The Dark Art Of Caucusing Launches The 2020 Election

The Iowa caucus has always been confusing, but this year new rules and a surge of new voters will make it more confusing than ever.

Amid Media Blitz, Iowa Democrats Focus On Unity Going Into Caucuses

In Des Moines, Democratic activists and volunteers don’t see their party as divided and fracturing, but mobilizing for victory no matter the nominee.

Kobe Bryant’s Life Is A Reminder Of The Reality Of Redemption

Bryant’s death was met with denunciations of him on Twitter. But his life proved that redemption is possible, even for famous people with checkered lives.

Migrant Caravan Clashes With Mexican Troops After Crossing The Guatemala Border

A caravan of about 4,000 mostly Honduran migrants was broken up and detained by Mexican security forces this week following a series of violent clashes.

National Review’s Impeachment Advice To GOP Senators Is Deeply Naïve

Admitting that Trump was wrong but he shouldn’t be impeached is a terrible idea that assumes too much goodwill from Democrats.

As The Impeachment Trial Begins, Democrats Are Losing Their Minds

Having realized their impeachment gambit is failing, Democrats have resorted to accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell of a coverup and calling the trial ‘rigged.’

Trump Attorney Pat Cipollone: ‘The President Has Done Absolutely Nothing Wrong’

In his scorching opening statement before the Senate, Cipollone said there is ‘no case’ against Trump, and that there is nothing to Democrats’ allegations.

Christopher Tolkien Was The Unsung Hero Of Middle Earth

The son of J.R.R. Tolkien did far more than just compile and edit his father’s unfinished stories. He helped create the world of Middle Earth.

Rand Paul Is Right: If The Senate Wants Impeachment Witnesses, They Have To Call Hunter Biden

Do Democrats really care about the getting to the bottom of the allegations against Trump, or do they just want a show trial?

If Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Win Iowa, Joe Biden Will Be The Nominee

If Biden runs away with the nomination, it could have huge implications for the future of the Democratic Party—especially its activist left wing.

To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran

Only a mainstream media that’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran haven’t come true.

By Pandering To The Left, Democrats Are Repeating The Mistakes Of 2016

Trump won the GOP primary in part by saying exactly what he thinks and never apologizing for it. Democrats had better figure that out, and quickly.

The Killing Of Qassem Suleimani Is A Reminder That Iran Is Weak

Suleimani’s killing was long overdue. The last time Iran was chastened on the world stage was when the U.S. sank half of the Iranian navy in 1988.

Why Julian Castro’s Failed Presidential Bid Matters

Castro might have dropped out, but he embodies a virulent new identity politics on the left that’s trying to take over the Democratic Party.

Nancy Pelosi, Not Trump, Is Provoking A Constitutional Crisis

By refusing to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Pelosi is asserting the primacy of the Democrat-controlled House over the GOP-led Senate.

Mexico Is In Crisis And It’s Not Just The Cartels, It’s The Elites

Drug cartels increasingly threaten Mexico’s sovereignty, but the corruption of the elites is rotting the country from the inside.

FBI Lied To FISA Court About Christopher Steele’s Credibility

The IG report shows how the FBI kept crucial information about Steele’s reliability out of its FISA application in order to spy on Carter Page.