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House Democrats Are Shortchanging the Military

House appropriators have now released their budget top lines for every government agency, and their number for the Department of Defense shows they acknowledge the defense budget needs an increase. But that increase still isn’t enough, as it falls short of the president’s budget request and of what the military needs to continue its rebuild. The numbers […]

New York Times May Have Broken Law by Publishing Trump’s Tax Returns

The New York Times no doubt considers it quite a coup to have obtained and published President Donald Trump’s tax return information from 1985 to 1994. But doing so violated Trump’s right under federal law to the confidentiality of his tax returns. The Times—which reported that Trump’s businesses lost $1.17 billion during the 10-year period—has no more right to Trump’s […]

VIDEO: The Green New Deal Is a ‘Guise’ to Usher in Socialism, Lawmaker Warns

Members of the conservative Republican Study Committee say Democrats’ Green New Deal would be an economic wrecking ball. “This is something that should concern every single American, because it will impact their pocketbooks. It will impact their families. It would, in a literal sense, change the very nature of our country,” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Equality Act Would Undo Trump’s Most Significant Achievements

Back in October, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told an audience at Harvard University that if the Democrats retook the House, one of her top legislative priorities would be to pass the misnamed Equality Act, a bill that would impose radical sexual ideology on the nation. Democrats took the House, and Pelosi wasn’t bluffing. She’s now pushing […]

PODCAST: Ex-Gay Pastor’s Counseling of Those Questioning Their Sexuality Could Be at Risk With Equality Act

Ken Williams represents what some activists say is impossible: Previously gay, he’s now married to a woman and has kids. He says God has helped him change. Williams now works at a church and counsels people who face their own unwanted sexual attractions—but some say his work should be illegal. Read our interview, posted below, […]

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy

It’s hard to escape the good economic news these days. New reports show that in the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. economy grew by 3.2%, outpacing expectations by almost a full percentage point. In the month of April, unemployment fell to a 50-year low of 3.6%. Businesses continue to add hundreds of thousands of jobs month after month. The sustained […]

VIDEO: This Popular Lawmaker Explains How to Talk About Conservatism With Next Generation

“Young people are looking for a deeper conversation than just red-meat talking points,” says Rep. Dan Crenshaw in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. The popular Texas Republican, who was elected to the House in 2018, has already made waves, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” last fall. “There is a generational gap … and […]

John Bolton: White House Plans for Post-Maduro Venezuela

Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s lawful leader under its Constitution, was set to lead a march against Nicolas Maduro, who continued to cling to the South American nation’s presidency with the support of Russia, China, and Cuba. The U.S. is among more than 50 countries around the world backing Guaido as Venezuela’s only legitimate leader. After military […]

Unions Keep Deducting Dues Without Consent, Teachers Say

Just a few weeks before school let out last May, unexpected visitors showed up in Bethany Mendez’s classroom. They didn’t come to discuss the nuts and bolts of education or the work the teacher was doing to assist young students with learning disabilities. Instead, the visitors wanted to know why she was leaving the teachers […]

New York Is Illegally Targeting the NRA, Trump Says

President Donald Trump on Monday called the New York state attorney general’s newly announced probe of the National Rifle Association illegal, and an expert on laws regarding nonprofits contends that the probe is at minimum improper. Trump said it was a concerted effort to “take down and destroy” the NRA. “When a state attorney general […]

Islamist Terrorism Remains the World’s Greatest Threat to Peace

After the horrific mass murder of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, there was widespread coverage and a torrent of mainstream news networks contemplating the threat of white supremacy. These conversations, completely reasonable and necessary in the face of violent attacks from a racist gunman, soon began deteriorating into politically motivated and specious claims […]

VIDEO: 4 Keys to the Immigration Reform We Need

 Immigration is one of the fundamental building blocks that help make America the unique nation that it is. But the debate over border security and immigration has become toxic because politicians have put politics before principles. And reasonable Americans find themselves trapped between zealots on both sides. For over two centuries, the United States […]

America Is Still Highly Religious. So Why Do We Keep Liberalizing?

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once declared that “God is dead … and we have killed him.” That famous statement rocked Europe nearly 150 years ago. His point was not that God actually died, but that people in the Western world no longer believed in God, and that this loss of faith would only spread. Nietzsche’s […]

Trump Just Ditched a UN Arms Treaty, and He Was Right to Do It

On Friday, at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump announced that he was un-signing the Arms Trade Treaty. As he put it, “The United Nations will soon receive a formal notice that America is rejecting this treaty.” He then pulled out a pen and, in front of the entire audience, […]