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Image of the Day: Medical / Pharmaceutical / Healthcare Sector Approval Skyrockets

Although the year 2020 was a trying one in so many ways, one bright spot that we at CFIF repeatedly highlighted is the wondrous way in which America's pharmaceutical sector came to the rescue, achieving in one year what typically takes a decade or more:  devising and perfecting not one, but multiple lifesaving vaccines.  It's therefore no surprise, but welcome nonetheless, that Americans' approval of our healthcare sector and its workers skyrocketed.  Their remarkable achievements have not gone unnoticed:

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January 04, 2021 • 11:09 AM
So-Called “Net Neutrality” Threatens a Zombie-Like Return

So-Called “Net Neutrality” Threatens a Zombie-Like Return

In other words, “Net Neutrality” meant federal regulators intervening in internet service by reclassifying it as a “public utility” in order to pick market winners and losers. That’s anything but “neutral.”

Cheer Up: Liberal Majorities Rarely Last Long

Cheer Up: Liberal Majorities Rarely Last Long

The Senate will be split 50-50, meaning that Vice President Kamala Harris will be so busy breaking tie votes that the American public will be spared her ear-splitting cackle in fawning media interviews.

Is the Wisdom of Homer Immune to Cancel Culture?

Is the Wisdom of Homer Immune to Cancel Culture?

Our current cultural crisis is not from reading too much, but from not reading much of anything at all.

End the Deadly Vaccine Delays

End the Deadly Vaccine Delays

Amid death and destruction, perhaps one day historians will conclude that what could not kill off America in 2020 only made it stronger.

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COVID's Impact on Jobs and a Look Ahead at Labor Policy Under the Biden Administration

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the U.S. from which one of the following countries?
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"Joe Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in a split Senate, is signaling that he'll be a check on liberal climate change policies such as a mandate for carbon-free electricity.'You cannot eliminate your way to a cleaner environment. You can innovate your way. That is the difference in some people's aspirational goals,' Manchin told the Washington Examiner in an interview.Manchin, who represents…[more]
 
 
—Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Energy and Environment Reporter
— Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Energy and Environment Reporter
 
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Thinking only of your local circumstances, are coronavirus vaccinations proceeding about as well as can be expected given the task at hand, or subject to serious problems?