• Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to 'Walk Away'

    Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to ‘Walk Away’

    The founder of the movement that showcases stories of why people are walking away from leftist ideology and the Democratic Party is bringing a march and rally to Washington next month to send a message he hopes the mainstream media won’t be able to ignore.

    It’s a milestone for what he calls the #WalkAway Campaign.

    “We are only just over 3 months old, and at this point on all social media platforms, we have over 370,000 people who are members of the #WalkAway Campaign who have created testimonials that are a part of it,” Brandon Straka, founder of the campaign, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. READ MORE...

  • I Was Adopted Through a Faith-Based Adoption Provider. LGBT Groups Want Them Shut Down.

    I Was Adopted Through a Faith-Based Adoption Provider. LGBT Groups Want Them Shut Down.

    When it comes to adoption, I’m incredibly biased. Although I was conceived in rape, my birthmom chose to be stronger than her circumstances. She rejected the further violence of abortion, and gave me life and the gift of adoption.

    I grew up in a family of 15; nine of my 12 other siblings were also adopted. We were all loved like crazy by pro-lifers who are always absurdly accused of not caring for children after they’re born.

    Of course that bumper sticker mantra is just a political jab with zero truth behind it. It’s no different from the political attacks on adoption that are happening right now. READ MORE...

  • A Federal Court Just Limited Your First Amendment Right to Freely Associate

    A Federal Court Just Limited Your First Amendment Right to Freely Associate

    Should you be forced to disclose your charitable donations to the government?

    Is it an invasion of your privacy and a violation of your First Amendment rights if the government requires nonprofit membership organizations that you join and contribute to—such as the NAACP, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Right to Life Committee, or Americans for Prosperity—to send your name to the government?

    Unfortunately, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sees nothing wrong with such invasive mandates in a dubious decision that threatens the ability of Americans to support the causes and organizations they believe in that are an integral part of how our democracy works. READ MORE...

  • The Dallas Cop Shooting Was Horrific. It Also Has Nothing to Do With the Second Amendment.

    The Dallas Cop Shooting Was Horrific. It Also Has Nothing to Do With the Second Amendment.

    Last week, an off-duty Dallas police officer fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment.

    The officer—since identified as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department—was also a resident in the same apartment complex, and claims she shot Jean after walking into the wrong apartment and mistaking him for a home invader.

    Some have rightly questioned why Guyger was charged with the lesser offense of manslaughter instead of murder. Others have pointed to this incident as evidence that even lawful gun owners are dangerous, and therefore stricter gun control measures are needed on a broad scale against all law-abiding citizens. READ MORE...

  • There Is Dignity in Work

    There Is Dignity in Work

    To some it may seem like a man bites dog story.

    Geoffrey Owens, a Hollywood actor famous for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show,” had been working at Trader Joe’s for 15 months to provide for his family in between acting opportunities.

    When photographs of him working were published by media outlets, people from all walks of life defended Owens and denounced the coverage as “job shaming.”

    Yet in the wake of the scandal, a valuable conversation about work has emerged.

    Owens himself offered a passionate defense of honest work in a clip posted by Time on Twitter. READ MORE...

  • Trump’s New Executive Order Is a Positive Step for Securing Elections

    Trump’s New Executive Order Is a Positive Step for Securing Elections

    President Donald Trump’s new executive order allowing the sanctioning of foreign individuals attempting to influence American elections is a necessary step in the right direction, but more can be done.

    The Heritage Foundation consistently recommends pushing back against nation-state actors who use cyber and other means to attack American interests. This new executive order is a welcome response to these recommendations.

    The executive order—which establishes an interagency process for determining if foreign influence has occurred and for sanctioning those responsible—is inherently reactionary. But it does attempt to change the calculus of hostile foreign heads of state, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, by incrementally constraining those “foreign persons” that other governments and entities use to conduct these cyber-attacks and illicit influence operations. READ MORE...

  • Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Polly Olsen didn’t feel the love when she gave out handmade, Christian-themed valentines to fellow college students last Valentine’s Day, as she has for years to follow her mother’s example.

    A campus security guard intercepted Olsen, a student in the college’s paralegal program, and escorted her to the security office, where she was told to stop because heart-shaped messages such as “Jesus Loves You” and “God Is Love” might offend others.

    But that’s what happened after campus security at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College received complaints of “suspicious activity,” prompting Olsen, 29, to file a lawsuit earlier this month against the school. READ MORE...