New Director Alone Can’t Fix ‘Rogue’ Consumer Agency

A new director, short or long term, won’t be enough to address accountability problems at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, critics said as a legal fight broke out over who will run the agency with the departure of its first leader. “The agency should be professional, not political,” @ronaldLrubin says. The consumer agency’s legal […]

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Planned Parenthood Is in Deep Trouble With the Law. This Could Be a Turning Point.

We are living through a remarkable time in history. Almost daily, those in influential positions who once appeared untouchable are falling out of popular favor as their abuses are exposed. Just last week, one particularly corrupt institution was dealt back-to-back blows: Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business. On Nov. 13, The Hill reported that […]

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What the Supreme Court Is Up to This Term

The Supreme Court’s final sitting of 2017 begins this week, and the justices will hear oral arguments in a number of high-profile cases involving the Fourth Amendment, free speech and religious liberty, federalism, and property rights. Here’s a look at the cases coming up. Property Rights of Patent Holders On Nov. 27, the Supreme Court […]

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We Hear You: God, Faith, Prayer, Veterans, Columbus, and Originalist Judges

Editor’s note: We picked some sentiments and perspectives from The Daily Signal’s audience that seem to suit Thanksgiving weekend and what we celebrate, reflect upon, and give thanks for. You can write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Katrina Trinko’s commentary, if there is no God, as many have been taught in our […]

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New Freedom Caucus in the Texas Legislature Seeks to ‘Amplify the Voice of the Grassroots’

Republicans in the Texas Statehouse say they dedicated a Freedom Caucus within the Legislature to advancing grassroots conservative values, and they hope the caucus will be a significant influence in the selection of the next speaker of the state House. “Texas is a bright red state, a Republican stronghold, but it has been frustrating to […]

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Climate Change Alarmism Is ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out,’ Retired NASA Physicist Says

HOUSTON—Unvalidated climate models that don’t correspond with physical data and the requirements of the scientific method contribute to unfounded climate alarmism, a retired NASA physicist said at the Heartland Institute’s recent America First Energy Conference. Since America’s national security depends in part on energy security, unsubstantiated claims about global warming that prevent policymakers from making […]

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Lebanese Leader Suspends Resignation as Rising Saudi-Iranian Tensions Roil Beirut

The intensifying Saudi-Iranian cold war is severely disrupting Lebanese politics. Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, resigned suddenly on Nov.  4, blaming Iranian interference in Lebanese affairs and the internal threat posed by Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese Shiite surrogate. Hariri’s resignation speech was delivered from Saudi Arabia, which reportedly had pressured him to step down after summoning […]

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Must-See Moments: How Thanksgiving Has Become an Overlooked Holiday

The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week, many of which often go underreported or misreported by the mainstream media. This week, on our special edition Thanksgiving episode, we discuss the commercialization of Thanksgiving and why society skips over the holiday, which gets a little lost between […]

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The Lack of Security on the Border

The circumstances of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez’s death this week remain murkier than the Rio Grande River. Martinez succumbed to critical head injuries early Sunday morning. An unnamed partner, who came to Martinez’s aid after he radioed for help from a remote area of the Big Bend Sector in Texas, also suffered serious […]

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