Entries by The Daily Signal

Taxpayers Get a Win Over Sports Stadium Cronies

As the Houston Astros enjoy their World Series victory, taxpayers across the country have a reason of their own to celebrate this week. Buried in the tax reform bill is a provision that fixes an egregious loophole that sends billions in tax preferences to private sports stadium construction. The current tax code allows billion-dollar sports […]

Why I Pray, Even After the Texas Shooting

When I was growing up, my parents almost daily rounded up my four siblings and I for family prayer, the seven of us—albeit with differing degrees of attention—reciting out loud the Catholic prayers of the rosary, while meditating on different events in Jesus Christ’s life. At the end of the rosary, after my dad had […]

Democrat Who Opposes Sanctuary Cities Wins Virginia Governor’s Race

In the Virginia gubernatorial race Tuesday between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie, immigration was a key issue. Northam, 58, the 40th and current lieutenant governor of Virginia, won, and had 925,203 votes or 51.8 percent of the vote with 74 percent of precincts reporting, according to The New York Times. Gillespie, 56, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia […]

Trump White House Recognizes 100 Years of Victims of Communism [+Podcast]

The White House issued a statement Tuesday commemorating the National Day for the Victims of Communism, on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution that led to decades of a murderous totalitarian regime in the Soviet Union. The statement came the same day that President Donald Trump visited South Korea, which is facing a nuclear threat from […]

A Traditional Marriage Student Group Has Been Branded a ‘Hate Group’

In today’s bitter political climate, there are few labels more intellectually lazy than “hate group.” When you label an entity as a “hate group,” you automatically demonize it and remove from your shoulders any mantle of responsibility to dialogue or engage in civil discourse with this denounced entity. This cowardly melodrama is currently playing out […]

House GOP Unveils Details of Tax Reform Bill

The details of the Republican tax reform plan released Thursday mostly reflect the goals laid out by President Donald Trump, including cutting the corporate tax rate and keeping a sharper focus on middle-class tax cuts, meaning an extra $1,182 per year for a median-income family. The tax plan would keep the income tax rate for […]

White House Chief of Staff Speaks Out Against Civil War Monuments Removal

White House chief of staff John Kelly condemned the removal of Civil War monuments as “dangerous” and referred to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as an “honorable man” on the Monday night debut of “The Ingraham Angle.” Laura Ingraham, the show’s host, asked Kelly, a retired Marine general, to comment specifically on the recent removal […]

The Right Side of History: How ‘God-Given Rights’ and American Exceptionalism are Inseparable

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal, and Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal’s White House correspondent, discuss the concept of “God-given rights.” […]

VIDEO: President Donald J. Trump, ‘Freedom is not a gift from government, freedom is a gift from God!’

Transcript of President Donald Trump’s remarks at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club Meeting on October 17, 2017. ED FEULNER: Thank you my dear friends and fellow members of The Heritage Foundation. We, at Heritage, know why President Trump was elected president of the United States. Because he listened to the forgotten men and women of America and […]

Why the Left and Right Clash Over National Identity

In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic book character, announced that he was renouncing his American citizenship. “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” Superman announces. He then adds, in reference to his famous […]

VIDEO: The John Adams Quote Phil Robertson Thinks You Should Pay Attention To

Phil Robertson, or “The Duck Commander,” joins us in “the swamp” to give his take on faith, freedom, and President Donald Trump. Watch our full interview. COMMENTARY BY Genevieve Wood Genevieve Wood advances policy priorities of The Heritage Foundation as senior contributor to The Daily Signal. Send an email to Genevieve. Twitter: @genevievewood A Note for our […]

Noncitizen Immigrants Voted Illegally in Pennsylvania Elections

A Pennsylvania election official confirmed Wednesday that noncitizen immigrants illegally voted in elections hundreds of times since 2000, casting doubt on the state’s ability to screen out ineligible voters on its election rolls. Jonathan Marks, commissioner for Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, told a state legislative committee that an agency analysis found 544 improper […]

Obama Justice Department’s $1 Billion ‘Slush Fund’ Boosted Liberal Groups

President Barack Obama’s Justice Department created a “slush fund” of nearly $1 billion using legal settlements with banks and steered those funds to political allies on the left while excluding conservative groups, internal documents show. The financial institutions, which made legal settlements with the Obama administration regarding mortgage securities that imploded during the 2008 financial […]

‘Men’ Get Pregnant Too, British Government Declares

The phrase “pregnant woman” needs to be more inclusive and termed “pregnant people” in a U.N. treaty, the British government announced on Monday. The British government’s suggestion on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights claims the wording excludes pregnant transgender people. The treaty says “pregnant women” are protected and not subject to the […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During […]