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Gallup Poll Shows Americans' Views on U.S. Healthcare Quality Turned Downward with ObamaCare and More Government Control

Gallup just released a new survey summary under the sobering headline "Americans Sour on U.S. Healthcare Quality," but what's perhaps most notable is when the distinctive downturn began -- as ObamaCare took effect and government control over our healthcare increased significantly:

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1 GOP Right To Deny Ilhan Omar a Committee Seat

Poor Ilhan Omar has been denied a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "I certainly did not or was not aware that the word 'hypnotized' was a trope," the congresswoman told CNN's Dana Bash this week. "I wasn't aware of the fact that there are tropes about Jews and money. That has been a very enlightening part of this journey…

2 The Joe Biden-Hunter Biden Scandal Convergence

Republicans have long said the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is really a Joe Biden story. Now, it looks like the Joe Biden classified documents scandal is also a Hunter Biden story. Two Biden scandals are merging into one. The convergence point is President Biden's house in Wilmington, Delaware. The public learned in the last few weeks that Biden stored…

3 Get Ready for Another Cynical, Useless, Gun-Control Push by Democrats

The first question any reasonable person asks after a horrible crime is, "What could have been done to stop it?" Yet after every mass shooting, gun controllers suggest unworkable, unconstitutional, completely ineffectual ideas that target people who will never commit a crime.  After the twin mass shootings in California last week, Gov…

4 The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Document Troves

Former President Donald Trump for now certainly seems to have had more documents labeled "classified" at Mar-a-Lago in Florida than did President Joe Biden at his various homes in Delaware. Yet otherwise, the comparisons between the two cases, contrary to popular punditry, hardly favor Biden. First, a stranger would face a far greater challenge…

5 The Never-Ending War On Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court more than four years ago, on Oct. 6, 2018. His oath followed perhaps the ugliest Supreme Court Senate confirmation process in history – and that, given the previous examples of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, is saying something. But when it was all over, Kavanaugh settled…

6 Biden Resurrects His “F-15” Civil War Fratricide Fantasy

This week, we collectively honored Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who built a legacy championing nonviolence.   Joe Biden, however, had a different idea.   Instead of promoting unity as promised during the 2020 campaign, Biden used an MLK Day breakfast speech before the National Action Network as a platform to resurrect his…

7 On Classified Documents, Joe Biden Is Out of Excuses

Every president probably stashes away classified documents. The chances of any president being successfully prosecuted for pilfering them are infinitesimal. Nevertheless, Joe Biden has engaged in the same behavior as Donald Trump – perhaps worse, since vice presidents are unable to declassify documents – and precedent…

8 What Caused the Political Hysteria?

The Left has gone mad over former President Donald J. Trump – past, present, and future. The current Democratic Party and NeverTrump "conservatives" assumed that Trump was and remains so obviously toxic that they do not have to define exactly what his evil entails. Accordingly, they believe that any means necessary are justified…

9 The Coup We Never Knew

Did someone or something seize control of the United States? What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did President Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside…

10 China's Deadly Lies About COVID

The only thing not going viral in China is the truth. Chinese officials are spewing lies to cover up the massive COVID outbreak there. Worse, U.S. public health officials dawdled for a week, allowing air travelers from China in without testing, while other countries immediately blocked infected travelers from entering.  Aerial photos and videos…

11 Remember the Hysteria Over Trump's Tax Returns?

On Dec. 30, as Washington shut down for the Christmas-New Year holidays and Republicans prepared to take over the House of Representatives, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, in their final days of power, released copies of former President Donald Trump's tax returns from 2015 through 2020.  Democratic lawmakers had fought for years…

12 For Jan. 6 Committee, Time for Transparency Is Running Out

Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in one week. When that happens, the Jan. 6 committee, with all its members selected by outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will go out of existence. Now, as the clock ticks down, it appears the committee's demise will leave some significant unanswered questions. The biggest such question is: What…

13 CFIF Christmas Quiz

Take our 12-Question Christmas Quiz and test your knowledge of Christmas-related Americana. (The answer key may be found at the bottom.) 1. In which one of the following years did Congress declare Christmas to be a federal holiday? a. 1776 b. 1781 c. 1870 d. 1890 2. The iconic rosy-cheeked picture of Santa Claus…

14 What's Biden Hiding?

2022 is about to end, and still no answer to the question: What caused the virus that's killed 1,096,000 Americans so far? The Washington Post asks, "What is China hiding?" The more answerable question is what is our own government hiding? House Republicans are promising that when they assume the majority in January, they will get answers…

