Next month's arrival of a new Trump Administration, alongside a Congress ready to hit the ground running…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
ATSC 3.0: What Could It Mean for American Consumers?

Next month's arrival of a new Trump Administration, alongside a Congress ready to hit the ground running, promises a flurry of corrective activity after eight years of Barack Obama.

However, Americans should remain vigilant against regulatory mischief that some are trying to push through unnoticed at the outset of the new Administration and Congress.

Exhibit A:  An effort by broadcasters to convince Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to approve an entirely new broadcast television standard known as ATSC 3.0.

In a nutshell, the ATSC 3.0 standard amounts to yet another new federal action upon a private marketplace and a handout to a favored industry that could inflict significant and unnecessary costs, ultimately to be paid by consumers.

Under current law, cable and…[more]

December 02, 2016 • 04:24 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.
Obama Deficit Heads Upward Again
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, September 01 2016
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just revealed that this year's federal budget deficit will rise to $590 billion, a depressing 35% increase over last year's already-high $438 billion:  CBO now estimates that the 2016 deficit will total $590 billion, or 3.2 percent of GDP, exceeding last year's deficit by $152 billion...  The deficit is growing in 2016 because revenues are up only slightly, by less than 1 percent ($26 billion), whereas outlays are projected to rise by 5 percent ($178 billion).  As Barack Obama staggers toward the end of his failed presidency, that…
 
Colorado's Anti-Fracking Crackup
If a pair of extreme green ballot measures fall in the Rocky Mountains and no one in the liberal media…
Read more...
Hillary Clinton's Illicit Plan
Unless you're a high-ranking government official, it's hard to get a meeting with any secretary of state.…
Read more...
 
A Gem in Chicago
  We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving…
Read more...
Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World
Why would a country with the world's largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers…
Read more...
 
Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia
Terry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York.…
Read more...
Rare Bright Spot: U.S. Still Leads in Intellectual Property Protection
The United States accounts for just 4% of the world's population, and our brief 240-year existence remains…
Read more...
 
Leo DiCaprio's Dirty Dollars
Actor-playboy Leonardo DiCaprio walked away from a fender bender in the Hamptons this weekend without…
Read more...
Zika's Threat to a City Near You
Health officials are bowing to political correctness instead of taking obvious steps to protect residents…
Read more...
 
A Clash of Police Policies
Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee…
Read more...
Reminder: Obamacare Is Still A Disaster
So a giant, rent-seeking insurance company is accused of having threatened to leave Obamacare's health…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Where is the USS Arizona Memorial located?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"In 1987, American diplomats in West Germany warned President Reagan not to mention the Berlin Wall when he visited the city. The State Department and the National Security Council repeatedly deleted 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall' from the speech that the president was to deliver. He ignored them, to very good effect.Their freakout was similar when Reagan called the Soviet Union 'evil.' But…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
 
Liberty Poll   

Which one of the following finalists would you favor to win the “Baracki,” a totally fake and fictitious award for the most fabulous fake news of 2016?