Here's some potentially VERY good economic news that was lost amid the weekend news flurry.  Those…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
Some Potentially VERY Good Economic News

Here's some potentially VERY good economic news that was lost amid the weekend news flurry.  Those with "skin in the game," and who likely possess the best perspective, are betting heavily on an upturn, as highlighted by Friday's Wall Street Journal:

Corporate insiders are buying stock in their own companies at a pact not seen in years, a sign they are betting on a rebound after a coronavirus-induced rout.  More than 2,800 executives and directors have purchased nearly $1.19 billion in company stock since the beginning of March.  That's the third-highest level on both an individual and dollar basis since 1988, according to the Washington Service, which provides data analytics about trading activity by insiders."

Here's why that's important:

Because insiders typically know the…[more]

March 30, 2020 • 11:02 am
Public Approval of Trump Coronavirus Response Skyrockets

Public Approval of Trump Coronavirus Response Skyrockets

America entered this emergency with the strongest economy in recorded history.

Trump's Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test

Trump's Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test

Such foresight can also remind the nation never again to outsource key industries to China, and not to listen to those who always predict catastrophe in bleak times.

Biden Fails to Lead On Virus Fight

Biden Fails to Lead On Virus Fight

Give Joe Biden some credit. On Jan. 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a big problem.

When to End the Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon

When to End the Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon

The stealth nature of the virus is one reason New York, California and 18 other states – with half the nation's population – have imposed lockdowns.

It's Fine to Talk About How This Crisis Ends

It's Fine to Talk About How This Crisis Ends

No one can say with any certitude how this plays out yet, but asking these questions isn't kooky, out of bounds or unpatriotic; it's natural.

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.
blank
COVID-19: Potential Treatments, Planning and Prevention

Kevin Pham, Medical Doctor, Author at The Daily Signal and a former graduate fellow in health policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses several glimmers of hope regarding potential treatments for COVID-19, how we balance risks to rolling out a vaccine or treatment with the potential to save lives, what needs[more]
Government Price Controls Harm Consumers

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses how government price controls harm consumers, why price controls on consumer lending and prescription drugs must be rejected, and what to expect if the U.S. Postal Service becomes a lending station[more]
The Russia - Saudi Arabia Oil War

Nicolas Loris, Deputy Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia and its impact on the U.S. economy and markets[more]
ObamaCare, Coronavirus, and Where Democratic Candidates Stand on Healthcare

Sally Pipes, President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses the Supreme Court's decision to take up the Affordable Care Act case next term, the Democratic presidential candidates' health care positions and proposals, and how the coronavirus[more]
Keeping it Right with Right-to-Work Laws

Vinnie Vernuccio, Labor Policy Senior Fellow at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's Workers for Opportunity, discusses the current status of right-to-work laws in the United States in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, Country, and Municipal Employees[more]
Presidential Legacies

Hans von Spakovsky, Manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, discusses presidential legacies, why we have a strong commander-in-chief, how history will view President Trump's impeachment, and the issue[more]
Free Market vs Government Control: Antitrust and Prescription Drug Price Controls

Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs at CFIF, discusses the DOJ's civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block Sabre Corporation's acquisition of Farelogix, Inc., and why imported price controls for drugs is a prescription for failure[more]
Citizens United: The 10 Year Anniversary

Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of the Institute for Free Speech, discusses Citizens United after ten years, the effects of the case over the last five election cycles and how politics is more diverse today[more]
Question of the Week   
In which one of the following years did Congress first meet in Washington, D.C.?
More Questions
Quote of the Day   
 
"The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is waging a ferocious, global propaganda campaign designed to deflect blame for the origin and spread of the COVID-19 outbreak from Wuhan, China. Moreover, Beijing is trying to take advantage of the pandemic to increase its global standing and influence. ...If Beijing escapes blame for its failure to curb the coronavirus pandemic, its lies, and its attempts to cover…[more]
 
 
—Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow and Foreign Policy Research Institute Senior Fellow
— Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow and Foreign Policy Research Institute Senior Fellow
 
Liberty Poll   

Who is most to blame for the delay in passage of the critical coronavirus economic recovery (or stimulus) bill?