People should experience before they judge. I say that in reference to the escalating national debate…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
President Biden’s Private Prison Executive Order Is Ill-Considered and Misguided

People should experience before they judge.

I say that in reference to the escalating national debate about private prisons, fueled even more by President Biden’s ill-considered executive action today ordering the Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with private facilities.

I would know, because I took the time to actually visit two private facilities – and could not have been more impressed. As I explained in an op-ed in March, I toured two re-entry facilities and was able to freely interact with staff and residents.

Everyone was filled with mutual respect, with the staff displaying genuine pride in helping residents succeed and providing them with the opportunities and tools to lead successful lives on the outside. Residents spoke with a newfound optimism and hope…[more]

January 27, 2021 • 09:31 AM

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
The Electoral College, Now More Than Ever
By David Harsanyi
Saturday, November 28 2020
One must read to the end of The Washington Post's editorial, "Abolish the electoral college," before hitting on the real reason the Post's editors want to upend the long-standing constitutional institution. "Mr. Trump's election was a sad event for the nation," notes the Post, "his reelection would have been a calamity." Maybe, maybe not. That's a matter of partisan perspective. Those who are genuinely concerned about the future of American governance would be calling to strengthen institutions that provide political stability, not destroy them. But when your concerns…
 
Hands Off Operation Warp Speed
Joe Biden is fearmongering that "more people may die" because the Trump administration hasn't…
Read more...
Trump Faces Critical Choice About His Political Future
Donald Trump is nearing a crossroads. Those who allege that he has endangered the tradition of smooth…
Read more...
 
President Trump’s ‘Most Favored Nation’ Executive Order Always Was and Still Is a Prescription for Disaster
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, President Trump announced new details about implementation of the "Most…
Read more...
Dude, Where’s My “Blue Wave?”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D – New York) never has been one whose visage might be confused…
Read more...
 
The Right to Worship Even in a Pandemic
New York's dictatorial governor, Andrew Cuomo, may have met his match. The Roman Catholic Diocese of…
Read more...
'Defund the Police' and the Damage Done
Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase "defund the police"? Repeated over and over…
Read more...
 
CFIF Urges Withdrawal of "Most Favored Nation" Executive Order
November 16, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump  President of the United States  The White…
Read more...
Against 'Unity'
Political unity is an ugly, authoritarian idea. No free place has domestic political unity, nor should…
Read more...
 
Vaccine Miracle: U.S. Pharma Naturally Leads the Way
This week, American pharmaceutical innovators delivered a new miracle of human ingenuity:  Less…
Read more...
Will Trump Ride Off Into the Sunset?
I once wrote that whenever Donald Trump exits office, he will likely leave as a "tragic hero."…
Read more...
Question of the Week   
Which one of the following was eulogized as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"In Chicago, the teachers' union voted to reject the city's reopening schedule, demanding that its members continue to work remotely until all of the city's educators have been vaccinated, which might well mean that students would still be out of the classroom until the spring semester of 2022 or later. District leaders have described the union's position of militant noncompliance as an 'illegal strike…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, National Review
— The Editors, National Review
 
Liberty Poll   

Would a federally mandated $15 an hour minimum wage have a positive or negative impact on your state's overall economy?