• The Lesson Israel Can Teach Us About Sexual Abuse and #MeToo

    The Lesson Israel Can Teach Us About Sexual Abuse and #MeToo

    All over the news in the U.S. these days are lurid tales of powerful, famous men and, increasingly, women caught up in sexual harassment scandals.

    The phenomenon has become so rampant it has gone viral, with the “Me Too” movement coming to represent a nationwide backlash against sexual abuse. This rash of abuse claims seems incongruous with an age of growing societal tolerance of diverse sexual mores and expanding consciousness around women’s and gay rights.

    Why is a so-called liberal society still so tolerant of sexual abuse? Could it be that harassment is itself a consequence of liberalism? READ MORE...

  • Obama Was Wrong on Oil. We Did ‘Drill Our Way Out of the Problem.’

    Obama Was Wrong on Oil. We Did ‘Drill Our Way Out of the Problem.’

    When gas prices topped $4 per gallon in May 2011, President Barack Obama said, “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.”

    Throughout his presidency, Obama stated some version of that sentiment every time he wanted to push to subsidize alternative energy sources.

    More than seven years later, human ingenuity, technological innovation, and the power of the free market have proven him wrong. To the benefit of American families across the country, the United States is now the largest global producer of crude oil. READ MORE...

  • 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...