Generally speaking and on a wide array of pressing issues, Congressman Darrell Issa (R – California…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
Potential Appointment of Rep. Darrell Issa to IP Subcommittee Leadership Raises Concern

Generally speaking and on a wide array of pressing issues, Congressman Darrell Issa (R – California) has proven a reliable leader who maintains solid support among conservatives and libertarians.

The prospect of Rep. Issa leading the House Judiciary Committee’s Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee, however, has sparked significant opposition and pushback from intellectual property (IP) proponents.  And for sound reasons.

For example, in urging new House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R – Ohio) not to select Rep. Issa for the role, IPWatchdog’s Paul Morinville lists a litany of concerns based upon Issa’s record:

Issa is the wrong person for the job and has demonstrated that since he joined Congress.  He has sponsored and cosponsored…[more]

January 23, 2023 • 10:13 AM

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's Courtroom Legal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts
Welcome to the Green New Deal, California
By David Harsanyi
Friday, September 09 2022
If California, our most populous state, were its own nation, it would rank as the world's fifth largest economy and boast the highest average household income (outside a handful of "countries" like Monaco or Luxemburg). And, yet, the governor is begging its citizens to stop using their appliances, turn off their lights and keep their thermostats at a stifling 78, lest they suffer more rolling blackouts, like some junior mandarin in a Third World country. Of course, I kid when I say that California is already experiencing the effects of the Green New Deal. A state that still derives more…
 
War on the Working Class Targets Short-Term Lending
The strange and pervasive new war on the working class has another target:  short-term lenders,…
Read more...
The Secret Curriculum
School is starting, but don't count on getting answers about what your child is being taught. School…
Read more...
 
Harriet Hageman: How I Beat Liz Cheney
Harriet Hageman is the environmental lawyer who defeated incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney by a landslide in…
Read more...
Who Are You Calling a Fascist, Mr. President?
The other day, President Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to "semi-fascism."…
Read more...
 
The Mysteries of Long COVID
When the original strain of COVID-19 arrived in spring 2020, a pandemic soon swept the country. By far…
Read more...
Biden's Student Loan 'Forgiveness' Is an Unjust, Cynical Abuse of Power
"No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law."…
Read more...
 
California’s A.B. 257 Targets the Working Class… Where They Eat
We’ve reached a point when leftist politicians openly sacrifice the working class in furtherance…
Read more...
Will the Republicans Really Win Back the Congress?
The late spring scenario of a massive GOP win – in historic proportions analogous to…
Read more...
 
Joe Biden Is Still Dragging His Party Down
There has been a surge of optimism among Democrats lately when it comes to November's midterm elections.…
Read more...
Rushdie Stabbing Reminds Us That Iran Is Still the World's Leading Terror State
Last week, a man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and stabbed British author Salman Rushdie…
Read more...
Quiz Question   
In what year did Congress pass the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill?
More Questions
Notable Quote   
 
"Just about everyone in America has an opinion on how the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) handled the COVID pandemic response -- and these opinions often follow political lines. However, trust in the agency is low among Americans of all political stripes, and even Director Rochelle Walensky has acknowledged that the CDC has failed to 'reliably meet expectations.'A lack of public confidence in the…[more]
 
 
—Havilah Wingfield, Visiting Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum and Fellow with Health Reformers Academy
— Havilah Wingfield, Visiting Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum and Fellow with Health Reformers Academy
 
Liberty Poll   

Although early in Kevin McCarthy's tenure as House Speaker, how would you grade him on his performance thus far?