• ‘Dangerous’ Equality Act Would Force Doctors to ‘Do Harm’

    Doctors who are uncomfortable prescribing hormone treatments or doing gender reassignment surgeries could soon potentially be in violation of federal law, warns Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. And they’re not the only ones at risk: Parents, too, could find themselves unable to decide on their own child’s medical treatment. Read our interview with Cretella, posted below, or listen to it on the podcast:

    We also cover these stories:

    • The U.S. seizes a North Korean ship.
    • President Donald Trump pledges to take action to end surprise medical billing.
    • Colorado teens walk out of a vigil following a school shooting when politicians start advocating gun control.
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  • US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela

    US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela

    The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on. Read our interview, posted below:

    Kate Trinko: Joining us today is Ana Quintana, a senior policy analyst specializing in Latin America at The Heritage Foundation. And she is here to explain to us what’s going on in Venezuela and what the U.S. should do. Ana, thanks for joining us.

    Ana Quintana: Thanks for having me.

    Trinko: For those of us who don’t have the best memories.… Read More...

  • Ex-Gay Pastor's Counseling Could Be at Risk With Equality Act

    Ex-Gay Pastor’s Counseling Could Be at Risk With Equality Act

    Ken Williams represents what some activists say is impossible: Previously gay, he’s now married to a woman and has kids. He says God has helped him change. Williams now works at a church and counsels people who face their own unwanted sexual attractions—but some say his work should be illegal. Read our interview, posted below:

    Katrina Trinko: Joining us is Ken Williams, a Christian pastor from California, and a man who once lived a gay lifestyle, but now councils those who want to leave it. Ken, thanks for joining us.

    Ken Williams: Thank you for having me.

    Trinko: You once lived as a gay man.… Read More...

  • Gov. Scott Walker Stared Down a Leftist Mob. Here's His Advice to Other Conservatives.

    Gov. Scott Walker Stared Down a Leftist Mob. Here’s His Advice to Other Conservatives.

    Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had to deal with plenty of liberal activists during his tenure. In an interview recorded at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker shares what he learned—and how to deal with biased media. Read the transcript, posted below, or listen to the interview on the podcast:

    Kate Trinko: Joining us today from CPAC is [former] Gov. Scott Walker, Republican of Wisconsin. So governor, you were in charge of a fairly blue state for eight years.

    Scott Walker: Yeah, very much so.

    Trinko: You had .. an epic sort of governorship. What were some of your biggest lessons from those eight years?… Read More...

  • He Killed a Man. Then This Gangster Changed His Life.

    He Killed a Man. Then This Gangster Changed His Life.

    At 16, Casey Diaz went to prison for killing a man. The son of an alcoholic father, Diaz grew up in a rough neighborhood and first saw three men killed when he was 8. By the time he was 11, he joined a gang. But after years in prison, Diaz, the author of new book “The Shot Caller,” had a religious conversion—and inspired others to change their lives as well, including a founder of MS-13. Read the transcript, posted below, or listen to the podcast.

    We also cover these stories:

    • President Donald Trump is now saying health care will have to wait until after the next election.
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  • The Conservative Health Care Plan, Explained

    The Conservative Health Care Plan, Explained

    There’s a conservative health care plan that could reduce costs and help Americans get better access to medical care. Marie Fishpaw, director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to share what lawmakers would have to change, and how the plan would work. Read the transcript, posted below.

    President Donald Trump: Deductibles are way too high. Obamacare is a disaster, so we’re going to be—and I said it yesterday, and I mean it 100 percent. I understand health care now especially very well. A lot of people don’t understand it. We are going to be, the Republicans, the party of great health care.… Read More...

  • A Former Prosecutor Explains How Jussie Smollett Could Still Be Charged

    A Former Prosecutor Explains How Jussie Smollett Could Still Be Charged

    Former prosecutor and Heritage Foundation legal expert Cully Stimson joins us to unpack what the police documents show about the Jussie Smollett case, analyze how the case was handled and the possible role a former Obama aide played, and share how there still might be one way to charge Smollett. Read the interview, posted below, or listen to it on the podcast.

    We also cover these stories:

    • President Donald Trump wants Republicans to tackle health care again.
    • The Trump administration is gearing up to send another man to the moon.
    • Speaking about Anita Hill hearings, Joe Biden laments “white man’s culture.”

    The Daily Signal podcast is available on Ricochet, iTunesSoundCloudGoogle Play, or Stitcher.… Read More...

