Why These High School Girls Don’t Want a Transgender Student in Their Locker Room

Speaking out, they knew, could make them the public face of a very private issue. It could lead their classmates to call them “bigots,” “insensitive,” and “homophobes.” But after seeing their high school back down to threats that the U.S. Department of Education would strip away federal funding, and watching school officials overrule their parents, […]

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Is a 16-Year-Old Mature Enough to Vote? This Campaign Thinks So.

A new campaign is striving to engage young people politically by lowering the voting age. Vote16USA is “dedicated to exploring the notion of lowering the voting age to 16 in cities and states across the country,” Scott Warren, co-founder and executive director of the organization Generation Citizen, told The Daily Signal.   “We want to have a […]

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Why This Senator Accuses Paul Ryan of ‘Blithely Dismissing’ Americans on Immigration

Speaker Paul Ryan’s honeymoon with fellow conservatives has been tested in the House over the contentious omnibus spending bill, but it’s come to a jolting halt for one member of the Senate. After the House passed the massive spending bill Friday, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attacked Ryan by name over permitting an expansion of the […]

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Cartoon: An Omnibus Chistmas

Early Wednesday morning, the House Rules Committee posted text for the Consolidated Appropriations Act of the 2016 fiscal year (FY). This $1.1 trillion spending package, known as the omnibus, shows Washington at its worst. Lawmakers are being asked to sign off on 2,200 pages (with an additional 1,000 pages of explanatory materials), at the 11th […]

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Jeff Sessions: Omnibus Spending Bill Explains Why ‘Voters Are in Open Rebellion’

In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., voiced his concern about the $1.1-trillion government spending bill that lawmakers will vote on this week. Sessions cited these issues as most problematic: fully funding President Barack Obama’s refugee resettlement program, sanctuary cities, and the resettlement of illegal aliens youth and their families […]

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws: When Anti-Discrimination Becomes Discrimination

After the June Supreme Court ruling mandating same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the left has proposed sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) “antidiscrimination” laws in many states as the next item on its wish list. For example, Pennsylvania is one of  several states considering adopting a sexual orientation and gender identiylaw, while Houston recently […]

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What You Need to Know About Obama’s Plan to Bypass Congress on Guns

Stymied by Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama is expected to act alone to take executive action to tighten restrictions on gun sales. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaking at a vigil last week for victims of the 2012 Newtown, Conn. shooting, confirmed that the president has asked his staff to complete a proposal that […]

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Regional Spats, ‘Climate Justice’ Hijack Paris Talks on Global Warming

PARIS—Competing national interests and even personal rivalries have cast a cloud over the international summit on climate change meeting here, and the issue of “climate justice” has proven to be a significant stumbling block in the way of any meaningful deal. At various points during the two-week conference, realpolitik took over, overshadowing the summit’s larger objectives. “You don’t come […]

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