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Tributes to Bruce Herschensohn (September 10, 1932 – November 30, 2020)

Below are links to tributes from across the web to our friend Bruce Herschensohn, who served on CFIF's Board of Directors from its inception until his death on November 30, 2020. May he R.I.P. The Happiest Warrior, by Troy Senik, in City Journal Remembering Bruce Herschensohn, by John Gizzi, in Newsmax Bruce Herschensohn, RIP, by Timothy Sandefur, in The Dispatch Remembering Bruce Herschensohn, by Hugh Hewitt, The Richard Nixon Foundation Bruce Herschensohn: A Friend of Freedom, by Larry Greenfield, in Jewish Journal Bruce Herschensohn, R.I.P., by Arnold Steinberg, in National Review School of Public Policy Mourns the Loss of Bruce Herschensohn, by Pepperdine School of Public Policy Bruce Herschensohn (September 10, 1932…[more]

December 04, 2020 • 11:17 AM

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On Officials Refusing to Abide By COVID Rules:
 
 

"Many elected officials have told Americans for months to stay home and forego everything from religious gatherings and team sports to holiday dinners and even funerals to stem the spread of the coronavirus. And yet we keep seeing news reports about officials flouting their own rules with a nice dinner out or a trip.

The rules just don't seem to apply to America's political class. Their refusal to abide by their own guidance is sowing chaos, uncertainty and resentment during a historic national crisis. ...

Any successful plan for ending this pandemic will require Americans to trust their government officials. For that to happen, leaders at all levels of government need to start practicing what they preach, even if it means curtailing their social lives, canceling a vacation, or disappointing their mothers."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
— Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
Posted December 04, 2020 • 07:29 AM
 
 
On GOP Women in New Congress:
 
 

"A record-setting 18 (at least) new women are joining the GOP ranks in Congress next year, with one more leading a race in New York that hasn't been called yet.

"Michael McAdams, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, told Just the News that a record 94 GOP women ran for Congress this cycle, which helped lead to this new milestone under the leadership of Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.).

"The new crop of Republican women includes a daughter of Greek and Cuban immigrants, two Asian-Americans, a Ukrainian immigrant, and the first female graduate of the Citadel, a prominent military college in Charleston, S.C."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Carrie Sheffield, Just the News
— Carrie Sheffield, Just the News
Posted December 03, 2020 • 07:41 AM
 
 
On the AG Appointing a Special Counsel in the Russia Probe:
 
 

"Joe Biden needed this like he needs another hole in his head. Come to think of it, that's pretty much what Bill Barr has given him.

"The Attorney General revealed Tuesday that he appointed federal prosecutor John Durham as a special counsel to allow him to continue investigating how the Obama-Biden administration weaponized the FBI and Justice Department to spy on the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 election.

"The appointment, made in secret on October 19, two weeks before the election, does not absolutely protect the investigation once Biden moves into the White House. But it means the probe cannot be swept under the rug because ending it would require the new administration to publicly remove Durham, which would smack of a coverup and cause a uproar in public and in congress.

"The prospect that justice might be done for the dirtiest trick ever played in American politics helps restore a modicum of confidence in Washington. Thank you, Bill Barr."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted December 02, 2020 • 07:31 AM
 
 
On School Shut-Downs During COVID Pandemic:
 
 

"In case you missed it over the Thanksgiving weekend, the country's public health establishment admitted it has tortured your children for eight months for no apparent reason.

"Sixty million American children have been languishing in their rooms since spring, sitting in front of screens, learning nothing, isolated from human contact, in many cases driven to mental illness -- and there was no reason for any of that. The experts were wrong. They had no idea what they were doing. But the most amazing part is that they knew they were wrong when they did it, but they kept lying about it, even as American children began to kill themselves.

"On Sunday, New York City officials all but admitted this when they announced the reopening of elementary schools fewer than two weeks after they were closed. From a medical standpoint, nothing has changed. New York didn't get an early shipment of the Pfizer vaccine. There wasn't some groundbreaking new research paper that revolutionized our understanding of the coronavirus. Parents had simply had enough and they forced Mayor Bill de Blasio to admit the obvious: This virus is not a threat to children.

"As de Blasio put it, in that weird euphemistic way that dumb people speak, 'We know that the health realities for the youngest kids are the most favorable.'

"Well, yes, we do know that. We've known it for a long time. We knew it when de Blasio shut down New York schools. And Dr. Anthony Fauci knew it, too, though he didn't say anything about it until this past Sunday:

FAUCI: Close the bars and keep the schools open, is what we really say. Obviously, you don't have one size fits all. But as I said in the past ... the default position should be to try as best as possible, within reason, to keep the children in school or to get them back to school. If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected.

