• 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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  • 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. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • Trump is visiting the border today.
    • Trump tweeted that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would stop sending money to California until the state improves its forest fire prevention practices.
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  • The Surprising Story of the First Thanksgiving

    The Surprising Story of the First Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a special day in this country, not just because of the turkey and football and relatives, but also because of the historical memory that lies at the heart of it. The story of the pilgrims and the Indians is our national story, which means we’d better get it right. To do that, we had the honor of speaking with Dr. Tracy McKenzie over the phone. Dr. McKenzie is professor of American history at Wheaton College, where he serves as chair of the history department, and he’s author of the book “The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History.

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  • Conservative Women's Victories Ignored, and Left Turns on White Women

    Conservative Women’s Victories Ignored, and Left Turns on White Women

    There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.” That was the message from the Women’s March to white women who supported GOP candidates.  Meanwhile, one celebrity announces she’s done with the Women’s March, and a recent news event shows that not all masculinity is toxic. We’re joined on today’s podcast with “Problematic Women” Kelsey Harkness and Lauren Evans, who discuss these stories and more. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • Fox News host Tucker Carlson got a taste of the leftist mob, which showed up on his doorstep the night after the midterm elections.
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  • The Next Migrant Crisis May Come Out of This Syrian Region

    The Next Migrant Crisis May Come Out of This Syrian Region

    The civil war in Syria has killed over 100,000 civilians, displaced millions more, and produced a historic migrant crisis that affects Europe to this day. But the situation could get even worse if things go wrong in Idlib, a city in eastern Syria. We discuss with Luke Coffey of The Heritage Foundation. Plus: One Democratic senator suggests all men should “shut up,” in reference to the accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

    We also cover these stories:

    • President Donald Trump says Kavanaugh is “such an outstanding man, it’s very hard for me to imagine anything happened.”
    • Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley tweeted, “We’re going to continue to try to hear from Dr.
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  • In Baker Decision, Justice Kennedy Stresses the Importance of Religious Freedom

    In Baker Decision, Justice Kennedy Stresses the Importance of Religious Freedom

    This is a lightly edited transcript of an interview on The Daily Signal podcast, where we talked with The Heritage Foundation’s Emilie Kao about why she thinks the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Jack Phillips will “lead other courts to protect people who have the same view of marriage that Jack Phillips has,” thanks to a statement by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    Katrina Trinko: On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a 7-2 ruling, ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who didn’t want to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Phillips had been fighting a legal battle for years on this, and even had to deal with a government official in Colorado comparing him to the Nazis for his decision on this.

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  • Why the Low Birth Rate Matters

    Why the Low Birth Rate Matters

    Jonathan V. Last, author of “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting,” joins us to discuss how birth rates have fallen to a record low in modern times in the United States—and what that means for our future. Plus: We discuss Ireland’s abortion referendum.

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  • She Voted for Obama Twice. Now Antonia Okafar Explains Why She's a Conservative.

    She Voted for Obama Twice. Now Antonia Okafar Explains Why She’s a Conservative.

    This is an edited transcript of a conversation between Antonia Okafor and Katrina Trinko on the May 22 The Daily Signal podcast. Okafor weighed in on her own journey to becoming a conservative, Kanye West, gun rights, and school safety. 

    Katrina Trinko: Joining us today is Antonia Okafor, a political commentator and the CEO of EmPOWERed, an organization devoted to the Second Amendment rights of women on college campuses. Antonia, thanks for joining us today.

    Antonia Okafor: Thanks for having me, Katrina.

    Trinko: First question. You yourself voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012.

    Okafor: Yes.

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  • How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

    How the Media Just Created a Powerful New Lie About Trump

    If you’ve been scanning news headlines in the past 24 hours, you might have read that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called immigrants “animals.”

    Here are a few of the headlines:

    “During Roundtable, Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’” (NPR)

    “Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant” (New York Times)

    “Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: ‘These aren’t people. These are animals.’” (USA Today)

    Then, Mediate did a nice roundup of tweets from news outlets that also promoted the narrative:

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  • Trump Becomes First President in Nearly 20 Years to Ask Congress to Cut Spending This Way

    Trump Becomes First President in Nearly 20 Years to Ask Congress to Cut Spending This Way

    President Donald Trump is asking Congress to approve a $15 billion package of spending cuts, much of which would apply to money that was authorized years ago and never spent. The Heritage Foundation’s Justin Bogie joins us to discuss. Plus: There’s now a Silicon Valley company that will make up rituals for secular people.

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  • 3 Revelations From New York Times Reporter’s Book on Hillary Clinton

    3 Revelations From New York Times Reporter’s Book on Hillary Clinton

    New York Times reporter Amy Chozick’s new book on her time covering Hillary Clinton doesn’t show either her employer, The New York Times, or Clinton herself in a particularly flattering light.

    Chozick, a member of the largely female press corps that followed Clinton on a near-daily basis at times, crisscrossing the country with her, reported on Clinton’s 2008 campaign for The Wall Street Journal and her 2016 campaign for The New York Times. And in “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling,” Chozick talks about what it was really like.

    I’ve assembled three of the revelations I found most interesting.

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  • What Tax Reform Means for the Middle Class

    What Tax Reform Means for the Middle Class

    Liberals are saying tax reform will benefit big businesses and rich Americans, not middle-class and lower-income Americans. Heritage Foundation tax policy analyst Adam Michel shares the facts, and we look at what two business owners have to say about tax reform.

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  • The Big Differences Between Obama and Trump's National Security Strategies

    The Big Differences Between Obama and Trump’s National Security Strategies

    The Heritage Foundation’s Nile Gardiner joins us to discuss why President Donald Trump’s national security strategy, released today, matters—and how it differs in its treatment of Islamist terrorism from President Barack Obama’s strategy. We also discuss the long-ranging cultural implications of the tax bill, and why Chick-fil-A is once again the hero.

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  • If Paul Ryan Does Step Down, What's Next?

    If Paul Ryan Does Step Down, What’s Next?

    Is House Speaker Paul Ryan soon to retire? One report says so. We discuss who could be next in line, and what that could mean for conservative priorities in Congress. Plus: why the left is being ridiculous about the repeal of net neutrality today, and what a new poll shows about whether Americans think of Christmas as a religious or cultural holiday.

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