Beijing Says Government Shutdowns Show US System Is Flawed. That’s Diversion and Deflection.

China’s official news agency on Jan. 21 criticized the U.S. government shutdown, claiming that it exposed “chronic flaws” in the U.S. political system. China has often extolled its political and economic system as a potential alternative to the U.S. free-market republic, but serious human rights abuses in China are an ever-present disqualifying challenge to that […]

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North Carolina Settles With Magistrate It Forced Out for Not Doing Gay Marriages

The state of North Carolina has restored lost salary and retirement benefits to a former magistrate whom officials forced out because she wouldn’t abandon her religious beliefs to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. Gayle Myrick won $300,000, including $122,660 in back pay, in a settlement agreement made public Wednesday by her lawyers at […]

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Heritage Foundation’s New No. 2 Is Longtime Policy Expert Kim Holmes

The Heritage Foundation announced Tuesday that Kim R. Holmes, a longtime scholar and leader at the think tank, would become the organization’s next executive vice president. Holmes’ unanimous selection by Heritage’s board of trustees comes about a month after Kay Coles James began her tenure as president of Heritage. “Kim has long had a profound […]

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This Program Stops Terrorists From Entering the US and Should Be Expanded

We may be 16 years removed from 9/11, but make no mistake—terrorists are still trying to enter the United States. Kirstjen Nielsen, the new secretary of Homeland Security, made it clear as day in a recent speech on her department’s anti-terror efforts: On an average day, [Homeland Security] encounters seven individuals on the terrorist watch […]

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Iranian Activist Criticizes Feminists: Barbie With Hijab Gets Media Coverage, But Women Forced to Wear One Don’t

(CNSNews.com) – Criticizing the “hypocrisy” of feminists, an Iranian women’s rights activist says Western media outlets will report on a Barbie doll wearing a headscarf, but avoid devoting coverage to real-life women forced to wear one, for fear of being accused of “Islamophobia.” Masih Alinejad told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Iranian women have lived in […]

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Declassified Memo Shows DOJ Worked to ‘Tip the Scales of Justice,’ Lawmaker Says

A classified memo on potential FBI abuse of government surveillance was released Friday, and some lawmakers say that it suggests government corruption. “At what point are we going to have real accountability in the Department of Justice and the FBI,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said in a conference call with reporters Friday, adding: Obviously we […]

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We Hear You: Celebrating the First Lady and Other Strong, Accomplished Women

Editor’s note: The Daily Signal’s audience appreciates those who stick up for first lady Melania Trump, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Those sentiments kick off this weekend’s mailbag. Write us at [email protected]signal.com.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: We love how Melania Trump is doing so far, the subject of […]

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