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New Lung Cancer Breakthrough Illustrates the Potential Peril of Drug Price Controls

We at CFIF often highlight the clear and present danger that drug price control schemes pose to American consumers, who benefit from our private pharmaceutical sector that leads the world - by far - in innovation.  A new lung cancer treatment breakthrough in the form of Amgen's Lumakras illustrates that interrelationship.

Simply put, Lumakras reduced the risk of progression by 34% compared to chemotherapy in patents with advanced lung cancer, which is particularly welcome considering lung cancer's especially low survival rate (18.6% over five years, and just 5% for advanced forms).  The breakthrough required years of research and enormous amounts of investment, however, which The Wall Street Journal notes makes Lumakras the type of innovation put at risk by new drug price controls…[more]

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1 Martha's Meltdown Model

Martha's Vineyard has been all over the news. The tony resort community so loves aiding and comforting the undocumented immigrants who were flown in from Florida that it hugged them – for all of 48 hours. Oddly, the Left became unhinged when red-state governors – whose states the last two years were flooded with some…

2 Freakout Over Martha's Vineyard Flight Ignores the Real Problem

Much of the nation's political and commentary class had a near-nervous breakdown when 48 Venezuelans who had crossed illegally into the United States arrived at the Martha's Vineyard Airport, not far from the summer homes of some of the country's wealthiest and best-connected people. When they realized what had happened, many Democrats and allied voices…

3 D.C. Feels Sting of Biden Border Policy

Recently, this column focused on the Biden administration's practice of allowing illegal border crossers to stay in the United States. Documents made public as a result of a lawsuit over border policy revealed just how many illegal crossers the administration has admitted into the country. The documents showed that 1,049,532 illegal border crossers…

4 Biden Lets In 1 Million Illegal Border Crossers – Maybe 2 Million

Have you been following the court case Biden v. Texas? It's not in the headlines every day, but court filings in the case are giving us the best picture yet of what the Biden administration is doing on the U.S.-Mexico border. And the news is very, very bad. Much of what follows comes from the very informative reporting of Andrew Arthur, at the Center…

5 America Must Welcome More STEM Talent

The Biden Administration has somehow managed to worsen our immigration debate by creating a national security crisis on our southern border, as anyone beyond Biden’s most hardened corps of bad-faith apologists acknowledges.   By the same token, however, most Americans agree that legal immigration to the United States must be encouraged…

6 The (Continuing) Border Crisis

These days, the news is dominated by reporting on the Russian threat to Ukraine, by increasing fatigue with COVID restrictions across the United States and by the continuing rise of inflation. All of those are indeed newsworthy, but another newsworthy subject – the mess on the U.S.-Mexico border – is receiving relatively…

7 The Border Crisis Reaches Your Child's Middle School

Think you live too far from the Mexican border to be hurt by the chaos there? Bloomfield is a picturesque village in central Connecticut, 3,500 miles from the Mexican border. But illegal drugs flowing across that border nearly killed a 16-year-old student at Bloomfield High School two weeks ago. He tried marijuana, not knowing it was laced with fentanyl…

8 A Disaster Entirely of Joe Biden's Making

The more we learn about the true dimensions of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the worse it is. Now, a new report says that in the last few months, U.S. authorities have encountered illegal border crossers not just from Mexico, or the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, but from 160 nations around the globe. People…

9 Biden's Migrant Blackout

Is there something missing from press coverage of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border from Mexico and are now in the custody of the Biden administration? Yes, there is something missing – pictures. Descriptions of the conditions in which the children are being held indicate a worsening…

10 The Border Crisis May Be Coming to Your Kids' School

The Biden administration is scrambling to shelter thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border from Central America. The media are declaring the crush at the border a "crisis."  Truth is, this crisis could be heading to your school district. If your kids are in public school or you pay school taxes, you need to know…

11 White House in Denial about Border Crisis

During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump's border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days and allow asylum seekers who enter the United States illegally to stay in this country while their cases are considered, rather than wait in Mexico, as Trump required. It was obvious that…

12 Democrats' 'Immigrants First' Policy

President Donald Trump's key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed on Friday by three federal judges. Their decisions, blocking Trump's rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration lobbyists. America's poor are…

13 Count on Migrants From the World Over to Exploit U.S. Immigration Laws

Word is spreading worldwide — even as far as sub-Saharan Africa — that the U.S. has an open southern border and an open checkbook. This summer, thousands of Africans from Cameroon, Congo and other violence-plagued countries are forming caravans, preparing to cross our southern border. Border agents from the Del Rio area of Texas…

14 Dems Want to Insure Illegals, Don't Care About Vets and Middle Class

It's official. Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez confirms the Party fully endorses free health care for illegal immigrants. That puts illegals ahead of veterans struggling to qualify for civilian care, middle-class working stiffs priced out of Obamacare and baby boomers facing the likelihood of Medicare cuts. At last Thursday's Democratic presidential…

