As we at CFIF regularly highlight, among the best ways to boost the American economy is via federal…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
CFIF Applauds Antitrust Reform Bill Introduced by Senators Lee, Tillis and Grassley

As we at CFIF regularly highlight, among the best ways to boost the American economy is via federal deregulation, which brought us the strongest economy in world history under President Trump.

For that reason CFIF enthusiastically applauds a new bill introduced by Senators Mike Lee (R - Utah), Thom Tillis (R-- NOrth Carolina) and Charles Grassley (R - Iowa) entitled the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act.  Currently, differing antitrust review standards applied by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) create confusion throughout our business and financial sectors, unnecessarily restraining U.S. economic prosperity.  The SMARTER Act changes that by harmonizing that process:

'The Federal Trade Commission and the Department…[more]

October 30, 2020 • 05:10 PM

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.
State of Affairs
Title Filter     Display # 
# Article Title
1 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…

2 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 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…

6 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…

7 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…

8 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…

9 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…

10 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…

11 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…

12 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…

13 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'…

14 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…

15 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…

16 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…

17 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…

18 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…

19 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…

20 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…

21 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…

22 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…

23 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…

24 Trump Treasury Department Must Allow Recovery from Venezuela's Socialist Confiscation

Venezuela, to everyone except hardened Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren acolytes, provides the latest abject lesson in socialism’s uninterrupted record of catastrophe.   In the 1950s, Venezuela was the fourth-richest nation on Earth, and as recently as 1997 remained South America’s wealthiest nation.   Over the ensuing…

25 Biden Is a Prisoner of His Own Paradoxes

Joe Biden and his handlers know that he should be out and about, weighing in daily on the issues of the campaign. In impromptu interviews, Biden should be offering alternative plans for dealing with the virus, the lockdown, the economic recovery, the violence and the looting, and racial tensions. Yet Biden's handlers seem to assume that if he were…

26 As Election Nears, Another Battle Over Intelligence and Russia

A new furor has erupted over Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe's decision to give some members of Congress written updates on foreign election interference instead of in-person briefings. In the past, some Hill Democrats have spun and leaked information from the old oral briefings, especially ones given to all members instead of just…

27 Biden Is Underperforming Hillary in Battleground States

It remains something of a mystery why there's so little apprehension among liberal pundits and Democrats about the similarities between battleground state polling for the 2020 presidential election and 2016 contest – which as you might recall did not turn out as expected. Consider the case of Wisconsin: The RealClearPolitics average…

28 What Is the Violence In American Cities All About?

It is hard to tell what the current revolutionary violence in our major cities is all about. So far, hundreds of police have been injured, dozens of people have been killed, and we have seen billions of dollars in property and collateral damage. Ostensibly, many of the summer demonstrations were in protest over the gruesome detention and death of…

29 In Today's Supercharged Politics, Even a Garden Can Start a Fight

It has long been accepted, at least in some circles, that there is a condition known as Trump Derangement Syndrome. But if there are still any skeptics out there, consider the reaction to first lady Melania Trump's renovation of the White House Rose Garden. The modern version of the garden was created during the Kennedy administration and updated…

30 The Phony Post Office Crisis

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns that "dangerous new policies" made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took the job in June, will prevent mail-in ballots from being counted. Senator Chuck Schumer claims there's a conspiracy to "undermine and dismantle the post office ahead of the November election."  Don't fall for the…

 
Page 1 of 35
Question of the Week   
Currently, U.S. Daylight Saving Time ends annually on which of the following?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"The FBI has reportedly been investigating Hunter Biden and his business associates over allegations of money-laundering since 2019.An official with the Department of Justice confirmed the existence of the federal investigation, which remains active, according to Sinclair Broadcast Group."…[more]
 
 
—Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
 
Liberty Poll   

Okay, time to outguess the pollsters without all the folderol. Who's going to win? The clock is ticking.