  • The Facts About Gun Control and Homicide Rates

    The Facts About Gun Control and Homicide Rates

    Are there really fewer homicides in countries with gun control? Are other countries besides the United States dealing with mass shooting? John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center joined The Daily Signal at the Conservative Political Action Conference to share the data about gun use the mainstream media isn’t highlighting. Read the transcript posted below or listen to the interview on the podcast. Plus: We cover how even Chelsea Clinton isn’t woke enough these days.

    Kate Trinko: I’m Kate Trinko. We’re here with John Lott, who is with the Crime Prevention Research Center, and I understand there is a website where people can also check out your work?… Read More...

  • The End of ‘Believe All Women’

    The End of ‘Believe All Women’

    Feminists haven’t been this silent since the Bill Clinton years.

    Vanessa Tyson came forward Wednesday to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her during the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004, saying in a statement that “What began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault.”

    Tyson, now a politics professor at Scripps College in California, says she had accompanied Fairfax to his hotel room.

    “His hand was holding down my neck, and he was much stronger than me,” she recalls, and he forced her to perform a sexual act.

    “I cannot believe, given my obvious state of distress, that Mr.… Read More...

  • Pushback: Patriots In SC To Gather With Governor To Promote Personhood In Opposition To Baby Murder In NY, VA & VT

    Senate Democrat Blocks Infanticide Ban

    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blocked Monday night Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act by unanimous consent.

    “We’re actually talking about babies that have been born,”
    Sasse, who represents Nebraska, said in a Senate floor speech
    Monday. “The only debate on the floor tonight is about infanticide.”

    The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act states that “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws” and would require health care professionals to care for the child and take the child to a hospital.… Read More...

  • The War on Christians Who Speak Out

    The War on Christians Who Speak Out

    In the past couple of weeks, Karen Pence has been attacked for teaching at a Christian school, a group of Catholic school teen boys at the March for Life have been smeared as racists, and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, tied Catholic organization Knights of Columbus to the “alt-right.” The Heritage Foundation’s Monica Burke joins us to discuss how it’s becoming harder for Christians to speak out freely.

    We also cover these stories:

    • The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump’s transgender military policy to go into effect.
    • For the first time in nine years, the Supreme Court will hear a major gun case.
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  • The Full Story About the Kentucky Boys in MAGA Hats Emerges

    The Smearing of Teens in MAGA Hats Shows Identity Politics’ Danger

    Editor’s note: Obscene language is contained in a tweet in this article.

    A-ha!

    You could almost hear the collective glee of social justice warriors and identity politics aficionados this weekend when a video emerged that appeared to show a teenage white boy in a Make America Great Again red cap smirk disrespectfully as a Native American stood in front of him–beating a drum–at the Lincoln Memorial.

    Finally, they had a piece of proof that supported their cherished narrative: that most Trump supporters were bigots and racists who backed the wall and other initiatives because of their racist views.

    And they took no time before gleefully dancing on the reputational grave of these teens.

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  • 28 of the Best Signs From March for Life

    28 of the Best Signs From March for Life

    Every year, thousands and thousands of pro-lifers come to Washington, D.C., brave the cold, and walk as witnesses in memory of the millions of lives lost in abortion and in hope that someday our country will no longer allow this injustice.

    Many of those attending make their own signs to share their special message. Photographer Jeff Malet snapped photos for The Daily Signal during the March for Life this year, and here are some of my favorites.

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  • Women Are Hurt by Abortion, the Sexual Revolution

    Women Are Hurt by Abortion, the Sexual Revolution

    Ignore the Women’s March: Women are actually hurt by abortion and the sexual revolution. Lila Rose of Live Action joins us to discuss that, why she has hope for Gen Z, and how you can change people’s minds on abortion. Plus: Jarrett Stepman joins us to chat about the controversial view of masculinity in a new Gillette ad.

    We also cover these stories:

    • A federal judge orders the Trump administration not to ask a question about citizenship in the upcoming 2020 census.
    • The Pentagon has decided to keep troops on the border through September.
    • There’s a new caravan starting in Honduras, with hundreds headed to Mexico or the U.S.
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  • What Woke Scientists Don’t Get About Masculinity

    What Woke Scientists Don’t Get About Masculinity

    Traditional masculinity is “harmful”—but don’t take it from us. That’s the new verdict of the American Psychological Association. We discuss the association’s new guidelines on counseling for men and boys, as well as the ideological shift behind it. Plus: President Donald Trump’s policy in Syria seems to be in flux. Last month, he announced U.S. troops would be withdrawing, but now the timeline seems longer. Heritage Foundation Middle East expert Jim Phillips unpacks what Trump’s goals in Syria are, and how they can best be achieved. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • Trump is visiting the border today.
    • Trump tweeted that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would stop sending money to California until the state improves its forest fire prevention practices.
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