The Daily Signal Podcast

8/12/2022

Rapper Zuby Urges Young to Stay Positive Because America Worth Saving

When you turn on the TV these days, you're bombarded with negative stories and talking heads claiming America is a no-good, very bad place. It can be hard to grow up in an environment where it seems like everyone thinks America's best days are behind her.Many young Americans believe such dark prognostications about the evil of America, and are convinced that their country is a lost cause.But rapper, podcaster, and life coach Zuby disagrees."You should be hopeful, because what is the alternative?" Zuby asks. "The alternative is being pessimistic and negative and black-pilled, and that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don't think you can win the game, why would you even play?"He adds: "If you live in the Western world, you're American, you're British, you're Canadian, and you exist in this time period, in 2022, you have it immediately, off the bat, better off than at least 90% of people who have ever walked the face of this planet."Zuby joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss why it's so important to remain hopeful about the nation's future.We also cover these stories:Food prices surge even as gasoline prices fall at the pump.FBI Director Christopher Wray condemns threats made against him and other law enforcement officers on social media.Twitter introduces new moderation policies designed to combat so-called misinformation on the social media platform before the midterm elections in November.
8/9/2022

Eric Metaxas Says America Needs Faith to Thrive

Can a civilization survive without faith? It's a question many Americans are considering as a wave of secularism sweeps the nation.There are those that push back against the idea that faith and religion should be involved in the political process. They point to the establishment clause in the Constitution that prevents the government from establishing a religion as evidence the Founders wanted to keep religion separate from the apparatus of state.Eric Metaxas, a Christian author and host of "The Eric Metaxas Show," disagrees."I think that the Founders knew that a robust faith was at the very heart of keeping the republic. There was no question about that," Metaxas says. "I think the misunderstanding that we've been living with for decades now, that somehow we're supposed to keep our faith out of the public square, is utterly preposterous."Metaxas joins the show to discuss the role of faith in society and whether America can survive if she loses her faith heritage.We also cover these stories:President Joe Biden says he isn’t worried about a possible Chinese response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan.Greg McMichael and his son Travis McMichael are sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.New York City Mayor Eric Adams calls for federal aid to deal with ongoing busloads of illegal immigrants from Texas.American author and historian David McCullough is dead.
8/3/2022

Gov. Scott Walker on What Makes America's Youth Tick

Much has been made of grabbing the coveted youth vote. America's future lies in her young people, so theoretically, whoever influences the young now will be in a much better position to steer the country.But politicians often seem to look at young Americans as some sort of alien species. What do they like? What matters to them? How do I get them on my side?Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, now president of Young America's Foundation, argues that young folks aren't that much different than your average voter and mostly have the same concerns."Young Americans still have to put gas in their car, their moped, or whatever they're driving these days," says Walker, emphasizing that the economic pain hitting older Americans also affects young Americans."If anything, I think [young Americans are] more libertarian than they are liberal, in the sense that at their core, they just want to live their own lives," he says.When asked whether he thinks Republicans and conservatives can court young Americans who feel betrayed by the Democrats and President Joe Biden, Walker responds:I think there are others who are less about hardcore right- or left-wing ideological viewpoints being upset and more just being upset in general. I do think there's a tremendous opportunity. But it can't just be that we're against Joe Biden.Instead, Walker says, conservatives should make the argument for "a better way forward."The former Wisconsin governor joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" today to discuss what young Americans are looking for in their leaders and how conservatives can best continue to court younger Americans.We also cover these stories:The U.S. announces that an American drone strike Saturday eliminated al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Kabul, Afghanistan.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan under heavy rhetorical fire from China.President Joe Biden names FEMA regional administrator Robert Fenton as the government's lead on monkeypox.A group of major news outlets sue the Texas Department of Public Safety over public records relating to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.