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    Can the Court Control the Administrative State?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 51:59

    John Yoo discusses the prospects for the Supreme Court to enact tremendous reform of how the administrative state engages in law-making. Spurred by a 2019 dissenting opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch in U.S. v. Gundy that called for a revival of the so-called "nondelegation doctrine", Yoo describes how the Court would curtail Congress from transferring lawmaking power to federal agencies. Yoo notes, "the question the Roberts court has to face is, do we think that the courts, by trying to constrain how far Congress can go, can actually force Congress to become more accountable and take responsibility for these tough policy choices, even when Congress doesn't want to do it? I think that's a very, very hard question. You could see the court making these decisions in the way that place limits on what Congress can do, place limits on what the administrative state can do." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Psychologist Explains Long-Term Effects of Masking on Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 29:27

    A great deal of psychological development occurs in the early years of a child's life. So, what happens when that development is interrupted by a global pandemic? How do things such as social distancing and mask wearing affect our children long-term? “Part of the way that babies stimulate themselves when they are out in the world is by noticing faces,” clinical psychologist Chloe Carmichael says. In addition to developmental delays, Carmichael says masking and remote learning might have contributed to increased levels of anxiety in children. Carmichael, who is also the author of “Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety,” joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss what we know about the long-term effects of COVID-19 protocols on children. She also offers parents some suggestions for how they can help their kids make up for lost development over the past two years. Also on today's show, we cover these stories:The Senate passes a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine.President Joe Biden welcomes the leaders of Finland and Sweden to the White House to discuss those countries possibly joining NATO.The man accused of killing 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, is indicted by a grand jury on a first-degree murder charge.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What to Do If You're a Conservative at a Woke Company

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 20:58

    Companies like Disney and Nike have become more woke and frequently make the news for their radical political positions. Employees of these companies frequently push the larger business to move even further left, and take even more woke positions.But what happens if someone is an employee of a woke company and isn't woke themselves?Terry Pell, president of the Center for Individual Rights, says the consequences can be dire."HR departments have become increasingly woke, and corporate leaders are afraid of Twitter mobs attacking and destroying the reputation of the company," explains Pell."The employers now are highly sensitive to outside criticism and outside activists know this," he adds. "So they prey on these companies and they basically threaten to expose them for being racist if they don't go along with whatever the activists want."Pell joins the show to discuss how the woke took over business, and how we can counter them.We also cover these stories:The Department of Homeland Security "pauses" its controversial Disinformation Governance Board.The homeland security agency also prepares for violence following a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.The S&P 500 ESG Index removes Elon Musk's Tesla from the list.All 50 states have an average price per gallon of gas that is higher than $4. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    New Mexico's Rep. Yvette Herrell Shares GOP Solution to Border Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 20:16

    The crisis on our southern border has never been worse. Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed into America, and violent cartel members import drugs and violence into our cities.The Biden administration thus far has failed to seriously address the crisis."This really is a frightening scenario for us to be watching play out, and the administration could actually stop it, but they just haven't had the political will," says Rep. Yvette Herrell, a Republican who represents New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, which borders on Mexico and is the fifth-largest House district in area in the nation.Herrell joins the show to discuss what the GOP plans to do to address the illegal immigration crisis, and how a Republican-controlled House and Senate would push back against the Biden administration's worst instincts.We also cover these stories:Speaking in Buffalo, New York, the scene Saturday of a deadly mass shooting, President Joe Biden calls white supremacy a “poison” in the U.S. and condemns those who spread the "great replacement theory."A federal district court judge rules that religious employers and health care providers can't be forced by the Biden administration to pay for or perform transgender medical procedures.Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is booed during a university commencement speech after claiming the “existence of two sexes” is a “fundamental scientific truth."Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs legislation banning picketing and protesting outside individuals' homes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What 2 Pro-Life Women Saw in Wake of Pro-Abortion Extremists' Attacks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 29:33

    Following the leaked draft decision from the Supreme Court suggesting Roe v. Wade could soon be overturned, pro-abortion activists have become increasingly aggressive as they protest.In addition to demonstrating in front of the high court justices' homes, some protesters have taken things a step further and begun to physically attack pro-life organizations at their places of operation.Lois Anderson, executive director at Oregon Right to Life, and Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, both experienced attacks on their organizations.“We've always felt very safe there. It's a community that's just right next to our state Capitol, but we've been in that building for more than two decades and never even had so much as a protest,” said Anderson. “We've been quietly doing our work in that building, and it really was jarring.”They share their stories about how pro-abortion extremists attacked their facilities.We also cover these news items:Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wins his case at the Supreme Court involving campaign financing.U.S. troops will be redeployed to Somalia.Sweden is officially seeking to join NATO.Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., claims that House Republican leaders are enabling white nationalism and white supremacy.Starbucks announces that it would “soon” cover “eligible” travel costs beyond 100 miles for employees on its health plan to receive abortions or “gender-transition” treatments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How MAGA Conservatives Are Reshaping the Republican Party

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 23:37

    J.D. Vance's commanding victory in Ohio's Republican primary May 3 put the anti-establishment, Trump-endorsed candidate one step closer to the U.S. Senate. His victory was the latest in a series of wins by populists who represent the party's MAGA wing.Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a columnist for The Washington Post, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to explain their success and what to expect in the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Doctor Reveals How Woke Health Care Providers Affect You

