Entries by The Daily Signal

PODCAST: Kanye West Speaks Out Against Porn and Abortion

This week on “Problematic Women,” we are excited to bring you all the news on hip-hop star Kanye West’s new album, “Jesus Is King.” We also interview Katrina Trinko, editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal and co-host of The Daily Signal Podcast, on the transgender movement’s push to make periods gender-neutral. She also discusses a child […]

The Gun Grabbers Mislead Us

Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law’s primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers, and importers. Today’s gun control advocates have gone much further, calling for an […]

Ben Carson Rejects Political Correctness as Fatal to the Nation

“This whole concept of political correctness … it’s going to destroy our nation.” That was the no-nonsense response of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson last week to Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va. Wexton was trying for a “gotcha” moment in a congressional hearing when she asked Carson if he would “apologize” for being quoted for expressing […]

Over 99% of Americans Have Access to Health Coverage

Last month’s Census Bureau report on the uninsured overlooked an important point: More than 99% of Americans have access to health coverage, regardless of their income or medical condition. The overwhelming majority of those lacking insurance could have obtained coverage but did not enroll. Many of those with lower incomes may not sign up for […]

‘Dangerous and Foolish’: How Legal Vote Harvesting Prompts Illegal Conduct by Political Operatives

In Texas, they are called “politiqueras” and in Florida, they are called “boleteros.” Broadly speaking, these are professional campaign operatives and political activists who have access to absentee ballots and authority to recruit voters. Such ballot harvesting, allowed in 27 states and the District of Columbia, gained much attention this year when corrupt handling of absentee […]

Will Senate Republicans Swallow Democrats’ Abortion, LGBT ‘Poison Pills’?

The Trump administration has made good on its promise to implement pro-life policies throughout the federal government, including in America’s foreign policy and in humanitarian aid. But those advances could be dealt a crippling blow as a result of a compromise by Senate Republicans, who are cooperating with an underhanded attempt to stymie the administration’s […]

PODCAST: This Student Stood Up for Mike Pence Amid Leftist Protests

“I Like Mike” was the campaign that Taylor University freshman David Muselman created when a few progressive students tried to keep Vice President Mike Pence from visiting campus. The vice president had been invited to deliver the 2019 commencement address at the Christian college in Upland, Indiana. When the leftist students tried to block his […]

They Butchered ‘Star Wars,’ and I’m Not Hopeful for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Who knows? Maybe “The Rise of Skywalker” will bind all the tedious storylines of the first two “Star Wars” sequels into a cohesive and rewarding coda. Then again, if the new trailer offers any clues—and as I understand it, this is the point of trailers—the movie looks like it will ratchet up the fan service […]

PODCAST: Problematic Women on Abortion, Pornography, and Transgender Models

This week on “Problematic Women,” we discuss parents in the U.K. who sued a hospital for “wrongful birth” because their son was born with Down syndrome. They claim, had they known, they would have had an abortion instead. We discuss how prevalent aborting children diagnosed with Down syndrome is, both in Europe and the United […]

The Deep State Plot Against Trump

As a nation we marveled at Dr. Martin Luther King’s moral reasoning; it helped overcome a deep sense of inertia among the largely conservative civil rights establishment that favored incrementalism rather than rebellion. King countered that the system of oppression was so entrenched in American society that no legal action would effectively challenge its injustice. As a […]

These Gun Owners Were Able to Confront Criminals in September

When the Virginia State Crime Commission and the House Judiciary Committee held hearings earlier this fall regarding firearm policies, it was striking how little many gun control advocates and policymakers know about basic facts related to guns and gun violence. It also was clear how devastating many of their policy proposals would be for law-abiding Americans who choose to […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area—has been […]

PODCAST: The Radical Feminists Who Are Fighting the Transgender Movement

As a leader of the radical feminist organization group Women’s Liberation Front, Natasha Chart doesn’t agree with conservatives on much. But when it comes to the transgender movement and protecting children from transgender ideology, she’s standing side by side with conservatives. Chart spoke Thursday at The Heritage Foundation’s Summit on Protecting Children From Sexualization. On this week’s […]