Trump’s 2020 Budget Seeks More Border Wall Funding, Work Requirements for Welfare

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal would eliminate the federal deficit in 15 years, add new work requirements for welfare recipients, and fund additional construction of a border wall. The reaction to the spending blueprint by Democrats was predictably negative. The $4.7 trillion proposal, which projects a $1.1 trillion deficit, also asks Congress to […]

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How Teachers Unions Are Holding Children With Special Needs Hostage

Teacher unions are now using strikes as a form of extortion. For the second time this year, a state’s teachers union and its members have closed schools and are refusing to work until lawmakers stop considering proposals to give students with special needs more learning opportunities. In recent days, the Kentucky teachers union, and administrators […]

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We Hear You: Guns and How We Treat the Mentally Ill

Editor’s note: Amy Swearer’s commentaries on mental illness, gun control, and the anniversary of the Parkland shooting stirred responses from our audience. We lead off with some of them. Don’t forget to write us at [email protected]— Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Amy Swearer hit the nail squarely on the head with her commentary article about […]

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Why Congress Shouldn’t Restore Net Neutrality

Just over one year ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal the network neutrality rules it adopted in 2015. However, the FCC regulation could make a comeback if House Democrats have their way. Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation Thursday to restore the rule. Sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and […]

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What We Can Learn From the Turbulence of 1969

Fifty years ago, the United States was facing crises and unrest on multiple fronts. Some predicted that internal chaos and revolution would unravel the nation. The 1969 Vietnam War protests on the UC Berkeley campus turned so violent that National Guard helicopters indiscriminately sprayed tear gas on student demonstrators. Later that year, hundreds of thousands […]

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