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 25:28

    Woke activists have infiltrated nearly every institution of American life. From academia to Hollywood, the radical left has successfully marched its way to power.Most dangerously, the left has infiltrated an institution where people's very lives are at stake: health care.Woke health care "just goes against medical ethics," Dr. Stanley Goldfarb says. "The tradition in medicine is to give treatments to patients who need them. And if you had to make a decision based on scarce resources, you gave it to the patient who would benefit the most from it."Goldfarb, a kidney specialist, is chairman of the board at Do No Harm, a national association of medical professionals that pushes back against woke activists in the health care system. He also is author of the new book "Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns: Why Turning Doctors Into Social Justice Warriors Is Destroying American Medicine."Goldfarb joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss the consequences of woke ideology in medicine and how we can bring health care back from the cliff.We also cover these stories:A whistleblower reveals that the FBI has launched several investigations into parents who protested or spoke out against their schools' education policies.Seven protesters dressed as characters from “The Handmaid's Tale” march around a cul-de-sac where Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett lives.The governors of Virginia and Maryland call on the Justice Department to provide better security for Supreme Court justices in light of ongoing protests in front of their homes.Amid record-high gasoline prices, the Biden administration cancels three planned oil and gas lease sales. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Reporter Recounts What He Saw Covering 2020 Riots

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:21

    The corporate media lied that the riots across America during the summer of 2020 essentially were "fiery, but mostly peaceful." Americans, however, watched in horror as places such as Portland, Seattle, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, burned while radical leftists swarmed the streets.Through it all, though, one journalist braved the mobs.Townhall's Julio Rosas spent much of 2020 moving around the country, capturing footage of rioters as they looted stores, fought police, and, of course, burned buildings.Rosas is the author of the new book "Fiery (But Mostly Peaceful): The 2020 Riots and the Gaslighting of America."Rosas joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss his book and reveal the truth that the media won't tell you about the riots. We also cover these stories:The Labor Department reports that inflation dipped to 8.3% from 8.5% in March, as measured by the the consumer price index, but that Americans likely will continue to see high inflation.Pro-abortion activists make their way to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco, accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the likely repeal of Roe v. Wade.Hong Kong's national security police arrest Cardinal Joseph Zen and several others on charges of colluding with foreign forces to undermine China's national security.New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that over 107,000 Americans died last year of opioid overdoses, a record high. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Louisiana AG: Big Tech Has Become 'Arm of the Government'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 25:27

    The Biden administration's “Disinformation Governance Board” provided momentum for two states to sue the federal government that alleges pressure on and collusion with Big Tech companies to censor political content that challenges the government line. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt last week filed a federal lawsuit that alleges top-ranking government officials worked with social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censors free speech and truthful information regarding COVID-19, election integrity and other matters.The lawsuit by Louisiana and Missouri names President Joe Biden, White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, Disinformation Governance Board Director Nina Jankowicz, and other administration officials.Landry, Louisiana's attorney general, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to talk about the lawsuit and whether the Biden administration is outsourcing censorship to Big Tech. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Hidden Cameras Uncover How Schools Find Ways to Teach Critical Race Theory

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 23:51

    Even if your state or county has banned the teaching of critical race theory in schools, it might still be being taught. Using hidden cameras, Accuracy in Media launched a series of investigations into school districts across the country that are still finding a way to teach students a curriculum that includes CRT. Adam Guillette, president of Accuracy in Media, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to explain what his organization has discovered. Also joining the show to talk about education solutions is Jonathan Butcher, The Heritage Foundation's Will Skillman fellow in education. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)We also cover these stories:Authorities investigate a fire caused by a Molotov cocktail attack on a pro-life organization in Wisconsin.Pro-abortion protesters gather outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.Florida's public high schools will observe a “Victims of Communism Day.” Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sean Spicer Blasts Jen Psaki's Farewell Publicity Tour: 'Unethical and Wrong'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 20:42

    Jen Psaki's last day as White House press secretary will be this Friday, May 13. She's expected to move next to a high-profile role at MSNBC, according to Axios, which reported April 1 "the deal is nearly final" even though no contract has been signed."I'm glad that she's found a soft landing," says Sean Spicer, who served as President Donald Trump's first press secretary. "But you can't then continue to serve. You can't sit at that podium knowing that your future colleagues are sitting there. ... I mean, this is so unethical and wrong."For the ethically challenged Biden administration, perhaps it's no big deal. But Spicer calls the decision "unprecedented." Having waited more than two years before becoming host of "Spicer & Co." on Newsmax, Spicer knows what it's like to go from the White House briefing room to the newsroom.He joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to talk about his approach to covering the news, Newsmax's growth, and more. Listen to the full interview or read an abridged version at DailySignal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    BONUS: SCOTUS 101 on the Dobbs Leak

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 37:27

    Today on "The Daily Signal Podcast," we are featuring the latest episode of "SCOTUS 101" a sister podcast on the Heritage Podcast Network. Subscribe to SCOTUS 101: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scotus-101/id1282064006This week saw the biggest leak in Supreme Court history: a leaked opinion. And not just any opinion, but an early draft of a purported majority decision in the Dobbs case, which would, if issued, overrule Roe v. Wade and return abortion policy to the people of each state. Zack and GianCarlo chat about the leak, what it means for the Court, and what ought to happen to the leaker. They also discuss all the other news that was drowned out by the leak including the memorial service for Justice John Paul Stevens and a major First Amendment opinion issued this week. GianCarlo then interviews Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, and they talk about her career and her legal strategy in Dobbs. Finally, Zack quizzes GianCarlo about Justice Stevens' life and career.Here's a link to Zack and John Malcolm's article about whether the leaker can be criminally prosecuted. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How the Americans Became a Constitutional People

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 53:02

    This latest podcast is a conversation with Gordon Wood, the great historian of the American Founding, on his new book, Power and Liberty, which details how Americans drafted, ratified, and incorporated written constitutions as fundamental laws into their politics and government.On the creation of the American Constitution, Wood observes, "Instead of reforming the Articles [of Confederation], they throw them out and create an entirely new government, the federal Constitution that we have with us today, something that nobody in 1776 even imagined in their wildest dreams. I know of no one in 1776 that anticipated the kind of federal government that emerged 10 years later. Something awful had to happen in those 10 years to explain the Constitution. I find that it's harder to explain the Constitution than it is to explain the Revolution itself."Wood also takes on the 1619 Project: "What's interesting about the Revolution is that the Revolution makes slavery a problem for the first time in Western civilization and leads to a massive assault on the slave systems of the New World. . . . The Northern states, almost immediately in 1776, mount a massive assault on slavery, which had been legal in all of these Northern states. By 1804, all the Northern states have abolished slavery, the first states in the history of the world, or at least the modern world, to abolish slavery." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Woman Who Survived 2 Abortion Attempts Shares Her Message to Pro-Choice Activists

