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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM
Nostalgia Versus Numbers: Challenging America's Economic Pessimism

Nostalgia Versus Numbers: Challenging America's Economic Pessimism

One thing that won't help, though, is to erroneously claim that people were economically better off back then and call on government to fix an imaginary problem.

Tough On Crime: El Salvador and Ecuador Offer Lesson for the U.S.

Tough On Crime: El Salvador and Ecuador Offer Lesson for the U.S.

Now, El Salvador and Ecuador reconfirm that sociological truth for anyone willing to acknowledge reality.

Michigan Takes a U-Turn Back to the Rust Belt

Michigan Takes a U-Turn Back to the Rust Belt

Many businesses won't even consider locating a new factory or blue-collar operation in a forced-union state.

Migrant Surge Brings Killers and Criminal Gangs

Migrant Surge Brings Killers and Criminal Gangs

Are neighbors who criticize what's happening xenophobic and racist? No. They just want a decent life, and they see it disappearing fast.

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Biden Price Controls Undermine Cancer Moonshot

Sally Pipes, President and CEO at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses how President Biden's drug price controls undermine his Cancer Moonshot initiative, and the ultimate impact price controls will have on patient lives, innovation, and research and development[more]
Noncitizens Should Not Be Counted to Determine Congressional Representation and the Electoral College

Lora Ries, Director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation, discusses why only U.S. citizens should be counted in the census data as the numbers impact Congressional districting and the Electoral College, how cities and states with sanctuary policies encourage more illegal migrants[more]
The Importance of a Strong U.S. Military

Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow in Defense Programs at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the recently released annual report on U.S. military strength and how the underfunding of U.S. defense and overworking of the U.S. military personnel have dire national and international implications[more]
Notable News and Political Ramifications

William J. Conti, Attorney and Former Partner at Baker & Hostetler, discusses the recently released report from Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding President Biden, the politics of various legal trials involving former President Trump, the Super Bowl ad starring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and the potential political[more]
U.S. Economic Outlook and the Need to Rein In Ridiculous Regulations

Ryan Young, Senior Economist at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses the recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis regarding final GDP numbers for 2023, what they mean for 2024, the latest unemployment numbers, and why Congress should pass the pro-transparency ALERT Act with the aim to reduce[more]
Healthcare Should be a Choice, Not a Mandate

Quin Hillyer, Columnist and Political Commentator, discusses the requirement forcing Social Security recipients to take Medicare or forfeit their Social Security benefits, and how the Retirement Freedom Act, if passed, would override that requirement and extend the life of the Medicare program[more]
Is SCOTUS Poised to Rein In the Administrative State?

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the enormous amount of deference afforded to federal regulatory agencies by the 40-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, and how the Supreme Court appears poised to eliminate that[more]
Conflict in the Middle East: Is There a Path to Peace?

The Honorable Francis Rooney, former Ambassador to the Holy See and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, discusses the global implications and unintended adverse consequences of Hamas' attack on Israel, whether diplomatic efforts and/or the Vatican's involvement could bring peace to the Middle[more]
Notable Quote   
 
"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
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Assuming that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is able to get on most 2024 ballots as a third-party or independent candidate for President, from which major party candidate do you believe he will take the most votes?