Jul 31, 2019
 

Good morning from Washington, where some lawmakers are talking again about a carbon tax. Nick Loris and Laura Williamson show why it’s still a bad, expensive idea for Americans. Jake Dima and Peter Hasson expose a gravy train for white liberals. On the podcast, our foreign correspondent, Nolan Peterson, talks about Russia’s ambitions. Plus: J. David Breemer on a big win for property rights, Kevin Pham on good news in health care, and Josh Shepherd on a “Star Trek” star’s faith-filled breakthrough on the silver screen. On this date in 1964, the unmanned U.S. lunar probe Ranger 7 takes the first close-up images of the moon.

 
 
 
COMMENTARY
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Marginal bipartisan support for enacting a new tax on American families and businesses doesn’t make it good policy.
NEWS
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White liberal academics can earn more in a day lecturing about their own “white privilege” than the median black household makes in three months, public records and Census Bureau data show.
COMMENTARY
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The high court delivers a victory for champions of property rights by overturning a 1985 precedent that had blocked property rights cases from federal courts.
ANALYSIS
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“I'd say they had less intent to actually influence the election than they did to just destabilize our country and to create chaos, and to undermine the faith of Americans in their own country,” Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson says of Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 campaign.
NEWS
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Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua—all under the control of dictatorial communist governments—continue to subject their citizens to unspeakable human rights abuses.
COMMENTARY
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A final rule on health reimbursement arrangements set to take effect in August could expand opportunities for Americans to attain affordable health care, increase access for employees of small businesses, and create new competitive market forces.
SPECIAL FEATURE
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“It’s a shame that people of faith have to go undercover in Hollywood,” the director of “Breakthrough” and cast member of “Star Trek: Voyager” says in an interview.
 
     
 
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