Jarrett Stepman

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

Recent blog posts by this author

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...

The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic....

Young People’s Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age

The left really wants to give kids the right to vote. This idea is so popular on the left that a majority of House Democrats voted in favor of lowering the voting age to 16. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., endorsed the idea as well...

Effort to Abandon Electoral College Gains Steam. Here’s What It Would Ruin for America.

Colorado is joining a list of states attempting to overturn the way Americans have selected their presidents for over two centuries. The Colorado Legislature recently passed a bill to join an interstate effort called the “interstate...

Most Americans Can’t Pass a Basic Citizenship Test. Here’s Why We Should Be Worried.

Can a nation survive ignorant of its past? We are testing that very question right now. According to a recent survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, most Americans would fail a basic citizenship test. Axios published a...

Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

President Donald Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs. The Daily Signal examined...

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