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 24:41

    Denisha Workizer was in her 40s when she learned her mother had tried to abort her not once, but twice. With the Supreme Court apparently set to overturn its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, Workizer says, she wants pro-abortion activists to consider that we “empower women by empowering life.""It's not empowering for a woman to kill her child,” she adds.Today, Workizer works with The Abortion Survivors Network, an organization that helps other survivors find hope and peace in their own stories. She joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" today to share her personal story of survival as well her message to both pro-choice and pro-life Americans. Also on today's show, we cover these stories:The Biden administration is trying to weed out “disinformation,” but Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he doesn't trust the government to determine what is and isn't disinformation. In a speech on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announces that Democrats will force a vote on legislation to codify Americans' access to abortion. Pro-abortion activists plan protests outside the homes of the Supreme Court's six conservative justices. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Oberlin College Eats Just Desserts for Smearing Bakery

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:10

    Back in 2016, clerks at Gibson's Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, stopped a group of black shoplifters from stealing from their store. What they didn't realize was that act would set them on a six year legal battle.The tiny, family owned bakery was accused of racial profiling for stopping the shoplifters. That accusation caused students and faculty from nearby Oberlin College to engage in a smear campaign to get them shut down.A libel case filed by the owners of the bakery recently concluded, with the bakery owners emerging victorious. This hasn't stopped the school from continuing to accuse the shop of being racist.“They have been completely unapologetic. They have been very aggressive towards this bakery,” says Bill Jacobson, a Cornell Law professor and founder of Legal Insurrection. “They continue to make their false accusations of racism against the bakery, they show no remorse whatsoever.”Jacobson and Legal Insurrection have been covering this case since the very beginning. He joins the show to give a background on the case, as well as discuss what the verdict means for other woke schools targeting small businesses.We also cover these stories:President Biden says the most “extreme political organization that's existed in recent American history” is the “MAGA crowd.”Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. wants to stop tax breaks for companies who cover travel costs for their employees to have an abortion.The computer repair shop owner who exposed Hunter Biden's laptop has filed a defamation suit against Congressman Adam Schiff, Democrat from California, as well as CNN, the Daily Beast and Politico. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Want a Pro-Life America? Look to Family and Church, Advocate Says

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 33:30

    If Roe v. Wade in fact is overturned, ending abortion on demand, what happens next? Is the pro-life movement ready to meet the needs of mothers and families facing unplanned pregnancies? Roland Warren, president and CEO of the pro-life organization Care Net, says that although pregnancy centers play a role in helping women who have unplanned pregnancies, both the church and the family have a responsibility to defend life and serve these women. The first step in creating a culture of life in America requires rebuilding marriage and family "consistent with God's design,” Warren argues.Warren joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how families and places of worship can begin creating a culture of life in their communities. Also on today's show, we cover these stories: Chief Justice John Roberts confirms the authenticity of a leaked draft opinion indicating the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade and its legalization of abortion on demand.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announces that the Senate will vote on codifying "abortion rights." Liberal activists call for packing the Supreme Court to add justices in the wake of the leaked draft. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What to Know About Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion That Would Overturn Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 18:11

    History on the right to life was made Monday night in more ways than one. Someone at the Supreme Court leaked to the press a draft version of a majority opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.The nearly 100-page opinion, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito, says at one point that the high court's rulings in two previous cases allowing abortion on demand "must be overruled.”—Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992).A leak of this magnitude, nearly two months before the anticipated release of the Supreme Court's opinion in Dobbs, is unprecedented. Carrie Campbell Severino, president of Judicial Crisis Network, joins this special episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how and why the draft opinion was leaked, and how quickly the justices may decide to release their final opinion. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Why Homeland Security Chief Faces Impeachment for Biden's Border Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 27:25

    The crisis at the southern border is likely to get worse because of the Biden administration's mishandling, or abandonment, of enforcement tools to stop illegal immigration. Last week, The Daily Signal was on the ground in South Texas interviewing border security experts. One is Mike Salinas, a 34-year veteran of the Border Patrol who retired in 2021. Salinas talks about the escalating border crisis in Texas, how the situation is worse under Joe Biden than Barack Obama, and how social media companies help cartels recruit smugglers of drugs and people.Also joining today's episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast" is Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports enforcement of immigration laws and opposes amnesty. Krikorian's organization organized the border tour, in which The Daily Signal participated. Krikorian, author of the books "The New Case against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal" and "How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigration," talks about how Biden and his homeland security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, have failed to address the border crisis. Also on today's show, we cover these stories: Can a Christian flag be flown outside Boston City hall? Yes, the Supreme Court rules unanimously.Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has plans for President Biden's new disinformation board.Amazon announces that it will reimburse employees up to $4,000 in travel costs for medical treatments, including abortions. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Meet the Governor Leading Oklahoma's Turnaround

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:07

    Governor Kevin Stitt is leading a turnaround in Oklahoma. He's set a goal of making Oklahoma a top 10 state in America by cutting taxes and growing the economy, empowering parents, and being a destination where more people call home.He joins The Daily Signal in studio to talk about the big issues facing Oklahoma and a Supreme Court case that brings him to Washington, D.C. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Preview of What Happens at State Level If Roe v. Wade Falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 24:46

    What will happen at the state level if the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade? Can we expect more lawsuits like those we've seen in Kentucky and other states that recently passed pro-life legislation? Americans are waiting for the Supreme Court to announce its ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which could overturn Roe and send the issue of abortion back to the states to regulate. In anticipation of a change in federal abortion law, pro-life leaders are seeing a “ton of activity at the states,” says Sarah Parshall Perry, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Perry joins this episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain what likely will happen in conservative and liberal states across the country if the high court strikes down Roe.Also on today's show, we cover these stories:President Joe Biden calls on Congress to pass supplemental funding to the tune of $33 billion to continue aide to Ukraine.Student loan debt relief is back on the table for the Biden administration. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faces tough questions from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is Critical Race Theory Being Taught in Our Schools? Author Says Yes.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 28:36

