The Daily Signal Podcast
#434: Jordan Peterson Explains What Draws People to Socialism
On today’s podcast, we’re featuring our colleague Genevieve Wood’s interview with professor and bestselling author Jordan Peterson. They talked about the rise of socialism in America, the importance of personal responsibility, and why Peterson’s message is resonating with so many people. Also on the show: • Mykala Steadman has an inspiring story about a girl who is not letting a tragedy stop her love of music. • Our favorite letters to the editor. Your letter could be featured on our show; write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-608-6205. The Daily Signal podcast is available on the Ricochet Audio Network. You also can listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app. All of our podcasts can be found at DailySignal.com/podcasts. If you like what you hear, please leave a review or give us feedback. Enjoy the show!
Hidden Agenda in Left’s New Hate Crime Bill
The Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill touted as targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans. The legislation, authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has not received widespread conservative support.Why would Republicans not support a bill to address hate crimes? Because the bill's agenda extends far beyond its name, says Sarah Parshall Perry, a legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Perry joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the progressive aims in the bill and the similarities between the so-called COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Democrats' hotly contested Equality Act. Perry also discusses an important federal court victory for free speech on college campuses.We also cover these stories: The Department of Justice announces investigation into Minneapolis' policing practices.President Joe Biden encourages work places to offer paid time off for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticizes House Democrats for failing to condemn Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., over her statements last week about the since-resolved trial of Derek Chauvin.Enjoy the show!
Why This Former Lawyer Would Have Argued ‘Very Differently’ If He Had Represented Derek Chauvin
Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder.Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.For three weeks, jury members listened to attorneys' arguments during the trial in Minneapolis.On Tuesday afternoon, the jury announced that it had found Chauvin guilty on all charges.If given the opportunity to represent Chauvin, “I would have done it very differently,” said John Hinderaker, president of the Golden Valley, Minnesota-based Center of the American Experiment and a graduate of Harvard Law School. He practiced law for more than 40 years.Hinderaker joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the arguments made during the trial. He also describes the atmosphere in Minneapolis as the city continues to brace for unrest.The interview with Hinderaker was recorded on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the announcement of the jury’s verdict.We also cover these stories:The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to discuss voting rights and Georgia’s new election law.President Joe Biden calls the Floyd family on Tuesday morning to talk with them about the trial of Chauvin.Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz declares a state of emergency for seven counties surrounding Minneapolis-St. Paul in preparation for expected violence and disorder following a verdict in the Chauvin case.Enjoy the show!
What to Expect at Senate Panel’s Hearing on Election-Integrity Law Cast as ‘Jim Crow’
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to discuss a purported “assault on the right to vote.”The hearing, dubbed “Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote,” comes as the far left continues to criticize Georgia's new election-integrity law.Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who lost the 2018 race for governor of Georgia and the founder of Fair Fight Action, and Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., are scheduled to testify at the hearing.Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain what to expect at Tuesday’s committee hearing.The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.Von Spakovsky also unpacks the arguments for and against Georgia’s new election-integrity law, and explains why the bill should not be likened to Jim Crow laws.We also cover these stories:Lawyers deliver closing arguments in the final day of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin trial in the death of George Floyd.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs anti-rioting legislation into law.The Biden administration orders Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection to stop using the terms “illegal alien” and “assimilation.”Enjoy the show!