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Study Finds Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water in Texas

Hydraulic fracturing hasn’t contaminated groundwater in Texas, isn’t an earthquake hazard, and has been a boon for the state’s economy, according to a study released Monday. The new study’s conclusion on drinking water are in line with multiple other studies of hydraulic fracturing, popularly known …

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What This Supreme Court Ruling Means for the Washington Redskins, Other Brands Deemed ‘Offensive’

Should “offensive” brand names be allowed to get a federal patent? The Supreme Court answered “yes” on Monday, handing a decisive win to Simon Tam and his band, The Slants. Tam had tried to register a trademark for his band’s name, but the U.S. Patent …

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How Dissidents Are Responding to Trump’s Change in Cuba Policy

The letter sent by Cuba’s main dissident group to President Donald Trump thanking him for his decision to prohibit U.S. trade with the military, security and intelligence services on the island—their tormentors—serves as a timely rebuke of President Barack Obama’s warm embrace of the Castro …

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We Hear You: Put Blame for Opioid Epidemic Where It Belongs

Editor’s note: Our five-part series by Josh Siegel about the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects in one poor New Hampshire county generated ardent responses from readers. Here are some of them.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: The first  part of Josh Siegel’s series on the opioid crisis in …

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The Russian Ob-Session

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Trump Administration Keeps Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies

The Defense Department recently held an LGBT Pride Month event, while the Army conducted transgender sensitivity training, moves that baffled retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin and some other conservatives. “Every dollar we spend on social engineering is one dollar less we are spending on defense,” Ken …

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Watch as Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts US Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise

KRZESINY AIR BASE, Poland—A Russian Su-27 fighter jet last week intercepted a formation of 11 NATO aircraft, including U.S. B-1B and B-52 bombers, as they flew within international airspace over the Baltic Sea as part of a military exercise. This correspondent for The Daily Signal …

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What Feminist Camille Paglia Says About Transgenderism

Feminist and Bernie Sanders supporter Camille Paglia isn’t toeing the liberal party line when it comes to transgenderism. “The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one’s birth gender for life,” she told …

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What the Treasury’s New Recommendations Would Mean for Financial Reform

This week, in response to President Donald Trump’s February executive order, the U.S. Treasury released the first in a series of reports examining the U.S. financial regulatory system. The report identifies policies that would improve federal financial regulation in a manner consistent with the Trump …

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Our Public School System Isn’t Producing Education Equality

All across America, preparations are underway for high school graduation. It’s a glorious time, representing both a milestone and a gateway to adulthood. But missing from this year’s ceremonies are more than one million kids who dropped out and will not be attending graduation day. …

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