    Parents were horrified during the COVID-19 pandemic as they discovered how left-wing activist teachers were indoctrinating their kids in the classroom.Critical race theory, a Marxism-based ideology, burst onto the scene in a big way. The left claims that what's being taught in classrooms isn't critical race theory. But is that true?Jonathan Butcher, an education expert at The Heritage Foundation, says critical race theory isn't just now showing up in classrooms. He contends it's been there for decades."[In the] 1980s, 1990s, you're having teachers become trained in the idea that America is systemically racist, that we should be teaching students not so much about what they share as Americans, but about their identities, the things that separate them and make them different from each other," Butcher explained.Butcher found the trend so troubling, he wrote a book, released April 19, ”Splintered: Critical Race Theory and the Progressive War on Truth,” to help expose just how dangerous the ideology is.He joins the show to talk about the book, reveal the truth about critical race theory in America's schools, and prescribe some solutions to get it out of curriculums.We also cover these stories:Russian President Vladimir Putin pushes back against Western assertions that Russia was failing in its invasion of Ukraine, saying that his war goals will be “unconditionally fulfilled.”New data shows teen suicides increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs a bill banning a "nonbinary” option on birth certificates in the state. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    From Suicidal to Serving Others: The Story of a Veteran and His Dog

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:57

    Cole Lyle held a gun in his hand, ready to take his own life, when a friend knocked on his door. “I'll be honest with you, in my opinion it is divine intervention because my finger was literally on the trigger,” Lyle, a Marine veteran, says. After six years in the military, Lyle was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. He had tried medication and was going to therapy, but none of it worked, he recalls. That's when he began exploring the option of getting a service dog.Lyle spent $10,000 of his own money on Kaya, a loving German shepherd, because the Department of Veterans Affairs didn't provide funds for acquiring service dogs. Kaya brought needed purpose back to his life, Lyle says, so he became an advocate of veterans getting access to service dogs. Today, Lyle is executive director of Mission Roll Call, a nonprofit that brings the needs of veterans directly to members of Congress. Lyle joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share his personal story and to explain how all Americans can help veterans who are struggling after their service to America. Also on today's show, we cover these stories: Russian President Vladimir Putin “never imagined that the world would rally behind Ukraine so swiftly and surely” says Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.President Joe Biden's Energy Department announces that it is banning the sale of light bulbs that produce less than 45 lumens per watt.The newest critic of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent acquisition of Twitter is the European Union.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Why Our Southern Border Crisis Could Soon Get Even Worse

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 21:05

    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is facing the threat of impeachment should Republicans reclaim control of the U.S. House. An unprecedented border crisis and its ravaging effects prompted 133 House Republicans to write to Mayorkas on Monday, citing "grave questions" about his "suitability for office."Only once in U.S. history has the House impeached a Cabinet official; Secretary of War William Belknap was later acquitted by the Senate in 1876. Now, nearly 150 years later, pressure is building on Mayorkas.Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Trump administration, says the the problem on our southern border is about to get much worse. He joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to explain what's happening and why it matters to every American.That's one reason he supports Mayorkas' impeachment. "He's turning a blind eye. He has failed the United States. He has failed this country, so he should be impeached," Morgan tells The Daily Signal.Morgan, who previously served as chief of U.S. Border Patrol in the Obama administration and was acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is currently a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation (publisher of The Daily Signal).Read the lightly edited transcript, listen, or watch the interview at DailySignal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Empower Parents, Punish Criminals: Jason Miyares' Commonsense Approach as Virginia Attorney General

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 23:58

    Three months into his tenure as Virginia's attorney general, Jason Miyares is delivering on his promises to promote parental rights and punish violent criminals. Those issues animated voters last November and they're now front and center for the state's top law enforcement officer.Miyares is part of a trio of Republicans who sent shockwaves through Richmond, unseating a two-term Democrat attorney general—the first to beat an incumbent for the job since 1885.Just days after taking office, Miyares found himself defending Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order empowering parents to decide if their kids should be masked in school. He hasn't slowed down since.Miyares joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss parental rights, rogue prosecutors, and his family's escape from Communist Cuba. Read the lightly edited transcript at DailySignal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lessons From Past 100 Years of American Conservatism

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 49:50

    Matthew Continetti is a journalist and historian of American conservatism. He is currently a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He joins this Saturday Edition of the Daily Signal Podcast to discuss his new book, The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism.Continetti covers the history of American conservatism stretching back to the 1920s and the presidencies of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He makes a number of thought-provoking observations in the book. He notes that "I'm looking at how the intellectuals, the writers, the thinkers, the economists responded to politics, how they influence politics, how they reacted to political developments. And then I'm also looking at how the institutional Republican Party, how did it fit into this picture? What conservative ideas did it adopt? How did it begin to regain its majority after the new deal era?"He also adds that much of conservatism is now led by the Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's DC Kirby Campus, and the Claremont Institute's Center for the American Way of Life. The challenge is for these institutions to help provide policy solutions rooted in a populist conservatism that is grounded in constitutional institutions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    NBA Player Enes Kanter Freedom Stands Tall for Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 23:06

    Although he gained initial attention for speaking out against the genocidal Chinese Communist Party, pro basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom has been a human rights advocate for nearly a decade now.Freedom says he believes that due to his status as a famous athlete, having played for five NBA teams, he has a responsibility to speak up for causes he's passionate about."If you are an athlete, you can inspire millions of people out there, especially kids, especially our young generation," says Freedom, who was born in Switzerland to Turkish parents. "If you are well educated enough, if you know what you are talking about, yes, it is important to stand up for things that you believe in."Freedom, who became an American citizen last year, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to share his story of getting involved in human rights activism. He also offers advice for those of us who want to make a difference in the world.We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden announces that the U.S. is sending $800 million worth of military assistance to Ukraine in its ongoing resistance to Russia's invasion.A group of Republican lawmakers asks the Biden administration to protect the rights of women and girls in sports.Entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk announces he has $46.5 billion lined up to buy Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Mike Johnson: Americans Have 3 Big Concerns Right Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 23:15