15 What Now, For Those Who Denied a 'Crisis' At the Border?

Congress is debating emergency humanitarian aid to care for migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. The need is obvious. With virtually no barrier to stop them, thousands of migrants are crossing illegally into the United States every day. More than a million will come this year. U.S. law prevents border officials from quickly returning them. While they…

16 Rescue Border Towns and Taxpayers With 'Remain in Mexico'

President Donald Trump scored a win on Friday when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to the president's "remain in Mexico" program. The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court. It's urgently needed to help border towns such as McAllen, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, which…

17 How Bad Does Border Have To Be For Democrats To Admit It's An Emergency?

Is there any number of illegal border crossings into the United States that would strike Democrats as an emergency? As they resisted President Trump's efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, many Democrats made the point that fewer migrants are coming today than years ago, during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush…

18 Build the Wall to Save Taxpayers Billions

President Donald Trump launched another battle for border-wall funding on Monday, calling for $8.6 billion additional dollars in his proposed federal budget for next year. Top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as "expensive and ineffective." The truth is, Dems are not leveling with the public about the billions we're already…

19 Can Moderate Dems Talk Pelosi Out Of Extreme Border Position?

As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown. The negotiations — such as they are, for a committee that has met briefly only once in more than a week — are ostensibly between Republicans…

20 In Border Talks, a New Fight for Barrier Deniers

A House-Senate conference committee is beginning work on a package of border security policies that, it is hoped, can win the support of both Democrats and Republicans. The final product is certain to include several measures that already have full, bipartisan approval: more immigration judges, more technology to detect illegal drugs at ports of entry…

21 Democrats Want 'Technological Wall' That Won't Keep Anybody Out

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be "immoral." Instead, she favors something she calls a "technological wall." Another top House Democrat, Rep. James Clyburn, calls it a "smart wall." Instead of building an actual physical barrier of steel, concrete or some other material, Pelosi,…

22 The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

Estimates suggest that there are 11 million to 13 million Mexican citizens currently living in the United States illegally. Millions more emigrated previously and are now U.S. citizens. A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. With Mexico having a population of about 130 million, that…

23 Border Wall: Monument for the People, Not Pols

Profligate politicians have never met a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project they didn't like — except when it comes to President Donald Trump's border wall. Think about it. Boston's Big Dig black hole, the nation's most expensive highway project, burned through $25 billion and was plagued by deadly engineering incompetence, endless…

24 When Democrats Embraced the 'Southern Border Fencing Strategy'

In 2006, Congress passed the Secure Fence Act, which mandated the construction of multilayer pedestrian fencing along about 600 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. It passed with big, bipartisan majorities: 283 votes in the House and 80 in the Senate. Some top Democrats who are still in the Senate today supported the fence: Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein…

25 Say His Name: RIP Cpl. Ronil Singh

In the still of the last night of 2018, the silence of California Dems chilled the air and airwaves. Border wall opponent Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted three times between Christmas and New Year's Eve bemoaning the plight of illegal immigrants and their children. But not a peep was heard from Harris about the brutal shooting death of Newman, California…

26 Stonewalling the Wall

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is mocking "the very dopey people" contributing to a GoFundMe campaign to support President Donald Trump's southern border wall. All Kimmel's got to lose by insulting supporters of the wall is his ratings. But Democrats are risking a voter backlash by stonewalling Trump's request for border funding and claiming…

27 Trump Border Wall Showdown

Congressional Democrats are butting heads with President Donald Trump over his demand for $5 billion to continue building a wall along the southern border. Rep. Nancy Pelosi vows not one dollar will go for a wall. She calls the idea of a wall "immoral." Not building the wall is what's truly immoral. Allowing destitute, uneducated people…

28 Why Not Build a Border Barrier — It's the Law

The news is filled with images of migrants massing at the U.S-Mexico border in California. Why haven't they been able to enter the United States? Because a physical barrier prevents them from doing so. It is just another example of a barrier — a fence, a wall, whatever — providing real border security. Of course, building a…

29 Trump's Plan to Stop the Caravan

President Donald Trump is putting the economic screws to Mexico to control the flood of Central American migrants storming our southern border. Unlike prior presidents, Trump is driving a hard bargain. Exports are Mexico's economic lifeblood. A staggering 81 percent of those exports go to the United States. That's why Trump's threat to close the border…

30 Trump on Strong Legal Ground to Stop Caravan

Former President Barack Obama is ridiculing President Donald Trump and other Republicans for vowing to stop the caravan of 4,000 Central American migrants heading toward our border. Republicans are "trying to convince everybody to be afraid of a bunch of impoverished, malnourished refugees," Obama says. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi…

 
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