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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

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61 Against 'Unity'

Political unity is an ugly, authoritarian idea. No free place has domestic political unity, nor should it aspire to it. What "unity" really means, of course, is capitulation. America is once again being subjected to the inane brand of pseudo-patriotic sloganeering we saw during President Barack Obama's tenure. Now, as then, the media will…

62 Will Trump Ride Off Into the Sunset?

I once wrote that whenever Donald Trump exits office, he will likely leave as a "tragic hero." Over two millennia ago, the Athenian tragedian Sophocles first described the archetype in his portraits of an angry and old but still fearsome Ajax, and heroic but stubborn and self-fixated Antigone. In the iconic John Ford Western "The Searchers…

63 CFIF Veterans Day Quiz

  Take CFIF’s 11-Question Veterans Day Quiz and test your knowledge of the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11th for which one of the following reasons? a. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on that date b. …

64 Joe Biden, the Luckiest Politician in American History

Joe Biden has faced many tragedies in his personal life. But if he wins the presidency today, he will have been the luckiest politician in American history. 1972: Biden only wins his first Senate race in Delaware after Richard Nixon misguidedly convinces incumbent J. Caleb Boggs, who had announced he would be retiring, to run again. It is also the…

65 Post-Election Optimistic Takeaways

As of this writing, the results of our roller-coaster presidential election and several Senate and House seats remain unsettled.   We can, however, already confirm one positive overarching takeaway with certainty:  That promised “blue wave” never materialized.   If anything, the blue tide receded.  Liberals…

66 A Trump Good Deed Receives Its Punishment

Of all the Twitter attacks on President Trump – and there are thousands every day – one stood out on election eve. It was a photo of a woman sitting with the president in the Oval Office. It read: "Trump leaned in and said, 'You know it's I who released you, don't you? I succeeded and Obama failed.' In the most…

67 Lockdown Joe

The lie driving this election is that President Donald Trump is to blame for the nation's COVID-19 deaths. Democrats are blanketing the country with ads claiming Trump bungled the virus response. Biden blames Trump for 230,000 deaths. Even Andrew Cuomo is parroting the lie. It's Cuomo who has blood on his hands, for forcing nursing homes to take in…

68 The Left Doesn't Fear Amy Coney Barrett, It Fears the Constitution

Nothing threatens the progressive project more than the existence of a Supreme Court that adheres to the Constitution. It's really that simple. That's what the tantrum over Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation is all about. The notion that the same Democrats who shelved the judicial filibuster and now threaten to destroy the separation of powers…

69 Biden a “Uniter?” Please

For obvious reasons, Joe Biden cannot publicly acknowledge the radical leftist agenda undergirding his candidacy, lest he scare the American electorate straight before next week’s election.   Instead, Biden conceals his candidacy behind an anodyne “unifier” veneer as its raison d’etre.   Just keep hiding…

70 Election a Choice Between Rule-Changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms

In traditional presidential campaigns, the two major parties offer contrasting ideas and policies. The Democratic and Republican candidates barnstorm the nation to make their cases. Not this year. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is more or less a virtual candidate, mostly communicating from home via Zoom. He offers few detailed alternatives to the first…

71 The Late Ballot Scam

Democrats and media allies falsely claim that newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett is poised to steal the election for Donald Trump. Democrats are demanding she recuses herself from election cases coming before the Supreme Court. Otherwise, warns The Washington Post, "the court's reputation will be shattered" and "the public's faith…

72 The Trump Support You Don't See

Washington, Pa. – Everyone can see President Donald Trump's rallies. In the final days of the campaign, he is jetting from swing state to swing state, drawing big crowds to outdoor airport events as he makes his closing argument for reelection. But there are also pro-Trump events that aren't covered in the media. A case in point was a recent…

73 Questions Joe Biden Should Answer About Hunter's Emails

First, Joe Biden's Praetorian Guard in the media argued that the New York Post's Hunter Biden scoop was "Russian disinformation." The DOJ, FBI and DNI each publicly disagreed. No one in the Biden camp has denied the veracity of a single email thus far. Yet, as of this writing, the Post's Twitter account is still frozen, and most major news…

74 Historical Rule Favoring Trump in 2016 Favors Him Again in 2020

In 2016, Donald Trump delivered one of the most shocking electoral upsets in presidential history over Hillary Clinton.   Clinton’s polling lead had remained so comfortable, so consistent and across so many swing states that an overconfident president Barack Obama prematurely cautioned Americans against anticipated claims of electoral…

