• 4 Things to Know About House Democrats’ ‘Dream and Promise’ Amnesty

    The House has passed legislation 237-187 that would grant citizenship to an estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants, in a largely party-line vote.

    “America’s Dreamers represent the constant reinvigoration of our country. Today, the House will pass the American Dream [and] Promise Act—an historic step for immigrants and communities across America,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted Tuesday.

    “Americans see the wonderful contributions of America’s #Dreamers every day in communities nationwide,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., tweeted before the vote. “As the House passes the Dream and Promise Act today, we are taking a stand for these patriotic, inspiring young Americans.”

    The legislation would allow people who came to the country illegally as children under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and persons eligible for Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure to bypass deportation and obtain a pathway to citizenship.… Read More...

  • This New Social Media Platform Aims to Protect Your Beliefs and Privacy

    Facebook has become so big that even one of its initial founders says it’s time for government to break it up. But what if the market solved the problem — and offered users better free speech protection? Enter AllSocial — a new social media platform designed for everyone, with minimal censorship. Read the interview, posted below, with Rolfe Carawan, who runs business development for AllSocial, on the podcast:

    Daniel Davis: I’m joined now by Rolfe Carawan. He runs business development for AllSocial, which is the newest social media company in America, launched in April of this year. Rolfe, thanks for joining me on the podcast.… Read More...

  • A Guide to Colleges Committed to Ideological Diversity

    When you send your youngster off to college, you might not mind that they will have to walk on eggshells, respect taboos, snitch on fellow students for politically incorrect jokes, and learn to use ad hominem arguments as a means to attack ideas they find “disagreeable.”

    If that’s your preference, you can choose from a wide variety of America’s top-ranked colleges.

    If you want to send your youngster to colleges that are seriously committed to civil and diverse debate, pick up a copy of the June 2019 edition of Reason magazine for some guidance.

    Professors Debra Mashek and Jonathan Haidt authored “10 Colleges Where You Won’t Have to Walk on Eggshells.” Mashek and Haidt are, respectively, faculty members of Harvey Mudd College and New York University.… Read More...

  • Recalling Tiananmen Square Sheds Light on Tyranny of Communism

    Thirty years ago, a series of student-led demonstrations in Beijing were put to an end, violently, by China’s military.

    After months of peaceful protests in 1989, the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the might of its military on the unarmed civilians: this included the use of machine guns and tanks.

    Unofficial death tolls are often estimated to be in the thousands, however, the actual number is unknown.

    At a regional forum in Singapore, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe recently defended the Tiananmen Square crackdown, in which the government and the military killed hundreds if not thousands of protesting citizens and wounded, imprisoned, or otherwise suppressed countless others.… Read More...

  • Why a Former CEO Says Capitalism, Not Socialism, Encourages Morality

    Andy Puzder grew up in a blue-collar home. He went on to be the CEO of a major fast-food company and he credits capitalism for helping him improve his lot in life. Now he wants young Americans to understand that socialism isn’t just ineffective, but is morally inferior to capitalism. Read the interview, posted below:

    Daniel Davis: I’m joined now by Andy Puzder. He served as the CEO of CKE Restaurants for about 17 years. CKE is the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains. If you enjoy those burgers, this is the man who made that happen. Thanks for joining us on the podcast today.… Read More...

  • Border Patrol Catches 116 Africans at Texas Border

    The Border Patrol is seeing an increase in migrants from African countries who are blending in with the large numbers crossing the southern border illegally through Central America.

    Agents assigned to at the Del Rio, Texas, sector apprehended 116 individuals last week from African countries as they crossed the border from Mexico.

    Those caught around 10:30 p.m. CT May 30 included nationals from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo.

    The Del Rio sector encountered 182 large groups with more than 100 individuals during the current fiscal year, which began in  October. But this was the first encounter with African migrants, according to U.S.… Read More...

  • Federal Judge Rejects House Bid to Stop Trump’s Border Wall

    A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall.

    U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the challenge, calling it a political fight between two branches.

    “While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden’s decision reads.

    President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border in February, and reprogrammed almost $6 billion to build a border wall.… Read More...

  • Why Liberals Fear the State Department’s Review of Human Rights

    “Every human law has just so much of the nature of law as is derived from the law of nature,” Thomas Aquinas wrote. “But if at any point it deflects from the law of nature, it is no longer a law but a perversion of the law.”

    Aquinas’s observation that human law either ratifies natural law or perverts it is a good North Star in promoting human rights around the world.

