Conservatives who want a “reformer with results” resume to run for President of the United States…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
Wisconsin's Walker in Tight Reelection Race

Conservatives who want a “reformer with results” resume to run for President of the United States in 2016 should be praying that Scott Walker gets reelected this year. The Wisconsin Republican governor is in his third tough campaign for the state’s top office in four years, having initially won the office in 2010 and then surviving a recall effort in 2012. If Walker wins again in November, expect to see him become the dark horse candidate to win the GOP nomination.

But first Walker has to win reelection. And that’s no guarantee.

Robert Costa of the Washington Post has an interesting analysis of Walker’s main problem this time around: Falling 150,000 jobs short of his 2010 pledge to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin during his first term.

For his part, Walker has…[more]

October 23, 2014 • 01:03 pm

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
U.S. Politics in the Age of Instability
By Troy Senik
Thursday, June 19 2014
One of the most peculiar facts about American exceptionalism is that we know it exists precisely because so many Americans are blind to its effects. Consider, for instance, all of the factors — each of them luxuries by historical standards — that Americans take for granted: power will peacefully be transferred from one political party to another after an election; American soil will be free from foreign invasion; even when economic growth is muted, we can still rely on a future where our standard of living will be beyond the wildest dreams of virtually all people at all times in human…
 
Copyright: “First Sale” Doctrine Unsuitable for Digital Goods
This month, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet…
Read more...
With Cantor Loss, Liberals Whistling Past the Graveyard
The Democratic Party may have finally landed on a campaign slogan for 2014: “Any port in a storm.”…
Read more...
 
If You Defer Action, Illegal Immigrants Will Come
When President Barack Obama’s executive order “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”…
Read more...
VA Scandal Scapegoating: Don’t Blame Insufficient Spending, Bush or Iraq and Afghan Wars
The burgeoning Department of Veterans Affairs scandal presages the dysfunctional future of ObamaCare…
Read more...
 
Barack Obama, Presidential Kamikaze
I have to admit, I’ve always had a hard time with arguments that President Obama is intentionally…
Read more...
Minnesota’s First “Unsession” Repeals 1,175 Laws
In an era when most liberals are busy trying to grow government, Democratic leaders in Minnesota just…
Read more...
 
New ObamaCare Fissures Emerge, as Stunned Labor Unions Chafe at Higher Costs
Pop some popcorn, grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy this emerging spectacle.  Labor unions were…
Read more...
Mind the Gap: The Dangerous Distance Between Civilians and the Military
In a just world, the scandal over the mistreatment of retired military members by the Department of Veterans…
Read more...
 
Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence Falling into ObamaCare’s Medicaid Trap?
Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence says his plan to use ObamaCare’s Medicaid dollars to expand…
Read more...
“Net Neutrality” and “Title II”: A Brief Primer on Two Dangerous Ideas
In recent days, the terms “Net Neutrality” and “Title II” have interspersed our…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"Louisville, KY - Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration of the Senate…[more]
 
 
—George F. Will, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
— George F. Will, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?