April 23, 2010
>>Chris Horner Talks "Power Grab" on Hannity Show on Fox News
CEI's Chris Horner appeared on Fox News to talk about the Obama administration's use of climate change as a means to increase government power of his new book, "Power Grab: How Obama’s Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America." Watch the interview here.
>>Shaping the Debate
Gregory Conko's op-ed in Forbes.com
Wayne Crews and Ryan Young's op-ed in FoxNews.com
Marlo Lewis' citation in Scientific American
Myron Ebell's citation in the Arizona Republic
Marlo Lewis' On Point study at CEI
>>Best of the Blogs
by Hans Bader
Taxpayers will pay billions more due to an executive order signed by President Obama that effectively restricts federal construction contracts to the minority of construction firms whose workers are unionized. That will encourage them to jack up their prices, by shielding them from having to compete with lower bids from non-union construction firms. As the Examiner notes, “President Obama signed Executive Order 13502 directing federal agencies taking bids for government construction projects to accept only those from contractors who agree in advance to a project labor agreement that requires a union work force.
By John Berlau (As Featured on the Drudge Report)
The SEC charged giant investment bank Goldman Sachs with more than $1 billion worth of securities fraud for its dealings in the subprime mortgage market. Ironically, at the same time the SEC is seeking justice for Goldman’s alleged victims, President Obama and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) are pushing a bill would reward the firm with potentially billions of dollars by instituting a so-called “resolution authority” that would, in practice, be a permanent bailout fund.
by Greg Conko
What’s the most sustainable way to grow the food we eat? The answer environmentalists give is always “local and organic.” But, increasingly, the answer from the scientists who’ve studied the question is the exact opposite. A study from England’s Royal Society issued last October concluded that genuinely sustainable agriculture must embrace the use of science and technology for producing more food on less land.
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott, Marc Scribner and Lee Doren bring you Episode 89 of the LibertyWeek podcast. We chew over sin taxes, enviro attacks on Al Gore, free booze, Eric Massa’s $40,000 payoff and the recent Tax Day Tea Party protests in D.C.
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