• This Congresswoman Has a Warning for High Schoolers About Socialism

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is taking a leading role Tuesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s passage in the U.S. House on May 21, 1919. The Daily Signal recently spoke to her about a range of issues affecting her constituents, including the disconnect between the people in Washington state and Washington, D.C. Plus, she speaks about her efforts to reach out to the next generation, why she values every human life, and how the booming economy is helping small businesses in her state. The interview is available on our podcast, video, and the a lightly edited transcript below.… Read More...

  • Sebastian Gorka on How We Should Fight Socialism

    “The most powerful thing is … people who have actually lived under these systems and escaped,” Sebastian Gorka, a former White House aide turned radio host tells The Daily Signal, saying we need to share these stories. “People who’ve swam across shark-invested waters from Cuba, people who’ve, like the blind pro-life lawyer from China, escaped house arrest,” he adds. Read the full interview, which also includes his thoughts on the media’s handling of the Mueller report and immigration, posted below, or listen on the podcast.

    Rob Bluey: You have been quite busy on a daily basis with your new radio program.… Read More...

  • He Was an Antifa Activist. Then He Took an Economics Class.

    Gabriel Nadales is that rare young adult who became more conservative in college. Once an activist on the left, he started questioning his beliefs after studying economics—and now he promotes free speech at colleges. Read the interview, posted below:

    Rob Bluey: We’re joined at The Daily Signal by Gabriel Nadales of the Leadership Institute. Thanks for being with us.

    Gabriel Nadales: Thank you for having me.

    Bluey: Your region is California. You work on that for the Leadership Institute. You also have quite an interesting personal story yourself. I want to begin there because it’s not too often at The Daily Signal we get to talk to people who were involved with the left, particularly Antifa.… Read More...

  • Victor Davis Hanson Makes ‘The Case for Trump’

    Victor Davis Hanson’s new book, “The Case for Trump,” chronicles the successes of America’s 45th president as only the prolific Hoover Institution scholar could. A columnist for The Daily Signal, Hanson recently spoke to me about the book, his concerns about California’s future, and the demise of the Never Trump movement. Our full interview is available on The Daily Signal Podcast or on video. A lightly edited transcript is below.

    Rob Bluey: Let’s start with your book. It’s a fascinating read. I want you to tell us why you chose to write it.

    Victor Davis Hanson: I’ve asked myself that.… Read More...

  • Former Border Patrol Chief Explains Why Border Crisis Is Worst It's Been in US History

    Former Border Patrol Chief Explains Why Border Crisis Is Worst It’s Been in US History

    In an exclusive interview, former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan shares with The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey why it’s urgent we take action on the border crisis, and the importance of building a wall. Read the interview, posted below:

    Rob Bluey: We’re joined at The Daily Signal by Mark Morgan, former Border Patrol chief under President Barack Obama. Mark, thanks for being back with us at The Daily Signal.

    Mark Morgan: You bet.

    Bluey: There’s been so much talk recently about the crisis that we face at our border. As somebody who’s seen it firsthand from inside the government, tell us what concerns you most.… Read More...

  • How to Talk About Conservatism With Next Generation

    How to Talk About Conservatism With Next Generation

    “Young people are looking for a deeper conversation than just red-meat talking points,” says Rep. Dan Crenshaw in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. The popular Texas Republican, who was elected to the House in 2018, has already made waves, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” last fall. “There is a generational gap … and I’m trying to close that gap,” says Crenshaw, a veteran. Read the full interview, posted below:

    Rob Bluey: We’re joined at The Daily Signal by Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas.

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw: How you doing?

    Bluey: Congressman, good to be with you.

    Crenshaw: Great to be with you guys.… Read More...

  • The Inside Story of Trump’s First 2 Years in Washington

    The Inside Story of Trump’s First 2 Years in Washington

    Jake Sherman, senior writer at Politico and co-author of Politico Playbook, is the co-author with Anna Palmer of the new book “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America.” The Daily Signal spoke to Sherman about the book and the ways President Donald Trump has transformed Washington. Our full interview is below along with a lightly edited transcript.

    Rob Bluey: Congratulations on the success of your book. It’s already a New York Times best-seller. You and Anna have done a remarkable job of chronicling the first two years of Trump’s presidency and the battles that have taken place in Congress.… Read More...

  • These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All

    These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All

    Few issues have animated conservatives as much as Obamacare. But there’s a new threat on the horizon. It’s called Medicare for All—and it would be a massive government takeover of your health care.

    The Daily Signal spoke with three medical doctors who are serving in the U.S. House—Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Paul Gosar, and Andy Harris—to talk about Medicare for All and their solutions for a patient-centered alternative. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below.

