• Blame California’s Crazy Left-Wing Politics for Water Rationing

    Blame California’s Crazy Left-Wing Politics for Water Rationing

    California suffers from droughts, but the state’s government is an endless well of bad ideas.

    The latest absurd legislation, which Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into law, places onerous restrictions on water usage.

    California citizens will be limited to using 55 gallons of water a day now and just 50 per day by 2030.

    According to the San Jose  Mercury News, the new laws will “require cities, water districts and large agricultural water districts to set strict annual water budgets, face fines of $1,000 per day if they don’t meet them, and $10,000 a day during drought emergencies.” READ MORE...

  • Debunking 3 Myths About Trump’s Moves to Make Bureaucrats More Accountable

    In an under-the-radar move before Memorial Day weekend, President Donald Trump signed a series of important executive orders that could speed up “draining the swamp” in Washington.

    The executive orders adjust rules pertaining to federal workers so that it now will be easier to get rid of bad employees in a shorter amount of time.

    The orders also limit the time federal employees may devote to union organizing during work hours. And they set up a shorter time for negotiating contracts in the collective bargaining process. READ MORE...

  • These California Rebels Are Working With Trump, Not Against Him

    These California Rebels Are Working With Trump, Not Against Him

    The resistance is growing in California.

    The Golden State has set itself up as the stridently progressive thorn in the side of the Trump administration. California has not just become a sanctuary state in an attempt to undermine federal immigration enforcement, but has gone a step further.

    Recently, California lawmakers proposed giving health care to illegal immigrants, which would make it the first state to do so. The plan would cost state taxpayers billions of dollars.

    However, as the state, which is under nearly one-party rule, doubles down on its left-wing drift, there is bubbling discontent among residents who are outraged by California’s increasing lawlessness and wild spending. READ MORE...

  • The Left’s War Against Prosperity in Seattle

    The Left’s War Against Prosperity in Seattle

    The left is sleepless in Seattle, working overtime to squander years of economic success.

    Seattle is, by many measures, one of the fastest-growing cities in America if not the fast-growing city.

    A few big tech companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, plus other large, successful businesses such as Boeing and Starbucks, have fueled this explosive rise.

    But prosperity hasn’t necessarily bred contentment, as the traditionally left-wing city turned on the elements that made it rich.

    In the latest move to soak the productive part of the city’s economy, the Seattle City Council voted 9-0 to approve a new “head tax” imposing a $250-per-worker charge on companies making over $20 million a year. READ MORE...

  • Our Approach to Severe Mental Illness Endangers Everyone

    Our Approach to Severe Mental Illness Endangers Everyone

    Americans pour billions of their taxpayer dollars into treating mental illness, but the spending isn’t addressing the real crisis.

    Though most media coverage focuses on gun control after shootings take place, few reports pay attention to the increasing problem of untreated, severe mental illness.

    As The Daily Signal previously reported, a massive deinstitutionalization of mentally ill people occurred in the past half-century.

    In an article in National Review, the Treatment Advocacy Center’s executive director, John Snook, writes about how dramatic the move to deinstitutionalization has been: READ MORE...

  • The Left’s Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting With Marxist Ideas

    The Left’s Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting With Marxist Ideas

    The New York Times just can’t stop talking about communism.

    Recently the Times ran an editorial headlined  “Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!”

    The piece, written by Jason Barker, a professor in South Korea, is about what one would expect from a defense of communism. As one Federalist writer noted, it was “beyond parody.”

    Hilariously, the article was behind a very capitalistic paywall.

    Happy Birthday to Karl Marx: A Two-Part Series. pic.twitter.com/kTyV8Strav

     

    — T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 30, 2018 READ MORE...

  • Reports Show Obama-Era Policies May Have Eroded School Safety in Broward County

    Reports Show Obama-Era Policies May Have Eroded School Safety in Broward County

    The discipline policies that allowed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter to fall through the cracks may be coming to your community.

    In 2013, Broward County, Florida, adopted school discipline policies aimed at ending the “school-to-prison pipeline” as well as racial disparities in punishment. The Obama administration recommended these policies as official guidance to schools across the country.

    The results in Broward County have been worrying, to say the least.

    Since 2015, three Broward County students have “brought loaded firearms into schools and threatened to go on shooting sprees.” That’s just one of the many shocking findings uncovered by a recent report by RealClearInvestigations. READ MORE...

  • How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings

    How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings

    After a 19-year-old with a rifle killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Donald Trump lamented how mental illness could have been a contributing factor in that massacre and many others.

    So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!

     

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018 READ MORE...

  • The Changes That Made California Become a Liberal Fiasco

    The Changes That Made California Become a Liberal Fiasco

    Is America destined to become like California?

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey created a stir recently when he tweeted out an article calling for an end to bipartisanship and the beginning of nationwide, one-party rule—similar to the Golden State. He called it a “great read.”

    A Twitter spokesperson told The Daily Signal in an email, “Twitter’s tools are apolitical, and we enforce our rules without political bias.”

    Nevertheless, the tweet certainly brings up concern over Twitter’s political bias. READ MORE...

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

    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 is generally considered conservative or right-leaning. According to the Washington Examiner, Sinclair owns “193 TV stations spanning over 614 channels in 89 U.S. markets.” READ MORE...