Ireland Might Drop Psychiatric Requirements for Transgender Individuals Seeking Hormone Therapy

Ireland is considering letting transgender persons receive hormone therapy without undergoing any kind of psychiatric evaluation by a medical professional, as is currently required under Irish law. Ireland’s Minister for Health Simon Harris will meet with transgender activists in August and September to determine if it might be appropriate to abandon the current regulations around […]

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Podcast: The Week in Review, Plus an Introduction to Independent Voter Network

On today’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano interview Lindsay France, business and politics editor at Independent Voter Network. IVN is a nonprofit that delivers news from across the political spectrum, allowing all sides to be heard. We also discuss some top news stories from the week, including President Donald […]

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Problematic Women: Sarah Palin Allegedly Duped by a Hollywood Actor Pretending to Be a Vet

On this week’s episode of “Problematic Women,” we discuss the alleged duping of Sarah Palin by notorious prankster Sacha Baron Cohen, who was dressed up as veteran—wheelchair and all—to troll the former Alaska governor, and Tomi Lahren sounding off on Roe v. Wade and advising conservatives on how they should handle the issue of abortion. […]

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Amendment to Protect Religious Freedom of Adoption Providers Attached to Appropriations Bill in House

An amendment to protect the religious freedom of adoption providers was passed by the House Appropriations Committee to be part of the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill in a vote Wednesday. “What occurred today is a milestone,” Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., said in a statement provided to The […]

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The Facts About Kavanaugh’s Record on Religious Liberty, Obamacare, and Presidential Powers

This is a lightly edited transcript of an interview on the July 10 episode of The Daily Signal podcast. Katrina Trinko: Joining us today is Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation and the host of “SCOTUS 101,” her terrific podcast on Supreme Court matters. Elizabeth, what did you think about President Trump’s decision to pick Brett […]

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US Tariffs Hurt Americans More Than Anyone Else

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of cheddar sells for $3.64. Canadians pay $3.99 for a 1-pound […]

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To Promote Gun Control, the UN Changes the Rules

In the last two weeks of June, the United Nations held another review conference on its efforts to counter what it considers illicit dealing in small arms. The U.S. played the game well. But unfortunately, you can’t beat a cheater. In theory, this U.N. program might be a modestly useful way to promote cooperation against […]

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8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in a prime-time announcement Monday night. If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to give the court a likely solid 5-4 conservative majority. “Throughout legal circles, he is considered a judge’s judge, a true thought leader among his peers,” […]

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Working With Green Groups, Local Governments Use This Kind of Lawsuit to Get Cash From Oil Giants

Cities and counties across the country are teaming up with environmental groups to drill for revenue by using public-nuisance lawsuits against some of the world’s largest energy companies. These local governments claim oil giants, such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and others, have caused global warming that they say is damaging their communities, and they want […]

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