Entries by The Daily Signal

There Is No Solid Evidence of Genetic Basis for Trans Identity

A new study into the genes of those who identify as transgender has picked up decent amount of media attention. The Times in the United Kingdom hailed what it called a genetic “discovery” with the headline “Science pinpoints DNA behind gender identity.” LGBTQ Nation ran a more inconclusive headline: “Scientists discover DNA that could be […]

VIDEO: The Sinclair Controversy Is About the Legacy Media’s Fear of Losing Control

A vast right-wing conspiracy is taking over America’s newsrooms. That’s the narrative that has taken off with the release of a video by the popular news site Deadspin, which shows news anchors on multiple local stations reciting the exact same lines. Those local stations are all owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a media group that […]

Americans Grapple With Evil Amid Decline in Religious Faith

Blaise Pascal once described a “God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man.” But in modern-day America, few statements can raise eyebrows more swiftly than expressing faith in the transcendent. From Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence as mentally ill for believing that God guides him, to former President Barack Obama ridiculing “bitter” people who cling to guns […]

This Incident Shows How Heeding Warning Signs of a School Shooter Works Better Than Gun Control

All of the glaring red flags surrounding the Parkland shooter were ignored. Authorities failed to connect the dots through years of bad behavior, incidents on and off campus, as well as reports from concerned citizens that the shooter was displaying worrisome behavior. According to a CNN report, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter even used to […]

VIDEO: Watch a Man Who Lived as a Woman Reject the Lies of LGBT Activists

Walt Heyer, who used to live as a transgender woman, now travels the country speaking about his experiences and reaching out to those who regret their own gender change. The Daily Signal spoke with Heyer on camera about his story, as well as the lies he says society and the media tell young people today […]

EPA Begins Revision of Obama Climate Regulations for Cars, Trucks

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said Monday that the Obama administration’s fuel economy regulations aren’t appropriate and his agency will help revise them. Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would begin crafting new greenhouse gas emission and mileage standards for vehicles built in 2022 through 2025. […]

Trump’s Idea of Using Military Resources for Border Wall Isn’t Unprecedented

The military has been involved before in putting up a barrier along the U.S.-Mexican border without explicit authorization from Congress, according to a 2009 government report. President Donald Trump recently proposed to draw from the $700 billion appropriated for the military for funds to build the border wall, which comes with a price tag estimated at […]

Media Darling David Hogg Ducks Debate With Gun Rights Backer Kyle Kashuv

Kyle Kashuv, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, emerged as the most prominent pro-Second Amendment voice among students there after the shooting at the school that left 17 dead. Kashuv, 16, who has been embraced by many conservatives, hopes to debate David Hogg, 17, a Stoneman Douglas senior. Hogg is one […]

How President Trump’s Cool-Headed Response to Austin Bombings Helped Everyone

A marked difference in the Trump administration’s handling of the recent Austin, Texas, bombings was the refusal by federal law enforcement to leap to conclusions that would have driven a partisan, political agenda. As we’ve seen in the past, the Fort Hood ambush was inaccurately labeled as workplace violence. The Orlando nightclub attack was first characterized […]

Poll Finds Most Teachers, Students Say They’re Protected From School Shooters

A majority of teachers say they believe they are protected from shooters entering their school, according to a recent poll. The Gallup poll found that 60 percent of teachers agreed their school is somewhat protected or very protected. Gallup, however, chose to look at the down side with a headline reading: “Four in 10 Teachers Say Their […]

EPA Chief Puts Science Back Into Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may be just a lawyer, but so far he has done more to bring sound science to the EPA than any scientist ever affiliated with the agency. And, apparently, he’s just getting started. Since taking the reins at the EPA and despite not having a full complement of presidential […]

Podcast: What the March for Our Lives Was Really About

Kids converged on D.C. over the weekend to protest school shootings and guns, yet the most effective policy solutions went unmentioned. Jarrett Stepman, who went to the march, joins us to share his observations and discuss why students aren’t really the ones driving this movement. Plus, we discuss President Donald Trump’s new actions against Russia, […]

Students’ Plan for Pro-Life Walkout Challenges Apparent Double Standard

Students at a California high school plan to respond to the national movement of school walkouts to push for new gun controls with a pro-life walkout of their own. They decided to do so after one of their teachers was placed on leave for questioning whether some protests were treated more favorably than others. Using the hashtag […]

VIDEO: A Message From Parkland You Didn’t Hear at March for Our Lives

 Warning: This video contains profanity. Thousands of people gathered Saturday in Washington, D.C.,  and around the nation for anti-gun rallies spurred by the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. But not everyone from the Parkland community supports the anti-gun rhetoric on display at the March for Our Lives […]