Among the many positive changes within the federal government since the end of the Obama Administration…
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FCC Should Preempt Individual State Attempts to Regulate the Internet

Among the many positive changes within the federal government since the end of the Obama Administration and the arrival of the Trump Administration, perhaps none surpass those brought by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under new Chairman Ajit Pai.

And the most welcome and beneficial change undertaken by the new FCC is its action to rescind Obama FCC decisions to begin regulating the internet as a "public utility" under statutes passed in the 1930s for old-fashioned, copper-wire telephone service.  The Obama FCC's action instantly began to stifle new broadband investment, and was subject to legal reversal.  The internet thrived for two decades under both the Clinton and Bush administrations precisely due to the federal government's "light touch" regulatory policy, and there…[more]

November 16, 2017 • 11:27 am
Bloated Deficits Result From Wasteful Spending, Not Insufficient Taxation

Bloated Deficits Result From Wasteful Spending, Not Insufficient Taxation

As Congress progresses toward much-needed tax reform, critics dishonestly cite growing federal budget deficits as one rationalization. The deficit, however, stems from excessive spending, not insufficient taxation.

ABA and Dems Smear Court Picks

ABA and Dems Smear Court Picks

Democrats and the liberal media are slamming President Trump for packing federal courts with "unfit" judges. Nonsense. Trump's nominees have impressive credentials. What's the left's real gripe?

Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Attack – New Weapons, Old Techniques

Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Attack – New Weapons, Old Techniques

Last month, a wave of cyber attacks hit Ukraine and neighboring nations. The most visible outcome of these attacks, and by far the most widely reported, were on the Russia’s largest news agency, Interfax, and Odessa airport.

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Government Regulation of Social Media

Robert B. Bluey, Senior Vice President, Communications and Editor in Chief, the Daily Signal at The Heritage Foundation, discusses a new poll that reveals that Americans oppose government regulation of social media and how recent Congressional hearings with Facebook, Twitter and Google may have had the opposite[more]
One Year Out

Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses what recent elections may (or may not) tell us about the 2018 elections, a retrospective poll on what happened with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and the 2017 American Family Survey on what matters to families in the current political[more]
(Not So) Sweet Home Alabama

Quin Hillyer, Contributing Editor of National Review Magazine, a Senior Editor for The American Spectator Magazine, and political commentator, discusses the fallout from the Roy Moore controversy and political questions worth considering[more]
Attention Social Justice Warriors

Lisa De Pasquale, Author, Columnist, and Frequent Guest on Fox News and Fox Business, discusses free speech on college campuses, how some individuals have been successful in removing joy from the workplace, entertainment and the holidays, and her humorous book, "The Social Justice Warrior Handbook: A Practical[more]
Predictions of Doom Don't Materialize Post Citizens United

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses how time has proven critics of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision wrong in their doomsday predictions regarding the practical effects of the case[more]
Are Changes in Sports Gambling Laws Just Fantasy?

Michelle Minton, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses why states should be allowed to regulate sports gambling within their borders, Christie v. NCAA, a sports betting case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and more[more]
Iran's Nuclear Power Program

Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses how Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal and why the United States should not ignore Iran's ongoing defiance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action[more]
The “Honest Ads Act” Threatens Free Speech

Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of the Institute for Free Speech and Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, discusses the so-called "Honest Ads Act," how the proposed legislation would impose more burdens on Americans' free speech rights, and the problems with extending the existing[more]
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In which one of the following years was the law enforcement group known as the Texas Rangers created?
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"'Gifts to cultivate friendship are not bribes,' Abbe Lowell said in his closing in defense of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez -- and enough jurors agreed to result in a hung jury and a mistrial. ...Even if the criminal law has been so diminished that private jets and luxury resorts don't constitute bribes, any reasonable standard of ethics tells us taking and concealing such gifts is wrong. Especially…[more]
—Phil Kerpen, American Commitment President
— Phil Kerpen, American Commitment President
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For Thanksgiving Dinner, how many recipes used by your family have been passed down through at least two generations?