Daily Signal – What You Need to Know About Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court

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by Ryan T. Anderson, Daily Signal, April 21, 2015


One week from today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about gay marriage. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. There simply is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that requires all 50 states to redefine marriage. Whatever people may think about marriage as a policy matter, everyone should be able to recognize the Constitution does not settle this question.

Unelected judges should not insert their own policy preferences about marriage and then say the Constitution requires them everywhere. Continue reading →

Daily Signal – How a Bystander’s Video of the Deadly South Carolina Police Shooting Reignited Debate Over Body Cameras

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by Josh Siegel, Daily Signal, Apr. 8, 2015


The stark visual of watching a white policeman fire eight shots into the back of a fleeing black man in North Charleston, S.C. this weekend would not have been known to America if not for a bystander capturing the scene on video.

Those precise details as shown in the video allowed the state to charge the officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, with the murder of Walter L. Scott, 50, and reignited a national discussion on police reform. Continue reading →

Daily Signal – ‘I Am Who I Am’: 3 Questions for Rand Paul

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by Ken McIntyre, Daily Signal, April 7, 2015


The Daily Signal sent three questions to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and he provided his answers by email over the weekend.

“Most Americans have fallen victim to an overzealous federal government.”

— Rand Paul

Paul’s reply to the second question previews a  slogan—Defeat the Washington Machine, Restore the American Dream—he was set to unveil Tuesday in Louisville in announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Continue reading →

Daily Signal – Where Do GOP Presidential Prospects Stand on 20-Week Abortion Ban?

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by Kate Scanlon, Daily Signal, Apr. 4, 2015


In a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, is there room for agreement on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act?

The legislation would prohibit abortion after five months—more than halfway through a pregnancy—except in cases where rape or incest were reported.

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows 60 percent of Americans support pain-capable legislation.

Do the Republican presidential candidates support the legislation? Continue reading →