Israel-US Model Is Unconventional, and Successful

Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems. Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel. In response, Israel planned a vast border […]

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5 Flash Points From Impeachment Trial’s Opening Arguments

House prosecutors claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump is trying to “cheat” to win the 2020 election, as opening arguments from each side commenced in the Senate impeachment trial of the president.  The seven House Democrats who are impeachment managers, acting as prosecutors, made their case against Trump. They include House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff […]

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What You Need to Know About Religious School Case at the Supreme Court

Should families be able to use school choice tax credits on religious schools? That’s the question that’s at the heart of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which the Supreme Court is hearing Wednesday. Heritage Foundation legal scholar and host of the podcast “SCOTUS 101” Elizabeth Slattery breaks down the case for us. Read a […]

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The Media’s Shameful Depiction of Pro-Second Amendment Protests in Virginia

It’s the tea party all over again. Way back in 2009 the press, followed by a gaggle of left-wing commentators and politicians, did a number on tea party protests, often portraying them—with little evidence—as driven by racist rage against President Barack Obama rather than principled opposition to his administration’s policies. These same tactics were on […]

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Ukrainians React to Iran’s Admission of Guilt in Shooting Down Airliner

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainians of all generations know what it’s like to have a war in their homeland.  In World War II, Ukraine was the deadliest battlefield of the deadliest war in human history. And today, just 400 miles southeast of Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, Ukrainian soldiers remain hunkered down in trenches and improvised forts, facing […]

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We Hear You: Sex Ed, Student Loans, and Government Spending

Editor’s note: Here’s some of what’s on the minds of The Daily Signal’s audience, straight out of the ol’ inbox. Please don’t neglect to write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: As one of the principal organizers of the defeat of Washington state’s “comprehensive sexual health education bill” in 2018, I am writing to […]

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Why MLK Is America’s Last Founding Father

“These are the hard, brutal facts of the case,” wrote Martin Luther King Jr. from a Jefferson County jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 16, 1963.  Birmingham saw more “unsolved bombings of Negro homes and churches” than any other American city. Racist posters decorated the storefronts of its businesses. State officials worked overtime to […]

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How MLK Channeled the Spirit of 1776

Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday when it was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. As Americans celebrate MLK Day, it’s important to recognize the contributions of King and the tradition of ideas he espoused that put him in the pantheon of great Americans. The federal holiday may have […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Says ‘We Must Stop Detaining’ Illegal Immigrants

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the U.S. government to cease detaining illegal immigrants. Omar tweeted an ABC News story about a tiny Georgia town having more detained illegal immigrants than residents. Her takeaway: America shouldn’t be detaining those who cross the border illegally. “This should never be the case,” she wrote. “The cruelty […]

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