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Congress Making Good On Rescinding Rogue "Privacy" Regulations Rammed Through by Obama's FCC

Among the myriad missteps and abuses of the Obama Administration, its habit of rogue lawmaking through unelected administrative agencies rather than the deliberative democratic process was perhaps the worst.  Even the most liberal Supreme Court justices on several occasions agreed, striking down Obama Administration regulatory impositions by unanimous votes.

And perhaps no federal agency represented that lawlessness and impropriety better than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Last year as the clock began to expire on the Obama era, the FCC moved to impose new "privacy" regulations upon private Internet Service Providers (ISPs), upon which Americans rely to access the internet.  Those regulations actually did nothing on behalf of consumer privacy, or to prevent online data…[more]

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31 Michelle Obama's Christmas Lump of Coal

Just what we all need to ring in the Christmas season: Un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama belly-aching about the burdens and sacrifices of public life with billionaire Oprah Winfrey. "There's nowhere in the world I can go and sit and have a cup of coffee," Obama lamented. It's a frequent grievance. In September, she told InStyle magazine…

32 Trump Resistance Pins Last Hope On Electoral College

The Electoral College meets this Monday in what will be the final step in Donald Trump's improbable rise to the presidency. But it will also be the last chance for #NeverTrump dead-enders to keep Trump out of the White House. And now, the anti-Trump effort has been given new fuel by allegations of Russian attempts to interfere with the presidential…

33 Where Are We?

We are now in a kind of political no-man's-land between an administration on its way out and a new administration taking shape. Predictions are always risky — and nowhere more so than in times like these. What we can do, however, is assess where we are, and what some of the opportunities and dangers are. The opportunities are many, which…

34 Did Democrats Learn Anything From Their Attack on the Filibuster?

I won't lie. After reading the CNN piece titled "Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret 'nuclear option' power play," I experienced some deeply satisfying schadenfreude. Feel free keep President Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and those who implored Senate Democrats to blow up the filibuster a few years ago in your thoughts as…

35 Obesity, Fatty Foods, Death and Science

Something is killing us — beyond the fact that life itself is a terminal condition. This week brought news that the U.S. mortality rate overall has risen slightly since 2014. "It's a definite milestone in the wrong direction, and the concern a lot of us have is that it reflects largely the approximately three-decade-long epidemic of…

36 Obama Apparently Wasn't on "The Right Side of History" After All

Since the first days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cast himself as occupying "the right side of history" and exploited Martin Luther King, Jr.'s phrase that, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."    Now in the final days of that presidency, even Obama must be confronting the…

37 The Left's Gambles

Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected. Something as personal as what…

38 Justin Trudeau: Baby-Faced Commie Apologist Unmasked

Wasn't one vapid pretty boy named Justin from Canada enough? At least Justin Bieber is eye candy without the heartburn. Justin Trudeau, on the other hand, is the twinkly-eyed boy toy who makes informed adults wanna hurl. For more than a year, the liberal Canadian prime minister enjoyed drool-stained global press coverage as the "hot hipster&…

39 Democrats and the Nazi Card

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the odds-on favorite to become the Democratic National Committee's chairman, had a long association with the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam. He compared then-President George W. Bush and 9/11 to Adolf Hitler and the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament building: "9/11 is the juggernaut in American history…

40 The Return of Assassination Fascination

Alert the CDC: Left-wing America has been overcome by another contagious epidemic of assassination fascination. It's time to declare a public health crisis. In San Antonio last week, two high school students performed a sicko skit depicting the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump. In Cleveland, unhinged 24-year-old Zachary Benson tweeted…

41 Backward-Looking 'Progressives'

People who call themselves "progressives" claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward. One of the maddening aspects of the thinking, or non-thinking, on the political left is their failure to understand that there is nothing they can do about the past. Whether people on…

42 Terrified Liberals Rediscover Federalism

It's been a traumatic week for liberals (although conservatives face their own struggle to stifle laughter and schadenfreude at liberals' expense).  Among other tragic vignettes from the past week, The New York Times reported that, "Mrs. Clinton's campaign was so confident in her victory that her aides popped open champagne on the campaign…

43 Trump vs. the Federal Bureaucracy

Donald Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton presages an even bigger battle against the heart of the Democratic establishment: the federal workforce. This army of bureaucrats — almost 3 million strong — gave Clinton a large majority of their votes and over 90 percent of their campaign contributions. Count on federal workers and…

44 Trump Seals Obama's Legacy

"I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election.  You want to give me a good sendoff?  Go vote!" — Barack Obama, September 18, 2016  Sometime during election night, a humiliating and horrifying thought crept into Barack…

