• What We Can Learn From the Turbulence of 1969

    What We Can Learn From the Turbulence of 1969

    Fifty years ago, the United States was facing crises and unrest on multiple fronts. Some predicted that internal chaos and revolution would unravel the nation.

    The 1969 Vietnam War protests on the UC Berkeley campus turned so violent that National Guard helicopters indiscriminately sprayed tear gas on student demonstrators. Later that year, hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of major cities as part of the “Moratorium to the End the War in Vietnam.” In Washington, D.C., about a half-million protesters marched to the White House.

    Native American demonstrators took over the former federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and stayed there for 19 months, declaring it their own sovereign space.… Read More...

  • Democratic Congresswomen Want to Lower Federal Voting Age to 16

    Democratic Congresswomen Want to Lower Federal Voting Age to 16

    Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Tuesday evening introduced legislation to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.

    Pressley cited teen activists pushing for gun control as a reason for giving 16-year-olds the right to vote, which the congresswoman compared to having a driver’s license.

    “Young people are at the forefront of some of our most existential crises,” Pressley added. “The time has come. Our young people deserve to have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”

    Two other Democratic congresswomen, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and New York Rep. Grace Meng, offered their support for Pressley’s legislation.

    “I’m committed to making sure we empower young people to build our future together.… Read More...

  • Linda Sarsour Attacks ‘White Feminist’ Nancy Pelosi

    Linda Sarsour Attacks ‘White Feminist’ Nancy Pelosi

    Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour on Monday night attacked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as a “typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men,” in response to a House resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

    House Democrats announced the resolution on Monday after Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest anti-Israel comments, which critics—including other Democrats—have denounced as anti-Semitic.

    “This is why we wanted Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be the Speaker of the House and ‘progressives’ were like nah, Pelosi is a leader and omg you should see how she claps. What a clap!” Sarsour wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.… Read More...

  • Ocasio-Cortez and Her Chief of Staff ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’

    Ocasio-Cortez and Her Chief of Staff ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’

    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    If the Federal Election Commission finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,” former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith said.… Read More...

  • House Democrats Eye Ditching Procedure That Gives Republicans a Voice

    House Democrats Eye Ditching Procedure That Gives Republicans a Voice

    House Republicans’ use of a century-old legislative procedure that helps the minority party alter or oppose measures advanced by the majority has exposed significant divisions among Democrats.

    Now some House Democrats want to do away with the procedure, called a motion to recommit. It allows a lawmaker in the minority to move that a bill be sent back to a committee for a particular reason.

    In a letter to Pelosi and three other Democrat leaders, 17 freshman Democrats ask them to “end abuse of the MTR,” referring to the motion to recommit.

    The two freshmen, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania and Lori Trahan of Massachusetts, originally suggested in a draft of the letter that Pelosi and leadership do away entirely with the motion to recommit before a House vote, expected this week, on election legislation.… Read More...

  • Illegal Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High

    Illegal Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High

    The U.S. border with Mexico is at a “breaking point,” Trump administration officials say, with arrests of illegal immigrants surging to record levels.

    In February, border agents arrested more than 66,400 people for entering the country illegally, the highest number recorded since 2008.

    “This situation is not sustainable,” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a press conference Monday. “The system is well beyond capacity and remains at the breaking point.”

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen outlined the latest numbers in an appearance Wednesday before the House Homeland Security Committee, now controlled by Democrats.

    “This is a crisis — pure and simple — and we need to respond accordingly,” Nielsen said in her prepared statement.… Read More...

  • Google’s Internal Audit Bucks the Narrative on Gender Pay Gap

    Google’s Internal Audit Bucks the Narrative on Gender Pay Gap

    Whether it’s the result of political pressure or wanting to stay ahead of progressive trends, a number of larger companies are conducting internal audits to investigate whether they could be accused of having a so-called pay gap between men and women.

    Google conducts such an audit every year, and this year produced a surprising result. According to The New York Times, Google’s analysis found that more men than women were being underpaid.

    As a result, Google will award $9.7 million out of a compensation fund, the majority of it going to men. The fund was established to remedy compensation gaps revealed by the annual study.… 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...

