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We Hear You: Friction Over Texas Fracking and Russian Fighter Jet Action

Editor’s note: Stories sometimes raise eyebrows not just because of controversial subject matter but because some readers question their actual newsworthiness. Please keep letting us know what you think.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: The very contamination of water wells by hydraulic fracturing seemingly denied in the first part of Fred Lucas’ story was affirmed in the last couple of paragraphs (“Study Finds Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water in Texas”). Sure, the methane is natural, but not in wells until after fracking. And if roads are garnering billions of dollars in damage, where are all these trucks taking the sludge waste from fracking? Is it being recycled? Are contents separated and made harmless? Lucas’ story on the Texas fracking study seems like a shill for the industry. I am not opposed to new energy sources, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad for Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears the People.

During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahans by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument. Last week, the Department of the Interior took a welcome step toward reversing this executive abuse and returning to a legislative solution. President Barack Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act, written to protect “objects of historic or scientific interest,” to transform 1.3 million acres in San Juan County into the Bears Ears National Monument. There is no doubt that specific sites within the new monument demonstrate historic, scientific, as well as cultural and spiritual significance. Native American tribes believe the area is sacred. And every citizen can appreciate the natural beauty of the sandstone buttes that gave the area its name. However, the Antiquities Act is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

This School Board Leader Tried to Rig a Public Forum in Favor of Transgender Advocates. That’s Unconstitutional.

Stacking the deck at the casino makes for bad feelings among friends. Things get more serious when you’re a government official stacking the deck at public forums with speakers in favor of your personal political views. That not only makes for bad public policy—it violates the First Amendment. The Prince William County Virginia School Board convened last Wednesday to vote on a proposed rule that would undermine the principle of student privacy between the sexes. It would have laid the groundwork for opening up sex-specific locker rooms, showers, and other private facilities to members of the opposite sex. Many parents have legitimate convictions that maleness and femaleness are essential biological, anatomical attributes, and they would like to openly defend the policy of maintaining privacy between the sexes, despite the claims of gender identity … Read entire article »

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Lone Wolf Terror Attack in Michigan is 96th US Plot Since 9/11

Earlier this week, Amor M. Ftouhi, a Canadian-Tunisian dual citizen attacked a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. This is the 96th Islamist terror plot or attack against the U.S. homeland since 9/11. Ftouhi, who has lived in Montreal for the past 10 years with his wife and three children, reportedly entered the U.S. legally on June 16 near Lake Champlain, New York. By June 21, he had made his way to Bishop International airport in Flint Michigan. Once at the airport, he walked around for almost an hour before approaching a police officer, yelling “Allahu Akbar” and stabbing the police officer in the neck. The FBI report says he continued to shout and said something to the effect of, “You have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and … Read entire article »

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New Poll Shows Americans Do Not Want the Debt Ceiling to Be Raised

A large number of Americans across the political spectrum have come to an agreement on one thing: Congress should not raise the debt ceiling. According to the Morning Consult, a joint poll between the Morning Consult and Politico was taken between June 15 and 19, asking, “Do you believe that Congress should or should not raise the debt ceiling, the amount of money the U.S. government can legally borrow?” The debt ceiling, as stated by the Department of the Treasury, is the total amount of money the government is authorized to borrow to fulfill its existing legal obligations. It does not raise the total amount of money the government is authorized to spend. Results of the poll indicate that a majority of Americans do not want the debt ceiling to be raised. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Coal in America Is Already Clean. Why ‘Clean Coal’ Is a Boondoggle That Needs to End.

A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed. The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug. Southern Company’s Kemper County Energy Facility had intended to use carbon capture and sequestration technology to gasify the coal, but instead, the plant has been running on natural gas since 2014. The Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed a motion that the plant should only use natural gas moving forward. The Obama administration touted the Kemper plant as a leading example of how a power plant would operate under climate change regulations for new power plants. The regulations set new standards for carbon emissions that power plants could only meet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Kellyanne Conway Explains Why Conservative Women Need to Speak Up

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke to The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood on Friday. Here’s a transcript of their conversation. Wood: Hi everyone, I am Genevieve Wood, welcome to Daily Signal’s Facebook live. I don’t think I need to introduce this woman next to me, Kellyanne Conway. Hi, Kellyanne. Conway: It’s good to see you, Genevieve. Wood: So you just spoke to a group here at The Heritage Foundation, NEW, The Network for Enlightened Women. Why is it important to reach out and talk to these young conservative women? Conway: I’m so proud of these young conservative women for taking these messages right to the campus and engaging in public policy the way they do. I know it is very difficult sometimes to be a conservative woman nearly anywhere but certainly on our … Read entire article »

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‘Trump/Russia collusion’ bombshell topples several of those involved

‘Trump/Russia collusion’ bombshell topples several of those involved

**Written by Doug Powers Will The Resistance be thrilled to know the media’s incessant anonymously sourced reporting about Trump/Russia collusion has finally claimed some scalps? Probably not, since the first people who have been held accountable are all CNN employees: Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor … Read entire article »

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Something go wrong? NOW Michael Bloomberg wants federal gov’t out of local politics

**Written by Doug Powers I’m going to go ahead and assume Bloomberg and the progressive mayors who will take him up on his offer won’t be able to grasp the multiple levels of irony: Entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) plans to launch a $17 million contest to incentivize U.S. cities to bypass policymaking in Washington under the Trump administration, according to The Associated Press. Thirty-five cities will win $100,000, while four other cities will get $1 million. The grand prize is $5 million for one city. The contest, which will be publicly unveiled on Monday, is aimed at pushing mayors across the country to tackle issues on their own, without federal help. Alternate headline: “Former NYC Mayor to Pay US City Leaders to Ignore Federal Laws.” Defy Trump, win cash! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America