Could Biden IRS Expansion Plan Signal Return to Politicization?

Given the Internal Revenue Service’s history of politicization, conservatives are expressing concern about the potential for abuse from President Joe Biden’s proposed doubling of the number of IRS agents. A massive information leak of private tax data has only exacerbated those concerns.  Ahead of IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig’s testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday, ProPublica, … Continue reading Could Biden IRS Expansion Plan Signal Return to Politicization?

California Inequality and the Limits of Redistribution

A recent study from the Urban Reform Institute is sounding an alarm about rising inequality and decreasing upward mobility in California. In fact, the report found four of the nation’s top ten worst metro areas to live in for upward mobility for African‐​Americans and Latinos are in California. Those regions include Los Angeles, Stockton, San Francisco and … Continue reading California Inequality and the Limits of Redistribution

DeSantis ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared

On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a “Big Tech Bill” that he says is designed to combat Orwellian censorship by companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The law requires companies to publicly disclose their moderation policies (something most, if not all, already do) and to stick to those policies consistently. If they don’t—or … Continue reading DeSantis ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared

Far-Left Groups Are Inciting Violence Across Colombia, and the Media Is Providing Cover With a Disinformation Campaign

“They threw me to the ground [on the police station] and, without mercy, they began to beat and insult me … [then] a man stripped me of my uniform and sexually abused me and beat me.” These are the words of a police woman from Cali, one of the largest cities in Colombia, where violent protests have rocked the … Continue reading Far-Left Groups Are Inciting Violence Across Colombia, and the Media Is Providing Cover With a Disinformation Campaign

Here Are the 10 States Where Residents Pay the Highest Lifetime Taxes

In the mood for a depressing statistic? A new report from the financial services firm Self concludes that the average American will pay an astounding $525,037 in taxes over their lifetime—roughly 34 percent of their lifetime earnings.  But the numbers aren’t uniform across the country; they vary wildly from state to state. Based on taxes … Continue reading Here Are the 10 States Where Residents Pay the Highest Lifetime Taxes

Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights

The Biden administration is making a stark departure from past administrations in how it talks about, and treats, religious freedom. In his remarks May 12 on the release of the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Antony Blinken correctly asserted that “religious freedom is a human right,” one at the heart of what it means to be … Continue reading Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights

Ocasio-Cortez Berated, Falsely Accused Border Patrol Agent, Memos Say

An “agitated and animated” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., began “pointing and screaming” at a female agent during a 2019 visit to a Border Patrol station in El Paso, Texas, according to government documents. “I as a woman of color do not feel safe here,” Ocasio-Cortez told the female agent, according to an official memorandum that … Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez Berated, Falsely Accused Border Patrol Agent, Memos Say

Warren Buffett Just Snubbed the ‘Social Responsibility’ Craze. Here’s Why He’s Right

Today’s corporate virtue signaling is the 1990s version of greenwashing given that the promotion of doing ‘good’ is superseding outcomes derived from it. Nevertheless, the impetus for addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, as depicted within the UN’s Sustainability Goals, is proving itself to be a global mandate for firms of all types. This … Continue reading Warren Buffett Just Snubbed the ‘Social Responsibility’ Craze. Here’s Why He’s Right

China’s High‐​Speed Debt Trap

Earlier today, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tweeted: https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1392117646494162944?s=20 Maybe he should look a little harder at the figures. First:“Boston to DC– Airline time: 1.6 hours” The reason high‐​speed rail never caught on in the United States is because we had jet airliners before Japan even started building its first bullet train. Why should we worry that a train from … Continue reading China’s High‐​Speed Debt Trap

He Lived Under Socialism in Venezuela. That’s Why He’ll Never Support It.

Andres Guilarte is a university student who lived in Venezuela under a democratically elected socialist regime. Guilarte says food shortages were a daily occurrence. Venezuelans also endure massive blackouts, political persecution, and a lack of access to health care due to the socialist government. Guilarte joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share his experiences of … Continue reading He Lived Under Socialism in Venezuela. That’s Why He’ll Never Support It.