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Congress Moves to Exacerbate the Unjustifiable Electric Vehicle Subsidy Monstrosity

We at CFIF have repeatedly highlighted how the electric vehicle (EV) subsidy complex captures the American public's most hated elements of bureaucracy:  crony capitalism, wasteful spending, inefficient incentives and government picking winners and losers.

Whatever novelty that EVs may offer, taxpayer dollars shouldn't be subsidizing them, and bureaucrats shouldn't be unjustifiably foisting them upon a perfectly healthy automobile marketplace.

Unfortunately, as Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) notes, the EV Industrial Subsidy Complex is now demanding even more:

Although wind and solar advocates continue to assure us that wind and solar are now cheaper than conventional power, the wind and solar lobbies don't agree.  They are back at the trough.  And the automakers…[more]

November 15, 2019 • 12:32 pm
What Happened to California Republicans?

What Happened to California Republicans?

Those most hurt — and growing the most angry — are the immigrants who once fled to a different California that now no longer exists.

No, Michael Bloomberg Will Not Save the Democrats

No, Michael Bloomberg Will Not Save the Democrats

The Democratic field is what it is.

Mexican Bloodshed Affirms Value of 2nd Amendment

Mexican Bloodshed Affirms Value of 2nd Amendment

Regardless, Mexico’s descent into record violence after going down the path of counterproductive gun control should serve as an instructive example for Americans against that course.

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Medicare for All's Price Tag

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Student Debt and Competition: Should Colleges and Universities Have More "Skin in the Game"?

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Question of the Week   
Which one of the following individuals attempted to assassinate President Ford in 1975?
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"One of the ironies of today is that those who oppose this President constantly accuse this Administration of 'shredding' constitutional norms and waging a war on the rule of law. When I ask my friends on the other side, what exactly are you referring to? I get vacuous stares, followed by sputtering about the Travel Ban or some such thing. While the President has certainly thrown out the traditional…[more]
 
 
—Attorney General William Barr, Remarks at the Federalist Society, November 15, 2019
— Attorney General William Barr, Remarks at the Federalist Society, November 15, 2019
 
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