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Florida Bans ‘Free Speech Zones’ at State Colleges

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill banning so-called “free speech zones” at public universities and allowing students and speakers to sue the schools for violating their First Amendment rights. Free speech zones are limited areas, sometimes only fractions of a campus, where students may express themselves freely. Critics argue that an […]

Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.

Sex “reassignment” doesn’t work. It’s impossible to “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially. As I demonstrate in my book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” the medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as […]

Problematic Women: Owning a Gun and Motherhood Are Not Mutually Exclusive

In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we break down Ambassador Nikki Haley clapping back at the Palestinian leader who told her to “shut up.” Bumble, the popular dating app, is encouraging its users to report anyone with a gun in their photos. Bethany Mandel appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss why as a […]

VIDEO: What Trump Meeting With Kim Jong Un Says About Trump’s North Korea Strategy

 The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano appeared on Fox News early Friday to discuss with anchor Heather Childers the announcement that President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May. Watch the video or read this lightly edited transcript of that conversation. Heather Childers: Well, here now to react, senior […]

I Go to a School Where an Attack Was Foiled. Here’s Why I’m Against Limiting Gun Rights.

Police cars surrounded my high school as I walked fast across the street to the science building. Eyes were glancing in many directions. The slight panic—bordering on hysteria—was obvious. Hundreds of students stayed home, but I did not. Why? Because the threat was safely locked away in jail. Four months before the school shooting in […]

VIDEO: A Streetcar Named Disaster

 There are few more illustrative examples of government dysfunction and waste than the DC Streetcar. At a hearing last week, the Washington, D.C., City Council reportedly discussed replacing its fleet of streetcars, just two years after the DC Streetcar went into service, even though the Federal Transit Administration generally sets a streetcar’s lifespan at […]

Obama-Era Policies Helped Keep Parkland Shooter Under the Radar. Here’s What Went Wrong.

One of the most heartbreaking and perhaps infuriating aspects of the Florida school shooting that took 17 lives is just how many red flags there were surrounding the shooter. The national debate following the shooting has mostly revolved around guns. Much ink has also (rightly) been spilled about the failed leadership of the Broward County […]

The Government Has Already Tried Universal Basic Income. Here’s What Happened.

How would you like to receive $500 a month, no strings attached? Stockton, California, a city outside of Silicon Valley, is providing such benefits to a group of its low-income residents in a pilot version of universal basic income. Universal basic income is a policy that gives all people a set amount of benefits without requirements or […]

DACA Is a Cheap Amnesty Ploy

Every year, millions of families make the trip to one of Disney’s famous amusement parks. Thousands of parents diligently save to bring their young children on the vacation of a lifetime. Honeymooning newlyweds stroll the streets of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” snapping pictures with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Some visitors even pick up […]

Progressive Activists Look to Courts to Undermine the Electoral College

Having failed to generate enough support to abolish the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment, the institution’s detractors are now looking to the courts to upend it. A new lawsuit, spearheaded by Harvard University law professor Lawrence Lessig and filed in four states, charges that the “winner-take-all” element of how states divvy up their Electoral College […]

Over 500 Members of MS-13 Linked to Crime in 22 States

More than 500 members of the violent gang MS-13 have been arrested or charged with crimes in 22 states since 2012, a new report says. The states with the most criminal cases related to MS-13 were California, with 92; Maryland, 85; New York, 80; and Virginia, 63, according to the report by Jessica Vaughan, director of policy […]

Problematic Women: Instagram Sisters Outed for Controversial Mother, Pamela Geller

#ProblematicWomen: Episode 34 Instagram stars’ show canceled after reporters unearthed their identity. Their mom’s a controversial figure who’s been the subject of terrorist plots. Was concealing their relationship to their mom deceitful or understandable? We discuss on this week’s episode of “Problematic Women.” And, Jennifer Lawrence has a surprising critique of Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky […]

Closing Mental Institutions Made Us More Vulnerable to Mass Shootings

A liberal-created failure that goes entirely ignored is the left’s harmful agenda for society’s most vulnerable people—the mentally ill. Eastern State Hospital, built in 1773 in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the first public hospital in America for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Many more followed. Much of the motivation to build more mental […]

VIDEO INTERVIEWS: 29 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference

The Daily Signal followed the main speakers and debates at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, which wrapped Saturday. We’ve pulled together a quick guide to our coverage of CPAC, the largest annual national gathering of conservative activists, held again just outside Washington at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. […]

Fired Googler Warns Social Media Users About Censored Speech [+video]

Bias and mass censorship from extraordinarily powerful tech companies create an enormous problem that Americans have to come to terms with, says a former Google employee who was fired for his politically incorrect views. While tech companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are incentivized to create a “safe and civil” environment for their customers, problems […]