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Stat of the Day: Trump & McConnell Quickly Reshaping Judiciary

Whatever one's opinion of Donald Trump, his tweets or his legislative accomplishments to date, he has unmistakably achieved great progress on the issue perhaps foremost among his supporters' minds.  Along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R - Kentucky), whose efforts began while Barack Obama was still president after Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, Trump is already reshaping the nation's judicial branch, as The Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassel details:

. Mr. Trump has now nominated nearly 60 judges, filling more vacancies than Barack Obama did in his entire first year.  There are another 160 court openings, allowing Mr. Trump to flip or further consolidate conservative majorities on the circuit courts that have the final say on 99% of federal legal disputes…[more]

October 13, 2017 • 11:43 am
"Net Neutrality?" Twitter Hypocritically Censors Conservative Representative Marsha Blackburn

"Net Neutrality?" Twitter Hypocritically Censors Conservative Representative Marsha Blackburn

Based upon events this week, when Twitter censored Representative Marsha Blackburn (R - Tennessee), its professed commitment to a free and open internet only applies when that suits its own self-interest.

War on Cops Goes to Court

War on Cops Goes to Court

The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 10 Reasons to Stay Calm About Those Russia Facebook Ads

10 Reasons to Stay Calm About Those Russia Facebook Ads

Like everything else in the Trump-Russia affair, people need to know what happened.

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SCOTUS October 2017 Term: Big Cases To Watch

Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, discusses some major cases to watch during the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term, and Justice Gorsuch’s impact on the Court thus far[more]
Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Norman Rogers, Scientist, Business Leader and Publisher of ClimateViews.com, discusses how the takedown of the power grid by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico provides a teaching moment for the United States with respect to the vulnerability of its power grid and whether America is prepared for such an emergency[more]
The NFL's National Anthem Controversy

William Conti, Partner in the law firm of Baker & Hostetler, discusses the NFL protests and public opinion on the issue[more]
Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

Glenn Spencer, Vice President of the Workforce Freedom Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the important business story regarding the worst lawsuit jurisdictions nationwide, why Florida is consistently ranked among the bottom five states, and the recently released "2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey[more]
Citizen Newt

Craig Shirley, Bestselling Author and Presidential Historian, discusses his latest book, Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative."[more]
Wacky Lawsuits and Crazy Labor Department Rules

Bob Dorigo Jones, Senior Fellow for the Center for America, discusses what's up next with the Wackiest Warning Labels contest, the ridiculous criteria a company must meet to host an unpaid intern, and the government's double standard[more]
Nuclear North Korea

Steve Bucci, Visiting Fellow at the Douglas and Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, discusses President Trump's first appearance before the United Nations, North Korea's nuclear capabilities, and denuclearization negotiations[more]
IRS Abuse Prevention and Taxes

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses why proposed tax reform legislation should include provisions to protect the privacy of donors, how a majority of Americans overwhelmingly oppose Internet sales tax, and how airlines may become tax collectors[more]
Question of the Week   
Which one of the following states was the first in the country to name a “Tweeter Laureate”?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Nearly half of voters, 46 percent, believe the news media fabricate news stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.Just 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17 percent are undecided.More than three-quarters of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the news media invent…[more]
 
 
—Steven Shepard, POLITICO Chief Polling Analyst
— Steven Shepard, POLITICO Chief Polling Analyst
 
Liberty Poll   

Would you be willing to pay a small percentage in extra federal income taxes in return for the ability to file your taxes on a simple, one-page form that most taxpayers should be able to use without professional tax preparer help?