Jarrett Stepman

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

Recent blog posts by this author

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results. This is the conclusion reached Monday by a Heritage Foundation panel about a school discipline initiative, launched by the Obama...

College Professor Under Siege for Challenging Transgender Orthodoxy

A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage...

Here’s How Much Money the NFL Rakes in From Taxpayers

The National Football League is now plunged into politics as players throughout the sport kneel for the national anthem and President Donald Trump continues to rebuke them publicly. Undoubtedly, the situation has left many fans and non-fans...

Disrespect for National Anthem Damages NFL as Unifying American Passion

In a world in which politics now seeps into everything, the degrading state of the NFL has become a perfect example of how our national consensus has frayed. Undoubtedly, the launch of this year’s NFL season came with some positive displays of...

The New York Times Continues Its Tradition of Whitewashing Communism

It seems communism is back in vogue at The New York Times. A sad but common issue in the modern West is that progressives have created a fanciful and distorted picture of socialism to make it seem like an intriguing alternative to American-style...

I Went to Charlottesville During the Protests. Here’s What I Saw.

I picked quite a time to go on a weekend trip to Charlottesville. What was supposed to be a nice getaway with my wife turned into a journey through the eye of a national media storm. On Saturday, clashes between “Unite the Right” protestors...

Minnesota Is Pushing Gender Identity Debate on Kindergartners

It would seem to be common sense that schoolchildren fresh off of learning the alphabet should not have to learn the alphabet soup of growing gender pronouns sprung from the laboratories of college campuses. But that is exactly what is happening...

How Adding Work Requirements to Welfare Can Benefit Recipients

Welfare reform is becoming an issue again and the left isn’t happy about it. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, recently proposed a bill, backed by the conservative House Freedom Caucus, that would increase work requirements for those on welfare, as...

California Issues ‘Travel Ban’ on Some Red States

Single-party dominance has made California a little crazy. After a “Calexit” secession effort failed when its leader decided to move back to Russia, the deep-blue state has now turned to other methods to resist the change in political fortunes...

MIT Is Making Kid-Friendly Communist Propaganda

In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, “Communism for Kids” is coming to a bookstore near you. This newly released book from MIT Press “proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to...

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