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31 Time to Govern, Republicans

On Nov. 9, 2016, in the stunned afterglow of Republicans taking the White House and holding both chambers of Congress, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor put it plainly: "It is now time for Republicans to govern," he said on CNBC. "There'll be no excuses now. And I think the number one focus will be repeal and replacement of Obamacare…

32 A Conservative Mom Breaks the Pot Taboo

Let's talk about marijuana. Specifically, let's talk about how and why I came to be one of the countless parents across America (and around the world) who have let their chronically ill children try it. A groundbreaking new study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the health benefits of cannabidiol for children…

33 CFIF Memorial Day Quiz

Take our 10-Question Memorial Day Quiz and test your knowledge of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1.  Which one of the following Revolutionary War heroes is credited with stating, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”? a. …

34 The Forgotten Slaughters of the Innocents

For now, everyone knows the sonorous name and cherubic face of 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos. She's the littlest known victim of Monday night's jihad attack in Manchester, England. Her doe-eyed image spread as rapidly across social media as the #PrayForManchester hashtags and Twitter condolences from celebrities. But I guarantee you that beautiful…

35 On Capitol Hill, Growing Frustration With FBI Secrecy About Russia Probe

Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Russia-Trump affair have multiplied in the days since President Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Almost invariably, Democrats and others calling for a prosecutor say such a step is needed to "get to the bottom" of the matter. Yet there is still uncertainty among the public about whether…

36 Can Cops Get a Fair Trial in America?

Lock your doors. Hide your children. Police officers, be on alert: Al Sharpton's cop-bashing circus is back in full swing. Harlem's godfather of racial hoax crimes is in Oklahoma this week to stir up trouble as jury selection begins in the manslaughter trial of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby. Shelby is white. Terence Crutcher, the man she shot…

37 Spending Bill, Not Obamacare, Reveals Deep GOP Division

If you want to see what divides Republicans in Congress, don't look at the struggle to repeal and replace Obamacare. Look at spending. The House's narrow passage of a partial repeal of Obamacare dominated media for days. Happening at the same time, but receiving relatively little coverage, was the Senate's approval of a $1.1 trillion spending bill…

38 Liberals Seek Free Speech for Media, Censorship for Everyday Americans

What is it about freedom of speech that leftists continually find so threatening, anyway?  It's almost as if they're incapable of refuting opposing ideas, so they simply attempt to silence them completely.  Across America, we're experiencing another epidemic of censorship, particularly on college campuses where conservative and libertarian…

39 Trump's First 100 Days: An Executive Success

Of course Donald Trump over-promised for his first 100 days. What presidential candidate hasn't? During last year's campaign, Trump spoke frequently of all the things he would do almost immediately upon entering the Oval Office. He'd repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, destroy ISIS, build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, fix the nation's roads…

40 Muddy Maxine Waters: What a Riot

Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to USS Government, is now the fresh-faced "rock star" of the Democratic Party. "Auntie Maxine" is stoking the resistance, inspiring millenials, combating hate, crusading against corruption and invoking the counterinsurgent…

41 Trump's Long March Problem

A new president needs to staff his administration with people who will be loyal to him. Donald Trump's problem is that he does not have enough loyalists to staff the White House, much less the entire executive branch. Previous presidents have come to Washington after enough time in politics to develop concentric circles of loyalists who can take jobs…

42 Robot Revolution

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he's "not worried at all" about robots displacing American workers. He's spot on. Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade dragging along at 2 percent growth…

43 These Are the Questions Susan Rice Needs to Answer

The House Intelligence Committee reportedly wants former national security adviser Susan Rice to testify in the probe of alleged Russian election interference, which now includes evidence that Obama officials may have improperly used intelligence gathered on President Trump's transition team. We've been incessantly assured there's nothing to this…

44 What the Politicians Won't Say About Drugs

The Trump administration is launching a campaign against the heroin and pain pill epidemic, which causes a staggering 52,000 overdose deaths a year. And two weeks ago, New York's Mayor Bill De Blasio announced stepped up efforts to halt the scourge. Will they succeed? Only if they break with the conventional wisdom that labels addiction a "disease…

45 The Northwestern University Rape Outbreak That Wasn't

Campus feminists whipped up a Category-5 frenzy over sexual assault allegations at a Northwestern University fraternity in February. But last week, the school's Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin was forced to muster up her best impression of "Saturday Night Live's" classic foot-in-mouther, Emily Litella. Neeeeever…

