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. Follow him on Twitter, @johnddavidson.

Kamala Harris: We Can’t Secure The Border Until We Transform Central America Into A Paradise

The Biden administration’s strategy for solving illegal immigration is a pipe dream of nation-building in Central America that’s designed to fail.

Sorry, Simone Biles, The Olympics Isn’t About You, It’s About Winning For America

“I feel like I’m also not having as much fun and this Olympic Games I wanted it to be for myself and it felt like I was still doing for other people,” Biles said.

The Latin Mass Is The Future Of The Catholic Church

Pope Francis is punishing a faithful and devout minority of Catholics in hopes of staving off the inevitable.

Biden’s Border Crisis Is About To Make History

If the current trend continues, this will be a record-breaking year for illegal immigration on the southwest border.

Is The Biden Administration About To Make The Border Crisis Worse?

The Biden administration’s management of the border crisis is haphazard, disorganized, and blatantly political, which means the crisis is about to get worse.

Calling Natural Law ‘White Nationalism’ Is Racist, Period

Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley either doesn’t know what natural law is or he’s espousing fundamentally racist ideas. There’s no middle ground.

There’s No Way Kamala Harris Visits This Child Detention Camp At The Border

Harris finally goes to the border, but will she visit the nightmarish youth shelters created by the Biden administration? Probably not. But she should.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Aren’t Playing Politics With Communion, Biden Is

Let’s dispense with the idea that this is complicated. Catholic teaching is clear: politicians who support abortion should not receive communion. Period.

In An Affront To Its Namesake, The Tolkien Society Goes Woke

That men and women now come to slander and distort these sub-creations of Tolkien is, in a strange way, a testament to his legacy.

At NATO And G7, Biden Advances An ‘America Last’ Foreign Policy

President Biden’s first foreign trip wasn’t just an embarrassing disaster, it heralds the return of the disastrous foreign policy of the Obama-Biden era.

The Border Is Wide Open, And It’s Getting More Dangerous

New monthly data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that a growing proportion of total border arrests are single adults. It’s a sign things are getting worse, not better.

The ‘Root Causes’ Of The Migrant Crisis Are Biden’s Border Policies

In the aftermath of Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico, we need to be clear about what triggered the crisis at the border.

On A Remote Stretch Of Texas Borderland, The Whole World Is Crossing The Rio Grande

Residents of rural Val Verde County, Texas, have never seen illegal immigration on this scale. It’s a full-blown crisis, and no one is coming to help.

Inside The Illegal Immigration Crisis Just North Of The Border You Haven’t Heard About

Ranchers and cops in rural Brooks County, Texas, say illegal immigration is worse than it’s ever been, with deadly consequences for migrants who get lost.

Biden Is Keeping Migrant Kids In Horrible Conditions. Where Is The Outcry?

Conditions for migrant children appear to be much worse under Biden than they were under Trump. Just don’t expect AOC to weep for the cameras.

The Media’s COVID Origin Coverup Campaign Has Begun

David Frum is the first prominent journalist to fictionalize the debate over the origins of COVID, but he won’t be the last.

By Blessing Homosexual Unions, German Catholics Are Fomenting Schism — Again

Ceremonies blessing same-sex unions by German Catholic priests this week represent a challenge to the Vatican from which it dare not shrink.

The Washington Post’s Hit Piece On Josh Hawley Is Really A Hit Piece On All Conservatives

Under the pretext of an investigative profile, the Post smears Sen. Josh Hawley by attacking small-town America, Christians, and the rule of law.

Republicans Aren’t Obsessed With Critical Race Theory, White Democrats Are

It turns out Ibram X. Kendi’s core constituency is — surprise! — white readers of The Atlantic.

Oversight Board Reveals It’s A Rubber Stamp For Facebook Censorship

By upholding Facebook’s Trump ban, the “oversight board” has given an imprimatur of respectability to Facebook’s biased content moderation.