    Rob Bluey: I want to ask about not only some of the problems we find in health care today, but also solutions. Some of your colleagues on the left have put forward quite a radical proposal called Medicare for All.… Read More...

  • 'People Are Starting to Realize Just How Dangerous the Socialist Agenda Really Is,' Says Former NY Lawmaker

    ‘People Are Starting to Realize Just How Dangerous the Socialist Agenda Really Is,’ Says Former NY Lawmaker

    Former Rep. Claudia Tenney, who represented New York’s 22nd Congressional District in the 115th Congress, spoke to The Daily Signal at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. Tenney narrowly lost re-election to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., last November. An edited transcript of the interview is below.

    Rob Bluey: Looking back on your time in Congress with President Donald Trump in the White House, what stands out most to you?

    Claudia Tenney: History will prove the 115th Congress was one of the most successful Congresses in many decades. The president drove through a very strong agenda, and we delivered on nearly all of the Trump agenda except for a few items.… Read More...

  • New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

    New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

    Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate last week as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler previously served as deputy administrator before stepping into the role of acting administrator in July 2018. He visited the Conservative Political Action Conference last week and spoke to The Daily Signal. A lightly edited transcript is below.

    Rob Bluey: Although you were just confirmed by the Senate, you’ve been in the job as acting EPA administrator for several months. Can you share what it’s been like to have that experience to work in the Trump administration?

    Andrew Wheeler: It’s been great. You know, I started my career as an employee at EPA in 1991 during the first Bush administration.… Read More...

  • This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

    This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

    NEW YORK—Hawk Newsome says he often makes it a point to meet people where he grew up. So on a cold day not long ago, I made my way to Papa Juan’s Cigar Room in the South Bronx to see the man who led Black Lives Matter of Greater New York.

    “I appreciate you having the courage to come to the South Bronx,” he tells me as we sit down to chat. “I make it a point to bring people to the Bronx. So, they could one, see the folks that I’m a part of, see what we represent. Two, just to see how scared they get.”

    It really wasn’t scary, but it certainly was outside of my comfort zone.… Read More...

  • Alveda King on Her Uncle MLK's Forgotten Legacy

    Alveda King on Her Uncle MLK’s Forgotten Legacy

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a moment to reflect on the life of the civil rights leader whose nonviolent activism and Christian values made America a better place. The Daily Signal spoke to his niece, Alveda King, about her uncle’s enduring legacy and her plans for honoring him. Listen to the interview on our podcast or read a lightly edited transcript below.

    Rob Bluey: As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, how has your uncle shaped our culture in America on issues like civil rights and your own life?

    Alveda King: Martin Luther King Jr. was born 90 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia, as what was known as a Negro.

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  • A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    On today’s show, we feature an interview with Bold founder Carrie Sheffield. Based in New York City, Sheffield discusses her political activism, the importance of civility, and what it’s like for a conservative living in Manhattan.

    Her digital television network is comprised of three shows, one of which is co-hosted by Clay Aiken, who is famous for his performance on “American Idol.”

    “We are trying to break news, but we’re also trying to bring people together,” Sheffield tells The Daily Signal. Listen to our full interview below.

    Also on today’s show:

    • Christian radio station WGTS 91.1 is stepping up to help during the partial government shutdown.
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  • Founder of Congress’ Media Fairness Caucus Has Prescription to Cure Media Bias

    Founder of Congress’ Media Fairness Caucus Has Prescription to Cure Media Bias

    The Daily Signal spoke last week with Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, about media bias. Smith discussed the House Media Fairness Caucus, which he founded, how Americans can combat media bias, and a new term he coined: mediacrats. This transcript of the interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.

    Rob Bluey: Congressman, how bad is media bias today?

    Rep. Lamar Smith: I have to tell you, I’m sure it’s been worse, but I’m not aware of it. What we’re seeing today, I think, is a real threat to our democracy because you’ve got virtually every media platform—and the ones that obviously come to mind are Facebook or Twitter or Google, for example—who have demonstrably been biased against conservative voices, against conservative commentary, and against conservative Republican individuals.

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  • Tax Reform Leads to More Cookies, Not Crumbs

    Tax Reform Leads to More Cookies, Not Crumbs

    On yesterday’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano interviewed small business owner Joseph Semprevivo, president and founder of Joseph’s Lite Cookies of Sebastian, Florida. He shares how tax reform has benefited his company and employees.

    Heritage Foundation tax policy analyst Adam Michel weighs in on newly released research on the benefits of tax reform, and what the long-term impact of tax cuts could be for millions of Americans.

    We read some of our favorite letters from you and discuss President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Plus, Sen. Marco Rubio visits The Heritage Foundation to warn of a looming threat to our national security called “deep fake” technology.

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