In the Obama Economy, a Decline in Teen Workers

Teenagers who work enjoy numerous benefits. As Ron Lieber argues in his new book, “The Opposite of Spoiled,” they learn how to appropriately handle bosses, co-workers, and money, and they might learn something about what they’re good at. Lieber’s message is timely, because working teenagers are rapidly disappearing. Data from the Current Population Survey show […]

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Texas Attorney General: ‘If the Law Matters,’ Courts Will Side With States in Fight Over Obama Immigration Policy

As a federal appeals court considers whether to keep or rescind a hold on Obama’s immigration program, the attorney general of the state leading the charge against the president’s executive actions “is very confident” the plaintiffs will win out. “All I can tell you is, based on the law, I feel very confident,” said Texas […]

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Republicans Demand Government Agencies ‘Publicly Disclaim’ Their Involvement in Operation Choke Point

Republican leaders on the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday formally demanded that five federal financial regulatory agencies “publicly disclaim” their involvement in Operation Choke Point. “In order to avoid the appearance that you agency is misusing government resources to pursue partisan ends, we request that you publicly disclaim your agency’s past, present and future […]

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Allowing States to Opt Out of NCLB Through APLUS: Empowering Parents and State and Local Leaders—Not Teachers Unions

The Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act (APLUS) proposal would allow states to completely opt out of the programs under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), but would it also empower teachers unions? This argument is being made against the APLUS approach by proponents of the massive rewrite of NCLB moving through Congress. For example, […]

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Export-Import Bank Won’t Respond to Information Requests About Ties to Clinton-Backed Consulting Firm

The Export-Import Bank’s relationship with a politically connected consulting firm has come under scrutiny as its clients benefited from millions of dollars in financing from the bank. However, a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a government watchdog has been pending for more than 500 days, highlighting the Export-Import Bank’s issues with transparency. “They’re […]

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Lawmakers Press Obama to Honor ‘Armenian Genocide’ Campaign Pledge

(CNSNews.com) – Dozens of U.S. lawmakers are calling on President Obama to honor a campaign promise to formally recognize the mass killings of Armenian Christians in Ottoman Turkey a century ago as a “genocide.” Turkey, a NATO ally with an Islamist-leaning government, is highly sensitive about the issue, and previous congressional initiatives have triggered a […]

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‘I Am Who I Am’: 3 Questions for Rand Paul

The Daily Signal sent three questions to Sen. Rand Paul, K-Ky., and he provided his answers by email over the weekend. Paul’s reply to the second question previews a  slogan—Defeat the Washington Machine, Restore the American Dream—he was set to unveil Tuesday in Louisville in announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president. 1. What are your key guiding principles […]

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Can the Next President Deliver Better Defense?

There are more than a few signals indicating President Obama has been a poor steward of the nation’s defense. “Continuing to slash defense invites greater danger to national security while shamefully asking the country’s military men and women to do their jobs with shrinking resources,” wrote the chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Service […]

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Why a Russian Decided to Fight for Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine—Even while speaking through a translator, Andrey is a man of few words. When asked why he defected from Russia to join a Ukrainian National Guard regiment, the 22-year-old Muscovite simply replied: “Common sense.” After an assurance that his face would not be photographed or his last name used, Andrey opened up, explaining in […]

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A Pastor’s Easter Message on Religious Freedom

Pastor Jesse Johnson of Immanuel Bible Church just outside Washington, D.C., has a new appreciation for religious freedom in the United States after a recent trip overseas. He shared his insights with The Daily Signal about the fight for religious freedom around the globe and here at home. “It is in light of the resurrection and God’s sovereignty that […]

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