Entries by The Daily Signal

Contra Activist Judges, It’s Not Discriminatory to Prohibit Transgender Individuals From Joining Military

On Dec. 11, a federal lower court judge in Washington, D.C., refused to stay her earlier Oct. 30 order blocking President Donald Trump’s Aug. 25 directive regarding transgender military service. That directive, transmitted to the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, put to a halt the Obama administration’s June 2016 plan to allow transgender individuals to serve […]

Podcast: Is Facebook Destroying Our Culture?

Is a former Facebook executive right about the evils of social media? We debate. Plus we talk about transgenderism and children, the Democrats’ attempts to get the Dreamers legalized, Lois Lerner’s ongoing fight, and whether Netflix shamed Christmas movie fans. Katrina Trinko Katrina Trinko is managing editor of The Daily Signal and a member of […]

In the Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for the Founding Fathers

It is sometimes astounding the kind of foresight the Founding Fathers had in protecting future generations from tyranny. The current international push to criminalize free speech in the name of various social movements should make us thankful that we have the First Amendment. Most other nations, even in the Western world, don’t have nearly the […]

GOP Lawmakers Press for Investigation of FBI’s ‘Special Treatment’ of Hillary Clinton Probe [+Video]

Conservatives are calling for an investigation of what they say was the FBI’s “special treatment” of Hillary Clinton ahead of the Dec. 7 testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray before the House Judiciary Committee. “I am proud to be joined by my fellow conservatives in the House to call for an investigation into the FBI’s […]

PODCAST: The Left’s Double Standard on Sexual Misconduct

Are the Democrats hypocrites when it comes to politicians accused of sexual misconduct? We discuss that, as well as the Palestinian uproar over President Trump announcing move of the U.S. Embassy to Israel, and the universities trying to ban Christmas. COMMENTARY BY: Katrina Trinko Katrina Trinko is managing editor of The Daily Signal and a […]

Debunking the Left’s Myths on Net Neutrality

The end of the world is nigh. That at least is the message being spread by last-ditch defenders of the Obama-era “network neutrality” rules, which Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has scheduled for elimination later this month. The imminent repeal of these rules has sent red tape supporters into rhetorical overdrive. The internet as […]

4 Highlights From Christian Baker’s Wedding Cake Case at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday [November 5, 2017] in a closely watched case dealing with free speech, religious liberty, and same-sex marriage. Specifically, the justices considered whether the state of Colorado can force Jack Phillips, a Christian baker, to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding against his deeply held religious […]

DACA Is Not What the Democrats Say It Is. Here Are the Facts.

Some members of Congress are threatening to block government funding unless Congress provides amnesty to so-called Dreamers—the illegal aliens included in President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump is ending. Responsible members of Congress should not give in. Such an effort would be fundamentally flawed and would only encourage […]

What Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Could Mean for the Middle East

As a presidential candidate speaking to American supporters of Israel, Donald Trump vowed that, if elected, “We will move the American Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” In June, Trump signed the same waiver his three predecessors signed to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv. But this week, he is set to […]

As Christian Baker Heads to Court, Hundreds of Artists Speak Out to Defend Free Expression

The Supreme Court is gearing up to hear one of the most important cases of the 2017 term. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the court will consider whether the state of Colorado may compel cake artist Jack Phillips to create custom wedding cakes for same-sex weddings in violation of his religious beliefs. […]

In 1 Chart, the Differences Between the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

The House and Senate have now each passed different versions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Both bills are a big improvement to America’s out-of-date tax code and could boost the economy by almost 3 percent, leading to more jobs and higher wages for working Americans. Both bills cut taxes for individuals and businesses, largely […]

VIDEO: Former White House Insider Explains Why Trump Is Uniquely Able to Challenge the Left and Media

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and counterterrorism adviser, is delivering a series of lectures for The Heritage Foundation about national security issues. His next speech will take place at Heritage on Dec. 15. Gorka spoke to Daily Signal editor-in-chief Rob Bluey about a range of topics—his time in the White House, […]

Don’t Fall for Nancy Pelosi’s Virtue Signaling. Here Are Sleazy Democrats She Enabled.

Finally, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s faux feminist veneer has fully cracked. The Democratic “shero” is, and always has been, a sham. But after Pelosi’s incoherent appearance on “Meet the Press” defending Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Al Franken, D-Minn., the progressive left can no longer mask her apologism. Pelosi milked her XX chromosomes for […]

VIDEO: Trump Frames Tax Vote as Swamp Drainers vs. Swamp Dwellers

As the Senate prepares to vote on a tax reform package, President Donald Trump called the vote a “moment of truth.” “In the coming days, the American people will learn which politicians are part of the swamp and which politicians want to drain the swamp,” Trump said to a supportive crowd Wednesday in St. Charles, […]