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.

Two Weeks From Voting, Conservatives Lose Ground And Environment Is Canadians’ No. 1 Voting Issue

Trudeau proposes banning AR-15s, the environment becomes the No. 1 issue for Canadians, and Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer reveals he’s half-American.

Trudeau Weathers Blackface Scandal As Conservatives Look For An Opening

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party remains in a tenuous lead, but with 21 days to go until Election Day, Ontario’s ‘905’ region may hold the key to a Conservative victory.

Here’s Where Canada’s Upcoming Election Stands After Trudeau’s Blackface Scandal

Canada’s Conservatives are gaining in the wake of Trudeau’s humiliating blackface scandal, yet with less than one month to go, the race remains too close to call.

Christians Don’t Need Government Backing To Succeed In Public Or Private Life

Numerous Supreme Court victories and the inspiring growth of the early church show Christians shouldn’t place their faith in government power, but in the Constitution — and God above all.

No, America Wasn’t Built On Slavery, But Faith That All Men Are Created Equal

By reframing America’s founding around slavery, the 1619 Project misreads history and the role Americans played in realizing the ideals of the Declaration.

8 Back-to-School Books To Protect Students Against Leftist Brainwashing

As high school and college students prepare to head back to school, they’re set to enter a lion’s den of anti-American, leftist indoctrination. Here are eight books conservative students need to balance their politicized fare.

5 Real Solutions For The Troubled Cities Democrats Helped Cripple

Democrats have run America’s most dangerous cities for decades. They have no answers. Here are five solutions to fix the problems Democrat policies made worse.

Pete Buttigieg Calls Opponents Of A $15 Minimum Wage ‘So-called Christians’

The bad economic ideas of Pete Buttigieg hurt the poor he wants to help. We need charity and cheerful giving, not lectures on what it means to be Christian.

Brexit’s New Hope: Boris Johnson Brings a Mix of Churchill and Gingrich

The United Kingdom’s new prime minister quotes Thucydides from memory, delivers devastating one-liners, and is utterly unfazed by the spotlight.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was A Triumph Of American Exceptionalism

The character and tenacity needed to win the space race and land on the moon were built on the western frontier and ingrained deep into the American ethos.

To Remain Free, We Need To Deepen Our Understanding Of The Declaration

Too many have distorted or forgotten the words of the Declaration of Independence. In our defense of liberty, we cannot abandon the text’s core principles.

The ‘Moderate’ Democrat Candidates Who ‘Aren’t Socialists’ Like Bernie Are Still Wildly Extreme

Most of the so-called ‘moderate’ Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary aren’t centrist or reasonable. They’re radical leftists with dangerous agendas.

Here Are The Best Conservative Films To Watch This Summer

As Hollywood moves further left, here are some of the best conservative films that promote liberty, truth, family, patriotism, and the fight against evil.

No, Mike Pence Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Not Flying Rainbow Flags

‘Comedian’ Sarah Silverman’s call for Mike Pence to be imprisoned for ‘crimes against humanity’ is emblematic of just how unhinged Hollywood is.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Ice On Fire’ Documentary Is A Climate Alarmist’s Dream

While visually slick, ‘Ice on Fire’ is filled to the tipping point with scare tactics, doomsday predictions, and unreasonable proposals.

The Toronto School Board’s New Marxist ‘Dress Code’ Is A Huge Red Flag

A dress code that allows students to wear hats during the national anthem is just one symptom of a school culture that’s lost all seriousness and respect.

What The Heroic Men Of D-Day Faced Down To Secure The West’s Freedoms

We must forever honor the memory of the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy to preserve our freedom.

Conservatives Need To Stop Shooting At Each Other And Start Fighting The Left

Statesmanship requires knowing when it’s time to gather your allies, and when it’s time to strap on your armor and wage the battles that need to be won.

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ Is A Triumphant, Satisfying Conclusion To A Western Masterpiece

Set 10 years after the events of the series finale, HBO and David Milch deliver an intense, moving portrait of life and death at the end of the Wild West.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Drives Home The Deadly Perils Of Statism

HBO’s excellent new miniseries is a harrowing look at the hidden dangers of authoritarian government and those who dare to stand against it.