CEI Today: Kickstarting the Senate, fixing Obamacare, and spotting alarmist media headlines

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In the News Today


Senate Action on $2 Trillion Gov’t Regulatory Burden Urgently Needed; Coalition Calls on Senate for REINS Act Passage


Regulatory reform is urgently needed to get our economy and businesses out of the doldrums, and there’s a House-passed bill that would help. But the Senate won’t take it up. That’s why Monday, a coalition of reform-minded groups led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute called on the Senate to take action and pass the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013, also known as the “REINS Act.”> Read more


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Forbes: Why Obama's Healthcare.gov Will Never Work As Specified

Healthcare.gov can be fixed. But it can only be fixed by breaking the law—the “settled law” Democrats seem so fond of these days. Someone has to decide which rules and regulations to ignore and which to enforce, which to enact and which to delay, who is to be exempted and who is to be railroaded. In other words, someone has to be empowered to make things up on the fly, to keep the Obamacare edifice from choking on its own entrails. > Read more

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Openmarket.org: An Alarmist Vocabulary: Chemical Is “Linked To,” “Study Suggests,” “Consistent With”

Headlines continue to appear to claiming that a recent study has shown that the chemical bisphenol A increases the risk of miscarriage. There are many problems with this research, such as the fact that it is not available in a published, peer-reviewed format.
This issue raises a bigger concern about the state of science today, particularly when the research is related to chemical safety.
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> Interview Angela Logomasini




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