• Tax Cuts, the GOP Establishment, the Job Outlook, and the Trump Economy

    Tax Cuts, the GOP Establishment, the Job Outlook, and the Trump Economy

    Editor’s note: Here’s another smorgasbord of emails from The Daily Signal’s audience, reflecting your thoughts on tax cuts and other matters as 2017 came to a close. Enjoy, and don’t forget to write us at letters@dailysignal.com.Ken McIntyre

    Dear Daily Signal: The historic tax reform legislation draws a clear distinction between the governing matrixes guiding the two political parties in Congress (“Taxpayers Could See Benefits of GOP Tax Reform Bill as Early as February“).

    Simply stated, the Democrats govern by onerous taxation (their “affordable” health care act), stressing that only the “state” can adequately spend the citizen’s money. The Republicans govern by free market license, stressing that the state has no business in the citizen’s pocketbook; the way citizens spend their money is their decision, and the consequences are to be borne by them. READ MORE...

  • As Texts Bare FBI Agents' Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer

    As Texts Bare FBI Agents’ Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer

    Revelations that FBI investigators who were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent each other derogatory text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign dominated a House hearing Wednesday featuring the No. 2 Justice Department official.

    The electronic messages disparaging Trump fit into a larger pattern of partisanship undermining the integrity of Mueller’s ongoing probe into allegations the Trump campaign team colluded with Russia, according to legal analysts and government watchdogs. READ MORE...

  • The Lawyer Arguing Christian Baker’s Free Speech at Supreme Court

    The Lawyer Arguing Christian Baker’s Free Speech at Supreme Court

    As far back as grade school, Kristen Waggoner’s father taught her to seek God’s purpose for her life.

    This paternal counsel, after much prayer, resulted in her knowing her calling at age 13.

    But growing up in a small mill town in Washington, she could not have guessed that, little more than 30 years later, she would be a lawyer arguing a widely known case in the nation’s capital before the nation’s highest court.

    “My hope is that the court will use this case as an opportunity to say, ‘We’re protecting the liberty of both sides,’” Waggoner says. READ MORE...

  • Faith, Prayer, Veterans, Columbus, and Originalist Judges

    Faith, Prayer, Veterans, Columbus, and Originalist Judges

    Editor’s note: We picked some sentiments and perspectives from The Daily Signal’s audience that seem to suit Thanksgiving weekend and what we celebrate, reflect upon, and give thanks for. You can write us at letters@dailysignal.com.—Ken McIntyre

    Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Katrina Trinko’s commentary, if there is no God, as many have been taught in our schools and now believe, then prayer makes no sense at all (“Why I Pray, Even After the Texas Shooting”).  But God is, and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. READ MORE...