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Must-See Moments: How Thanksgiving Has Become an Overlooked Holiday

The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week, many of which often go underreported or misreported by the mainstream media. This week, on our special edition Thanksgiving episode, we discuss the commercialization of Thanksgiving and why society …

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Lebanese Leader Suspends Resignation as Rising Saudi-Iranian Tensions Roil Beirut

The intensifying Saudi-Iranian Cold War is severely disrupting Lebanese politics. Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, resigned suddenly on Nov.  4, blaming Iranian interference in Lebanese affairs and the internal threat posed by Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese Shiite surrogate. Hariri’s resignation speech was delivered from Saudi Arabia, …

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The Lack of Security on the Border

The circumstances of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez’s death this week remain murkier than the Rio Grande River. Agent Martinez succumbed to critical head injuries early Sunday morning. An unnamed partner, who came to Martinez’s aid after he radioed for help from a remote …

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States Spurning Election Commission Show Irregularities in Voter Registration

Many of the states refusing to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s election commission aren’t in compliance with federal law on maintaining voter registration lists, according to government watchdog groups. So far, 18 states and the District of Columbia have declined or are still considering whether …

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Defense Spending Bill Gets It Right on Nuclear and Missile Defense

Last week, Congress passed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), sending it to the president’s desk. This bill advances many commendable nuclear weapon and missile defense policies. The bill affirms Congress’s commitment to ensuring strong, extended measures of deterrence, and it addresses …

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This Senator Is Putting an End to Democratic Stonewalling on Judicial Picks

Don’t say we didn’t warn you, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told Democrats at a rocky Senate Judiciary meeting last week. When Democrats blew up the 225-year-old judicial confirmation rules in 2013, Grassley said they’d regret it. Now, four years later, the left is finding out …

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Colleges Care About Diversity, Except When They Don’t

A common feature of our time is the extent to which many in our nation have become preoccupied with diversity. But true diversity obsession, almost a mania, is found at our institutions of higher learning. Rather than have a knee-jerk response for or against diversity, …

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What Trump’s Designation of North Korea as State Sponsor of Terrorism Will Mean for Country’s Future

The Trump administration has re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. It’s a proper and pragmatic, if belated, acknowledgement that North Korea’s repeated, deadly actions legally constitute terrorist acts under U.S. law. As President Donald Trump commented, “It should have happened years ago.” …

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Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

For much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York. Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale—a novelist, poet, and the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” a lifestyle magazine with an …

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Little Sisters of the Poor Are Returning to Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor is returning to court to defend itself against lawsuits from two states that seek to remove the order of nuns’ religious exemption from the Health and Human Services rule. “Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California’s Attorney General Xavier …

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