Why Did Senate Leadership Close This Policy Avenue to House Conservatives?

The Senate keeps making it harder for House Speaker Paul Ryan to sell an unpopular budget to the Republican conference. Appropriators in the upper chamber have complicated Ryan’s task by calling for “clean” spending bills free of controversial policy riders. A major selling point for conservatives, these amendments–known as policy riders–are attached to larger bills […]

Full Story

In Their Own Words: Down Syndrome Across the World

The everyday connections of children born with Down syndrome are highlighted in new video interviews about the lives, friendships, and aspirations of kids across the world. The group Down Syndrome International released the series of video clips to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day this year. “Which three words describe you best?” an interviewer asks two […]

Full Story

Liberals Told Senators ‘Do Your Job’ on Court Nominee. What the Constitution Says.

Following President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy left by sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there has been an intense clamor from the left for the Senate to “do your job!” By this, they mean that the Senate has a constitutional obligation to give Garland a […]

Full Story

‘Powder Keg’: KT McFarland on America’s Long War Against Radical Islam

KT McFarland decided to re-enter the national security arena after 9/11. She had stepped down as the highest-ranking woman at the Pentagon in the Reagan administration to raise a family. So why did McFarland, national security contributor for Fox News Channel, come back? In an on-camera interview with The Daily Signal, she tells me America’s […]

Full Story

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Destroy Navajo Nation Jobs

The Federal government and their allies are choosing dubious environmental prescriptions to effectively impose a new tax on electricity increasing the costs of energy on all Americans and businesses. These added costs will especially impact middle and low income families, and those seniors on fixed incomes. When running for office in 2008, President Barack Obama […]

Full Story

The ‘Compassionate’ Bullying of the Left

Under the guise of compassion and caring, the Left attacks people like Baronelle Stuzman, a helpless grandmother who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding from her flower shop, trying to force her to approve of that which she cannot in good conscience endorse. All the while, it claims it is acting in the […]

Full Story

This Bill Would Make It Easier to Buy a Silencer. And Protect Your Hearing, Too.

In the movies, it’s the hitman who carries a silencer while slinking around the shadows. In real life, sportsmen use sound suppressors for their firearms at the shooting range, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., says. The heavily regulated suppressors remain lawful in 41 of 50 states. But current law makes obtaining one difficult. Before purchasing the […]

Full Story

Cartoon: Welcome Home Nancy

Lee Edwards wrote earlier this week on Nancy Reagan. She was his closest and most influential adviser in matters of personnel. She was his closest and most influential adviser in matters of personnel. When she felt that someone was not serving her husband well or was putting his own interests ahead of the president’s, she pushed—sometimes […]

Full Story