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

View more of Michael Ramirez’s cartoons on CFIF’s website here.…[more]

August 23, 2016 • 09:53 am

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Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
Patent Litigation Venue Reform: New Study Highlights Need for Congressional Action
By Timothy H. Lee
Friday, March 18 2016
In an era of sharp partisan divide, the need for litigation reform is a rare issue on which almost all Americans outside of the plaintiff lawyer lobby agree.  According to surveys, 89% of American voters consider lawsuit abuse a problem, and nearly 80% believe the country suffers an excess of lawsuits.  One specific manifestation of litigation abuse is what's known as venue abuse, which refers to plaintiffs deliberately filing lawsuits in districts where no defendant resides, where no substantial portion of the events at the center of the lawsuit occurred and where no substantial portion…
 
Supreme Court Vacancy: Follow the (Original) Obama-Biden-Reid Rule
In May 2005, Senator Harry Reid (D - Nevada) unequivocally renounced any Senate obligation to even vote…
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Obamacare's Tax-Time Torment
"Where is my 1095-A? This is what it must be like dealing with a government agency in a third world…
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Heads Must Roll at the CDC
Consumer Reports is sounding the alarm about a vicious infection raging through hospitals, even prestigious…
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IRS Data: Wealthier Americans Actually Pay More Than Their "Fair Share"
Do you or anyone you know insist that wealthier Americans should pay their "fair share" of…
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Adios, Guantanamo
President Obama is heading to Cuba in two weeks, eager to unveil more travel and trade concessions to…
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Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad
Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton's Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here…
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CFIF Print Ad Urges Congress to “Get to Work” on Tax Reform
The Center for Individual Freedom last week ran a full-page print advertisement in The Weekly Standard…
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With a Court Ruling Unlikely, States Still Hold the Key to Checking Union Power
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last month was a terrible loss for the U.S. Supreme Court and for…
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Sanders, Clinton Supporters Can't Condescend to Trump Supporters
Regardless of whether one supports Donald Trump, opposes him, adores him, detests him or is indifferent…
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The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle
When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest…
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Question of the Week   
What is current (mid-August 2016) national average for a gallon of regular gas at the pump?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Huma Abedin must be a remarkable woman: She has held down four of the worst jobs in politics, several of them simultaneously: right hand to Hillary Rodham Clinton, fixer and patron-patronizer for the Clinton Foundation, an editor of a journal spawned by a major al-Qaeda financier, and wife to Anthony Weiner. Mrs. Carlos Danger has some explaining to do. So does Mrs. Clinton. More, in fact. Mrs. Clinton…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, National Review
— The Editors, National Review
 
Liberty Poll   

Now that the $400 million in cash paid to Iran has been virtually confirmed as ransom for release of hostages, almost certainly in violation of law, do you believe anyone will be held accountable?