  • North Carolina Election Fraud Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the Left

    North Carolina Election Fraud Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the Left

    Widespread fraud by a political operative working for a Republican is forcing a redo of the 2018 midterm race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

    The news confirms just how vulnerable our elections are to voter fraud, and how profound the consequences can be.

    That should be the takeaway. Yet many on the left and in the media seem far more interested in spinning the situation for partisan gain than finding genuine solutions to the election insecurities that enabled this fraud in the first place.

    They focus on the fact that this is “Republican” voter fraud, and accuse conservatives of “deafening” and hypocritical silence.… Read More...

  • Colorado Drops Second Case Against Christian Baker

    Colorado Drops Second Case Against Christian Baker

    Colorado baker Jack Phillips is 2-0 now after state officials dropped their second attempt to coerce him into baking products that violate his beliefs.

    Phillips, in turn, dropped a federal lawsuit.

    “I have and will always serve everyone who comes into my shop; I simply can’t celebrate events or express messages that conflict with my religious beliefs,” Phillips said in a statement Tuesday.

    “Today is a win for freedom,” he added. “I’m very grateful and looking forward to serving my customers as I always have: with love and respect.”

    On the same day Phillips won a 7-2 decision in the U.S.… Read More...

  • Why the Peace Cross Case Represents the Best of America

    Why the Peace Cross Case Represents the Best of America

    One of the most profound differences between the American and French views of religious freedom is our treatment of religious symbols in the public square.

    America’s Founders envisioned a public square that is neither secular nor sacred. In contrast, France has enacted policies that advance radical secularism.

    French law has erased religious symbols from public view under a policy of secularism known as laïcité. In 2004, the French government banned students from wearing religious symbols such as yarmulkes, crosses, and hijabs (Muslim headscarves) in classrooms.

    Last year, the French government relocated a statue of Pope John Paul II, which included a cross, from public to private land after a humanist organization sued.… Read More...

  • Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Solid Step in Cracking Down on Maduro Regime’s Enablers

    Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Solid Step in Cracking Down on Maduro Regime’s Enablers

    The Trump administration on Monday took the historic step of implementing Cuba sanctions.

    Specifically, the administration is temporarily permitting U.S. citizens whose property was stolen by the Castro regime to pursue legal action.

    From March 19 to April 17, Americans will be able to sue 205 Cuban companies that are owned and/or operated by the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.

    Penalizing the Cuban regime serves two purposes right now. It addresses the longstanding issue of uncompensated claims, and it also punishes the regime for the destabilizing role it has long played in Venezuela.

    The Cuba sanctions were originally codified in 1996 under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, but since its enactment, U.S.… 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...

  • China Is Poisoning America With Fentanyl

    China Is Poisoning America With Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is now the leading cause of fatal drug overdoses. In 2017 alone, 49,000 Americans lost their lives to fentanyl.

    What is the source of the synthetic opioid, abuse of which leads to this senseless loss of life? China is the principal culprit.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has identified China as the primary source of illicit fentanyl and the painkiller’s analogues that enter our country.

    Drug traffickers use two primary techniques for delivering fentanyl manufactured in China: It is either is shipped directly into the U.S. via international mail or shipped into Mexico to be smuggled into America.

    Fentanyl is a unique drug in several ways.… Read More...

  • Trump Vows to Cut Funding to Colleges That Don’t Protect Free Speech

    Trump Vows to Cut Funding to Colleges That Don’t Protect Free Speech

    President Donald Trump prompted a thunderous chant of “USA, USA” from an audience of conservative activists Saturday when he announced actions to protect free speech on college campuses.

    Trump made the announcement after inviting Hayden Williams, 26, who says he was assaulted for his beliefs Feb. 19 at University of California, Berkeley, to come onstage and speak briefly at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

    “He took a hard punch in the face for all of us, and we can never allow that to happen,” Trump said.

    “Today, I’m proud to announce that I will be very soon be signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal funding,” Trump said, as the crowd erupted with the “USA, USA” chant.… Read More...