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.
Texas Democrat Forced To Apologize For Saying Gov. Greg Abbott ‘Hates Trees Because One Fell On Him’

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt issued an apology after I tweeted her comment making fun of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s disability.

Congressional Democrats Have No Credibility On Impeachment

Whatever your opinion of Trump, congressional Democrats have squandered the confidence of the American people, and can’t be trusted with impeachment.

The Entire News Media Is Biased. They Should Just Embrace It

Let’s dispense with the fiction that the media is objective and impartial, and admit that we’ve returned to the historical norm of biased news.

Waiting In Juarez: How Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program Could Ruin The Smugglers’ Trade

The ‘Remain in Mexico’ program is prompting thousands of migrants to give up on their asylum claims and return to Central America, while others decide to wait in limbo.

Migrant Apprehensions On Southwest Border Dropped To 64K In August

Although numbers are down, border arrests remain at their highest level since 2007. The majority of apprehensions are families and children.

On Abortion, Democrats Are Living In A Fantasy Land

Democrats’ embrace of extreme abortion ideology is producing some strange policy proposals increasingly divorced from reality.

Bloomberg’s Hit Piece On Trump Official Is Why Americans Distrust The Media

Ben Penn’s smear of Leif Olson is the latest example of how cancel culture is hollowing out civic life and undermining the media’s credibility.

Davidson In Claremont Review of Books: Ben Shapiro’s ‘The Right Side of History’

The West has forgotten its own history, Shapiro argues, and is abandoning Judeo-Christian values and natural law in favor of moral subjectivism.

How Decades Of Paranoid Attacks On The Koch Brothers Turned Into Mainstream Leftist Tactics

The passing of David Koch last week recalled the left’s increasing penchant for explaining American politics with wild-eyed conspiracy theories.

The Ghost Of John C. Calhoun Haunts Today’s American Left

The irony of the New York Times’ 1619 Project is that it embraces the critique of the American Founding espoused by the leading defender of Southern slavery, Sen. John C. Calhoun.

America’s Apathy Toward The Hong Kong Protests Is A Crisis Of Confidence

America’s relative silence over the Hong Kong protests and the impending Chinese crackdown is deafening, and telling. It’s also dangerous.

ICE Workplace Raids Unmask Our Broken Immigration System

Immigration hardliners need to confront an awkward reality: mass illegal immigration is driven by big business, and it indirectly benefits us all.

Rep. Joaquin Castro Doxxes Trump Donors In San Antonio

The brother of Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro posted the names and employers of Trump donors in San Antonio.

Why It’s Wrong To Blame Trump For The Mass Shootings

Trump doesn’t have a monopoly on divisive rhetoric. It’s time for the left to reckon with its role in sowing division and racial discord.

It’s Time To Pressure Corrupt Central American Elites To End The Border Crisis

Central America is rife with corruption at the highest levels of government. The Trump administration should take notice and apply pressure accordingly.

Report: Illegally Entering Guatemalans Aren’t Fleeing Violence, They Want To Make More Money

The Wall Street Journal is the latest media outlet to report on what’s driving the border crisis. For most Guatemalans, it’s economic opportunity, not the reported violence and bloodshed.

Is Enforcement In Mexico Reducing Illegal Immigration, Or Is It The Heat?

DHS chief says fewer large groups are coming across the border, but the decrease follows a predictable seasonal pattern going back decades.

In Face Of Massive Border Crisis, Democrats Tell Americans Citizenship Means Nothing

A left-wing mob tore down an American flag and replaced it with a Mexican flag. A gunman attacked an ICE facility. Democrats said nothing.

Tucker Carlson Has A Point About The Dangers Of Immigration

We’re not very good at instilling American values in immigrants because we’re not very good about instilling them among the native-born.

The Left Has Managed To Mainstream Anti-Americanism

From the repudiation of the Fourth of July to calls for reparations, anti-Americanism that once was belonged to the far-left is now mainstream.