    Americans are worried about "three I's" right now: inflation, immigration, and general incompetence, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., says.Citizens across the country are "deeply concerned about grocery prices and the price of fuel to fill up the gas tank," Johnson says. "And they see the wave of illegal migrants coming over the border, and they don't see any end to it. They're frustrated with us for our inability to do anything about it right now."The Louisiana Republican joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss what he and other conservative lawmakers are doing to address these "three I's," and how the Biden administration has failed to tackle the challenges America faces.Also on today's show, we cover these stories:Florida takes a stand against potentially “irreversible” transgender treatments for children. State senators in Florida vote to eliminate a special tax district that allowed the Walt Disney Co. to self-govern the land where Disney World sits. Two Republican senators ask Secretary of State Antony Blinken to move the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine back to the capital city, Kyiv.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Deroy Murdock Reveals Troubling State of Our Elections

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 29:43

    Election integrity is essential to a functioning country. Americans deserve to know that their elections are being conducted fairly and that their votes count.Unfortunately, many have reason to think our elections aren't secure.Deroy Murdock, a Fox News contributor and senior fellow at the Atlas Network, says he sees election integrity and voter fraud as issues that will determine the continued existence of America as we know it.“We can't even tolerate the appearance of vote fraud, because even the mere appearance of vote fraud causes people to lose confidence in our leadership and in our system,” says Murdock, whose columns appear regularly in The Daily Signal. “And pretty soon, our constitutional republic starts to dissolve.”Murdock joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the issue of clean and honest elections, and how we can make them more secure.We also cover these stories:Following a ruling by a federal judge in Florida, the Biden administration ends its extended mandate requiring masks on public transportation such as planes and trains.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asks President Biden to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.Florida rejects 54 math textbooks over concerns that they contain critical race theory as well as other “prohibited topics.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mom Explains Tragic Reality of Gender Ideology That Claimed Her Daughter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 16:56

    Abby Martinez knows firsthand how gender ideology can negatively affect a young life. Martinez's daughter Yaeli began taking cross-sex hormones in high school and changed her name to Andrew.When Martinez raised concerns about the path her teen daughter was on, she lost custody of Yaeli to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Yaeli later took her own life at age 19.“I wish the system, instead of spending millions of dollars on these kids, having them in foster care, [would instead] support us as a parent and give us the tools that we need,” Martinez says. Martinez joins “The Daily Signal Podcast" to talk about what happened next and how the lives of her whole family have been changed forever by a transgender movement that promotes “sex change” for children, teens, and young adults.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Rigged the 2020 Election to Defeat Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 37:39

    Mark Zuckerberg is best known for creating and leading Facebook, a company that's made him one of the wealthiest men in the world. With an estimated worth of $80 billion, he poured hundreds of millions of his fortune into the 2020 election.Here's the thing: You probably had no idea at the time Zuckerberg was influencing the outcome of the most contentious presidential election in our lifetime. That's because we didn't learn the true extent of Zuckerberg's financial contributions until the voting already took place.Now, thanks to a new 40-minute documentary film from Citizens United Productions, we know what he did and how to prevent it from happening again.Citizens United President David Bossie hosts and narrates the film, “Rigged: The Zuckerberg-Funded Plot to Defeat Donald Trump.” He joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" with director Jason Killian Meath. Listen to the full show or read a lightly edited transcript at DailySignal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LA Sheriff: Policies of Soros-Backed Prosecutor Profit Criminals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 26:56

    Crime is on the rise in Los Angeles, and the soft-on-criminals policies of District Attorney George Gascon are a major cause, Sheriff Alex Villanueva says. When Gascon took office in December 2020 as one of the successful candidates backed by liberal financier George Soros, he issued a list of crimes that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office no longer would prosecute. Those changes are “unleashing a wave of crime by not prosecuting criminals who are victimizing poor people, people of color, people that live in the toughest neighborhoods in our communities,” Villanueva says. Villanueva, a lieutenant in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department when he was elected sheriff in 2018, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain how Gascon's policies led to criminals being released back onto the streets and how the "defund the police" movement has affected his workforce.Also on today's show, we cover these stories:The Biden administration extends the mask mandate for many travelers, especially on planes and trains, for another 15 days.President Biden accuses Russia of committing genocide against the Ukrainian people.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott makes good on his promise to bus illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sex-Change Surgeries for Kids: A-OK With Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 26:33

    The Biden administration recently sent a letter to the attorney general of each state, warning the top law enforcement officials that they could be violating civil rights law if they don't comply with “gender-affirming care” procedures for children. But just what is this gender-affirming care promoted by President Joe Biden, and how does it affect kids? Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says the term is a euphemism for giving hormones to children and, in many cases, performing irreversible surgery on them.These hormones and surgeries have long-term consequences for a child. “If you give a girl heavy doses of testosterone for several years, this causes her uterus to atrophy. It can effectively sterilize her,” Richards says. “And the same thing if you've got a boy, especially these pre-pubescents: So you delay puberty and then you give him estrogen. This can not only sterilize the child, it can actually make them so they can't even function sexually.”Richards joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss gender ideology and reveal how the Biden administration is pushing it on America's children.We also cover these stories: Consumer prices rose by 8.5% in March, the highest level since December 1981, the Labor Department says.New York's lieutenant governor resigns in the face of bribery and other charges in a federal corruption probe.A new law in Oklahoma makes abortion illegal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Left's Obsession With Critical Race Theory Hurts Minority Students

