Jarrett Stepman

Jarrett Stepman is an editor and commentary writer for The Daily Signal.

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Woke Math Aims to Teach Seattle Kids That ‘Western’ Math Is Racist

The culture war is coming for you, whether you like it or not. It’s no secret that American history is under attack. The ethos of leftist historian Howard Zinn has made inroads into classrooms across the country, as I explain in my book “The War...

California’s War on Citizenship

California – a one-party state dominated by progressives – has become the model for where progressivism will go when completely unchecked. Now, even the basic concept of citizenship is under full-blown assault as the...

A New Dark Age: California's Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country – has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, ...

Socialism May Be Absurd, but It’s No Laughing Matter

Socialism is no laughing matter, but it’s sometimes difficult to refrain from chuckling at the absurdities of its most devoted adherents. Several videos of a Democratic Socialists of America conference in Atlanta have been making the rounds on...

Baltimore Is a Mess. Here Are 3 Big Issues the City Faces

Baltimore is dysfunctional. This is essentially what President Donald Trump tweeted out in less pleasant terms that became a national story. In a series of tweets, Trump lambasted Rep. Elijah Cummings, D.-Md., and his congressional district in...

I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.

While you were enjoying your Fourth of July weekend, I was attending a national conference on socialism. Why? Because socialism is having its moment on the left. Since there’s often confusion as to what socialism really is, I decided to...

Why Bans on Plastic Bags and Straws are Annoying and Overrated

Canada, following precedent set by the European Union, is poised to join a growing list of places where single-use plastic items have been banned. Though the government hasn’t specified which items will actually be outlawed in 2021, according to The...

The War on History Comes for George Washington

They finally came for George Washington. The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights as the San Francisco Board of Education considers removing a mural of Washington from a local school. If the board succeeds...

The New SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Turns the Idea of Meritocracy Into a Sham

It would be nice to think that high school students can get into a good university based on their abilities or talents, but a proposed change to the SAT shows how the concept of meritocracy has been turned into a sham. The College Board,...

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

Socialism is just a theory, an ethos, for many born and raised in the United States. But for Ricardo Pita, who was born and raised in socialist Venezuela and came to America about a decade ago, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message...

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