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31 Keeping Devin Nunes Out of the Game

In early April, news reports were filled with word that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had recused himself from the committee's Russia investigation. Outside activist groups accused Nunes of revealing classified information, and the House Ethics Committee decided to look into the matter. Nunes was forced to step aside from the Russia…

32 Procter & Gamble's Identity-Politics Pandering

Once upon a time, brothers-in-law William Procter and James Gamble sold candles and soap. Their 19th-century family business grew into the largest consumer goods conglomerate in the world—launching the most recognizable brands on our grocery shelves, including Tide, Pampers, Crest, Nyquil and Old Spice. Now, Procter & Gamble want to conquer…

33 Why Are Republicans Trouncing Democrats In Fundraising?

The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls. All of which makes it notable that the Republican National Committee is trouncing the Democratic National Committee when it comes…

34 Be Very Worried About the Future of Free Expression

"Ads That Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes Will Be Banned in U.K., but Not in the Good Ol' USA!" reads a recent headline on the website Jezebel. Yay to the good ol' USA for continuing to value the fundamental right of free expression, you might say. Or maybe not. Why would a feminist—or anyone, for that matter—celebrate the idea…

35 Manufacturing Hate for 'Made in America'

It's "Made in America" week in Washington, D.C. You'd think this would be cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance and success of our nation's homegrown entrepreneurs and manufacturers? Enter Bill Kristol. The entrenched Beltway pundit ridiculed a festive kickoff event on Monday at…

36 The Crisis in America's Crime Labs

Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America's government-run crime labs—and it's not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. In April, Massachusetts state…

37 For Trump Critics, to Follow Is to Lead

President Trump's performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader. ABC News contemplated "A World Without U.S. Leadership." CNN reported that Trump exchanged "an aggressive, traditional American leadership role for isolation in a club of one."…

38 Annual Gallup Survey Provides Conservatives Reason for Optimism

For conservatives, dismay over America's present and despair about its future can become a default setting.  From "microaggressions" and "safe spaces" on college campuses to presidential assassination fantasies from entertainers to ambushes of Congressional leaders on baseball fields, it often seems that we're disintegrating…

39 CFIF Independence Day Quiz

Take our 13-Question Independence Day Quiz to test your knowledge of American history and civics. (Answer key may be found at the bottom)   1. Americans celebrate the Fourth of July for which one of the following reasons? a. It marks mid-summer vacation b. It is the day America declared her independence c. It marks the…

40 Georgia Vote Says More About Trump Now Than House In '18

The Georgia 6th District results don't tell us what will happen in 2018. But they do tell us what is happening right now. In a conversation two weeks before the GA06 election, a Republican strategist involved in the fight mused on the possibility that all the money spent, all the doors knocked, all the phones called, all the accusations hurled&mdash…

41 Five More Notes On Trump's Current Predicament

Not long ago I wrote that the danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter had changed dramatically in recent weeks. Now, in just the last few days, the situation has changed even more. In five ways: 1. The Mueller office: Investigative arm of the House The Washington Post reported recently that special…

42 Sorry, France - U.S. Remains the Top Choice of the World's 700 Million Potential Migrants

From the moment a Trump presidency became a realistic possibility, preening leftists have been promising to depart for France or similarly enlightened locales.  So why is the French government resorting to bribes to entice them to follow through?  Following President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate…

43 Rape Fakers Must Pay a Higher Price

It's settled, but far from over. The University of Virginia fraternity that was slimed and defamed by sicko fabulist Sabrina Erdely will receive a $1.65 million payment, the fraternity announced this week. Erdely's manufactured tale of gang rape by Phi Kappa Psi members, spun through a manipulated UVA student dubbed "Jackie" and published…

44 Five Notes On Trump's Current Predicament

The danger President Trump faces from the various investigations into the Trump-Russia matter has changed dramatically in recent weeks. If you're a Republican and you still believe the critical question is whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election — if you still think that, you're behind the times…

45 You Know What's Worse Than Overreacting to Terror? Normalizing It

The day after Islamic terrorists struck England for the second time in a month, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman offered the prevailing liberal talking point of the day: Stop panicking. "I'm going to London later this week," he mocked on Twitter. "OMG! I might be stabbed! Or I might get hit by a drunk driver tonight, or run over…

46 CFIF Flag Day Quiz

 Take our 14-Question Quiz to test your knowledge of our National Standard. (Answer key may be found at the bottom)   1. On which one of the following days in 1777 did Congress pass the resolution establishing the American flag? a. June 14 b. July 4 c. September 17 d. December 7 2. When did Congress…

47 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…

48 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…

49 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. …

50 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…

51 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…

52 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…

53 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…

54 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…

55 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…

56 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…

57 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…

58 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…

59 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…

60 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…

 
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