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 30:47

    The left makes a big deal about teaching race in America. From the 1619 Project to critical race theory, the left claims that America is irredeemably steeped in racism and that race should be the central focus of all aspects of American life.Delano Squires, a homeschool father and scholar at the pro-America education group 1776 Unites, says that isn't helpful. Hyperfocusing on race and racism sows division, and also foments hatred for America, he says.“It doesn't matter what country or what ethnicity, because I can't think of any institution in which a person flourishes when they hate the institution,” Squires says. “I don't know of anyone who hates their wife that would then say that they have a good marriage, or hates their job and then turns around and says, ‘Yeah, I want to work there for the next 40 years.'” Squires joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how race should be taught in our schools, and why the left's brand of race-conscious education is a bad idea. We also cover these stories:Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first time a European leader has done so since Russia invaded Ukraine.President Joe Biden announces new gun control measures that he says are aimed at “ghost guns.”A new poll from CBS News and YouGov finds that Biden's approval rating is at an all-time low.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Los Angeles Prosecutors Decry Disturbing Results of DA George Gascon's Policies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 31:50

    LOS ANGELES—What is a rogue prosecutor? Why is Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon considered one of the most progressive prosecutors in America? How have his new policies led to a crime increase in Los Angeles? Gascon has “really completely abandoned his responsibility to the public,” says Kathy Cady, a former Los Angeles prosecutor who now works as a victim's rights attorney. The ways in which Gascon is changing L.A's prosecutorial system is “negatively impacting communities of color” and “murder victims' families,” Cady says. Cady joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” along with Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Eric Siddall to explain how progressive, or rogue, prosecutors are affecting LA crime rates and crime victims. Also on today's show, we ready your letters to the editor and share a good news story about a business owner who is using his love of coffee to fight for the rights of the unborn. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Elon Musk Makes Moves on Twitter. What Comes Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 25:16

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has acquired a 9.2% share of Twitter stock and joined the social media company's board of directors. The internet buzzed with the possibility of a free speech advocate like Musk having an internal position with the tech giant.But what does all of this really mean?To Annie Butler, a research associate at the The Heritage Foundation's Center for Technology Policy, Musk's taking a more active role at Twitter is a step in the right direction toward encouraging free speech on the platform.Butler joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the implications of Musk's move, and how some popular tech companies focused on free speech are doing.We also cover these stories:The Senate votes 53-47 to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, with three Republicans joining the majority.A group of Senate Democrats announce they will join Republican colleagues to introduce a bill to block the Biden administration's plan to end use of the public heath policy at the southern border known as Title 42.Congress passes two bills designed to punish Russia further for its invasion of Ukraine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Debbie Lesko Reveals GOP Plan to Lower Gas Prices

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 25:06

    As gas and other energy prices continue to soar, Americans are desperate for relief. The question is, what does Congress plan to do about it?Rep. Debbie Lesko, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has some answers on today's edition of “The Daily Signal Podcast.”Lesko, R-Ariz., pledges that if the GOP regains the majority in Congress, lawmakers will act swiftly to reduce gas prices and increase America's energy independence.“Republicans will introduce legislation to codify into law some of the rules and regulations that the Trump administration put forward … to reduce the time for permitting of new production facilities, reduce the time of permitting for new pipelines, and help Americans increase U.S. oil and gas production,” Lesko says.“When Republicans come into control, we want to put America first,” she says.Lesko discusses the Biden administration's failure to manage gas prices, and what congressional Republicans see as the solutions.We also cover these stories:President Biden extends a freeze on federal student loan repayment until August 31.The U.S. and over 30 allied nations impose a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.Oklahoma is set to institute an almost total ban on abortion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Venezuelan Refugee Explains How Socialist Policies Destroyed His Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 31:03

    Two decades ago, Venezuela was a thriving country. Today, Venezuela is ranked 176th on The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, just above North Korea. How did Venezuela fall from prosperity so quickly? How did socialist policies affect the nation's economy? Is there any hope for its future? Jorge Galicia, a refugee from Venezuela and outreach fellow at The Fund for American Studies, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to answer these questions and describe what it was like to grow up in Venezuela. Also on today's show, we cover these stories: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on the United Nations to remove Russia from its Security Council.Twitter offers entrepreneur Elon Musk a seat on its board of directors after he becomes the social media company's largest shareholder. Individuals who live in Palm Springs, California, and identify as transgender or nonbinary are eligible to receive up to $900 a month. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Historian Explains How 6 Presidents Fought Washington Swamp

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 35:10

    From time to time, the American people elect a champion to take on the Washington swamp.Historian Larry Schweikart joins "The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss his new book "Dragonslayers: Six Presidents and Their War With the Swamp."The six presidents Schweikart profiles are Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump. They came from different backgrounds and different political parties, but all had their own unique tussles with the swamp during their time in office.The presidential historian lays out the almost cyclical nature of Americans electing swamp fighters."I think also we see a pattern where these guys kind of knock the swamp back a little bit, and then it crawls back to life, like some horrible monster and 10, 15, 20 years later, somebody else has to step up and fight it again," Schweikart says.Schweikart is a historian of American political history and has written numerous books, including the best-selling "A Patriot's History of the United States."We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden on Monday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal, and said evidence should be gathered in order to put him on trial.Biden says he is ending a COVID-19-era immigration-control policy. Title 42 was originally implemented by then-President Donald Trump. Three Republican state attorneys general are suing to block the Biden move.A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that billionaire Elon Musk had purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc., making him the tech titan's single-biggest shareholder.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    From Media Bias to Big Tech Censorship, Brent Bozell Exposes the Left's Misdeeds

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 30:54

    Media bias and dishonest journalism today seem worse than ever. Hollywood is embracing more and more explicit content, and even pushing it on our kids. And conservatives can't catch a break with Big Tech, which has resorted to censoring and suppressing content at an alarming rate.For 35 years, Brent Bozell has taken on the elites in media, Hollywood, and Big Tech. He's built the Media Research Center into a powerhouse, created the Parents Television Council, aided grassroots activists with ForAmerica, and is now championing the First Amendment with the Free Speech Alliance.Bozell joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to talk about the media, Big Tech, and his new book "Stops Along the Way: A Catholic Soul, a Conservative Heart, an Irish Temper, and a Love of Life." And click here to learn more about K9s for Warriors. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What Educating Our Kids Looks Like After COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 54:05

