The Double Standard

You’ve probably heard about Samantha Bee’s comments about the first daughter, Ivanka Trump, but if not, here it is: You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c—. He listens to you. So, […]

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Why It’s OK for This School Choice Program to Underperform on Standardized Tests

K-12 education in the nation’s capital has struggled for decades. Yet since 2003, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program–a voucher program open to low-income children in the District of Columbia–has been a bright spot for educational opportunity. But a new report released by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, released Tuesday, […]

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Why Capitalism Is Morally Superior to Socialism

Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what […]

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How You Can Honor the Fallen This Memorial Day

This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of that first “Memorial Day” remembrance, when Congressman James Garfield—who would later become president—addressed a crowd of more than 5,000 at Arlington Cemetery. The tradition continues to this day at national cemeteries across the nation, with the president of the United States most often delivering the address and laying […]

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Egypt Enjoys a Surge in Economic Freedom

Egypt’s economy is rebounding after years of economic stress and political turmoil. As Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, noted earlier this year, Egypt is at a turning point in its economic structure and is signaling to investors it is serious about comprehensively reforming its economic system. According to The Heritage Foundation’s […]

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Trump’s Populist Coalition Reshapes American Politics

Salena Zito and Brad Todd recently co-authored the book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics”. They spoke to The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano about who the Trump voters are, what motivated them during the 2016 election, and what they can tell us about the future. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/993475610377932801 Ginny Montalbano: Your new book […]

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Did the Obama Administration Spy on Trump Using Flimsy Evidence? Let’s Find Out

If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we’ve been told incessantly over the past year, not merely patriots but consummate professionals incapable of being distracted by partisanship or petty Washington intrigues, why are President Donald Trump’s antagonists freaking out over the fact that an inspector general will assess whether political motivation tainted an investigation […]

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We Hear You: Some Free Speech to Honor Those the Nation Salutes on Memorial Day

Editor’s note: We remember those who died for our freedom on Memorial Day, so it’s fitting that this week’s column reflects the freedom with which The Daily Signal’s audience expresses its views. Write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: This weighs on me. There is so much confusion and emotionalism, not to mention lack of […]

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