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July 29, 2021 • 10:02 AM

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1 Biden's COVID Presidency

President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency. Biden's job approval rating is positive, about 52% in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. That is, of course, higher than the ratings of Biden's predecessor, President Donald Trump, who never exceeded 47% approval…

2 Gallup: Americans Continue to Rate Conservative Institutions Highest

"Americans' Confidence in Major U.S. Institutions Dips," reads the headline of a new Gallup public opinion survey.   In light of accumulating experience, can that headline come as any surprise?   Just this week, the Biden Administration openly acknowledged that it’s working with tech giant Facebook to limit what…

3 These Aren't the Democrats of Old

In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy" and distrust of the military-industrial complex. The left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited. The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones. If the rich were self-made…

4 Democrats are Sabotaging Cubans

President Joe Biden is full of compassion for Hispanics fleeing their home countries. There's one exception: liberty-loving Cubans. Biden's abandoning practically all controls on the southern border. Despite saying, "Do not come," the White House is adopting policies that send a clear message: "Cross illegally and you can stay."…

5 The 2020 Polling Disaster

As the last presidential election approached, one could sense that something was wrong with the polls. The race felt tighter than the polls indicated, and specifically, Joe Biden's solid lead in the polls felt less solid than the surveys suggested. As they had in 2016, pollsters appeared on their way to underestimating the vote for Donald Trump. That…

6 Joe Biden's Shameful Voting-Rights Speech

Republican "anti-voting" laws, President Joe Biden claimed during his demagogic speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, are the most "significant test of our democracy since the Civil War." These laws are "odious," "pernicious," "vicious," "unconscionable," a &…

7 Democratic Party Won't Admit It's Become the Party of Wealth

How often during the last year of wokeness have middle- and lower-class Americans listened to multimillionaires of all races and genders lecture them on their various pathologies and oppressions? University presidents with million-dollar salaries virtue-signal on the cheap their own sort of "unearned white privilege." Meghan Markle and…

8 Republicans, Democrats and the Vaccine

More Republicans than Democrats appear to be "vaccine hesitant" – that is, reluctant for one reason or another – to take the COVID-19 vaccine. They've gotten the treatment you might expect in some quarters of the press. "Right-wing anti-vaccine hysteria is increasing. We'll all pay the price," read…

9 Democrats' Plans to Make Election Cheating Easier

Congressional Democrats and their media allies are using Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's anti-fraud voting laws as a pretext to ram through a federal takeover of elections. The Democrats' legislation, the For the People Act, makes widespread election stealing possible to lock in a permanent Democratic majority.  Chuck Schumer…

10 A Politicized Justice Department

The Democratic Party's No. 1 priority is to pass a voting "reform" bill that would federalize elections under rules favorable to Democratic candidates. It's more important than infrastructure, or massive new social spending, or anything else, which is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer gave their election…

11 CFIF Independence Day Quiz

  Take our 13-Question Independence Day Quiz to test your knowledge of American history and civics. (Answer key may be found at the bottom) 1. Americans celebrate the Fourth of July for which one of the following reasons? a. It marks mid-summer vacation b. It is the day America declared her independence c. It marks…

12 Has the Military Lost Middle America?

Traditionalist and conservative America once was the U.S. military's greatest defender. Bipartisan conservatives in Congress ensured generous Pentagon budgets. When generals, active or retired, became controversial, conservative America usually could be counted on to stick with them. Flyover country supported marquee officers such as Gen. Michael…

13 The Systemic Con Behind Wokeism

There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession and rioting of 2020. Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism or other isms. For some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: transferring one's own prejudices onto others in…

14 Where's the Democratic Anger About COVID Origins?

After President Joe Biden's recent overseas meetings, the United States and G-7 countries agreed to support further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a summit communique, the nations called for a "timely, transparent, expert-led and science-based WHO-convened" investigation.  That's an obvious problem. The…

15 The Myth of Republican Obstructionism

The political media have spent the entire Joe Biden presidency up to this point pressuring holdout moderate Democrats to join the left's efforts to destroy the legislative filibuster. One way they do this is by cobbling together revisionist histories that cast Republicans as uniquely obstructionist and undemocratic. CNN's White House correspondent…

16 Biden Seeks to Further Empower Leaky IRS While Cutting Defense

Last week brought alarming news that far-left activist website ProPublica obtained illegally leaked Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns on thousands of Americans spanning a period exceeding 15 years, which in turn means that unknowable numbers of political extremists and criminals now possess that sensitive data.   ProPublica didn…