45 CFIF Veterans Day Quiz

Take CFIF’s 11-Question Veterans Day Quiz and test your knowledge of the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11th for which one of the following reasons? a. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on that date b. The WWI…

46 Identity Politics in America: a Post-Mortem

Here is what eight years of President Obama's "post-racial" reign have wrought. The weekend before Election Day, Hillary Clinton grinned from ear to ear at a Cleveland rally while reciting a verse from Jay-Z's remix of Young Jeezy's "My President is Black." As the rapper and his Black Lives Matter-promoting wife, Beyonce, beamed…

47 Votes Count, Rules Count More

The outcome of the wildest presidential election in our lifetimes will likely boil down to the rules in our rule book: the U.S. Constitution. There may be more surprises ahead, but the framers prepared us for almost any contingency. Look for electors going rogue, an Electoral College deadlock, or contested voting results like Florida in 2000. There…

48 Liberals Crave Monopoly on Political Speech

Should private citizens be banned from airing documentaries critical of Hillary Clinton before Election Day?  To most Americans, that's a preposterous question that answers itself.  After all, there's nothing more central to our representative democracy than the 1st Amendment right to support or oppose candidates, or offer information and…

49 A Fifth Clinton Presidency?

I keep hearing that Hillary Clinton would be "Obama's third term." The math is wrong. Barack Obama served the Clinton crime family's third and fourth term. Electing Hillary would doom America to a fifth Clinton White House. From 1993-2001, under the "Two for the Price of One" Clinton regime, we suffered through Travelgate, Filegate…

50 Gallup: Public Support For Police Jumps By Record Margin

Imagine how it feels to walk out your door for work each morning with the ominous awareness that due to the very nature of your job, you may not ever walk back through that door again.  To be sure, unexpected tragedy can strike any one of us at any time, in any variety of ways.  Very few of us, however, have jobs that by definition entail…

51 Hillary's Climate of Hate

Who are the haters? Who are the autocrats? Who are the serial abusers of power? Only one presidential candidate has wielded the sledgehammer of government against personal enemies. Only one presidential candidate has exploited a spouse's public office to exact revenge on political dissenters. Only one presidential candidate has a quarter-century…

52 Hillary Clinton's Dishonesty Was on Display in Final Debate

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…

53 Obama's 2016 Budget Deficit Exceeds Total Military Spending

The glaring failures of Barack Obama that the watchdog media and celebrity culture have hypocritically excused or completely ignored are countless.  Candidate Obama of 2008, as one example, promised to elevate America's global standing with his "citizen of the world" speeches and Berlin rallies.  Today, however, there's no spot…

54 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 in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested…

55 Words Versus Deeds

Donald Trump's gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump's talk is indefensible. But Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State, carrying out the Obama administration's foreign policies, have cost many lives in many places, including the American ambassador and others…

56 Will Illegal Foreign Voters Steal the Election?

"It could all come down to Colorado." That's the latest conventional wisdom from presidential poll watchers. But it may not be legal American citizens in my adopted home state who choose the next commander in chief. Instead, it could very well be foreign noncitizens voting illegally in the Rocky Mountains — and in other crucial…

57 Why Didn't the FBI Give Hillary Clinton Immunity and Spare Us the Drama?

Rather than striking immunity deals with virtually every person who had intimate knowledge of Hillary Clinton's illegal private server and emails, the Justice Department would have saved everyone some time by offering Clinton protection instead. FBI Director James Comey, who testified in front of two congressional committees this week, still maintains…

58 Hillary, Interrupted

Whatever happened to "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"? Whither "Girl Power"? When did Rosie the Riveter's "We Can Do It!" give way to Hillary the Haranguer's "We Can't Handle It"? It's 2016, and the Democrats' feminist heroine running for commander in chief is whinnying about being — wait for it —…

59 Clinton's Failure at Foggy Bottom

Hillary Clinton boasts that her experience traveling to 112 countries as secretary of state qualifies her to be president. Don't believe it. At the end of her taxpayer-funded audition on the world stage, she came home empty-handed, with no meaningful gains for the United States. Voters are too smart to be wowed when she rattles off names of Islamic…

60 CFIF Supreme Court Quiz

Take CFIF’s 10-Question Supreme Court Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Highest Court. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. How many Justices comprise the U.S. Supreme Court? a. Five b. Six c. Nine d. Eleven 2. How many times has Congress changed the number of justices comprising…

 
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"So here we are with gallons of ink, forests of trees and gigabytes of pixels being spent on one single tweet where Mr. Trump regurgitated press accounts reporting that the Obama administration used electronic surveillance to investigate Mr. Trump's campaign. That claim is incontrovertibly accurate. The hardest and clearest evidence of this is that Mr. Trump's national security adviser and former…[more]
 
 
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