Jarrett Stepman

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

Recent blog posts by this author

The Media’s Shameful Depiction of Pro-Second Amendment Protests in Virginia

It’s the tea party all over again. Way back in 2009 the press, followed by a gaggle of left-wing commentators and politicians, did a number on tea party protests, often portraying them – with little evidence – as driven by...

MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got a Settlement From CNN. Media: Learn Your Lesson.

While the media often portray themselves as noble guardians of the truth who keep a close watch on those in power, the reality is quite the opposite: It is they who are in power and often swoop down to crush the powerless. This was the case in...

At the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais Exposes Hollywood’s ‘Woke’ Culture

Hollywood can’t take a joke. At the annual Golden Globes, an awards show for both movies and television, on Sunday night, host comedian Ricky Gervais was actually funny, lampooning Hollywood in general and its “woke” culture in particular...

What the Founders Actually Thought About Slavery

One of the ironies of the current American “elite” is that, rather than actually being elite, they have the smug self-assurance of knowing much that isn’t so. Recently, a video surfaced of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Harvard...

California’s Latest Act of Idiocy: Killing Freelance Work

If there’s one thing the California government is good for these days, it’s failing to address crises that glaringly exist while creating new crises that shouldn’t exist – and then shifting the blame when everything goes wrong...

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...

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