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June 6th, 2019 at 3:56 pm
Ramirez Cartoon: Voting by Phone
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Below is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez take on this week’s State of the Union.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

June 3rd, 2019 at 12:57 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Grant Duwe, Academic Adviser on Criminal Justice Reform at the American Enterprise Institute and Research Director of the Minnesota Department of Corrections: More Effective Prison Programs;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Adam Michel, Senior Policy analyst, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget: A Call for More Flexible Education Savings Accounts;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: CFPB and Small Dollar Loans;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Matthew Daniels, JD, PhD, Author and Founder of the Center for Law and Digital Culture: “Human Liberty 2.0”;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Timpthy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: British Prime Minister Theresa May;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Ian Rowe, CEO of Public Prep: College Board’s New Sociological Data Input; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Devin Watkins, Attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Waters of the United States Rule.

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May 20th, 2019 at 4:55 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Mary clare Amselem, Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation: SAT Adversity Score;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Aparna Mathur, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute: Mother’s Choice to Work;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Clark Packard, Trade Policy Council Team at R Street: China and Trade;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: David Keating, President at Institute for Free Speech: South Dakota and First Amendment Law;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Iran;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Timothy Snowball, Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation: Socialism; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Bill Conti, Attorney at Baker & Hostetler: Presidential 2020.

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April 22nd, 2019 at 12:49 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.”

Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Jonathan Wood, Senior Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation: Earth Day and Environmental Progress;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, National Security Law Program at The Heritage Foundation: Julian Assange and the Legal Case Against Him;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for state Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council: Rich States, Poor States Report;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Lawrence Mead, NYU Professor and Book Author: “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power”;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Demian Brady, Director of Research for the National Taxpayers Union Foundation: How the Trump Tax Cuts Lowered the Compliance Burden;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Rising Prescription Drug Costs; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: The Mueller Report and the Latest 2020 Presidential Candidates.

Listen live on the Internet here Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

March 4th, 2019 at 3:49 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Institute for Constitutional Government: Socialism Today;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner at Baker & Hostetler: Congress and the Investigation of a President;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: David Keating, President, Institute for Free Speech: HR1;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Multi-State Scheme to Run Private Investigations through State AG Offices;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: Iran and President Trump’s Foreign Policy Report Card;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Steve Milloy, Founder and Publisher of JunkScience.com: Bad Science and Paper Receipts; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: ATT/TimeWarner Merger and Latest on 5G.

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February 18th, 2019 at 4:03 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/99.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Ross Marchand, Director of Policy at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance: U.S. Postal Service;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Quin Hillyer, Associate Editor of the Washington Examiner and Nationally Recognized Authority on the American Political Process: the Decline of the Humanities and the Rise of Prejudices;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Ashton Hayward, III, President of Andrews Research & Education Foundation: AREF’s Mission and Projects;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Green New Deal;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Myra Van Hoose, President of the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida: Women in Politics and Upcoming Events;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Larry G. Salzman, Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation: Florida’s Hearing Aid Regulations; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: Presidential Authority in a State of Emergency and the Latest on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

February 6th, 2019 at 4:13 pm
The State of the Union
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Below is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez take on this week’s State of the Union.

January 25th, 2019 at 11:50 am
Shutdown Perspective
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

January 7th, 2019 at 4:55 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM/94.1FM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Pat Rosenstiel, Founder & Chairman of Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity: Importing Price Controls for Prescription Drugs;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Sherman Joyce, President of American Tort Reform Foundation: Latest “Judicial Hellholes” List;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Electric Vehicle Subsidy;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Adam Michel, Policy Analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation: House Democratic Rules Package;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Tim Wyrosdick, Superintendent of Santa Rosa County Schools: 2019 Legislative Session and Education Updates; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: William J. Conti, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: The New Congress and 2020.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

January 3rd, 2019 at 8:12 am
Ramirez Cartoon: New Year’s Resolutions
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

December 10th, 2018 at 3:51 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: James Bacchus, Former U.S. Representative, Professor of Global Affairs at the University of Central Florida, and Adjunct Scholar at Cato Institute: Free Trade and Destiny;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: John Hannah, Senior Counselor at Foundation for Defense of Democracies: US-China Relations;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Quin Hillyer, Contributor to the Washington Examiner and Author: Happenings Inside the Beltway;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Andrew Och, First Ladies Man and Author: The Legacy of George H.W. and Barbara Bush; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior VP or Corporate and Legal Affairs: Climate Change, US Postal Services and Other News.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

December 6th, 2018 at 12:58 pm
President George H. W. Bush: 1924-2018
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

