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.
Hillary Clinton's Dishonesty Was on Display in Final Debate
By David Harsanyi
Friday, October 21 2016
The third and mercifully final presidential debate also turned out to be the most conventional. Fox News' Chris Wallace did a solid job pressing the candidates on issues in Las Vegas, giving them space to spar but not enough space to get out of control. Of course, not even a strong moderator will deter candidates from misleading, lying and prevaricating all night. And since we know Trump's performance will be comprehensively fact-checked by the entire media, let's talk about three of Clinton's biggest whoppers. First, was there anything more ridiculous in the debate than Clinton's answer on guns?…
 
Obama's 2016 Budget Deficit Exceeds Total Military Spending
The glaring failures of Barack Obama that the watchdog media and celebrity culture have hypocritically…
Read more...
Debate Depressive Disorder
How many more broadcast bust-ups will it take before America finally decides to make its presidential…
Read more...
 
The Left and the Masses
The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor…
Read more...
Pew Research: Public Rejecting Global Warming Orthodoxy
A comprehensive new survey entitled "The Politics of Climate" from the left-leaning Pew Research…
Read more...
 
Obama Lied. My Third Health Plan Just Died.
Once was a shock. Twice was an outrage. Thrice is a nightmare that won't end. Over the past three years…
Read more...
Words Versus Deeds
Donald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary…
Read more...
 
The GOP Should Be Obamacare's Death Panel
When The New York Times tells you Obamacare is "ailing" and must change to survive, rest assured…
Read more...
Liberal Opponents of Free Speech Suffer Another Humiliating Supreme Court Defeat
Imagine the following harrowing scenario.  In the predawn hours one morning, you and your family…
Read more...
 
Will Illegal Foreign Voters Steal the Election?
"It could all come down to Colorado." That's the latest conventional wisdom from presidential…
Read more...
Obama Gives Away American Control of the Internet
In another blow to American global leadership, the Obama administration is abdicating control of the…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Where is the USS Arizona Memorial located?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"Life is not fair to losers, or the critics of Donald Trump, and the way he won the presidency. He just won't stand still and give the rotten eggs a chance to hit their mark. The Donald is conducting his transition to the White House in his own way, taking his time, choosing his Cabinet carefully, and rationing misery to his detractors. His critics, particularly in the know-it-all media, are having…[more]
 
 
—Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times
— Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times
 
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?