• How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings

    How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings

    After a 19-year-old with a rifle killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, President Donald Trump lamented how mental illness could have been a contributing factor in that massacre and many others.

    So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!

     

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018 READ MORE...

  • NYT's Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don't Trust the Media

    NYT’s Best-Seller List Is Another Reason Americans Don’t Trust the Media

    About half the American people do not believe the mainstream media tell the truth. They believe the media are more interested in promoting their left-wing views than reporting the truth.

    I am, I note with sadness, a member of that half.

    Here is but one more example: The New York Times best-seller list.

    As a writer (who, for the record, had a previous book on that list), I have long known it isn’t a best-seller list, and I don’t pay attention to it. But I paid attention last week to see if my recently published book, which opened up on Amazon as the second best-selling book in America, was on the list. It wasn’t. READ MORE...

  • Joint Select Committee Should Focus on Improving Budget Transparency

    Joint Select Committee Should Focus on Improving Budget Transparency

    The first public hearing of the new Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform will take place on Tuesday.

    The committee was established in February by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and is made up of 16 members (eight Democrats and eight Republicans) equally divided between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    You can probably guess, given the creative naming, that the committee is charged with coming up with reforms to the budget and appropriations processes. It will have until the end of November to develop proposals if the expedited process for consideration, established by the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, is to be enabled. However, whatever it comes up with will still require 60 votes to pass the Senate. READ MORE...

  • Jim Jordan ‘Open’ to Running for Speaker of the House

    Jim Jordan ‘Open’ to Running for Speaker of the House

    Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said he is “open” to running for speaker of the House, but thinks the GOP needs to focus on keeping its promises to the American people first.

    “There is no race for speaker right now,” Jordan said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “Paul Ryan is the speaker. He’s indicated he’s going to continue to serve the remainder of this Congress. If and when there is a speaker’s race, I’ve been encouraged by colleagues to consider that and I’m certainly open to it.” READ MORE...

  • Physician-Assisted Suicide in Hawaii Is an Attack on All of Us

    Physician-Assisted Suicide in Hawaii Is an Attack on All of Us

    Earlier this month, Hawaii became the sixth state in the U.S. to legalize physician-assisted suicide.

    Proponents of the law hail the move as a step toward “death with dignity,” but this could not be further from the truth. Physician-assisted suicide is a direct attack on human dignity.

    Every human life has value, not because of what one does, but because of who one is—made for reason, freedom, to love, and to be loved. Physician-assisted suicide cuts at the heart of human dignity by dismissing some lives as not worth living. READ MORE...

  • The Changes That Made California Become a Liberal Fiasco

    The Changes That Made California Become a Liberal Fiasco

    Is America destined to become like California?

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey created a stir recently when he tweeted out an article calling for an end to bipartisanship and the beginning of nationwide, one-party rule—similar to the Golden State. He called it a “great read.”

    A Twitter spokesperson told The Daily Signal in an email, “Twitter’s tools are apolitical, and we enforce our rules without political bias.”

    Nevertheless, the tweet certainly brings up concern over Twitter’s political bias. READ MORE...

  • With Tax Reform, America Is Winning Big

    With Tax Reform, America Is Winning Big

    Tax Day is right up there with “Root Canal Day” in terms of days that no one wants to celebrate.

    But this year we’re turning a page: It’s the last year most people will have to suffer under the burden of our old, outdated tax code, which was greatly revised when Congress passed the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    This gigantic tax reform package—the first significant tax reform in over 35 years—is a huge victory for American families, and an engine of growth for the American economy. It lowers individual taxes, corporate taxes, and taxes on small businesses. Ninety percent of businesses are small businesses. They are truly the backbone of America’s economy. READ MORE...

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