    This Saturday edition of "The Daily Signal Podcast" features a discussion with Andy Smarick, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on how education is evolving after the COVID-19 pandemic.School lockdowns, masking, and other restrictions have affected how parents across America think about their children's education. COVID-19 accelerated certain trends that already were afoot, such as the demand for increasing school choice opportunities outside public schools.Moreover, parts of America have been the scene of tremendous battles over the content of curriculum, particularly regarding critical race theory, which parents were shocked to find in their children's instruction.So what's next?Smarick observes that COVID-19 launched "small learning communities really oriented around the needs of families and kids" because restrictions during the pandemic resulted in "50 million students [who] suddenly had to find something different because their schools were shut down.""And that's when we saw the rise of pods, hubs, and hybrid homeschooling and also microschooling," he says. "This is just a wonderful Tocquevillian response, spontaneous order to a calamitous situation where all these parents were saying, 'Heavens, we just need new options for our kids because they're not getting anything and I still have to work.'"The real question is whether this revolution in education will continue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    March for Life Marches On in Hopes of a Post-Roe World

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 28:57

    The Supreme Court is considering the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which has the potential to severely limit or eliminate access to abortion.Each year since 1974, the March for Life has made its way peacefully through the nation's capital, its hosts of participants calling for an end to abortion on demand, which the high court ushered in with its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade.Now that the time may be at hand, the event is coming to various states, where the fight for life will go on.Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, recently visited Connecticut for that state's first march. She says life is winning, even in states as blue as Connecticut."We got over 3,000 people out for the first march, which is a good number for a state march, and the enthusiasm was palpable," Mancini says. "Churches were very active. ... There were a lot of periphery events, and I'm hoping and praying that we started just a new spark with the grassroots in Connecticut for life."Mancini joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss the pro-life movement's next step, and what a post-Roe world might look like.We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden says he has a plan to cut gas prices by releasing a million barrels of reserve oil per day.Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., joins Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts and Heritage Action for America Executive Director Jessica Anderson for a Heritage Foundation event titled “Rescuing America.”Starting April 11, Americans will have three choices when marking their gender on their passports: male, female, and X. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Kevin Hern Offers GOP Alternative to Biden's Tax-and-Spend Budget

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:16

    President Joe Biden on Monday announced a proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2023 that includes a wish list of leftist policy proposals as well as an unprecedented tax on unrealized gains.To Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., Biden's budget fails to help Americans deal with exploding inflation and doubles down on the deficit spending that got America into this mess in the first place."The Biden budget is horrendous. It increases spending by some $75 trillion over the next decade," Hern says. "It increases taxes by $55 trillion. We got $55 trillion in taxes. So you do the math, and that's $20 trillion in additional debt over the next decade on top of our $31 trillion now.""So by his own budget, it never balances, and we have over $50 trillion in debt in 10 years," the Oklahoma Republican says on "The Daily Signal Podcast."Worse still, that increase in debt compounds horrific inflation."Inflation is a taxation on everyone. It knows no party. It knows no economic status of a family," Hern says. "But what it does do, it hurts everybody, more on the lower end of the income scale than it does some on the upper end."Hern and his GOP colleagues offer an alternative, a plan to lower the deficit and unleash the American economy."Our goal is to remind the Americans what the conservative values of the Republican party are about being fiscally responsible, limited government, keeping more money in your pocket so that you can spend in your communities where we don't have to reallocate it from the federal government," he says.Hern joins the show to discuss Biden's budget and the GOP alternative.We also cover these stories:Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defends Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from attacks by the left.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court.Disney holds a staff meeting to discuss Florida's new law prohibiting the teaching of gender identity to young students, with senior executives outlining their own LGBTQ agenda. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Targets Big Tech's Censorship of Free Speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 21:46

    Almost every day, it seems as though a Big Tech company has deplatformed another user. User content is blocked or removed continually. What is being done to hold Big Tech accountable for its actions? What is Section 230 in U.S. law, and does it need to be reformed? How can we protect both free speech and free markets? “These tech companies have become very destructive in so many different ways, and it is time for Congress to act on behalf of the American people, on behalf of parents, and on behalf of our children and the young generation," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., says. Rodgers, who leads House Republicans' task force on Big Tech Censorship and Data, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to answer these questions and explain what Congress is doing to protect Americans' free speech rights on social media platforms. We also cover these stories: Following face-to-face talks with Ukrainian counterparts in Istanbul, Turkey, officials on Tuesday, Russian officials announce a reduction in military operations near the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Chernihiv. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should resign over his wife's actions.The Food and Drug Administration gives emergency authorization to a second booster shot for the COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Garret Graves: America Can Take These Steps Toward Energy Independence

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 25:32

    As gas prices rise, the Biden administration is “looking for someone to blame, and unfortunately they really just need to turn and look at themselves,” Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., says. The Biden administration “talks about environmental sustainability, [but] they don't think about economic sustainability as well,” Graves says, adding that when it comes to energy policy, President Joe Biden seems to be “governing by emotion, not by fact, science, and economics.” Graves, who heads the Energy, Climate, and Conservation task force for the House's GOP caucus, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” from the House Republican Issues Conference in Florida to discuss Biden's mishandling of American energy policy, and what lawmakers can do in the long and short term to lower gas prices and move the country back toward energy independence. We also cover these stories:President Biden proposes a $5.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2023.A federal judge says it's likely that former President Donald Trump and a legal adviser, John Eastman, committed federal crimes by trying to prevent Congress' certification of the 2020 election.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs into law a bill designed to prevent teachers from offering instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity to children in third grade or younger.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Republican House Leaders Elise Stefanik and Steve Scalise Outline GOP Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 25:57

