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 email@example.com 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!
Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Legal? Constitutional Expert Explains
After President Joe Biden finished his speech last Thursday evening announcing new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, a reporter called out, “Is this constitutional?” Biden, leaving the room, did not stop to answer.The president’s new vaccine mandate directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the Labor Department, to require all organizations with 100 employees or more either to test their employees weekly for COVID-19 or ensure they are vaccinated. Biden also signed an executive order requiring that all federal employees and contract workers be vaccinated.One of the most important questions to ask is whether OSHA "has the statutory authority ... to issue a rule of this type,” Heritage Foundation legal scholar John Malcolm says.Biden’s requirements likely will affect between 80 and 100 million Americans, some of whom now face the choice of taking a COVID-19 vaccine or losing their job.Malcolm, who is a senior legal fellow at Heritage and directs its Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain the constitutionality of vaccine mandates and the likelihood that litigation over a new OSHA rule will rise to the Supreme Court.(The Heritage Foundation is the parent organization of The Daily Signal.)We also cover these stories:Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces the filing of a lawsuit against the Biden administration in response to proposed vaccine mandates.Secretary of State Antony Blinken appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to face questions about the hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.Senate Democrats unveil legislation to change federal election law in response to new Republican-led election reforms in Texas and Florida.Enjoy the show!
Why TV’s ‘The Office’ Could Never Be Made Today
The left is the dominant force in media today. Leftists control all the levers of cultural power, from the TV writers' room to the film sets in Hollywood. These leftists use their cultural power to dictate what you can and can't see.The latest casualty is an episode of the hit sitcom "The Office," which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013. Without explanation, Comedy Central removed an episode titled "Diversity Day" from rotation, likely in an attempt to avoid offending some viewers.The episode mocks lead character Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) as he makes a fool of himself by using various racial stereotypes, employing satire to illustrate just how terrible Scott’s racism is.Emily Jashinsky, culture editor at The Federalist, joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" to talk about the new censorious left, as well as how conservatives can claim their place in the media landscape.We also cover these stories:The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds its first hearing examining the rushed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the fallout from it.House Democrats say they intend to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy to finance their $3.5 trillion spending proposal.An upstate New York hospital system will have to "pause" delivering babies because of a staff shortage caused by some employees' refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccination.Enjoy the show!
During Patriot Week, We Remember America’s Founding. Here’s How to Join the Celebration
Judge Michael Warren felt conviction after his daughter asked him why there wasn't a specific time each year dedicated to remembering American history and celebrating the nation's founding."We need to start a new celebration for America," Leah, only 10 at the time, told her father.Warren, ajudge on the6th Circuit CourtinOakland County,Michigan, says he determined that he couldn't complain about that lack and then not do anything about it."So we decided to be audacious and to do a week," he recalls.In 2012, father and daughter formally co-founded Patriot Week. Every Sept. 11-17, they invite all Americans to join them in remembering the patriots who founded our country, the documents that established our government, and the history we must never forget.Warren joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share the history of Patriot Week and the resources offered by their website for families, schools, and communities to take part in the celebration.Also on today’s show, we read your letters to the editor and share a good news story about a police officer who saved nine lives during her first year of service.Enjoy the show!