46 Schiff Mum on What He Saw at White House

Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been sharply critical of the panel's Republican chairman, Devin Nunes, for visiting the White House to view classified documents that Nunes says show the Obama administration intercepted the communications of Donald Trump associates before the president took office in January.…

47 Devin Nunes Has No Reason to Recuse Himself

The day after House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., held a press conference saying he'd seen reports that show the government may have collected information on Donald Trump's transition team or family and inappropriately shared it, journalists jumped into action. They did so not to dig into the accusation of a National Security…

48 Benjamin Crump: TV's Rising Fake News Star

He's the new Al Sharpton on steroids—and he's coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin' lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the "Hands up, don't shoot" lie. Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded that the 22 witnesses who manufactured…

49 Democrats Shouldn't Dismiss Nunes' Spying Claims So Quickly

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters yesterday that members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team — and possibly Trump himself — may have been caught up in surveillance during the last days of the Obama administration. Nunes says the surveillance, by both the FBI and NSA, looked to be legal…

50 Bring Assata Back ASAP

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can't they bring back AWOL convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur? It is time for one of the agency's most wanted women in the world to pay her dues. And President Trump is just the man to force this militant and unrepentant escapee to face justice. Forty years ago this…

51 The Dirty Dem Dogs of Disruption

Here come the hyperpartisan hounds. A new nonprofit called American Oversight launched this week to combat President Trump's "culture of impunity." The outfit declared itself "nonpartisan" and claims its crusaders will fight for a "transparent and ethical government." But like Waylon Jennings once crooned, "Baby…

52 The Information Vacuum Inside the Trump Russia Controversy

Put aside, for a moment, the raging controversies over this or that aspect of Donald Trump, the Russians, and the election. And then ask: What do we know about the allegation at the heart of the matter: Did Trump, his campaign aides, or his associates collude with Russians to influence the 2016 campaign? The answer is, we know nothing. After all the…

53 Don't Let Politics Ruin Baseball

Jayson Stark, a longtime baseball writer for ESPN, recently asked whether Major League Baseball players' lack of political involvement is an abdication of their responsibility as citizens. He asked: "Is 2017 the time for a new code of conduct? Is it time for a more socially aware culture — in this, the sport of Jackie Robinson?"…

54 Chuck Schumer's Fake News

Appearing recently on ABC's "The View," Senator Chuck Schumer painted a picture of Republicans unhappy with the their new president and getting ready to bolt for the door. "When you talk to Republicans quietly — you know — in the cloak room and the gym — they are having real problems with him. ... My…

55 Optimism in Trump's America

President Trump's job approval rating, 44 percent with a 48 percent disapproval rating in a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, makes him "the first president of the post-World War II era with a net negative approval rating in his first gauge of public opinion," according to the Journal. Trump's most strident supporters will no doubt…

56 Economic Freedom Index: U.S. Plummeted from 6th to 17th Under Obama

Anyone still perplexed by the economic malaise and popular discontent that characterized the Obama era need look no further than the erosion of economic freedom during his tenure.  When Obama entered the White House in 2009, the United States ranked sixth in the Heritage Foundation's annual Index of Economic Freedom.  Today, we've sunk…

57 CFIF U.S. Presidents Quiz

Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives. (Answer key may be found at the bottom)  1. Who was the first U.S. President to be born in the United States of America? a. John Adams b. Martin Van Buren c. James Monroe d. George Washington 2. Which one of the…

58 Bumps in the Road: Trump vs. Obama

The resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn has the anti-Trump media declaring the new administration a "mess," in "turmoil" and thrown into "chaos." Funny, these same Chicken Littles barely shrugged their shoulders during the turmoil-laden first 100 days of Barack Obama's first term. Some perspective is…

59 Time for Trump to Hit Campaign Trail

President Trump's many critics say his young administration is a hot mess. His defenders say Trump has accomplished more in three weeks than many presidents do in years. At the moment Trump is in what might be called the executive-action phase of his presidency. Beyond fighting for his Cabinet appointments on Capitol Hill, everything Trump has done…

60 Elizabeth Warren For President

First of all, despite the martyr act, no one has the power to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And that's a good thing. On the other hand, the impulse to silence Warren is completely rational, and it has nothing to do with her gender, ancestry or ideology. It has everything to do with her sanctimonious lecturing, habitual dishonesty and disregard for…

 
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