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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

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July 23, 2014 • 10:52 am

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"War on Women?" Federal Law Has Protected Contraceptives and Equal Pay for 50 Years
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, July 17 2014
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act to "prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers."  In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which broadly outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as race, religion, national origin or color.  In 1965, the United States Supreme Court in Griswold v. Connecticut overturned a Connecticut statute prohibiting contraceptive use.  In 1977 the Supreme Court ruled in Carey v. Population Services International that states could not prohibit sales of…
 
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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U.S. Politics in the Age of Instability
One of the most peculiar facts about American exceptionalism is that we know it exists precisely because…
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Question of the Week   
Mandatory vaccination laws were first enacted in the U.S. to prevent the spread of which one of the following communicable diseases?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"The breadth of problems at the VA has proven continually surprising, even as the torrent of unrelated bad news knocks new revelations about VA corruption off the front pages. The Office of Special Counsel investigating the VA is looking into 67 whistleblower complaints -- 25 of which have been initiated since June 1. ...  There’s no question that the extent and urgency of the problems at the…[more]
 
 
—Mark Hemingway, The Weekly Standard
— Mark Hemingway, The Weekly Standard
 
Liberty Poll   

Should Congress grant President Obama’s emergency request to provide almost $4 billion for the illegal immigration crisis that is spiraling out of control?