• 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?

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  • 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.

    There’s nothing new about this vision. Americans have held this view throughout our history, during times when immigration laws were very restrictive and when they were more relaxed.

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  • 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.

    Additionally, 75 percent of Americans—including those who identify as Republican (92 percent), Democrat (60 percent), and independent (78 percent)—said abortion should be limited to the first three months of pregnancy.

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  • 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.

    We need some government, limited government. But most of life, the best of life, goes on without government, many of the best parts in spite of government.

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  • 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.
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  • 5 Expected Issues for Trump’s AG Nominee

    5 Expected Issues for Trump’s AG Nominee

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general faces a Senate committee Tuesday in what could turn into a proxy fight and speechifying over the probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

    Nominee William Barr, who was attorney general 27 years ago, will act to head off some questions from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee by calling it “vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller complete his investigation of Russia’s interference and any cooperation from the Trump campaign.

    “For that reason, my goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law,” Barr plans to say in his prepared remarks for the committee, according to NBC News.

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  • Cohen's History of Falsehoods Makes His Upcoming Congressional Testimony Worthless

    Cohen’s History of Falsehoods Makes His Upcoming Congressional Testimony Worthless

    Before he begins a three-year prison sentence for lying to the Internal Revenue Service about the taxes he owed, lying to financial institutions, and lying to Congress, Michael Cohen—President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney—is scheduled to testify about Trump at a congressional hearing Feb. 7.

    Anti-Trump Democrats and others who hate the president are sure to love Cohen’s testimony. While Cohen said in 2017 that he would “take a bullet” to protect Trump, that turned out to be yet another lie.

    It turns out Cohen secretly recorded phone calls with Trump—hardly ethical behavior for a lawyer dealing with a client. And he has spent over 70 hours talking with federal prosecutors in New York City and from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller about his own crimes and making allegations of wrongdoing by Trump.

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  • Cummings Calls All-Out Trump Probe 'Fight for Soul of Our Democracy'

    Cummings Calls All-Out Trump Probe ‘Fight for Soul of Our Democracy’

    The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he will do all he can to investigate President Donald Trump and his administration over the next two years.

    “We are in a fight for the soul of our democracy,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired on Jan. 13. “And you’ve got to understand that. This is serious business.”

    Cummings said that, as chairman of the committee, he has the authority to investigate anything he deems appropriate to examine.

    “We can look at anything,” Cummings said, concurring with CBS’ Steve Kroft’s suggestion that the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, for example, are fair game for investigation.

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  • Trump Touts Low Veteran Unemployment Numbers

    Trump Touts Low Veteran Unemployment Numbers

    President Donald Trump celebrated low unemployment numbers for veterans Tuesday on Twitter while simultaneously taking a jab at the media.

    “Just announced that Veterans unemployment has reached an 18 year low, really good news for our Vets and their families,” Trump wrote. “Will soon be an all time low!”

    The president appears to be referencing recent media reports, including one from the Military Times, which cites data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and claims that “unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is the lowest it’s ever been.”

    The unemployment rate for all generations of veterans fell to 3.5 percent in 2018, according to a Jan.

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  • Ads About ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Won’t Get Men to Buy Your Blades, or Be Better Men

    Ads About ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Won’t Get Men to Buy Your Blades, or Be Better Men

    For some reason, one of the world’s largest razor companies decided to air a commercial chastising “toxic masculinity.”

    Gillette’s commercial, which debuted on Sunday, begins with the flimsy premise that traditional masculine culture promotes unrestrained violence and sexual urges, while other men condone it by shrugging and saying, “Boys will be boys.”

    The commercial’s solution is to quote journalists and celebrities scolding men to fix themselves—somewhat ironic, given the fact that the most egregious #MeToo stories have come from journalists and celebrities.

    The message is that by curbing traditional masculinity—and, um, by not being jerks—men can somehow become “the best that a man can be.”

    That’s hardly a bad message, but doesn’t it seem a bit hollow and even obnoxious?

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  • Planned Parenthood Admits Its Focus Is Abortion

    Planned Parenthood Admits Its Focus Is Abortion

    Planned Parenthood’s new president has one thing going for her: She isn’t shying away from the truth. Now that Leana Wen’s taken over for Cecile Richards, she’s finally admitting what the rest of us knew all along. Planned Parenthood may talk about a lot of issues, but it only really cares about one—abortion.

    After 12 years of lying low on its abortion business (“lying” being the operative word), Wen has a different strategy for Planned Parenthood. Telling it like it is.

    After a BuzzFeed story suggested that the Chinese-American doctor wants her group to “focus on non-abortion healthcare,” Wen surprised everyone by saying exactly what Planned Parenthood’s real priority is.

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  • The Frustrating Flip-Flopping of Politicians Over the Border Wall

    The Frustrating Flip-Flopping of Politicians Over the Border Wall

    Despite advance billing that President Donald Trump’s border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: Criminals and drugs, rapists and murderers are coming to America and the wall is the only way to stop them.

    The president named families who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants. A case could be made, though, that American citizens are killing each other at higher rates during an average weekend in Chicago and other big cities than are killed by immigrants.

    Whose facts to believe? There are plenty on both sides of the argument.

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  • Feinstein's Scattershot Anti-Gun Bill Badly Misses the Mark

    Feinstein’s Scattershot Anti-Gun Bill Badly Misses the Mark

    Democrats promised that if they retook control of the House, gun control would be a top priority. They have wasted little time in seeking to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both D-Conn., introduced the latest version of the so-called “assault-weapons ban” with 26 other Democrats as co-sponsors.

    The bill would prohibit the future sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of “military-style assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines—in other words, it would keep law-abiding Americans from buying many of the most popular firearms used for hunting, shooting sports, and self-defense.

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  • Trump’s Shutdown Differs Greatly From Obama's

    Trump’s Shutdown Differs Greatly From Obama’s

    Services typically suspended during government shutdowns have continued to operate under the Trump administration, with insiders pointing to acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought as the reason why.

    Agencies impacted by government shutdowns are forced to severely cut back on operations, suspend services, and often send workers home without pay. The Office of Management and Budget has been using creative solutions to blunt the burden, according to a senior administration official and several prominent Republicans.

    Vought joined the OMB in early 2018 and assumed the role of acting director Jan. 3 after Director Mick Mulvaney became President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff.

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  • A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    On today’s show, we feature an interview with Bold founder Carrie Sheffield. Based in New York City, Sheffield discusses her political activism, the importance of civility, and what it’s like for a conservative living in Manhattan.

    Her digital television network is comprised of three shows, one of which is co-hosted by Clay Aiken, who is famous for his performance on “American Idol.”

    “We are trying to break news, but we’re also trying to bring people together,” Sheffield tells The Daily Signal. Listen to our full interview below.

    Also on today’s show:

    • Christian radio station WGTS 91.1 is stepping up to help during the partial government shutdown.
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