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Nikki Haley Defends Decision to Leave UN Human Rights Council, Calls It ‘Greatest Failure’ of UN

The United States’ withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council has nothing to do with its commitment to human rights, Ambassador Nikki …

Rights & Freedoms

Liberal Groups Get 160 Times More Money Than Conservative Ones at This School

Left-wing student groups at the University of Oregon receive over 160 times more money than conservative groups, a new study reveals.<p>Funds …

Student Government

How ‘Green’ Energy Subsidies Transfer Wealth to the Rich

When the Golden State Warriors, who won three of the last four NBA championships, signed All-Star Demarcus Cousins, sports pundits across the country …

Electric Vehicles

These 6 Cases Show How Brett Kavanaugh Might Rule on Religious Freedom

While serving on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Judge Brett Kavanaugh heard cases touching on religious liberty that could …

Religion

Brett Kavanaugh’s Defense of Second Amendment Is Hardly ‘Extremist’

From the moment President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat, gun control advocates …

Guns

Congressman Who Introduced ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill Won’t Comment on Crime by Illegal Immigrants

The Wisconsin congressman who introduced the “abolish ICE” bill admitted he would vote against it during an appearance Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s …

Illegal Immigration

Podcast: Sen. Mike Lee on Criminal Justice Reform

Rachel del Guidice speaks to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about mandatory minimums and other criminal justice reform matters, and we feature her interview …

Criminal Justice

The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.<p>These men are considered guilty by association for …

Sexual Harassment

Highway Flagpoles Up Again After Veterans Complain About Removal

Flagpoles on a New York highway were restored after hundreds of veterans and other community residents complained about their removal prior to a …

New York State

Liberal Group Behind Resistance to Supreme Court Pick Hides Its Funding

A left-leaning advocacy group that plans to spend millions opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has obscured funding …

Justice

The First Casualty of Russia’s War Against Ukraine: The Truth

KYIV, Ukraine—In 2014, the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk was at the epicenter of the separatist insurgency, which, with financial and military …

Russia

Betsy DeVos Should Get Feds Out of School Discipline Policy, Withdraw Obama-Era Guidance

Larry David, co-creator of the sitcom Seinfeld, once described a good compromise as “when both parties are dissatisfied.”<p>A recent proposal from the …

Education

You Won’t Believe the Bizarre Academic Work Your Tax Dollars Fund

American colleges and universities are struggling with a perception problem. Between rowdy protests, skyrocketing costs, and some ridiculous course …

Higher Education

Why the Supreme Court Should Be More Like the Last Super Bowl

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, leading to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown …

NFL

Special-Interest Bill Could Put Workers’ Pensions at Risk

<i>Editor’s note: Due to a technical error, the author is not correctly labelled on this piece. The author is Rachel Greszler, a senior policy analyst</i> …

Retirement

Here’s an Indisputable Fact: Immigrants Bring Cultural Change

The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants—those here legally or illegally—is “America is …

Political Science

Trump, House GOP Talk More Tax Cuts

Following up on the economic growth spurred by their first tax reform package, President Donald Trump and House Republicans want to see another round.<p>…

Donald Trump

Trump’s Russian Reset: He Says He Misspoke on Election Interference

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “it should have been obvious” what he meant during a press conference in Helsinki, asserting he believes the …

Donald Trump

Conservative Lawmakers Say Trump’s Actions, Not Words, Key in Dealings With Putin

Conservative lawmakers say President Donald Trump’s strong actions, rather than his ill-chosen words, should speak to his foreign policy strategy for …

Donald Trump

The Bias Problem Plaguing America’s Social Media Platforms

Americans deserve the facts, objectively reported. They know media bias is pervasive.<p>A recent Morning Consult poll found that only a quarter of …

Social Media

Don’t Believe the UN’s Propaganda About ‘Extreme Poverty’ in the US

Philip Alston, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, recently reported that in the United States, “[a]bout 40 …

Human Rights

Citizenship Is No Longer Required to Vote in San Francisco Education Elections

Non-citizens can vote in San Francisco’s Board of Education elections after the city’s Department of Elections ruled Monday to do away with …

San Francisco

Canada’s Largest Retail Store Pulls Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line

Canada’s Hudson Bay Company has pulled Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from its website and says it plans to slowly phase out its sale of her clothing, …

Donald Trump

Good and Bad Environmental Amendments to the ‘Minibus’ Bill

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to bring to the floor its second “minibus” package of the appropriations season. The bill …

Obama Administration

Podcast: Conservative Lawmakers Weigh in on Trump’s Meeting, Press Conference With Putin

Conservative House members sounded off on the President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir meeting and press conference, and we feature …

Donald Trump

Here’s How Senators Can Best Evaluate Brett Kavanaugh

The process for appointing all federal judges is the same, and it includes three steps: The president nominates, the Senate Judiciary Committee holds …

Brett Kavanaugh

Yale Faculty, Students, and Alumni Praise Brett Kavanaugh in Counter Letter

After an open letter from Yale Law School students and faculty condemned the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, supporters of …

Brett Kavanaugh

Democrat Senator Worries His Party Is Going Too Far Left

Democratic Delaware Sen. Chris Coons is worried his party is alienating moderate voters by moving too far to the left.<p>“If we as a Democratic Party …

Democratic Party

Why the ‘Conservative’ Carbon Tax Is Still a Non-Starter

It feels like beating a dead horse, but the “conservative” carbon tax proposal is still hanging around.<p>A number of conservative groups are so tired …

Fossil Fuels

What’s Next for US-Russia Relationship

<b>This is a transcript of an interview on the July 16 episode of The Daily Signal podcast. It was edited for length, style, and clarity.</b><p><b>Katrina Trinko:</b> …

Russia