Podcast: Houston Remembers George H.W. Bush

Did you know George and Barbara Bush attended the Houston rodeo? Houston native Ginny Montalbano talks to her dad, who was also involved in the rodeo, about the times the Bushes participated—as well as their impact on the community. Plus: A Michigan lawmaker is promoting a resolution urging fast-food chains to stop classifying kids meals […]

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Michigan Lawmakers Urge Fast-Food Chains to Stop Offering ‘Gender-Classified’ Toys

More than a dozen Michigan lawmakers support a resolution in the state’s House of Representatives pressuring fast-food chains like McDonald’s to eliminate “gender-classified” toys from their children’s meals. State Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, who introduced House Resolution No. 49 on Wednesday, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview that the purpose of her resolution […]

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Podcast: The Importance of Civics Education

On today’s show, we’re talking about civics. At a time when students across the country lack a basic understanding of government and economics, one university is doing something about it. We’ll feature an interview with Paul Carrese, founding director of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. We’ll also […]

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We Hear You: No, the Migrants in That Caravan Have No ‘Right’ to Cross Our Border

Editor’s note: Nolan Peterson’s reporting from the U.S.-bound “caravan” of migrants rang bells with The Daily Signal’s audience, and you’re not shy about sharing your views. Most of today’s mailbag is devoted to those comments. Our address is [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: While I feel great compassion for these people in Nolan Peterson’s report, […]

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Media Misses: Melania Hits Back at Haters Over Christmas Decor

It’s officially the “most wonderful time of the year” at the White House. But tell that to the leftist media grinches who vehemently bashed first lady Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations.  Magazines and news outlets on the left are running around trying to figure out her “secret message.” The Washington Post calls it “Melania […]

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No End in Sight: Cohen, Manafort Developments Seen as Keeping Mueller Probe Going Into 2019

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation isn’t likely to wrap up anytime soon, as once expected, based on events this week, former federal prosecutors say. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to the Mueller team to lying to Congress about the timing of a proposed Trump building project in Moscow. Mueller is […]

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Podcast: Liberals Say Trump Is Destroying Their Marriages

A New York Magazine article chronicles how some couples think their marriages are struggling because of the emotions surrounding politics in the Trump era. And first lady Melania Trump’s red Christmas trees are creating an uproar. The “Problematic Women” discuss this, and more in today’s show. We also cover these stories: President Donald Trump is […]

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Here’s What Opponents of Criminal Justice Reform Get Wrong

Some arguments against the modest prison and sentencing reforms in the Senate’s First Step Act echo an influential claim from the 1970s attributed to the late sociologist Robert Martinson: When it comes to reducing recidivism rates among inmates, “nothing works.” Once taken out of its original context, that claim resounded in legislatures across the country […]

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