The disaster that was 2020 is finally over. Now it’s time for the inevitable post-mortems. First and foremost, the COVID-19 pandemic posed enormous challenges to American institutions, and continues to do so. Frankly, we were not prepared. We need to diagnose what went wrong, so that we are never caught unaware like this again. Fortunately, … Continue reading Why the Real Villain of 2020 Was Big Government
Shelby Talcott, a reporter for The Daily Caller, has been covering protests and riots in the weeks since the death of George Floyd, including in Seattle and Washington, D.C. She most recently has spent time in Portland, which has become extremely violent. She joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss what she has seen and … Continue reading She’s Been on the Ground Covering Portland Protests. Here’s What She’s Seen.
Residents of the Portland area have “become accustomed to chaos,” says William Deatherage, 22, a recent college graduate who has lived in a suburb of the Oregon city since he was 5 years old. “It’s safe during the day, but with all the litter and graffiti and statues torn down, I don’t even like to … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About the Mob Violence in Portland
There are plenty of good reasons to abandon the teachings of Karl Marx. Chief among them is how Marx’s noxious communist ideology has led to suffering and death on a mass scale and has been the ideology at the heart of some of the most brutal and inhumane dictatorships of the 20th and 21st centuries. Unfortunately, some … Continue reading The Fathers of Communism Were Racist
Joe Biden revealed on Thursday the first part of “Build Back Better,” his plan for economic recovery from the COVID crisis. As Morning Brew reports, Biden plans to spend: $300 billion on “R&D for advanced tech industries such as batteries, electric vehicles, AI, and 5G,” and $400 billion “on U.S. goods and services. Biden wants … Continue reading Biden’s New Economic Plan Has All the Earmarks of Type 2 Socialism
Congress is debating bills to address police misconduct as well as to provide further aid to state and local governments struggling with budget deficits. But the states can address both issues themselves with one reform: repealing collective bargaining for public workers. State and local workforces are heavily unionized with 39 percent of workers covered by … Continue reading Collective Bargaining in State and Local Government
Among the accomplishments of last week’s protest mob at the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison: * The mob pulled down two statues. One was “Forward,” a replica of an allegorical representation of a female figure created by sculptor Jean Pond Miner in 1893, both created and later preserved through subscription contributions from Wisconsin women. * The other was … Continue reading For Liberal Public Values. Against Mob Violence.
On the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah delivered an impassioned speech condemning mob violence in the United States. Lee offered a resolution, which his Democrat colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, attempted to amend by inserting language attacking President Donald Trump. Menendez then repeatedly tried to silence Lee. … Continue reading Sen. Mike Lee: ‘The Mob Hates America on America’s Dime. It’s Time to Cut Off Their Allowance.’
Andy Ngo, the editor at large for the Canada-based Post Millennial, who was badly beaten by Antifa in June 2019, spent five days undercover in Seattle’s so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). It’s a self-declared “autonomous” and cop-free zone. Ngo joins the podcast to discuss what he saw, … Continue reading He Spent 5 Days in Seattle’s CHOP. Here’s What He Saw.