    Now that the State Department is looking to form an advisory panel to ponder whether the debate on human rights has departed from these principles, however, progressive groups are running around crying foul.… Read More...

  • There Is No Evidence Weather Is Increasingly Threatening to Human Lives

    Climate isn’t the same as weather — unless, of course, weather happens to be politically useful. In that case, weather portends climate apocalypse.

    So warns Elizabeth Warren as she surveyed Iowan rainstorms, which she claims, like tornadoes and floods, are more frequent and severe. “Different parts of the country deal with different climate issues,” Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-Malthusia, cautioned as she too warned of extreme tornadoes. “But ALL of these threats will be increasing in intensity as climate crisis grows and we fail to act appropriately.”

    Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., recently sent a fundraising email warning Democrats that climate change was causing “growing mega-fires, extremely destructive hurricanes, and horrific flooding” which put “American lives are at stake.”

    Even if we pretend that passing a bazillion-dollar authoritarian Green New Deal would do anything to change the climate, there is no real-world evidence that today’s weather is increasingly threatening to human lives.… Read More...

  • Voices the News Media Will Ignore During ‘Gay Pride Month’

    June has been declared “Pride Month,” and we’re supposed to celebrate those “coming out” and living a “gay” life.

    June 12 will mark the third anniversary of the Pulse gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 dead. Some will no doubt connect those two things to claim America hates people who have same-sex attraction and to make new demands for affirmation of homosexuality.

    But that’s not the only lesson one could draw from these events. The media will not tell you this, but in the aftermath of the Pulse massacre, some survivors began to give their lives to Jesus Christ.… Read More...

  • Third-Ranking Democrat Says House Will Eventually Impeach Trump

    South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said Sunday he believes President Donald Trump will eventually be impeached.

    “But it sounds like you’re — you think that the president will be impeached, or at least proceedings will begin in the House at some point, but just not right now?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Clyburn during an interview.

    “Yes, exactly what I feel,” replied Clyburn, the Democratic whip.

    Clyburn’s remarks are likely to raise expectations for Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. Rank-and-file Democrats, as well as most of the Democrats running for president, have called for impeachment of Trump.… Read More...

  • Theresa May Will Be Gone in Days. Why Not Meet With Boris Johnson?

    President Donald Trump began his state visit to the United Kingdom on Monday with a day of ceremony, including a private lunch and a banquet dinner with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, tea with Prince Charles, and a visit to Westminster Abbey, the resting place of British war heroes and cultural greats.

    But as my colleague Jim Carafano emphasizes, this trip won’t be all pomp and circumstance.

    There are big issues at stake in this visit, as there always are in the Anglo-American relationship. And big issues are often controversial ones. From Britain’s relationship with Huawei to its support for the Iran nuclear deal, and most importantly of all, Brexit, the president has lots to discuss.… Read More...

  • Preserving Freedom and Other Pressing Concerns

    Editor’s note: We thought we’d catch up on some enlightening letters emailed to us on a variety of subjects covered in recent weeks by The Daily Signal. Enjoy, and don’t forget to write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre

    Dear Daily Signal: The Daily Signal could have a major impact on the current immigration debate by reflecting on how China took generations to recover from the hordes who tried to get in and take what they had, and that was a long way from freedom at the time.

    My wife and I have had homes and worked in eight states, with South Carolina being our choice for retirement since 1996.… Read More...

  • European Parliamentary Elections Reflect Electorate’s Mandate for Change

    There is no doubt the winds of change are continuing to blow across Europe.

    Established political parties of the center-right and center-left suffered large losses during European parliamentary elections, which took place in 28 nations from May 23 to May 26.

    Across the European Union there were significant gains for nationalist and populist movements, on both the left and the right. However, the variegated composition of these parties and their discordant policy positions will dilute their overall influence.

    The center-right European People’s Party and the center-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats suffered significant losses but still dominate as the largest groups in the European Parliament, and will have a large say over appointments to the European Commission.… Read More...

  • Why Conservatives Should Take Heart Despite Socialist Upsurge

    Socialism is the zombie ideology of our era: It fails everywhere, and yet it keeps rising back from the dead.

    Despite embarrassing socialist failures in China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, and now Venezuela, the true believers march onward. Good intentions are unassailable. The revolution must go on.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arguably has done more than any other living American to market socialism to the next generation. And with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., following closely in his wake, rest assured we’ll be contending with socialism for years to come.

    A recent Gallup survey shows that their message is resonating with more and more Americans.… Read More...