"Why is this just now occurring to Tony Fauci? Isn't his entire job to 'look at the data'? Yes, it is, and yet somehow he never thought to do that. Over the summer, when the data look the same as they do right now, Fauci explained that he couldn't really say if kids should be allowed to go to school. It was 'complicated.' Except it wasn't complicated, neither then nor now."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Tucker Carlson, Host of FOX News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight
— Tucker Carlson, Host of FOX News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight
Posted December 01, 2020 • 07:32 AM
 
 
On Georgia's U.S. Senate Seats and the 2024 Presidential Election:
 
 

"Georgia is emerging as an early proving ground for the 2024 presidential race, with a handful of potential Republican hopefuls flocking to the state to test their political coattails in its two Senate runoffs.

"Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who just landed the chairmanship at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, is among the prospective 2024 contenders who have visited Georgia in recent weeks. So are Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Vice President Pence.

"The flurry of visits by national political players isn't unexpected. Republicans are poised to enter 2021 with a 50-48 advantage in the Senate, meaning that the balance of power in the upper chamber now rests on the outcome of the two Georgia runoffs.

"The high stakes give potential 2024 Republicans a chance to show off their leadership chops and political influence at a time when the party is still coming to terms with President Trump's loss to President-elect Joe Biden in the November election.

"'Georgia is kind of a twofer right now,' one GOP operative said. 'It's easy enough to give the excuse that you're just there trying to protect the Senate majority, but you're still getting your name and your face out there for if and when you decide to pull the trigger on a campaign.'"

 
 
— Max Greenwood, The Hill
— Max Greenwood, The Hill
Posted November 30, 2020 • 07:17 AM
 
 
On Thanksgiving:
 
 

Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

 
 
— The Board of Directors and Staff of CFIF
— The Board of Directors and Staff of CFIF
Posted November 26, 2020 • 07:20 AM
 
 
On Voters Overwhelmingly Supporting Election Reforms:
 
 

"Nearly nine out of every 10 U.S. voters believe that government authorities should purge voter rolls of outdated voter information prior to elections, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"In a broad survey of opinions about election procedures, 88% of voters agreed that government officials should be required to remove from public files the names of voters who have moved or died since the last election.

"A further three-quarters of voters, meanwhile, believe that ballots should be received by Election Day at the latest rather than by a post-Election Day deadline. More than eight out of 10 voters agreed that bipartisan observers should be permitted to observe ballot counting procedures 'for every step' of the process."

 
 
— Daniel Payne, Just the News Contributor
— Daniel Payne, Just the News Contributor
Posted November 25, 2020 • 07:21 AM
 
 
On Senator Dianne Feinstein's Decision to Step Down From Judiciary Committee:
 
 

"Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) revealed on Monday afternoon that she will step down as Democrats' highest-ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The California Democrat faced an abundance of scrutiny from progressive lawmakers and activists for her civil behavior toward Justice Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearings in October. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and others indicated that Sen. Feinstein is not combative enough to handle the position on the committee."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Reagan McCarthy, Townhall.com
— Reagan McCarthy, Townhall.com
Posted November 24, 2020 • 07:41 AM
 
 
On MSM and Democrats' Calls for a 'Miracle Cure' for COVID:
 
 

"'Herd immunity' and a return to normalcy by May: That's an awesome projection from a professional source, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, a top Operation Warp Speed adviser.

"On the Sunday shows, Slaoui consistently said 70 percent of Americans should be vaccinated within six months. And that, he explained, means that transmission of the virus would fall through the floor, even as everyone resumes their normal lives.

"That assumes that the two 'finished' vaccines get OKs by the Food and Drug Administration this month, and that production and distribution don't somehow get screwed up. ...

"There's your miracle, media and the Democrats. Don't stand in the way now."

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted November 23, 2020 • 07:35 AM
 
 
On Next Year's House of Representatives:
 
 

"Pelosi is now being forced to try to lead the House with (currently) a 222-205 lead. Republicans appear to be leading in the undecided races in California, Iowa and New York. We will see about the race in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. If these races go as expected, the House will have a 223-212 Democratic majority. That means losing six Democratic seats in 2022 will give Kevin McCarthy and Republicans control of the floor. ...

"Now Pelosi must face a Democratic caucus whose members have not yet absorbed that they control far fewer seats than they had expected the day before the election. The Democrats who care about being in the majority must ask themselves what they need to do to survive as a majority when the historic precedents indicate they will have a disastrous 2022. ...

"Even more exciting for long-term House Republican supporters like me, these victories came with a much broader and more competitive set of candidates.

"As columnist Henry Olsen wrote in The Washington Post: 'At least 33 House Republicans will be either women or non-White when the new body sits in January. This includes 27 women, six Hispanics, and two Black men, Burgess Owens of Utah and Byron Donalds of Florida. They come from all regions of the country and represent urban, suburban and rural seats.'"

 
 
— Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
— Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
Posted November 20, 2020 • 07:43 AM
 
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"Many elected officials have told Americans for months to stay home and forego everything from religious gatherings and team sports to holiday dinners and even funerals to stem the spread of the coronavirus. And yet we keep seeing news reports about officials flouting their own rules with a nice dinner out or a trip.The rules just don't seem to apply to America's political class. Their refusal to…[more]
 
 
—Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
— Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
 
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