• Sen. Steve Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns, Others Join

    Sen. Steve Daines Introduces Bill Withholding Pay From Congressmen During Government Shutdowns, Others Join

    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced a bill on the Senate floor Thursday that would withhold the pay of members of Congress during future government shutdowns.

    Daines’ introduction of the bill, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, comes hours after Daines announced he sent a letter requesting the secretary of the U.S. Senate withhold his pay during the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.

    “Members of Congress are sent to Washington, D.C., to represent the great people of their state and keep the federal government open, working, and funded. So it’s simple. If they can’t do that, they shouldn’t get paid. No work, no pay,” Daines told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the bill was introduced. READ MORE...

  • What Woke Scientists Don’t Get About Masculinity

    What Woke Scientists Don’t Get About Masculinity

    Traditional masculinity is “harmful”—but don’t take it from us. That’s the new verdict of the American Psychological Association. We discuss the association’s new guidelines on counseling for men and boys, as well as the ideological shift behind it. Plus: President Donald Trump’s policy in Syria seems to be in flux. Last month, he announced U.S. troops would be withdrawing, but now the timeline seems longer. Heritage Foundation Middle East expert Jim Phillips unpacks what Trump’s goals in Syria are, and how they can best be achieved.  READ MORE...

  • Media Misses: Peddling a ‘Manufactured Crisis’ Narrative

    Media Misses: Peddling a ‘Manufactured Crisis’ Narrative


    The mainstream media has done it again. If you watched President Trump’s Oval Office address to the nation, you might be wondering: “Is there a crisis at the southern border?” But if you tuned into the news media’s coverage, you were led to believe that it’s a “manufactured crisis.”

    First, networks debated whether to carry the president’s formal prime-time address live, and now the mainstream media’s go-to talking point is that the Trump administration “manufactured” a crisis. Well, the United States does face a humanitarian and security crisis on our border with Mexico—regardless of whether the media wants to admit it. READ MORE...

  • Ocasio-Cortez's ‘Green New Deal’ Is About Socialism, Not Global Warming

    Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is About Socialism, Not Global Warming

    An aide for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says Warren supports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., “Green New Deal,” further elevating the status of the plan at the highest levels of the Democratic Party.

    In expressing her support for the plan, Warren joins Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

    The Green New Deal has been hailed by Democrats and liberal pundits as one of the most important proposals to tackle global warming in decades, but don’t be fooled: Many supporters of the Green New Deal know it will do absolutely nothing to reduce global temperature or prevent future temperature rise—the primary purpose of the proposal, according to Ocasio-Cortez. READ MORE...

  • PragerU Brings New Suit Against Google in California State Court

    PragerU Brings New Suit Against Google in California State Court

    Conservative nonprofit PragerU filed suit against Google in California court on Tuesday for allegedly violating state law in restricting access to Prager’s educational videos on YouTube, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    The suit claims that YouTube’s restrictions on many of Prager’s videos violate California law in four ways: restricting the nonprofit’s freedom of speech contrary to the state constitution; discriminating against Prager on a religious and political basis in violation of the state’s civil rights act; “engaging in unlawful, misleading, and unfair businesses practices” contrary to the state’s unfair competition laws; and breach of contract for violating YouTube’s own terms of service. READ MORE...

  • Taxing Rich Probably Isn’t Enough to Fund Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal'

    Taxing Rich Probably Isn’t Enough to Fund Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes” host Anderson Cooper her grand plan to fight global warming could be paid for with a “60 or 70 percent” top marginal tax rate.

    Ocasio-Cortez’s call for nearly doubling top marginal tax rates made waves in the media, but raising taxes on the wealthy is likely only one of many taxes that would need to be levied to pay for the so-called “Green New Deal.”

    A Green New Deal could end up being the largest expansion of government in decades, meaning Democrats who support the plan will need to think of other ways outside of taxing the wealthy to pay for it. READ MORE...

  • Second Amendment Supporters Are Taking the City of Boulder to Task

    Second Amendment Supporters Are Taking the City of Boulder to Task

    A Second Amendment advocate fighting against a constitutionally questionable gun ban and certification ordinance in the city of Boulder says he and his daughter have been targeted and bullied as his case winds through the court system.

    The city last May passed an ordinance requiring gun owners to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove their firearms from city limits. Those who didn’t could face fines, jail, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms.

    The next day, attorneys from the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation sued the city on behalf of Jon Caldara, Boulder resident and president of the Independence Institute; the Boulder Rifle Club Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation; a member of the University of Colorado Shooting Team; and others. READ MORE...

  • Anti-Semitism Just Gained a New Foothold in Congress

    Anti-Semitism Just Gained a New Foothold in Congress

    In 1948, the Jewish people secured sovereignty over their ancestral homeland for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. Once again, they could thrive—religiously, economically, culturally—in the home their ancestors were forced to flee.

    But more than 70 years after the rebirth of the Jewish nation, enemies of her very existence are using boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to economically harm and morally impugn one of our closest allies. Unfortunately, several newly elected members of Congress are vocal advocates of BDS—particularly Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. READ MORE...

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Raise Taxes Drastically. Here's Why It Would Backfire.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Raise Taxes Drastically. Here’s Why It Would Backfire.

    Depending on who you listen to, the recent proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to increase marginal income tax rates to 70 percent is either the craziest thing that has ever been proposed or a sober proposal that does not go far enough.

    Historically, 70 percent tax rates were relatively normal in the U.S. Between 1951 and 1963, for example, Americans in the top income tax bracket were taxed at over 90 percent, although that top rate was only paid by a handful of people.

    Ocasio-Cortez points to this period as a precedent to return to. But those excessively high tax rates were followed by tax cuts that helped lift the economy in the late 20th century. That necessary shift provides compelling evidence that lower tax rates, even on the rich, are better for everyone. READ MORE...

  • I'm a Conservative Female College Student. Here's How I Overcame Fear and Became Confident.

    I’m a Conservative Female College Student. Here’s How I Overcame Fear and Became Confident.

    “I’m not usually friends with Republicans, but I guess I’ll make an exception for you.”

    The words were said in jest to me, but I knew there was truth in them. They confirmed my biggest fear, going into my freshman year of college—that my conservatism would create a barrier to forming true and lasting friendships.

    When I arrived on campus, I danced around the topic of politics in conversation, but it was difficult.

    For students at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., politics is the driving force behind a lot of social engagement. READ MORE...