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Congress Introduces Much-Needed Copyright Office Reform Legislation

This week, the Chairmen and Ranking Members of both the Senate and House Judiciary committees introduced important legislation - the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act - which makes the U.S. Register of Copyrights a position appointed by the president subject to Senate confirmation.

CFIF applauds this much-needed proposal to modernize the U.S. Copyright Office in order to meet the new challenges of the 21st century.

Strong copyright protection constitutes a core component of our domestic economy, and our world-leading creative community in particular.  As we at CFIF have often emphasized, it is not by coincidence that the U.S. stands unrivaled as the most creative, innovative, prosperous and powerful nation in human history while consistently maintaining the world…[more]

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61 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…

62 'Favors' to Blacks

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A's and B's. To hell with them." Since many of those students were admitted with lower…

63 Hillary Clinton Would Rather Blame Free Speech Than Islam for Terrorism

It's one thing to watch liberals euphemize "Islamic terrorism" into a vacuous, politically correct word salad. It's quite another to hear them blame free expression for Islamists' actions. And they do it often. When Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to ISIS and other extremists because of his crude…

64 Hillary's Never-ending White Bronco Chase

Throughout Bill and Hillary Clintons' four decades of public life, their apologists have met every new scandal with the same alibi ad nauseam:  You have no direct proof of guilt.  In some cases, of course, that defense was subsequently refuted with direct evidence.  As just one example, recall the revelation of Monica Lewinsky's blue…

65 Mulan vs. the Diversity-Mongers

Let's get down to business. The casting kerfuffle over Disney's live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit "Mulan" brings honor to none. It's a politically correct tempest in a Chinese teapot. More than 90,000 angry activists have now signed a petition "to tell Disney that we demand to see them cast an Asian Mulan." The lead instigator…

66 CFIF Constitution Day Quiz

Take our 17-Question Quiz to test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Constitution Day is observed annually on September 17th because on that date in 1787: a. The first state ratified the Constitution b. The last state ratified the Constitution c. The Constitution was sent…

67 Misleading Statistics

Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies — "lies, damned lies, and statistics." Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds. Even if the statistics themselves are absolutely accurate, the words that describe what they are measuring can be grossly misleading. Household income…

68 Hillary Clinton's Illicit Plan

Unless you're a high-ranking government official, it's hard to get a meeting with any secretary of state. But during Hillary Clinton's tenure, there was another way: Pay up. A staggering 85 of the 154 private-sector people who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton donated money to the Clinton Foundation. That looks highly improper,…

69 Hillary Clinton's Felonious Friends in Virginia

Terry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. Thanks to the Republicans who shut down the government in 2013, McAuliffe is now the governor of Virginia, a swing state, and thus in a position to help Clinton get another house — on Pennsylvania Avenue…

70 A Clash of Police Policies

Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize…

71 Hillary Clinton Interview Betrays Contempt for 2nd Amendment

Following her recent interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Hillary Clinton suffered justified ridicule for falsely claiming that FBI Director James Comey declared her private email server explanations truthful.  Unfortunately, what received far too little attention were Clinton's damning contradictions regarding Americans' Second Amendment…

72 Hillary's Headhunter: Sleazeball Ken Salazar

The Loathsome Cowboy rides again. Ken Salazar, President Obama's disgraced ex-interior secretary and former U.S. senator from Colorado, was named Hillary Clinton's White House transition chair on Monday. The pick confirms that a Clinton presidency would not only be Barack Obama's third term ideologically, but also culturally. As in the Democratic…

73 The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

We know that America is feeling like a cancer patient at the moment. Doctors explain that there are only two options: amputate a limb or go through chemotherapy, which might save the limb, but also might kill us. We shuffle around in a daze, scarcely believing that there are no good exits from this house of mirrors. So, in the spirit of escapism from…

74 Old Lies

We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies, years ago or even decades ago. One of the oldest of these lies is that women are paid less than men for doing the same work. Like many other politically…

75 Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional courage in Iraq and his Muslim father's post-Democratic convention histrionics on TV do not erase the security threat posed by killer warriors of Allah infiltrating our troops. Don't take my word for it. Ask all the forgotten Gold Star moms and dads who…

76 #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

When you need something done, call a retired cop. That's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I asked retired New York Police Department officer John Cardillo if he could help me turn out his law enforcement friends…

77 Black Votes Matter

  Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day. People who…

78 Have Faith in America

I think it's time to clear the air. For those of you who still don't seem to understand my job, let me make it perfectly clear: I do not work for a political party. I work for America, its ideals and our Constitution. It's not my job to be the cheerleader for a party or an individual. It's my job to protect America and defend its principles. And frankly…

79 Irrational Unease Over "Militarization of Police"

In harrowing and tragic detail, recent murders of police officers across the nation illustrate the mortal risks that our nation's police officers face every single time they leave for work.  In Dallas this month, a deranged racist thug brutally murdered five officers who had ironically been providing safety and security for a "Black Lives…

80 The Dumbest Idea

If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong. Political crusades, bureaucratic empires and lucrative personal careers as grievance mongers have been…

81 How Obama Divides America

At the funeral service for five slain Dallas cops, President Barack Obama delivered another one of his needlessly politicized lectures. As is customary these days, those who were critical of his rhetoric were branded racists and unthinking haters. That's one theory. Another one is that people may be put off by Obama's grating habit of turning every…

82 Gallup Poll: Americans Still Value Police and Military Highest

Events this summer make each day seem worse than the preceding one, creating an alarming sense of national disintegration while defining deviancy downward a little bit more.  Exacerbating matters, it seems we often collectively undervalue those whom we should value most:  military and police personnel who every day risk their very lives…

83 Congressional Black Corruption

If Black Lives Matter, then why have entrenched members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent more time enriching themselves than taking care of their neglected constituents? Too many social justice protesters are busy throwing shade, rocks, bottles, concrete blocks and vicious death threats at police officers of all colors trying to keep the peace…

84 The War on Cops

There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas. Nor is this war against the police confined to Dallas. It is occurring across the country. Who is to blame? There is…

85 The War on Cops: Part II

Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called "The War on Cops," the title of a devastating new book by Heather Mac Donald. Few, if any, of the most fashionable notions about the police, minorities and the…

86 Dem Platform Follies

On Friday, the Democratic Party unveiled its 2016 national platform, promising to put "a middle-class life within the reach of more Americans." Unfortunately, the party's proposals will do the opposite. They will slow economic growth, prevent millions of people from advancing up the economic ladder and hold back their children, too. Democrats…

87 Iovi Et Bovi: The Teflon Hillary Standard

There is a classic Latin epigram about double standards that resounds in the aftermath of the FBI's surrender this week to the corruptocracy: "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi." Translation: "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox." Jove is the Roman god Jupiter, untouchable ruler of the skies, wielder of the…

88 What Are We Celebrating?

There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more…

89 Clinton and Lynch - Corruption, Not 'Optics'

Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells us that her meeting with Bill Clinton aboard a private jet on the Phoenix airport tarmac was "primarily — you know, just two Democrats swapping stories about their grandkids and whatnot. The nation's top law enforcement official and the former president and husband of the presumptive Democratic…

90 Benghazi Report Confirms Culpability of Hillary Clinton and Obama Administration

"House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton," read this week's transparently apologist New York Times headline.  But that constitutes a proverbial "Dog Bites Man" headline, because it doesn't address the relevant question.  Namely, when even The Huffington Post observes that "just…

 
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