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A lesson in racial politics from Florida

Opinion 11/23/18, 09:39

Now that, finally, the elections in Florida have reached a conclusion, there are lessons worth learning. One is on the subject of race. There was a fateful anomaly in racial voting in the governor’s race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Rick DeSantis, now Florida’s governor-elect. Given that Gillum, formerly mayor of ...

New York Times shows their misunderstanding of China

Opinion 11/20/18, 08:44

Most Americans are innately offended by authoritarian regimes. But not The New York Times—the newspaper of record, once again, has painted a glorified picture of a communist dictatorship. The latest example is a series of interactive articles that praise and celebrate the rise of China. One piece was actually titled, “The ...

Trump is right: Poor land management is leading to bigger California fires

Opinion 11/14/18, 10:33

Another year, another set of deadly fires burning up California. The devastation is heartbreaking. The “Camp Fire” has almost completely obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise. It’s now officially the deadliest fire in California history. Over 40 people have died. Edgewood Lane in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) pic.twitter.com/kJgr7Wg2OT — Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) ...

Paying Taxes Makes You a More Conscious Citizen

Opinion 11/08/18, 03:44

In describing the GOP tax cuts, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that they and bonuses American workers were getting were “crumbs.” They were “tax cuts for the rich.” Some argued that the tax cuts would reduce revenues. Pelosi predicted, “This thing will explode the deficit.” How about some tax ...

So Much for a ‘Blue Wave’—4 of the Biggest Midterm Takeaways

Opinion 11/07/18, 05:11

It wasn’t the blockbuster night Democrats were hoping for. The blue wave fell far short of some of the major wave elections of the past decade. In Tuesday’s midterms, Democrats claimed a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years—but their electoral gains were muted by significant ...

The biggest threat facing America and what Trump is doing about it

Opinion 11/06/18, 05:10

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is author of the new book, “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies—With No Apologies.” He recently spoke to The Daily Signal. Rob Bluey: What are the most serious threats that America faces today? Sebastian Gorka: In “Why We Fight,” I go through the whole ...

Michael Reagan: Vote against America – Vote for Democrats

Opinion 10/22/18, 20:37

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.” Here's his opinion about midterms: The midterms are coming up in a couple of weeks, in case you hadn’t noticed. I’m living out ...

Dropping ‘Zero Tolerance’ Signaled Open Door for Illegal Immigrants

Opinion 10/22/18, 09:23

Feeling the political heat over separating families of illegal immigrants, President Donald Trump took executive action in June to scale back his “zero tolerance” policy for border crossers. But under existing law, this had fairly predictable results, immigration experts said. “Catch and release is not an official policy, but it is the ...

When I first realized America is exceptional

Opinion 10/17/18, 02:00

I moved to California from New York City in 1976. The founder of what was then America’s largest Jewish retreat center, the Brandeis Institute (not affiliated with the university), Dr. Shlomo Bardin, asked me to work as his assistant. He was 75 years old; I was 25. One weekend the next ...

China Is Thumbing Its Nose at the World

Opinion 10/13/18, 11:18

The Trump administration’s recent course correction in the strategic relationship with China—a considerable hardening unveiled last Thursday by Vice President Mike Pence—is a necessary response to Beijing’s bad behavior across several political and security issues. An example of this behavior occurred just last week, when China gave one more sign that it scoffs ...

4 Questions About Nikki Haley’s Departure as UN Ambassador

Opinion 10/10/18, 00:20

The Trump presidency has been full of surprises, but personnel changes typically are telegraphed or leaked well in advance. Nikki Haley’s announcement of her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, however, was a genuine surprise. A major player in the administration’s foreign policy and a revered figure among many ...

What the FBI report on Kavanaugh really tells us

Opinion 10/06/18, 04:06

The new FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh that was being reviewed by senators Thursday makes it clear that there is absolutely no reason to further delay the confirmation vote on his nomination. America would be well-served if the Senate seats this extraordinarily qualified judge on the nation’s ...

The History Russians and Communists Want Us to Forget

Opinion 10/03/18, 13:03

The Soviet Union did not free the world of tyranny in World War II. It merely helped defeat one evil while ruthlessly attempting to supplant it with another one. But you wouldn’t know that from reading an Associated Press article from early September. The Associated Press originally stated that the Soviet Union and Nazi ...

How Trump rescued our economy from Obama’s ‘New Normal’

Opinion 09/29/18, 02:16

It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago, our economy was limping along with no sign of a massive boom around the corner. Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the pivotal factor in the last two years has been President Donald Trump. Consider this. From 2009 to 2014, real median ...

Franklin Graham: Hell and Heaven are very real places

Opinion 09/21/18, 03:14

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary Rev. Billy Graham, is often recognized for his honest commentary regarding political issues and current events. On Wednesday, September 19th, Graham sparked controversy again with a real, yet difficult subject addressed in the Bible — Heaven and Hell. In response to a Wall Street ...

Now is the time for President Trump to make great trade deal

Opinion 09/05/18, 07:21

Thom Dammrich - President, National Marine Manufacturers Association, delivered this opinion. From candidate to commander-in-chief, President Trump has consistently decried America’s trade deficit and China’s relentless unfair trade practices. And since the very beginning, his devotion to fixing the nation’s “failed” trade policies has been unwavering. Since his inauguration, the president has ...

We Need Journalism, Not Grandstanding

Opinion 08/26/18, 15:52

Journalism is dead. It wasn’t killed by anything President Donald Trump tweeted. It committed suicide because President Trump exists. On Aug. 16, more than 200 newspapers and many local television stations showed solidarity with one another by editorializing against the president’s criticism of the press—his calling many of them “fake news.” ...

Trump Takes on the Media Goliath

Opinion 08/26/18, 15:52

After 20 months of one-sided attacks, smears, and caricatures of President Donald Trump and his administration, more than 300 newspapers across the United States joined together on Aug. 16 to do one thing. Apologize to their readers for their bias? Not a chance. Declare a truce? Not until hell freezes over. ...