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Why Setting the Corporate Tax Rate to Benefit Wealthy Taxpayers and High-Tax States Is a Terrible Trade-Off

Tax reform that broadens the tax base, reduces unfair and distorting loopholes and deductions, and cuts marginal tax rates promises to grow the economy. Yet Congress is considering undermining the full potential of tax reform because of pressure from special interests. Eliminating a federal tax …

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Trump Ties New York Terror Attack to Immigration Reforms

President Donald Trump pointed to Monday morning’s terrorist attack in New York as a clear demonstration of the need for tougher immigration laws—specifically family-based immigration. “Today’s terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security,” Trump said in a …

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Conservatives Push for 20% Corporate Tax Rate

Following a report suggesting the corporate tax rate in Republicans’ final tax reform bill could be higher than 20 percent, some conservatives are making the case again for the 20 percent rate. “If we want to see wage growth to help America’s families, a rate …

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In the Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for the Founding Fathers

It is sometimes astounding the kind of foresight the Founding Fathers had in protecting future generations from tyranny. The current international push to criminalize free speech in the name of various social movements should make us thankful that we have the First Amendment. Most other …

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Former NYPD Commissioner: Commuter Attack ‘Committed in the Name of ISIS’

A bombing Monday that targeted a Port Authority bus station in downtown Manhattan apparently was carried out by a Bangladeshi immigrant inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group, former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC. Update: Bill Bratton is on @MSNBC’s #MorningJoe confirming that this …

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Senate Should Follow House’s Lead in Nixing Special-Interest Loopholes

President Donald Trump is right. Washington is a swamp, infested with special-interest groups feverishly working to keep their place in the capital bog. Our current tax code is the leading example of institutionalized privilege—bought and paid for by lobbyists. The tax code is riddled with …

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I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

“Congratulations, it’s a boy!” Or, “Congratulations, it’s a girl!” As a pediatrician for nearly 20 years, that’s how many of my patient relationships began. Our bodies declare our sex. Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped …

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Russia Has Repeatedly Flouted This Missile Treaty. It’s Time to Scrap It.

Thirty years ago Friday, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The treaty was unprecedented. For the first time in the history of nuclear arms control, it actually eliminated an entire class of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles with ranges …

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As Immigration Arrests Increase Under Trump, So Do Unaccompanied Minors Border Crossings

The Trump administration counts the overall successes in curbing illegal immigration as “another success,” but since May there has been an increase of families and unaccompanied children illegally coming across the border. “These are 60,000 American patriots that choose this profession to defend this country,” …

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Must-See Moments: Corruption and Bias in the FBI

The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week—many of which have gone either misreported or underreported by the mainstream media. This week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill called for an investigation into the “special treatment” of Hillary Clinton …

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