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October 24, 2014 • 10:26 am

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America’s Civic Failure: Have We Gotten What We Deserve?
By Troy Senik
Thursday, July 24 2014
Being a conservative — or, for that matter, any American with the decency to recoil at Barack Obama’s generalissimo style of governance — is a pretty disheartening experience. Sure, there’s a schadenfreude to seeing the White House reel from the tidal wave of problems currently submerging it — the international tensions, the domestic scandals, the Supreme Court smackdowns, the now-pervasive sense of incompetence. But how truly satisfying is it to know that the country retains the capacity to recognize a huge mistake half a decade after the fact? Even as a consolation…
 
"War on Women?" Federal Law Has Protected Contraceptives and Equal Pay for 50 Years
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act to "prohibit discrimination on account…
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Perry, Paul and the GOP’s Foreign Policy Future
What a difference a decade makes. Imagine if, in 2004 — with George W. Bush in the heat of a reelection…
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Obama’s Deferred Action and Human Trafficking Law Are a Toxic Mix
Facing blame for tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the border, the Obama administration…
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Obama in 2009: “You’ve Got Me.” Democrats Today: “Barack Obama? Never Heard of Him.”
In 2009, an Icarus-like Barack Obama with artificially high approval ratings demanded fealty from Congressional…
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To Impeach… or Not?
When it comes to the subject of whether to impeach President Barack Obama, Republican sentiment is coalescing…
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"Consent of the Governed" No More?
Here’s a disquieting observation: The most controversial decision out of the Supreme Court this…
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CFIF Independence Day Quiz
Take CFIF's 13 Question Independence Day Quiz to test your knowledge of American history and civics.
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IRS and the Spoliation of Evidence Legal Standard
“Innocent until proven guilty” is an unconditional canon within our legal system, right? …
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Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Failings: A World Tour
It’s not unusual for American presidents to spend their second terms — a time when they’ve…
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Oregon’s Three ObamaCare Blunders that Wasted $305 Million
After spending hundreds of millions of dollars yet failing to enroll a single person on its ObamaCare…
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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?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
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?