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Betsy DeVos Urges Americans to Embrace ‘Education Freedom’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling on Americans to embrace a vision of “education freedom” that empowers students and parents with a “multitude of pathways” toward new opportunities. DeVos, speaking during a question-and-answer session Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said one such pathway …

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Family Tragedy Prompts Eric Bolling to Take Action on Opioids

The opioid epidemic is the No. 1 killer of Americans under 50-years-old—a startling reality that former Fox News host Eric Bolling spoke about in personal terms. Bolling delivered remarks Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference and told The Daily Signal about the tragedy that …

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Fact Check: Are Most Gun Crimes Committed With Handguns?

Sen. James Lankford said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that at least three times as many crimes are committed with handguns than with rifles. Verdict: True Handguns are used in about nine times as many murders and eight times as many nonfatal violent crimes than rifles, …

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US, Microsoft Lock Horns in International Legal Battle Over Privacy Rights

Microsoft is preparing to defend itself against the federal government at the Supreme Court in a case that could have a dramatic effect on Fourth Amendment privacy protections and international relations. The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Feb. 27 in United States …

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Trump Cabinet More Conservative Than Reagan’s, CPAC Panelist Says

President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is more conservative than President Ronald Reagan’s Cabinet was in the 1980s, a top official with the American Conservative Union declared during a Thursday panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Addressing fellow panelists and hundreds of conservative activists gathered …

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Transgender Activists Conduct ‘Giant Experiment’ on Children, Author Says

Transgender ideology is doing irreparable damage to children’s mental and physical well-being and the consequences may be irreversible, a Heritage Foundation scholar warns. “People who are suffering are not receiving the care they deserve,” Ryan T. Anderson, a senior research fellow at the leading Washington …

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The Clarence Thomas Witch Hunt Must Stop

On Monday, Jill Abramson penned a scurrilous article for New York magazine titled “The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas”—the latest in a long line of shameful attacks on the Supreme Court justice. Abramson claims she has new evidence that proves Thomas lied at his confirmation …

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To Combat Gun Violence, Confront Mental Illness

The reality is that if we knew what leads to mass shootings at high schools, the problem would already have been resolved—sadly, we don’t. We need to address all of the factors that contribute to these circumstances, methodically and as part of a systemic approach, …

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Right Side of History: It’s Time to Listen More to the Words of Frederick Douglass

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past. On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman, a contributor to The Daily Signal, and Fred Lucas, The …

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Spending Cuts, Not Tax Hikes, Boost Economic Growth

Some point to the deficit as a reason to raise taxes. But new research shows that spending cuts are superior to tax hikes when it comes to reducing the deficit. This should embolden lawmakers to pursue spending reductions in this year’s budget resolution, giving particular …

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