February 26, 2010
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Sam Kazman's citation in the Politico
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Myron Ebell's citation in the Telegraph
Michelle Minton's article in Opposing Views
>>Best of the Blogs
by John Berlau
Today, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 goes into effect. While the law, passed last May, is being hailed as a boon for consumers, it’s already causing a slew of unintended consequences. Congress should carefully consider how the CARD Act will harm consumers and entrepreneurs and revise the law’s flawed provisions.
by Angela Logomasini
According to a story in the Washington Post of Feb. 23, food and packaging companies are having a difficult time trying to find and employ alternatives to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). Companies use BPA to make hard clear plastics and epoxy resins used in a wide range of applications. Yet companies are now spending millions trying to rid the world of this innocuous and valuable chemical all because of green activist hype about its risks.
by Ryan Young
New York City’s public schools spent $18,365 per student in the 2007-2008 school year. That spending has been growing at more than double the rate of inflation over the last decade. Instead of firing teachers for incompetence (and sometimes worse), the district re-assigns bad teachers to “rubber rooms,” where they do nothing except receive their full salary. Maybe play Scrabble or surf the Internet. But mainly sit around and get paid.
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott and Marc Scribner collaborate to give you episode 81. We cover the political adventures of CPAC 2010, Toyota’s chilly reception in Washington, the crackdown on credit cards, rising uncertainty about sea levels and the peeping laptops of high school officials.