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ProPublica/IRS Leak: There's No Underlying "There" There

In our Liberty Update this week, we highlight the latest illegal leak of thousands of supposedly confidential Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxpayer returns spanning over 15 years, confirming that the partisan and power-hungry IRS simply cannot be trusted to safeguard our sensitive records, let alone to begin collecting sensitive private information from nonprofit organizations on donors who contribute to them in violation of the First Amendment.

Getting to the substance of the ProPublica/IRS leaked documents themselves, former Senator Phil Gramm and U.S. Policy Metrics partner Mike Solon explain in The Wall Street Journal how there's nothing scandalous in the least in what they reveal:

ProPublica’s 'blockbuster' story showing that the wealthy 'pay income taxes that are only…[more]

June 18, 2021 • 04:40 PM
Democrats Trapped In Progressive Echo Chamber

Democrats Trapped In Progressive Echo Chamber

The result was a mess for Democrats competing for House and Senate seats. And much of that mess was created by a Democratic elite that didn't understand – and didn't even try to understand – what was important to the party's voters.

The Leftists Writing Your Child's Social Studies Lessons

The Leftists Writing Your Child's Social Studies Lessons

Parents – whether Democrats or Republicans, Black or white – want their children to be educated, not indoctrinated.

Biden Seeks to Further Empower Leaky IRS While Cutting Defense

Biden Seeks to Further Empower Leaky IRS While Cutting Defense

For years, we and other First Amendment advocates have warned that sensitive donor information cannot be safeguarded with an increasingly politicized IRS.

CFIF Survey: Voters Oppose COVID-19 Patent Waivers and Gov’t Setting Prices for Health Care

CFIF Survey: Voters Oppose COVID-19 Patent Waivers and Gov’t Setting Prices for Health Care

The survey shows that more than six in ten voters (62%) do not want new federal government spending bills passed without reaching a compromise and getting bipartisan support from Republicans.

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SCOTUS Update: What's Been Decided, What Remains?

Ilya Shapiro, Vice President of the Cato Institute and Director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's current caseload compared to other years, increased unanimity on the Court, some of the biggest cases already decided and yet to be decided, and whether[more]
Don't Be Misled By Anti-Patent Myths

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, debunks some anti-patent myths, and discusses the importance of protecting intellectual property rights in the U.S., and how strong patent protections ensure continued innovation[more]
Pipeline Politics and the Need for Climate Realism

Katie Tubb, Senior Policy Analyst for the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, discusses why it’s time for climate realism when it comes to China, President Biden’s hypocrisy on Keystone XL versus Nord Stream 2 pipelines, and actions the U.S. must take in the wake[more]
The Politics of Education Policy

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses the role teachers unions played in dictating education policy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, how they kept kids out of schools, and the lessons learned by parents regarding alternatives to government-run schools[more]
The Perils of Government-Sponsored Healthcare

Sally Pipes, President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses Senator Bernie Sanders' proposal to lower the Medicare eligibility age, the problems with government-sponsored healthcare plans and the various public options and subsidies being considered[more]
Union Influence in School Re-openings

Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the stark contrast in school re-openings where union strongholds do and don't exist, and how school choice could play a bigger role in giving options to families held hostage by political partisanship rather than[more]
Biden's Broadband Plan Will Broaden, Not Bridge, Digital Divide

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses President Biden’s $100 billion broadband spending proposal, why it would undermine private broadband investment, and how history teaches us that government-sponsored broadband doesn't work, costing American taxpayers[more]
Will It Be Game Over for the NCAA's Amateur Rules?

William J. Conti, a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the NCAA's limits on compensation for student athletes violate the nation's antitrust laws, and why abolishing[more]
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"Liberal activists fearful of Democrats losing control of the Senate are pushing for stalwart liberal Justice Stephen Breyer to retire this year but Democratic senators don't share their enthusiasm, knowing a fall confirmation battle could quickly become a partisan circus.Senators say it's entirely up to Breyer, who is 82 years old, to make a decision on when to step down from the high court. They…[more]
 
 
—Alexander Bolton, The Hill
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