November 12th, 2018 at 4:24 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm ET: Hans von Spakovsky, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation: On Sessions’ Watch;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm ET: Lee Casey, Partner at Baker & Hostetler: Detractors Denouncing Constitution;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm ET: Trey Kovacs, Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Veterans Department Ends Labor Union Work on Taxpayer Dime;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm ET: Tzvi Khan, Senior Iran Analyst: Iran’s Major Human Rights Abusers;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm ET: Anna St. John, Attorney with the Center for Class Action Fairness at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: SCOTUS Case Challenging Unfair Class Action Settlements;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm ET: Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute: Midterm Election Report; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm ET: Ashton Hayward, Mayor of Pensacola: Turning Over the Keys to the City.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

November 6th, 2018 at 11:27 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Vote
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

October 22nd, 2018 at 4:37 pm
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Dr. William Lehr, Economist, Industry Consultant and Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Future of Broadband Competition;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Hans von Spakovsky, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies: Harvard and Racial Preferences;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Peter Wallison, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Author: Judicial Fortitude: The Last chance to Rein in the Administrative State;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Dr. Fred Jacobs, Executive Vice President of St. George’s University: Physician Shortages;

5:15 CDT/6:15 pm EDT: Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: Self-Censorship, the Economy and NAFTA Updated; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Fred Karlinsky, Shareholder and Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group: Florida 2018 Ballot Measures.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

October 11th, 2018 at 7:32 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Filling Haley’s Shoes
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

September 24th, 2018 at 11:50 am
This Week’s “Your Turn” Radio Show Lineup
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Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.”

Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute: 40 Years After Camp David Accords;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment: Canada and NAFTA Negotiations;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Timothy Lee, CFIF’s Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs: Expansion of the Leftist War;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of Institute for Free Speech: Maine’s Crowdfunding Campaign and the Kavanaugh Hearings;

5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT: Edward Fleming, Founding Partner of McDonald Fleming Moorhead in Pensacola, Florida: Capitalism,  Socialism and Communism; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT: Mayor Ashton Hayward, Mayor of Pensacola, and Luke Goodrich, Vice President and Senior Counsel at Becket: Pensacola’s Memorial Cross Cert Petition to SCOTUS.

Listen live on the Internet here. Call in to share your comments or ask questions of today’s guests at (850) 623-1330.

August 30th, 2018 at 11:10 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Google Bias
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.

August 22nd, 2018 at 3:30 pm
ALERT: Urge Your Member of Congress Not to Become Pelosi’s Next Puppet on Internet Regulation
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Democrats in the House of Representatives – led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) – are pushing to reinstate Obama-era, big-government Title II regulations on the internet through a legislative procedure known as a Congressional Review Act (CRA). Now they are pressuring some Republicans to help them get to the 218 signatures needed to force a vote on the CRA.

The Pelosi-Doyle CRA is not about sound internet policy; it is a politically motived, partisan effort to restore a stifling “Mother-May-I” regulatory framework on the internet that has already proven to slow private investment in internet network infrastructure and cost well-paying jobs.

Call your representative in Congress now.  Tell her/him to not become Pelosi’s next puppet on internet regulation.  Ask her/him to oppose the Pelosi-Doyle CRA.

Make no mistake, Title II regulation is NOT “net neutrality.” Indeed, there is widespread agreement and support – Republicans, Democrats and stakeholders alike – for the core principles of “net neutrality.”

But instead of working on commonsense, bipartisan legislation that will truly protect those principles while at the same time enabling the internet to thrive, Pelosi, Doyle and others want to politicize the issue and are pushing for the internet to be regulated like a public utility under a bureaucratic framework that was crafted way back in the 1930s, well before the internet was ever invented.

Adding insult to injury, the Pelosi-Doyle CRA gives a free pass to big tech companies, like Facebook and others, for how they treat consumer privacy and data online – what most consumers really care about when using the internet.

Unfortunately, Pelosi and Doyle have managed to convince one Republican congressman thus far – Representative Mike Coffman (R – Colorado) – to sign their discharge petition and support the CRA.  And right now, they’re using Coffman’s support to pressure other Republicans to join their effort.

Call your representative in Congress now.  Tell her/him to not become Pelosi’s next puppet on internet regulation.  Ask her/him to oppose the Pelosi-Doyle CRA.

Congress has a golden opportunity to come together on commonsense legislation that holds all internet companies to the same standards and preserves the core principles of “net neutrality” without the hyper-regulatory approach of the CRA and Title II.

The Pelosi-Doyle CRA must be rejected. Please call your representative in Congress now.

August 17th, 2018 at 9:41 am
Ramirez Cartoon: Cuomo
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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.