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.

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.

The Migrant Crisis Isn’t Just About Illegal Immigration, It’s Also About The Cartels That Run The Border

The Biden administration wants to blame the border crisis on Donald Trump, but the problem is much larger and more complex than that.

No, Biden Isn’t A ‘Very Catholic President,’ He Flouts Church Teaching And Should Be Disciplined

Corporate media are having a hard time grasping what’s at stake in a debate among U.S. Catholic bishops about Biden’s stance on abortion.

Former US Ambassador To Mexico: Cartels Control Up To 40 Percent Of Mexican Territory

Former US ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, says Mexico has taken a ‘laissez faire’ approach to cartels, which now control vast swaths of territory.

Stop Asking People If They’ve Gotten A COVID-19 Vaccine

It’s not just rude and selfish to pry into other people’s private medical decisions, it’s also unscientific and totally unnecessary.

Cartels Offer Cash To U.S. Teens For Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Past Border Checkpoints

As the border crisis deepens, cartels are raking in profits from migrant smuggling inside the United States as violence spirals in Mexico.

Vaccine-Hesitant Americans Aren’t Ignorant Rubes, They’re Understandably Cautious

Tens of millions of Americans aren’t going to get a COVID-19 vaccine, no matter what. Instead of shaming them, we should try to understand why.

Republican Politicians Who Won’t Stand Up To The Left Are Worthless

If GOP leaders aren’t willing to take on the left and wade into the culture wars, then conservatives should have no use for them.