17 Mysterious Origins of COVID-19 Raise Some Alarming Possibilities

For over a year, the American establishment and media have ostracized anyone who dared to connect the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Then, suddenly and without apologies for their past demagoguery, "journalists" and "experts" conceded that the Wuhan lab may well have been the most likely…

18 Democrats Trapped In Progressive Echo Chamber

The reason Democrats in Washington are increasingly frustrated is because their legislative ambitions far outstrip their congressional majorities. They have no majority at all in the U.S. Senate – it is evenly divided, 50-50, between Republicans and Democrats – and depend on Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties…

19 The Democrats' Filibuster Con

When West Virginia's Joe Manchin closed the door on eliminating the legislative filibuster this week, promising not to "weaken or eliminate" the 60-vote threshold, he "dashed" the "dreams" of Democrats, according to The New York Times. Hypocrisy is nothing new in Washington, but it takes a preternatural shamelessness…

20 This Isn't Your Father's Left-Wing Revolution

Starry-eyed radicals in the 1960s and 1970s dreamed that they either were going to take over America or destroy it. One of their favorite mottos was "Change it or lose it," even as protests focused on drugs, music, race, class, sex, fashion — almost anything and everything. Sixties radicals tutored America on long hair;…

21 Filibuster Frustration Boils Over

New presidents have only so long to get big legislative initiatives done. It's already June, and the clock is ticking for President Joe Biden. Big bills take a long time. Congress will spend much of the summer on recess. They'll be at work in the fall, but by the end of the year, Democratic and Republican lawmakers will be obsessed with winning reelection…

22 New National Survey Shows Voters Want Bipartisan Agreement on Spending Bills, Oppose COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waivers and Reject Government Setting Prices for Health Care

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today released key findings of a national survey measuring voters’ health care priorities as U.S. COVID-19 cases continue to decline and many in Congress propose health care-related offsets to President Biden’s major legislative packages and other new federal spending proposals…

23 Jews Can't Let the U.S. Turn into Europe

This month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent extra state patrols to Jewish neighborhoods after a rash of attacks, including the beating of a man by a mob in midtown, a brick flying through the windows of a kosher pizza store and "protesters" spitting at and threatening restaurant patrons. Since anti-Jewish attacks in Brooklyn aren't primarily…

24 Senators McConnell, Braun Introduce “Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act” to Protect First Amendment Freedoms

Despite securing power last November by the slimmest of electoral margins – which should have imbued them with humility rather than arrogance – the Biden Administration and Pelosi-Schumer Congress commenced a wholesale assault upon American freedoms on everything from the Bill of Rights to the economy to healthcare to education.  …

25 Never Let a Plague Go to Waste

During America's first-ever national lockdown, thousands of unelected bureaucrats, as well as federal and state governments, assumed enormous powers not usually accorded to them. They picked and chose which businesses could stay open without much rationale. They sent the infected into nursing homes occupied by the weak and vulnerable. Their rules…

26 Biden Is Off to a Disastrous Start

Presidents aren't supreme beings imbued with the power to dictate economic conditions, pandemics or international events. We give them far too much credit and blame for the vagaries of the world. That said, there are some things that presidents do have the power to influence. The location of MLB's All-Star Game, for instance, is not Joe Biden's bailiwick…

27 Biden Administration is Mocking Ancient Wisdom

Human nature stays the same across time and space. That is why there used to be predictable political, economic and social behavior that all countries understood. The supply of money governs inflation. Print it without either greater productivity or more goods and services, and the currency cheapens. Yet America apparently rejects that primordial…

28 Dealing With Trump

Recently, former President Donald Trump and people around him have been dropping more and more hints that he will run for president in 2024.  "I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time," Trump told conservative talk show host Candace Owens. "As you know, it's very early. But I think people are going to be very,…

29 First Amendment Protects Free Speech, Not Government Snooping

AMENDMENT I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;  or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;  or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Let’s get something straight that should be obvious…

30 Are Americans Becoming Sovietized?

What ultimately ended the nihilist Soviet system? Was it not that Russians finally tired of the Kremlin's lies and hypocrisies that permeated every facet of their falsified lives? Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition. 1. There was no escape from ideological indoctrination -- anywhere…

 
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"Democrats in Washington have a new definition of infrastructure. It could be described as anything that Democrats want to do. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer have outlined a massive social welfare scheme they term 'soft' or 'human' infrastructure. Yet it's the same old liberal agenda of cradle-to-grave dependence on government.To Democrats, infrastructure includes everything from government…[more]
 
 
—Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference
— Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Republican Conference
 
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