CEI Today: High-skilled immigration, David Cameron flubbs the Magna Carta, and why wind energy isn't IT


Forbes: With the Economy Sputtering, Obama Must Allow High-Skilled Immigrants


In the heated immigration debate, a bright spot has emerged—the bipartisan consensus that high-skilled immigrants benefit the economy. Yet even as Congressional Democrats and Republicans introduced competing bills this month to increase high-skilled immigration, the Obama administration is preparing to implement regulations that will restrict the visa process. Worse, administration documents revealed last week that since 2008, officials failed to issue thousands of legally-required high-skilled visas.   > Read the full commentary on Forbes.com

> Interview David Bier


American Spectator: Did Magna Carta Die in Vain?

It's rare that an interview by David Letterman gives you deep insight into a troubling problem, but his interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron last week certainly did. Letterman did part of his usual shtick, asking the Prime Minister a series of quiz questions about British history. He failed to answer two of them correctly. One was, "Who wrote Rule Britannia?" -- which is not generally known. More troublingly, he also missed, "What is the literal translation of Magna Carta?" The fact that the Prime Minister of Great Britain did not know that the answer was "The Great Charter" is deeply worrying -- and should serve as a warning to America. > Read more at Spectator.org


> Interview Iain Murray



Globalwarming.org: Why Can’t We Get All Our Electricity from Wind?

Wind energy advocates often point out that a State, the U.S., or the entire world has enough wind energy to supply all of its electricity needs many times over.

The chief impediments are wind energy’s inherent drawbacks. First, wind energy is intermittent — at any given time the wind blowing on turbine blades may be too hard or too soft. Sometimes the wind does not blow at all. Second, wind is non-dispatchable. When
Shakespeare’s Owen Glendower boasted, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” Henry Hotspur replied: “Why, so can I, or so can any man; but will they come when you do call for them?” Like Glendower’s spirits, the winds answer to no man. The wind is not ours to ’dispatch’ as electricity demand rises or falls.  >Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org

> Interview Marlo Lewis

> See also: House Conservatives Draw a Line on Wind Tax Credit




The Liberal War on Transparency: Confessions of a Freedom of Information "Criminal"


In his new book, Christopher Horner reveals a near-obsession of modern day liberals -- political appointees, sympathetic career activists in government and academics and administrations at public universities -- to avoid creating or allowing access to the record of what they'’re up to at taxpayer expense.

> View the video: Chris Horner talks about government transparency on the Hannity show



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