John Hayward

National Security Deputy Editor

John Hayward

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I'm a conservative because there is so much about the American tradition that is worth conserving. I worry that people aren't as frightened of authoritarians and totalitarians as they should be. Freedom and capitalism are inseparable, because without capitalism, freedom just means shouting your opinion and hoping somebody important is listening.

National security, technology, global political and economic strategy

Associate in Arts, Edison Community College, 1986

Hayward has been a writer for Breitbart News Network since 2013. Prior to that, he worked for two decades in computers and business consulting before becoming an amateur blogger under the pseudonym "Doctor Zero" for Hot Air. As he developed a large following, he also received criticism for being an anonymous voice, so he decided to reveal his full name and go public. Shortly thereafter, he began doing radio interviews across the country for his writing and was contacted by Human Events in Washington, D.C. to become a full-time professional columnist.

Management at Breitbart News noticed his work and invited him to join Breitbart.com. Hayward jumped at the opportunity to "join a platform with so much reach, to be a part of something so huge."

Hayward's work has been cited by radio and television outlets from Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin to Fox News. His essays have been incorporated into several high school and college textbooks, and he gives occasional lectures on media analysis and writing online. He frequently guest-hosts Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM channel 125, the Patriot Channel.

Articles by John Hayward

Tennis Stars Pressure Men’s Tour to Join WTA in China Boycott

Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.

FILE - China's Peng Shuai serves to Japan's Nao Hibino during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 21, 2020. The stand the women's professional tennis tour is taking in China over concern about Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being …

U.N. Denounces Biden’s South Africa Ban as ‘Travel Apartheid’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday denounced President Joe Biden’s ban on travel from southern Africa, and similar measures hastily imposed by other nations after the Omicron coronavirus outbreak, as “travel apartheid” – in other words, racist mistreatment of Africans.

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China: Boycotting Olympics over Genocide Is ‘Selfish’

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday railed against the worldwide movement to boycott the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics over China’s human rights abuses, denouncing the effort as “selfish” and “ultimately harmful.”

Activists rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2021, calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to concerns over China's human rights record. - Activists lobbied Olympic broadcasters, including NBC, BBC, CBC and Sky to "immediately cancel broadcasting deals" …

Olympics Sponsor Airbnb Doing Business in China’s Genocide Region

According to an investigation published by Axios on Tuesday, top Olympic sponsor Airbnb offers over a dozen homes for rent in the Xinjiang region of China, home of the oppressed Uyghur Muslims – many of whom have been forced from their own homes into concentration camps and sold to both Chinese and foreign corporations as slaves.

This illustration picture taken on November 22, 2019, shows the logo of the online lodging service Airbnb and the Olympic rings displayed on a smartphone and a tablet in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Africa Fumes at Omicron Travel Bans: ‘Racism Is a Very Blunt Tool’

More African leaders on Monday joined South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera in condemning travel bans against their nations – imposed hurriedly by U.S. President Joe Biden and other Western and Asian governments after the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant – as unreasonable actions driven by virus panic and racist animosity towards Africans.

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. - COP26, running from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow will be the biggest climate conference since the 2015 Paris …

China Halts Travel in Northern City as Coronavirus Fiasco Continues

The Chinese city of Manzhouli, located in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region along the Russian border, on Monday announced the suspension of all plane, train, bus, and taxi travel – ostensibly because 60 positive coronavirus tests came back after a round of city-wide nucleic acid testing.

MANZHOULI, CHINA - AUGUST 28: A Chinese paramilitary officer stands guards at the Sino-Russia border on August 28, 2009 in Manzhouli, Hulun Buir League of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Manzhouli is an important gateway for business in Inner Mongolia and receives 60 percent of all of China's trade …

World Health Organization Debates Global ‘Pandemic Treaty’

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Monday convened its second “special session” in 73 years, with the goal of hammering out a global “pandemic treaty” to coordinate a worldwide response to future threats like the Wuhan coronavirus.

A face mask was left back on the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Saturday, Nov.. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Chinese Defense Ministry Wants Closer Ties to U.S. Military

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Friday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) desires closer relations with the U.S. military – and then blamed the U.S. for taking “provocative” actions that make such a close relationship difficult.

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade Thursday in the South China Sea.

China Attacks Oscar Winner Chloe Zhao for Lamenting Hiroshima Bombing in Marvel Film

Chinese state media attacked Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao on Thursday because one of the characters in her Marvel superhero film Eternals expressed sadness over the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, by U.S. forces in World War II without running through a litany of Japan’s wartime atrocities against China.

Director Chloe Zhao poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Eternals' on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

North Korean Sentenced to Death for Smuggling Squid Game

North Korea banned South Korea’s international hit TV show Squid Game, but it still became popular with North Koreans thanks to bootleg video. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Tuesday that the communist regime sentenced a man to death for smuggling USB flash drives containing Squid Game episodes into North Korea.

Squid Game Screenshot/Netflix/Youtube

Whistleblower Says U.N. Fired Her After Revealing Human Rights Council Collusion with China

Whistleblower Emma Reilly said on Tuesday the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) terminated her employment less than 24 hours after giving an interview to France’s Le Monde in which she revealed U.N. employees provided the brutal Chinese government with the names of Uyghur dissidents who planned to testify against Beijing’s human rights abuses.

Xi Jinping, President of the Peoples Republic of China addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 at the UN in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

China Announces Major Investment in IVF to Reverse Birth Rate Collapse

Chinese state media reported Sunday on a new “five-year plan” to massively increase in vitro fertilization (IVF) to stave off demographic collapse. The Chinese government officially admitted over the weekend that birth rates have dropped beneath one percent, hitting a 43-year-low.

This photo taken on May 17, 2018 shows a poster in Chinese promoting in vitro fertilisation displayed in the lobby of Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok specialising in fertility treatment. - The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided …

China: Kyle Rittenhouse Proves U.S. Democracy ‘Has Failed’

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday claimed the Kyle Rittenhouse trial “exposes the illness of the U.S. political system” and argued the not-guilty verdict proves American democracy “has failed to heal the illness of social polarization and racial divergence.”

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Rittenhouse, right, and his attorney Corey Chirafisi listen during the trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 11, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after …

Blinken: Biden to Invest in Nigeria After Removing It from Religious Persecutors List

Secretary of State Antony Blinken touted the Biden administration’s eagerness to invest in Africa during a weekend trip to the continent, obliquely criticizing China’s debt-fueled infrastructure projects without directly naming them and downplaying long-standing U.S. human rights criticisms of certain African governments.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken participate in a meeting with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea in the State Dining Room of the White House on May 21, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

China to Invest $31 Billion in ‘Clean Coal’

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday announced the creation of a “special relending facility worth $31.6 billion to support the clean and efficient use of coal.” Chinese industry burns a titanic amount of coal, and is burning even more than usual at present to cope with a major energy crisis, to the growing displeasure of climate activists.

This picture shows the coal-powered Datang International Zhangjiakou Power Station in Zhangjiakou, one of the host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics, in China's northern Hebei province on November 15, 2021. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) (Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

Pollution Lockdown: India Shutters Coal-Fired Plants

Indian officials on Wednesday announced six of the eleven coal-fired power plants around New Delhi have been shut down in a bid to reduce air pollution, which has grown so oppressive that schools are closed, construction work has been banned, and a full lockdown of the city is under consideration.

Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant at Hehal village near Ranchi, in eastern state of Jharkhand, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. No country will see energy needs grow faster in coming decades than India, and even under the most optimistic projections part of that demand will have to be met …