75 Will Changes to American Life Become Permanent?

The coronavirus, widespread quarantines, an unprecedented self-induced recession, and unchecked rioting, looting and protesting — all in a presidential election year — are radically disrupting American habits and behavior. Rents, home prices and office occupancy rates in major cities, especially on the two coasts, are…

76 Destroying the Institutions We Inherited

In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prizes and the Academy Awards…

77 Barrett Will Serve the Nation Well

Senate Democrats are trying to turn the confirmation hearing on Amy Coney Barrett into a political victory for their party, but so far they've failed miserably. Barrett is the poster woman the Republican Party needs to attract college-educated female voters and help close the gender gap.  Though Democrats don't have the votes to block Barrett…

78 What Are Trump's Chances?

Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were wrong in 2016. They shouldn't. The polls are real, and there is no doubt Trump is facing a serious challenge. But those polls don't tell the whole story. Recently…

79 Pelosi's Devilish Demands

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called off negotiations over a stimulus bill until after Election Day. Blame House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's outlandish demands for the delay.  Pelosi has been urging Republicans to pass her $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill to "crush the virus so that we can open the economy and open our schools safely…

80 Remember The Riots? They're Still Happening

It wasn't too long ago that the news was filled with reports of violent protests in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington, D.C., and other cities around the nation. And then ... silence. Networks and newspapers are going wall-to-wall with analyses of every syllable uttered by President Trump's doctors as he is treated for COVID-19. Of course, that'…

81 Top Republicans Sound Alarm on Election Chaos

With less than five weeks to go before Election Day, two top House Republicans – Jim Jordan, ranking GOP member on the Judiciary Committee, and James Comer, ranking Republican on the Oversight Committee – have released a report warning that widespread dysfunction with mail-in voting could "put at risk the integrity…

82 The Democrats' Bogus Concern for SCOTUS 'Norms'

For those keeping track, here's a list of Democratic Party "norms" for placing new justices on the Supreme Court of the United States, as they stand today: Norm No. 1: When Democrats are in charge of both the Senate and the White House, they are free to nominate and confirm any justice they please, as quickly as they please, as they did…

83 Biden the “Uniter?” A Brief Review of His Tawdry Judicial Nomination History

So Joe Biden’s latest awkward flip-flop occurred this week, when he reversed a June commitment to identify potential Supreme Court nominees should he become president.   With Supreme Court vacancies suddenly occupying center stage in the presidential campaign upon the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden unconvincingly rationalized…

84 Civilization Requires Collective Common Sense

Without common sense in government, civilization cannot continue. After the summer protests and rioting in many large cities, activists demanded a defunding, or at least radical pullbacks, of the police. So-called crime experts often concurred. So some city governments ignored public warnings and diminished their police presence despite a sharp rise…

85 Biden Keeps Scotus List Secret, Refuses to Disavow Court-Packing Scheme

In a few days, we'll know who President Trump wants to be the next Supreme Court justice. Republicans will praise her qualifications, her intellect, her judicial temperament. Democrats will oppose. There will be an opportunity for a real debate: Should the president's nominee be confirmed to the nation's highest court? The nomination will also highlight…

86 CFIF Constitution Day Quiz

Take our 17-Question Quiz to test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Constitution Day is observed annually on September 17th because on that date in 1787: a. The first state ratified the Constitution b. The last state ratified the Constitution c. The Constitution was sent…

87 Vindman Media Tour Obscures Key Fact About Impeachment

Last fall, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a member of the National Security Council staff, was a star witness against President Trump at House impeachment hearings. Since then, he has left public view, left the White House and left the Army. Now, with an election approaching, he is launching what appears to be a media campaign to take shots at the president…

88 Democrats' Plot to Abolish Election Night

The left and its media allies are warning Americans not to expect a winner on election night. If Donald Trump leads on Nov. 3, the victory will be nothing more than a "red mirage," says Josh Mendelsohn, whose firm consults for the Democratic National Committee. In the days or weeks afterward, a Trump victory will be beaten back and undone…

89 Russiagate Dead-Enders Try for Comeback

The Trump-Russia investigation effectively ended on July 24, 2019, the day special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. Mueller's halting presentation of his 400-plus-page report troubled both Republicans and Democrats. But of greater concern was this fact: After two years of investigating, with all the powers of law enforcement at his…

90 The Democrats' Dangerous Delegitimization of the Election

In a recent deep dive in The Washington Post's Outlook section, "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" exploring various potential outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, found that in "every scenario except a Biden landslide, our simulation ended catastrophically." According to the Post, any other outcome is destined to spark…

 
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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]
 
 
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