15 Two Antithetical Billionaires

 Before the midterm November elections, Sam Bankman-Fried was a left-wing billionaire heartthrob. He properly grew up on the Stanford campus, where his parents were well-known left-wing activist law professors. He went to a tony prep school and on to MIT. Bankman-Fried mocked society's bourgeois capitalist conventions by dressing and looking…

16 ESG Funds Use Financial Strong-arming and Thuggery CCP Style

There's no such thing as blue money or red money. Only the green stuff will pay bills. Friday, North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell became the latest of many officials from nearly half the states across the U.S. – including Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Arizona and West Virginia – to protest Wall Street…

17 The Coming War Over Hunter Biden

Republican lawmakers will take control of the House of Representatives on Jan.3. That means that, among many other things, they will take control of the House's investigative committees and subcommittees. GOP leaders have already said they plan to probe the Biden administration's disastrous policy on the U.S.-Mexico border, the disastrous withdrawal…

18 Confidence in U.S. Military Falls from 70% to 48% Since 2018

Over recent decades, only three institutions – the military, small business and police – have consistently maintained “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of public confidence in levels exceeding 50%, according to annual surveys.   Conspicuously, each of those three institutions is traditionally associated…

19 Biden's 401(k) Heist

President Joe Biden's going after 401(k) retirement accounts, risking millions of workers' comfortable retirements. If you put money into a 401(k), beware. Until now, the law always required fund managers entrusted with your savings to invest the money where it's expected to get the top return for you. Period. But on Nov. 22, Biden's Labor Department…

20 CFIF Urges Support of the American Music Fairness Act

In a letter sent today to members of the House Judiciary Committee, the Center for Individual Freedom ("CFIF") reiterated its support of H.R. 4130, the American Music Fairness Act.   Read the entire letter below. December 2, 2022 United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary  2138 Rayburn House…

21 If You Really Wanted to Destroy the U.S., Then...

First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history. Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand. Make war on coal and nuclear power. Drain the strategic petroleum reserve…

22 The January 6 Committee Travesty

The Jan. 6 House committee just revealed how nakedly political it is. Forget protecting the nation. The committee's safeguarding the Democratic Party. After conducting hundreds of depositions and closed-door hearings, committee staff were notified last week that most of their findings – about domestic extremist groups and about law…

23 Elon Musk Is Right. Divided Government Is Best

There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition. That is the enduring lesson of the 2022 midterms, as it is every election. And, though the results will be overinterpreted by pundits, and partisans will have all their priors confirmed, in the end, it is simply proof that American "democracy…

24 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. The…

25 Tuesday Takeaways

What, if anything, did the midterms tell us about the country – other than underwhelming Republicans could still take the House and Senate? During the COVID-19 lockdowns, American elections radically changed to mail-in and early voting. They did so in a wild variety of state-by-state ways. Add ranked voting and a required majority…

26 A Talk with Bill Barr about Russiagate, the FBI and Accountability

Former Attorney General Bill Barr does not mince words about FBI misconduct in its pursuit of candidate, and then president, Donald Trump. "I think the behavior of the leadership of the FBI during 2016 and the first part of 2017 has been catastrophic," Barr told me in a recent interview. "It harmed the country, it was completely unfair…

27 Don't Fall for the Democrats' Ginned-up Social Security Scaremongering

Here are two snippets from Wednesday's New York Times piece contending that Republicans have "embraced" plans to cut Social Security and Medicare: "The fact that Republicans are openly talking about cutting the programs has galvanized Democrats in the final weeks of the midterm campaign." "Still, the fact that key Republicans…

28 The Left Were the Mad Scientists - We Were Their Lab Rats

As the midterms approach, one way of looking at America's current disaster is that we, the American people, were lab rats. And since 2021, the Left were the mad scientists, eager to try out their crackpot leftist experiments on us. The result is that the housing market is tottering on the verge of collapse. As interest rates soar, our $31 trillion…

29 Midterms, Biden's Agenda and the Filibuster

On March 2, 2021, when he had been president less than two months, Joe Biden met with a group of liberal historians in the White House East Room. The subject was Biden's "determination to be one of the most consequential presidents" in U.S. history, according to an account in Axios. The group talked a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and…

30 Exposing Joe Biden's 'Jim Crow 2.0' Slander

Early voting began in Georgia several days ago. There is, of course, intense interest in both the state's Senate race, with University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker challenging Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, and the governor's race, between Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp is going to win, but the Senate…

 
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"California's secretary of state just issued data that show the 2022 election was a mess.Why? Because of voting by mail.Indeed, this was California's first election that relied on the United States Postal Service to get the mission accomplished. In September 2021, Sacramento passed new legislation that said everyone registered to vote -- dead or alive -- is automatically sent a ballot in the mail,…[more]
 
 
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