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The Consequences of Historical Ignorance

America is suffering through a crisis in education, especially when it comes to history. Many were horrified when a poll, released in April, showed that two-thirds of millennials don’t know what Auschwitz is, despite the fact that it was the most notorious Nazi death camp in World War II. That was hardly the only worrisome poll of late. Americans should be […]

VIDEOS: New York Times Writer Calls Motherhood ‘Dumbest Job Ever’

Is motherhood “the dumbest job ever”? Just in time for Mother’s Day, that’s what one New York Times writer is suggesting. We talk about this, along with a new book detailing Hillary Clinton’s campaign hypocrisies, and the trend of members in Congress sleeping in their offices because they can’t afford rent (or so they say) in […]

PODCAST: Why This New Lawsuit Could Finally End DACA Program

The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky joins us to discuss why a new lawsuit, spearheaded by Texas and including six other states, could succeed. Plus: The Boy Scouts are dropping the “boy” part of their name. COMMENTARY BY Katrina Trinko Katrina Trinko is managing editor of The Daily Signal and co-host of The Daily Signal podcast. […]

Small Business Confidence Way Up in the Trump Era

This week, America is celebrating the annual National Small Business Week. Highlighting the vital contribution of small businesses to the U.S. economy, President Donald Trump proclaimed that “small business owners embody the American pioneering spirit and remind us that determination can turn aspiration into achievement.” Indeed, small businesses are critical assets to the economy. Defined as firms […]

High Public School Spending in D.C. Hasn’t Produced Desired Outcomes

Spending by Washington, D.C., public schools can be difficult to pin down. Estimates suggest spending is somewhere between $27,000 and $29,000 per child per year, which is roughly double the national average. Assuming $27,000 per student per year, D.C. taxpayers spend about $350,000 on a student from kindergarten through graduation. One could be forgiven for expecting […]

Boy Scouts Nix the Word ‘Boy,’ Showing They No Longer Believe in Masculinity

It seems the Boy Scouts of America would prefer not to exist. On Wednesday, the Boy Scouts announced that their signature program known simply as the “Boy Scouts”—which serves ages 10 to 17—will no longer bear the word “boy.” Beginning in February, it will be known as Scouts BSA. This change comes only months after […]

Justice Department Funded ‘Parent’ of Group Whose App Helps Illegal Immigrants

An organization whose parent group received taxpayer funds developed and offers an app that allows illegal immigrants to notify family and lawyers when they encounter law enforcement. The app, a computer program designed to run on a cell phone or other mobile device, also allows the user to warn other illegal immigrants when authorities are […]

We Asked 16 Senators Advocating More Government-Run Health Care About Alfie Evans. None of Them Responded.

Sixteen liberal lawmakers who support a “Medicare for all” plan declined to respond to The Daily Signal on how they anticipate cases such as that of British toddler Alfie Evans should be handled in the United States. Alfie died Saturday morning at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, England, fivedays after the hospital followed government guidelines and took him off life […]

5 Takeaways From Israel’s Massive Intelligence Operation on Iran

The Israeli government on Monday unloaded a massive intelligence data dump that demonstrated Iran’s efforts to hide its nuclear weapons program. The revelations come weeks before an anticipated decision by the U.S. to “fix or nix” the Iran nuclear deal. Reactions to the Israeli intelligence revelations ranged from “ding-dong the deal is dead” to “nothing to see […]

The Left Is Merciless at Keeping Conservatives in the Closet

The dominant force in America and many other Western countries today is fear of the left. This is a result of the fact that the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years has been neither Christianity nor Islam. It has been leftism. Whoever does not recognize this does not understand the contemporary world. Leftism—in […]

Washington Should Be More Concerned About the Next Generation Than the Next Election

It’s no secret that Americans are fed up with Washington’s lack of results. Less than 20 percent of respondents in a recent Gallup survey said they trust the federal government to do its job. You know what, they’re right. Somebody has to be responsible for the mess in Washington. For too long, career politicians have focused more […]

Scott Pruitt’s Effort to Expose ‘Secret Science’ Has Environmentalists Scared Stiff

A proposed rule announced Tuesday by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is intended to bring much-needed transparency to agency rule-making. The environmental lobby is positively apoplectic about the proposal (naturally), even though it aligns perfectly with its long-held commitment to the public’s “right to know” principle. The proposed regulation would require the EPA to […]

Conservative Lawmakers’ Blueprint Would Trim Nondefense Spending, Balance Budget in 8 Years

House conservatives propose to cut nondefense spending and balance the federal budget within eight years in a blueprint released Wednesday. The document produced by the Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of GOP lawmakers in the House, includes a long list of policy goals such as repealing Obamacare, restoring power to states, making tax cuts “permanent,” reforming […]