Joshua Lawson
Joshua Lawson
Joshua Lawson

Joshua Lawson is managing editor of The Federalist. He is a graduate of Queen’s University as well as Hillsdale College where he received a master’s degree in American politics and political philosophy. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaMLawson.

A Far More Insightful Final Presidential Debate Still Leaves Open Questions

With just days until the polls close, there are still pressing issues the American public needs to hear the presidential candidates honestly address.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: Families, Not Government, Are The Heart Of American Education

In a speech at Hillsdale College, Sec. DeVos conveyed that in American education, the fight has just begun to restore choice and freedom to every family.

Why ‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’ Became A Fantasy Classic For All Ages

Seventy years after its first publication, C.S. Lewis’s classic ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ remains resonant with readers young and old.

If We Let Big Tech Strangle The Press, Say Goodbye To Your Freedoms

Generations before Facebook or Twitter, Tocqueville warned that censoring the press would endanger the survival of freedom and democracy in America.

At Tonight’s Debate, Kamala Harris Needs To Say Exactly What She’d Do As President

The American people deserve to know what the United States would look like under the hypothetical presidencies of Kamala Harris or Mike Pence.

Presidential Debates Have Become Unwatchable. Here’s A Fair Way To Fix Them

Political debates only reveal a candidate’s abilities and beliefs if we can follow what’s going on. Let’s auto-mute mics for candidates not on the clock.

Ben Shapiro Calls For Unity Against The Forces Of Disintegration

In his latest book, Ben Shapiro argues we can save the nation by reaffirming America’s united philosophy, culture, and history.

Netflix’s ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ Faithfully Honors American Heroes

‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ successfully tackles the anticipation, tragedy, and recovery involving the defining national event of a generation.

No, Beethoven, Classical Music, And Etiquette Aren’t White Supremacist

In their push to tear down the hallmarks of Western Civilization, leftists are now gunning for Beethoven, classical music, and the very idea of ‘etiquette.’

Social Justice Quotas Shouldn’t Determine Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees

The actors, actresses, crew, and staff of movies should be made up of men and women who get ahead by virtue of their talent, not group identity quotas.

Meet Cori Bush: The Latest Socialist ‘Squad’ Member Headed To Congress

With her shocking win in the Democratic primary, radical leftist Cori Bush is poised for Congress, as the cadre of open socialists continues to grow.

The Conventions Proved Only The GOP Will Stand Up Against Civil Unrest

With their silence at the DNC and late response to the new wave of violence in Kenosha, Democrats remain cowed and timid in the face of lawlessness.

Why Reaganism’s Enduring Values Still Offer The Best Hope For America

Reaganism was always more than just tax cuts. Informed patriotism, peace through strength, and individual liberty remain the heart of American conservatism.

Poignant Documentary ‘Howard’ Pays Tribute To Disney’s Howard Ashman

Don Hahn’s ‘Howard’ is a moving documentary of the life of Disney legend Howard Ashman — a gifted and genuine musical genius whose work inspired millions.

No, Kamala Harris Isn’t A ‘Moderate’ — She’s A Radical Threat To America

The media are spinning Kamala Harris as a ‘centrist’ and a ‘moderate.’ In reality, she’s a leftist who could be one heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

75 Years Later, It’s Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

Ultimately, the decision to use atomic weapons against Japan hastened the end to World War II, halted further Soviet aggression, and saved millions of lives.

Why Joe Rogan’s Criticism Of Video Games Is Only Partly Correct

Any pursuit that detracts from faith, family, and friends can be destructive. But with discipline, the best video games can enlighten as well as entertain.

Viral Video Of Teen Discovering Taxes Is A Moment More Americans Need To Experience

While it’s amusing to watch 18-year-old Jojo learn the cold truth about taxes, his experience reminds us how much the government takes from our hard work.

‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Is A National Anthem To Celebrate, Not Cancel

As leftists push to abolish ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ its inspiring lyrics, potential for beauty, and message of resilience deserve to be cheered.

Medical Protocols In Place, Hillsdale College Will Host Commencement Saturday

Hillsdale College is taking prudent measures to hold a safe commencement — a significant and expressive exercise protected by the First Amendment.