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.
Obama Didn’t Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders

Like Trump, Sanders is tapping into a seething discontent in American life over who has power and who doesn’t. This isn’t Obama’s America anymore.

The GOP Cracked Up In 2016. Now It’s The Democrats’ Turn

Trump exposed the chasm between the GOP establishment and Republican voters. Bernie Sanders is about to do the same for Democrats.

Michael Bloomberg Is Not Going To Be President, Or Even The Democratic Nominee

Bloomberg is rising in polls and just qualified for the debate stage in Nevada, but a question nags: who really wants Bloomberg to be president?

Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters

The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them.

New Hampshire Democrats Are Worried About Beating Trump, And They Should Be

Granite State Democrats desperately want to pick a candidate who can beat Trump, but they’re not sure anyone on the primary ballot can do it.

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.