Entries by The Daily Signal

Watchdog Seeks Details on 2 FBI Officials Who Reviled Trump in Texts

A legal watchdog is pressing the Justice Department in court for documents that could allow Americans to decide for themselves whether politically motivated FBI officials compromised the bureau’s investigations of Hillary Clinton’s email habits and Russian election meddling. Judicial Watch, a conservative but nonpartisan foundation based in Washington, filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Jan. 24 […]

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

People say that we live in a postmodern age that has rejected metaphysics. That’s not quite true. We live in a postmodern age that promotes an alternative metaphysics. As I explain in “When Harry Became Sally,” at the heart of the transgender moment are radical ideas about the human person—in particular, that people are what […]

Problematic Women: Should Gun Rights Be Included in #MeToo?

Facebook and Google create a new dating policy, men say they’re now uncomfortable interacting with women in the workplace, and conservative women say #TimesUp is getting political by hiring Anita Hill. Has the #MeToo movement gone too far? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist. We also interview Savannah Lindquist, a […]

The Plot Thickens: Grassley-Graham Letter Sheds New Light on Steele Dossier, Nunes Memo

While politicians, pundits, and the people continue to react to (and spin) the contents of the Nunes memo that was released last Friday, and await the release of the Democrats’ rebuttal, a new document has been released that contains tidbits of illuminating information. On Jan. 4, Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and […]

Obama’s Interest in FBI Case Cited in Text Messages 2 Months Before Election

Barack Obama figures prominently in the newly released chain of electronic text messages between an FBI counterintelligence official and a bureau attorney who both expressed antipathy toward Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a Sept. 2, 2016, text message to Peter Strzok, deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, FBI lawyer Lisa […]

VIDEO: Watch Jordan Peterson React to Justin Trudeau’s Telling a Woman to Say ‘Personkind’

 Some in the crowd cheered when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau corrected a woman’s usage of the word “mankind” to “peoplekind” — a word more politically correct, but not found in either the Merriam-Webster Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary. Had he been there, Dr. Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist, would not have […]

Understanding Our Transgender Moment

The following interview was conducted by The Christian Post and has been republished with permission. How did we get to this point in our country where a child decides what gender they should be? In your opinion, what was the pivot point? The immediate pivot point was Obergefell v. Hodges. After LGBT activists had redefined […]

The Gun Industry’s Surprising Take on the Trump Administration

After eight years of President Barack Obama, you’d think that firearms owners—and the entire firearms industry—would be dancing with joy at the presidency of Donald Trump. Certainly, it was great to hear the president speak up for the Second Amendment in his State of the Union address. But as I learned at this year’s SHOT—Shooting, […]

Trump Is Repealing Obama’s Harmful Water Rule. Why Efforts to Stop Him Are Misguided.

In 2015, the Obama administration finalized its infamous “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule—also known as the Clean Water Rule—that sought to regulate almost every type of water imaginable under the Clean Water Act. To its credit, the Trump administration is taking action to get rid of this rule by withdrawing it and then issuing a new […]

This Critical Reauthorization Will Help Keep Americans Safe

The reauthorization earlier this month of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a reaffirmation that America must continue to have the best possible tools at its disposal to counter dangerous adversaries and the evolving threats that we face in a volatile world. Section 702 allows the government to target non-U.S. persons […]

Meet the Immigrant Who Was Killed by a ‘Dreamer’ and Friends

Xinran Ji, 24, had big dreams. But demons demolished them. The bright hopes of young Ji, a University of Southern California engineering student from Inner Mongolia, died in 2014 at the hands of a then-19-year-old “Dreamer” and his thug pals. Mexican illegal alien Jonathan Del Carmen, who first jumped the southern border at age 12, […]