Entries by The Daily Signal

New Documentary Tells Story of Space Force Commander Who Spoke Out on CRT, Wokeness in Military

Production began last week on “Against All Enemies,” a documentary about former Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who faced retaliation for exposing claims of “institutional racism” in the military. In 2021, the Space Force relieved Lohmeier of command of the 11th Space Warning Squadron in Colorado in retaliation for his comments. He said he was compelled […]

Third Republican Announces Support for Ousting Johnson as House Speaker

A third House Republican has announced he will co-sponsor a motion to vacate introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., that, if passed, would end Mike Johnson’s tenure as House speaker after fewer than six months. If all 213 House Democrats vote in support of the motion to remove Johnson, R-Ky., as speaker, only three Republicans would […]

High Court’s 9-0 Ruling Lowers Bar for Filing Anti-DEI Discrimination Lawsuits

A low-profile case decided Wednesday by the Supreme Court could have big implications for employers’ diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Muldrow v. City of St. Louis was a case about a female police officer who alleged that she was transferred from one department to another because of her sex. She argued that the transfer violated Title VII of the […]

Trump Posts $175 Million Bond In Civil Fraud Case

Former President Donald Trump on Monday submitted a $175 million bond as part of his appeal against a civil fraud judgment in New York, according to a filing by his attorneys with the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the 2024 election, was ordered to pay $464 […]

Haiti: Here We Go Again—The BorderLine

Haiti, a Maryland-sized country sharing half the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, won independence from France in 1804 and since then has been beset by political strife and poverty. Today, Haiti has descended into a Hobbesian state of nature, in which gang leaders like Jimmy Chérizier, aka “Barbecue,” will fight for control until someone […]

Democrats Lavish Illegal Immigrants With Valentines. Citizens Take the Arrows.

They’re just not that into you. Today’s Democrats treat the American people like a spouse who has grown routine, sometimes ungrateful, and decreasingly alluring. And they cannot forgive America for running off for four years with that damn contractor. But Democrats swoon over the 8.8 million illegal aliens who they have helped invade the country on President Joe Biden’s watch. These arrivistes are like a collective paramour […]

‘We Are a Happy People’: What I Saw at Trucker Convoy Rally to ‘Close the Border’

QUEMADO, Texas— Hundreds of trucks and vehicles arrived in western Texas Friday night as part of the Take Our Border Back Convoy. Americans from Tennessee, Maryland, New York, Missouri, Ohio, New Mexico, and many other states gathered Friday night and Saturday in Quemado, Texas, about 150 miles west of San Antonio, to call on elected officials to secure the […]

Crime Rates Are High, No Matter What the Media Say

As the old saying goes, you reap what you sow. It seems that liberal politicians who sowed the specious seeds of their version of “criminal justice reform” in blue cities across the country now don’t like their crop: high crime rates. Gallup polls show that 63% of Americans think the crime problem is “extremely or very serious,” up from […]

Biden Doesn’t Have Any Legal Authority to Seize Control of Texas National Guard

Texas Democratic politicians, such as Rep. Joaquin Castro and failed gubernatorial and Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, are urging President Joe Biden to seize control of the Texas National Guard, which Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has mobilized to help secure the Texas border. Abbott did so in the face of the deliberate and intentional inaction by the Biden […]

Hire Teachers Based on Subject-Matter Expertise, Not Certification

Twenty years ago, when I was hiring teachers for the private K-12 school I founded, I knew better than to recruit certified teachers. From my previous work as a college history professor, I know that the people least prepared to teach a subject are education majors. Requiring an embarrassingly low minimum of credit hours to be certified to teach […]

Fact-Checking 4 Biden Claims in Valley Forge Speech

President Joe Biden on Friday accused Donald Trump, his predecessor and the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, of wanting to be a dictator. Biden spoke at a community college about 15 miles east of Valley Forge, a historical site in the battleground state of Pennsylvania that Trump won in 2016 but lost in […]

Lack of ‘Affirmation’ Is Child Abuse: New Biden Rule Applies Transgender Standard to Foster Care

Transgender orthodoxy may soon become a litmus test for parenthood, according to the logic of a new policy working its way through the Department of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden. A new rule in HHS’ Administration for Children and Families would apply the idea that any lack of “affirmation” constitutes a form of child […]

Federal Government Program Allows More Than 200,000 Illegal Aliens to Fly Right Over the Border

Not all illegal aliens are entering the U.S. along the southern or northern border, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. Over the past year, “more than 200,000 people from four countries” used a direct-flight parole program to enter the United States illegally, says Todd Bensman, senior national security fellow at the Washington-based think tank devoted to researching […]

PODCAST: How the Chinese Communist Party is Influencing U.S. Classrooms

A Republican congressman is speaking out about how the Chinese Communist Party is influencing U.S. classrooms. “Well, they come in, and they sort of soft-pedal their propaganda, but yet, they also whitewash history by eliminating Taiwan,” says Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fla., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s early childhood, elementary, and secondary education subcommittee. “You […]

Post-Postmodern America, Meet Mao’s Cultural Revolution

When the progressive woke revolution took over traditional America, matters soon reached the level of the ridiculous. Take the following examples of woke craziness and hypocrisy, perhaps last best witnessed during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution: The Biden administration from its outset wished to neuter immigration law. It sought to alter radically the demography of the U.S. […]