• 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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  • Why Privatizing Airport Security Is Good for American Taxpayers and Their Security

    Why Privatizing Airport Security Is Good for American Taxpayers and Their Security

    The flu season isn’t the only thing keeping some Transportation Security Administration agents out of work. As the partial government shutdown rolls on, TSA paychecks aren’t coming in, and more agents are calling in “sick” as a result.

    On Monday, the TSA reported a nationwide absence rate of 6.8 percent. That’s far higher than the absence rate of 2.5 percent, which was reported on the same day one year ago.

    Noticeably, some airports are doing fine and still
    paying airport screeners despite the government shutdown. San Francisco
    International Airport, for example, is able to operate
    as normal
    because it is one of 22 airports in the U.S. that use private
    airport security, not TSA agents. READ MORE...

  • A CNN Analyst Accuses Black Radio Host of Benefiting From White Privilege. Now He's Speaking Out.

    A CNN Analyst Accuses Black Radio Host of Benefiting From White Privilege. Now He’s Speaking Out.

    Black radio host David Webb spoke out on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday after he was accused of benefiting from white privilege by CNN analyst Areva Martin.

    Webb was interviewing Martin on his show Tuesday about diversity in media when she mistook him for a white male and said he had “the privilege of doing what people of color don’t have the privilege of.”

    When Webb asked for an explanation she said, “David, by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege.”

    “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I am black,” Webb replied. “You’re talking to a black man who started out in rock radio in Boston.” READ MORE...

  • Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Child Sex Offender Nabbed Crossing the Border With Migrant Caravan Families

    Customs and Border Protection agents were able to apprehend a previously deported child sex offender who tried re-entering the country with a group of other foreign nationals.

    A CBP camera operator on Jan. 11 discovered 24 individuals illegally crossing into the United States near the San Luis, Arizona, port of entry. The caravan, which was made up mostly of Central American family units, immediately surrendered when confronted by agents.

    Among the group was Marcos Velasquez-Taperio, a 37-year-old Guatemalan national who was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor in Ford County, Kansas, in 2009. After serving 32 months in prison, Velasquez-Taperio was deported to his home country. Customs and Border Protection, which reported the arrest Wednesday, said Velasquez-Taperio will now be prosecuted for re-entry after deportation. READ MORE...

  • New Missile Defense Review Is Apt Response to Global Threat Landscape

    New Missile Defense Review Is Apt Response to Global Threat Landscape

    Amid reports that Russia is developing new cruise and ballistic missiles—including one that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty—and assessments that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the United States, President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon on Thursday to release a report on America’s preparedness to combat global missile threats, the 2019 Missile Defense Review.

    The Missile Defense Review is the culmination of the Defense Department’s year-and-a-half-long assessment of the current global offensive missile threat, along with the United States’ recommended missile defense strategy and guidance for associated weapons programs. READ MORE...

  • The Left's Legacy of Lying Comes to the Border Wall

    The Left’s Legacy of Lying Comes to the Border Wall

    Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America’s southern border.

    1. A wall is ineffective.
    2. A wall is too expensive.
    3. A wall is immoral.

    Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on the left believe these lies?

    This question has plagued me all my life. Leftism is built on lies—and has been since Lenin. That’s why he named the Communist Party’s lying newspaper “Pravda” (“truth”).

    Did my left-wing professors at Columbia University really believe the United States and the Soviet Union were equally responsible for the Cold War? Did they really believe one of the most genocidal regimes in history—which butchered tens of millions its own people, starved as many as 4 million Ukrainians, enslaved seven Eastern European countries under totalitarian rule, and created the monstrous North Korean communist regime—was no more responsible for the Cold War than the United States, the freest country in human history? READ MORE...

  • History Lesson Explains Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

    History Lesson Explains Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

    Here are a couple of easy immigration questions—answerable with a simple “yes” or “no”—we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.? Do the American people have a right, through their elected representatives, to decide who has the right to immigrate to their country and under what conditions?

    I believe that most Americans, even today’s open-borders people, would answer “no” to the first question and “yes” to the second. READ MORE...

  • Majority of Americans Say Abortion Should Be Restricted, New Poll Finds

    Majority of Americans Say Abortion Should Be Restricted, New Poll Finds

    A poll released Tuesday just ahead of the 46th March for Life demonstration in Washington, D.C, shows the majority of Americans support tighter restrictions on abortion, and would even like to see the landmark Roe v. Wade decision “reinterpreted” to allow more restrictions.

    The annual survey conducted by Marist in partnership with the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization, reveals that three-quarters of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortion abroad, even though 55 percent of Americans polled identify as pro-choice. READ MORE...

  • The Shutdown Shows How Unnecessary Much of Government Is

    The Shutdown Shows How Unnecessary Much of Government Is

    This government shutdown is now longer than any in history.
    The media keep using the word “crisis.”

    “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says The Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.”

     The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!”

    But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business—families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where’s the crisis?

    Pundits talk as if government is the most important part of America, but it isn’t. READ MORE...

  • 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.

    The Daily Signal podcast is available on Ricochet, iTunesSoundCloudGoogle Play, or Stitcher. All of our podcasts can be found at DailySignal.com/podcasts. Enjoy the show! READ MORE...