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Image of the Day: U.S. Internet Speeds Skyrocketed After Ending Failed Title II "Net Neutrality" Experiment

CFIF often highlights how the Biden Administration's bizarre decision to resurrect failed Title II "Net Neutrality" internet regulation, which caused private broadband investment to decline for the first time ever outside of a recession during its brief experiment at the end of the Obama Administration, is a terrible idea that will only punish consumers if allowed to take effect.

Here's what happened after that brief experiment was repealed under the Trump Administration and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai - internet speeds skyrocketed despite late-night comedians' and left-wing activists' warnings that the internet was doomed:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="515"] Internet Speeds Post-"Net Neutrality"[/caption]

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91 The Democrats' Trump Card

President Obama seems on the verge of the most abject diplomatic capitulation in American history -- to Iran, our bitterest enemy -- and Republicans are arguing about Donald Trump? The prospect of a deal with Iran is dumbfounding and infuriating, as the U.S. held all the cards in the protracted negotiations and yet executed serial surrenders to the…

92 Is Your Church Abetting Sanctuary Nation?

The random, heartless murder of a young tourist on San Francisco's Pier 14 by a five-time illegal alien deportee who benefited from the "progressive" city's sanctuary policy has law-abiding Americans, law enforcement officials and political opportunists of all stripes up in arms. But for decades, feckless government leaders ignored the pleas…

93 SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program

America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption. According to the recently unsealed federal indictment against him, sleazy Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.,…

94 The Green-Card Racket for Beltway Cronies

Can we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect? Since 2001, I've warned about the systemic and bipartisan corruption of America's EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. The latest report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general -- which outlines the meddling and pandering…

95 On Obama’s Amnesty, Senate GOP Shouldn’t Outsource Responsibility to Judges

A ruling from a federal judge in Texas has put a temporary halt to President Barack Obama’s amnesty program for as many as five million illegal immigrants. According to some Senate Republicans, it may be just enough cover to abandon legislative efforts challenging the assault on the rule of law. “Most of us felt like the courts gave us…

96 Comprehensive Timeline Details Obama Admin Thrashing of Immigration Laws

A new report by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) shows the incredible extent to which President Barack Obama is thrashing U.S. immigration law. The report chronicles a timeline of abuse beginning in January 2009 and ending on February 13, 2015 – the day the House Judiciary Committee revealed a little-known program to give illegal immigrants with…

97 Reining in Obama’s Executive Amnesty in Senate GOP’s Hands

With a March 1 deadline looming, it’s up to Senate Republicans to corral enough votes to fund the Department of Homeland Security before it goes into a temporary shutdown. At least, that’s the message coming from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). “You know, in the gift shop out here, they’ve got these little booklets on how…

98 Report: Obama Administration Operating Parallel Immigration System

February is the month Republicans in Congress chose to challenge President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration amnesty. Instead of holding up the entire federal budget two months ago, GOP leaders decided to pass two bills – one to fund most of the bureaucracy for the next year, another to prop up the Department of Homeland Security only…

99 How to Defund Obama’s Executive Amnesty

It’s taken almost a month, but it is now becoming clearer how Republicans in Congress can stop President Barack Obama’s decision to grant amnesty and work permits to as many as five million illegal immigrants, if not more, depending on the specifics of the proposed actions. To recall, President Obama announced on November 20 that he is…

100 How Much Will Obama’s Immigration Amnesty Cost Your State?

As Republicans in Congress debate how best to respond to President Barack Obama’s unilateral and unconstitutional immigration amnesty, state governments are wondering how they will pay for this massive new unfunded mandate. Consider the impact on New York, Nevada, Texas and California. One of the leaders of the New York Senate anticipates that…

101 Senator Cruz: Secure the Border, End the Amnesty, and Celebrate Legal Immigration

This op-ed originally appeared in The Texas Tribune on August 13, 2014. We should welcome a debate over how to secure our borders and reform the legal immigration system. That’s not a debate, however, that President Obama and his supporters are willing to have. Instead, they are devoted to amnesty — and they’re holding the…

102 Senator Sessions: Every Citizen Must Demand To Know Where Their Senator Stands On President's Planned Executive Amnesty

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, delivered the following prepared remarks on August 5, 2014, regarding the urgent need for the Senate to consider House-passed legislation to block the President's planned executive amnesty and grant of mass work…

103 Obama’s Deferred Action and Human Trafficking Law Are a Toxic Mix

Facing blame for tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the border, the Obama administration is trying to deflect responsibility onto a familiar target – George W. Bush. Unable to convince Americans that President Barack Obama’s policy of “deferred action” – the 2012 decision to halt deportation proceedings…

104 If You Defer Action, Illegal Immigrants Will Come

When President Barack Obama’s executive order “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” – or DACA – went into effect in 2012, conservatives warned that granting de facto amnesty for more than 1 million illegal immigrants would attract more illegal crossings.  Now there’s proof. In 2011, roughly 6,000 illegal…