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—Republicans say they have a plan to address the biggest problems facing our country, problems they say the left created. "We are seeing the results of unified far-left Democrat government and how that's caused an inflation crisis, an energy crisis with the highest prices at the pump in our nation's history, ... [and] a national security crisis with a Russia rising and invading Ukraine," Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, chair of the House Republican Conference, told The Daily Signal at the 2022 House Republican Issues Conference.House Republicans last week gathered here, just south of Jacksonville, for their annual retreat to discuss their agenda and solutions to challenges across the country. Joining “The Daily Signal Podcast” from the retreat are Stefanik, the House's No. 3 Republican, and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., the No. 2 Republican. They discuss GOP proposals to solve the crisis on the southern border, lower inflation, and stop the crime spike in American cities. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rep. Michael McCaul Assesses Threat China, Russia Pose to US

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 23:38

    What danger does China actually pose to America? How closely are China and Russia working together? Is the Biden administration doing enough to prepare for foreign policy threats? America and China are in a “global competition for economic and military dominance,” says Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. If America does not take strategic action now, our children will be the ones bearing the burden of that tension between China and America, the Texas lawmaker says. McCaul, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how Russia and China view America right now, and how the U.S. can take steps to prepare for international threats. We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden outlines additional steps the U.S. could take as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues.NATO calls on China to stop supporting Russian "war efforts" in Ukraine and instead use its "significant influence" to push for peace.California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs legislation forcing insurance companies to pick up more of the costs of abortions.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Penny Nance Is Fighting to Keep Men Out Women's Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 17:54

    Transgender swimmer Lia Thompson is making waves. The biological male swimmer from the University of Pennsylvania is dominating his female counterparts in the pool. Thompson's races have garnered a massive amount of media attention, and an increasing number of Americans are questioning how it's fair that a man can compete with women. Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, says that the biological men are destroying women's sports, and that it's simply not fair for female athletes to be forced to compete against them. "When you have young women who have worked for years, through their careers in high school and you have moms and dads who have gotten up in the dark at 5:00 AM to drive their daughters to swim practice... but now they're being forced to compete against biological men... It's not a fair fight," Nance argues. "They can't win. Ultimately, they cannot win. And Lia Thomas typifies this issue."Nance joins this bonus episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss a Title IX complaint her organization filed, and how transgenderism is destroying women's sports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Look at Judge Jackson's Record on Unions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 27:13

    President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has come under fire for her positions on child porn sentencing, court stacking, and immigration.Now David Osborne, CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, tells "The Daily Signal Podcast" that Jackson has another controversial position: her views on labor."Even taking Ketanji Brown Jackson at her best, she's got new judicial philosophies. She's got her own view on the First Amendment and how it should work. She's definitely got her own perspective on how federal sector bargaining should work," says Osborne. "And she's going to bring that to the court. And she may drive some of these issues. I think unions are getting what they're paying for."Osborne joins the show to discuss those concerns, and what they could mean if Jackson is confirmed to the court.We also cover these stories:Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gets into a heated confrontation with Jackson on her third day of hearings.The Oklahoma House passes a bill banning medically unnecessary abortions.Madeleine Albright, who served as secretary of state under President Bill Clinton, dies at 84. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Student Protesters Killed Free Speech at Yale Law School

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 26:17

    Free speech is under fire at America's universities. It's an open secret that liberals dominate academia and wield their power with impunity on college campuses.But recently, radical leftists have become more brazen with their attempts speech and organizations they don't like.During a recent bipartisan free speech event at Yale Law School, a mob of student protesters shouted down Kristen Waggoner, general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom.Protesters were "shouting down the speakers, shouting down some of their fellow students who had conservative views, and then they left and started pounding on the walls outside of the exits at the building, eventually creating what felt like an unsafe environment and the police were called," says Waggoner.Waggoner joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss what happened at that Yale event, and how free speech is in decline at America's universities.We also cover these stories:Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes hour of questions from senators on topics ranging from abortion to child pornography.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican, vetoes a bill that would have prevented biological males from competing in women's sports.A federal judge temporarily blocks enforcement of a D.C. law allowing children to be vaccinated without parental consent. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    What You Need to Know About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 35:57

    Ketanji Brown Jackson may soon become the newest justice of the Supreme Court. Her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing began Monday. Democrats praised the historic nature of her nomination and Republicans raised concerns over her record. But who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? How would she rule on critical cases if confirmed to the Supreme Court? Will she uphold the Constitution?On today's episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast,” we share a conversation from Heritage Foundation podcast “SCOTUS 101,” hosted by Zack Smith and GianCarlo Canaparo. They sit down with Carrie Severino of The Judicial Crisis Network, Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and John Malcolm of The Heritage Foundation to discuss Jackson's judicial philosophy. They also explain how Republican Senators should handle questions during her confirmation hearing, and what we can learn from her rulings on past cases. We also cover these stories:Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas missed oral arguments on Monday, due to ongoing concerns over his health.Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy speaks out against the NCAA's rule that allowed male swimmer Lia Thomas to compete as a woman. Conservative satire site The Babylon Bee is in hot water with Twitter.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Next Generation of Courageous Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 32:16

    Generation Z is already making its mark on America. Born after 1996, these young Americans came of age in an era of rapid technological change—smartphones, social media, and our interconnected world.The oldest are already in the workforce while others are in the process of figuring out their careers. Fortunately, there are good organizations to provide the leadership and training for this next generation.The Fund for American Studies is one of them. It has influenced the lives of thousands of conservative leaders, journalists (including The Daily Signal's own Fred Lucas), and others since its founding in 1967.The organization is currently recruiting for its summer programs, which include international affairs, public policy and economics, journalism and communications, business and government relations, and leadership and the American presidency. Learn more at DCinternships.org.On today's show, Roger Ream, president of The Fund for American Studies, explains how his organization is developing the next generation of courageous leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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