• The Surprising Story of the First Thanksgiving

    The Surprising Story of the First Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better get it right. To do that, we had the honor of speaking with Dr. Tracy McKenzie over the phone. Dr. McKenzie is professor of American history at Wheaton College, where he serves as chair of the history department, and he’s author of the book “The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History.” Here’s a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. READ MORE...

  • Conservative Women's Victories Ignored, and Left Turns on White Women

    Conservative Women’s Victories Ignored, and Left Turns on White Women

    There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.” That was the message from the Women’s March to white women who supported GOP candidates.  Meanwhile, one celebrity announces she’s done with the Women’s March, and a recent news event shows that not all masculinity is toxic. We’re joined on today’s podcast with “Problematic Women” Kelsey Harkness and Lauren Evans, who discuss these stories and more. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • Fox News host Tucker Carlson got a taste of the leftist mob, which showed up on his doorstep the night after the midterm elections.
    • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after breaking three ribs in a fall.
    • Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old Dutch man, wants to identify as 20 years younger.

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  • The Next Migrant Crisis May Come Out of This Syrian Region

    The Next Migrant Crisis May Come Out of This Syrian Region

    The civil war in Syria has killed over 100,000 civilians, displaced millions more, and produced a historic migrant crisis that affects Europe to this day. But the situation could get even worse if things go wrong in Idlib, a city in eastern Syria. We discuss with Luke Coffey of The Heritage Foundation. Plus: One Democratic senator suggests all men should “shut up,” in reference to the accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • President Donald Trump says Kavanaugh is “such an outstanding man, it’s very hard for me to imagine anything happened.”
    • Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley tweeted, “We’re going to continue to try to hear from Dr. [Christine] Ford in any format she’s comfortable [with—] open session/closed session/private staff interviews/public staff interviews [—because] her information is very important.”
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to permanently abolish key missile facilities in his country and allow foreign experts to inspect.

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  • In Baker Decision, Justice Kennedy Stresses the Importance of Religious Freedom

    In Baker Decision, Justice Kennedy Stresses the Importance of Religious Freedom

    This is a lightly edited transcript of an interview on The Daily Signal podcast, where we talked with The Heritage Foundation’s Emilie Kao about why she thinks the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Jack Phillips will “lead other courts to protect people who have the same view of marriage that Jack Phillips has,” thanks to a statement by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    Katrina Trinko: On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who didn’t want to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Phillips had been fighting a legal battle for years on this, and even had to deal with a government official in Colorado comparing him to the Nazis for his decision on this. He talked to The Daily Signal last year about that. READ MORE...

  • Why the Low Birth Rate Matters

    Why the Low Birth Rate Matters

    Jonathan V. Last, author of “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting,” joins us to discuss how birth rates have fallen to a record low in modern times in the United States—and what that means for our future. Plus: We discuss Ireland’s abortion referendum.

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  • She Voted for Obama Twice. Now Antonia Okafar Explains Why She's a Conservative.

    She Voted for Obama Twice. Now Antonia Okafar Explains Why She’s a Conservative.

    This is an edited transcript of a conversation between Antonia Okafor and Katrina Trinko on the May 22 The Daily Signal podcast. Okafor weighed in on her own journey to becoming a conservative, Kanye West, gun rights, and school safety. 

    Katrina Trinko: Joining us today is Antonia Okafor, a political commentator and the CEO of EmPOWERed, an organization devoted to the Second Amendment rights of women on college campuses. Antonia, thanks for joining us today.

    Antonia Okafor: Thanks for having me, Katrina. READ MORE...

  • How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

    How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

    If you’ve been scanning news headlines in the past 24 hours, you might have read that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called immigrants “animals.”

    Here are a few of the headlines:

    “During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’” (NPR)

    “Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant” (New York Times)

    “Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: ‘These aren’t people. These are animals.’” (USA Today)

    Then, Mediate did a nice roundup of tweets from news outlets that also promoted the narrative: READ MORE...