The last couple of weeks have delivered huge news from the U.S. Supreme Court on contentious questions…
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Do "Agency Shop" Rules Violate the First Amendment?

The last couple of weeks have delivered huge news from the U.S. Supreme Court on contentious questions ranging from the definitions of “state,” “marriage,” “legislature,” “jiggery pokery,” and “cruel and unusual punishment,” to the scope of the EPA’s power to regulate emissions from coal plants and the use of a “disparate impact” standard in housing discrimination cases.

But one of the biggest pieces of SCOTUS news emerging from the term’s final hours was the court’s decision to take a case out of California that could severely curtail the political power of America’s teachers unions.

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association seeks to overturn the court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which upheld public-…[more]

July 06, 2015 • 11:34 am
Execrable ObamaCare Ruling Offers Important Corrective for Conservatives and Libertarians

Execrable ObamaCare Ruling Offers Important Corrective for Conservatives and Libertarians

This week, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy paradoxically discredited a Supreme Court whose legacy and popular standing they appear so desperate to sustain.

How Climate Alarmists — and Some Skeptics — Misuse and Abuse Pope Francis

How Climate Alarmists — and Some Skeptics — Misuse and Abuse Pope Francis

On close inspection, what Francis has to say doesn’t quite jibe with the core tenets of the Church of Global Warming, which are often anti-capitalist, anti-growth and at times even anti-human.

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Take CFIF's 13 Question Independence Day Quiz to test your knowledge of American history and civics.

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Supreme Court Round-Up

Megan Brown, Partner in the Washington, DC, office of Wiley Rein LLP, discusses some of the decisions from the just-completed October 2014 term of the U.S. Supreme Court -- particularly cases relating to free speech and regulatory authority -- potential certiorari grants for next term, and the likelihood of any[more]
TPA: A Victory for Free Market Principles

Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President of the National Taxpayers Union, discusses the passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), its potential to reduce government burdens on trade and create more opportunity for America to lead internationally, and how the TPA is a much-needed tool for expanding market[more]
Solving America's Public Pension Crisis

Lawrence McQuillan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, discusses his latest book, "California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America's Public Pension Crisis," why we have a moral obligation to solve America's pension crisis[more]
How Anti-Intellectualism Threatens Our Basic Freedoms

Mark Bauerlein, co-editor of "The State of the American Mind: 18 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism", discusses how and why the American mind has failed to prosper despite America's extraordinary wealth, rising college enrollment rates and stunning advancements in technology. [more]
 
The Wisdom of Justice Obama

CFIF's Renee Giachino discussed how President Obama's rhetoric regarding ObamaCare and the challenge currently before the Supreme Court to the law's subsidies is both…[more]
Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces

This week, CFIF salutes all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their bravery, honor and service to our country...[more]
Congress' ObamaCare Fraud

CFIF's Renee Giachino demands accountability for the apparent fraud that took place enabling Members of Congress and their staff to circumvent clear rules under ObamaCare in…[more]
A Great Deal... for Iran

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses how the recently announced nuclear "deal" with Iran is dangerous and a complete failure, including by President Obama's own stated…[more]
Sorry, Hillary: We're Not Convinced

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses Hillary Clinton's response to the scandal involving her email during her time as Secretary of State...[more]
Stop the Government's Internet Takeover

CFIF's Renee Giachino discusses the plan by President Obama and the FCC to seize unprecedented regulatory control over the Internet by reclassifying Internet service as a public…[more]
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How many U.S. national holidays have been established by Congress?
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"Humility has never come easy to the Eurocrats in Brussels. After all, no matter how many mistakes they've made, they seem to stay in office and simply pay for their errors with the money of Europe'€™s taxpayers. But in the middle of the Greek crisis, they should realize that this is no time to continue headlong over a cliff. Most analysts agree that Greece's exiting from the euro today wouldn't…[more]
 
 
—John Fund, National Review Online National-Affairs Correspondent
— John Fund, National Review Online National-Affairs Correspondent
 
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Should Vice President Joe Biden enter the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination?