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.

The Trouble With Mail-in Voting Might Not Be Fraud, But Government Incompetence

Problems with mass mail-in ballots during the primaries suggest the Postal Service might not be up to the challenge of mass voting-by-mail this fall.

The Beirut Blast Is A Reminder That Hezbollah Has Ruined Lebanon

More than any other group in Lebanon, the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah bears responsibility for the conditions that led to the blast.

Teachers Unions Are Attempting Political Blackmail. It’s Time To Break Them Up

In an abject show of selfishness and political bias, teachers unions are trying to hold the country hostage over baseless COVID-19 fears.

Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults

On the right and the left, pseudo-religious cults are ensnaring a growing number of Americans as traditional religions decline.

Getting Rid Of The Police, Or Trump, Will Only Enable More Riots

Our political and media elite think that Trump and the police are the cause of the ongoing unrest. They couldn’t be more wrong.

No, Hillsdale College Doesn’t Need To Join The National Reckoning On Race

Attempts to smear the college are not just dishonest but betray a misunderstanding of why critical race theory has no place in the classical liberal arts.

5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War

It can be hard for ordinary Americans who oppose the radical agenda of the woke left to know how to fight back. Here are a few practical ideas.

Mexico Is Facing A Dual Crisis: Deadly Drug Cartels And A Deadly Pandemic

As the coronavirus death rate falls in the United States, infections and deaths are both rising in Mexico even as drug cartels target top government officials.

We’re In A Cultural Civil War. It’s Time For Conservatives To Fight Back

The Black Lives Matter movement is not a majority. Its radical agenda can be resisted and defeated. But not if ordinary Americans stay silent.

Twitter’s Brazen 2020 Election Interference Will Eventually End In Banning Trump

Twitter’s policies about misleading tweets and abusive behavior are deeply cynical and designed merely to censor speech Jack Dorsey doesn’t like.

Conservatives Shouldn’t Accept The Left’s Corrupt View Of American History

Rarified conservative arguments that we should remove Confederate monuments is tantamount to accepting the left’s vision of America as irredeemably racist.

Americans Should Never Again Comply With Pandemic Lockdown Orders

By treating Black Lives Matters protests differently than other large gatherings, public officials and health experts have exposed themselves as hypocrites.

The Monument-Destroying Mobs Don’t Hate The Confederacy, They Hate America

The mobs defacing and pulling down monuments across America have no limiting principle because their target is America itself.

If You Don’t Support Black Lives Matter, You’re Fired

Black Lives Matter isn’t interested in fighting actual racism. But it is interested in whether you support its agenda—and getting you fired if you don’t.

If You Want To Know What Disbanding The Police Looks Like, Look At Mexico

The rise of vigilante groups in Mexico offers a hint of what happens when institutions fail and civil society collapses. America should be paying attention.

‘Abolish The Police’ Is A Slogan For The Destruction Of America

Calls to defund or abolish the police are not about restoring an open and liberal society, they are about tearing it down and seizing power.

The Struggle Sessions Are Here, And They’re Not Going Away

The left’s multi-decade project to teach everyone that America is irredeemably racist has led to the emergence of a new regime in American life.

The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots

The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots.

Twitter And Social Media Are A Cancer On Our Civic Life. They Don’t Deserve Protection

The debate about whether social media companies should have protection from liability misses a larger question about their role in American society.

It’s Time To Stop Pretending Twitter Is Neutral

If Twitter wants to editorialize and ‘factcheck’ President Trump’s tweets with disclaimers, then it should be treated like any other publisher.