105 Five Reasons to Oppose Latest Senate Immigration Bill

With the Senate gearing up to pass the third version of the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill by the end of the week, conservatives in the House of Representatives have five important reasons to let it die and start over. 1.  Every version of the bill has been secretly negotiated and hastily considered No part of this bill has ever…

106 Rand Paul’s Constitutional Reform of Immigration

Even though the United States Senate refused to adopt Rand Paul’s amendment to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, his ‘Trust But Verify’ idea is one that conservatives should keep an eye on as the debate moves to the House of Representatives. Already growing in popularity among House Republicans, Paul’s proposal would…

107 Immigration and Trust: Washington Can’t Be Believed

Here’s an ironclad rule for negotiating with someone of dubious trustworthiness: don’t give away something tangible today in exchange for a promise tomorrow. It’s the reason that everything from swapping tax hikes for budget cuts to notions like “land for peace” don’t work out. Take away your leverage over me and…

108 Gang’s Immigration Bill Funnels $100 Million to Leftwing Community Organizers

A little-noticed section of the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill could funnel up to $100 million in taxpayer-provided funds to leftwing community organizers for helping to “integrate” newly legalized immigrants into American society. At the heart of the 24-page scheme (pp.383-407) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The…

109 Ignored by Gang’s Immigration Bill, Conservatives Should Return the Favor

Despite what supporters of the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill say, it does not address the most important concerns of conservatives. There are no tough new border security measures, and lots of loopholes for fast-tracking eligibility for welfare and citizenship. With elites in both parties ignoring conservatives, how should the latter…

110 Boston Terrorism: An Immigration Wake-Up Call

Of all the people to feel sorry for in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Boston, members of the United States Senate surely don’t even merit inclusion towards the bottom of the list. The carnage that played out in one of America’s great cities was the sort of achingly poignant tragedy that makes talk of pedestrian politics…

111 Immigration Reform Must Start with Securing the Border

If the Obama Administration can’t be bothered to secure the border with Mexico, then congressional Republicans should oppose any deal on comprehensive immigration reform. It all comes down to one word: integrity.  For three years, members of Congress have been waiting for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce a border…

112 How Obama’s Deferred Action on Illegal Immigration Violates the Constitution

When President Barack Obama ordered immigration officials this summer to implement DREAM Act policies despite Congress’ objection, he did more than make an end-run around the legislative branch.  He violated the Constitution by breaching his duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” So say law professors Robert…

113 California Uses Obama’s Backdoor Amnesty to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Call it the law of intended consequences. When President Barack Obama decided he could rewrite America’s immigration laws without any input from Congress, he opened the floodgates for liberals at all levels of government to legitimize illegal aliens through bureaucratic fiat.  But even the one-time community organizer probably didn&rsquo…

114 Bama Boosts Borders: The Immigration Controversy

Note: I host a weekly radio show on Thursday nights on WAVH-FM in Mobile, AL. Last week’s topic was Alabama’s controversial new law against illegal immigrants. Below is my opening monologue, slightly shortened and adapted into a news-column format. It’s time to ask the question: What part of the word "IL-legal" do some…

115 ICE Slips DREAM Act in Through the Backdoor

With budgets tight and duties being reprioritized, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency gave a gift to the pro-amnesty crowd by implementing parts of the deeply unpopular DREAM Act without Congressional approval.  By doing so, ICE bypassed the democratic process in favor of delivering another blow to the rule of law. …

116 Invest in America, Get a Green Card?

What if there was a way to link economic growth, job creation and an easier pathway for foreign investors to relocate to the United States – all without having to pass a single federal law?  As usual, the legal answer to a political problem is already on the books.  It just needs to be followed.  As part of the Immigration Act…

117 Obama Uses Immigration Reform as a Cynical Ploy

Barack Obama, fresh off the biggest triumph of his presidency, was given a rare opportunity by the death of Osama Bin Laden: the chance to be effortlessly presidential, floating above the partisan fray and standing as a totem of unity in a country riven by ideological polarization. That promise expired on Tuesday, when Obama traveled to El Paso, Texas…

118 Gunrunner Scandal Beating a Path to AG Holder’s Door

How do you go from pushing Congress for a permanent assault weapons ban to letting military-style guns “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels?  If you are U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, extreme swings in regulation aren’t just costing gun sellers peace of mind – they are costing lives on both sides of the border…

119 Failure to Defend the Border Abandons American Citizens

Lost amid the legal wrangling over whether states like Arizona have the constitutional right to enforce federal immigration laws is a far simpler question: Is the United States government’s refusal to secure the border an abandonment of American citizens?  For those living on the nation’s edge, reality is inescapable.  In testimony…

120 Where’s the Border Fence?

On the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to scrap the so-called “virtual fence” project along the 2,000 mile United States-Mexico border.  The official reasons cited included cost overruns and technology failures.  The truth, of course, is a different story.&…

 
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