CEI Weekly: Government Shutdown


Featured Story: Government Shutdown


The country is now in its fourth day of a government shutdown, or "slimdown," as Fox News has controversially taken to calling it. "Non-essential" personnel have been furloughed, causing many to wonder: Why does the federal govrnment have so many non-essential workers? National parks and monuments, which stayed open during the last shutdown, are no shuttered. Even the privately-funded Claude Moore Colonial Farm has been closed, over the protests of its Managing Director. For that story, read Hans Bader's OpenMarket post, "Obama Administration Uses 'Government Shutdown' as Pretext to Block Access to Tourist Attractions." Also, see former Warren Brookes Fellow Matthew Melchiorre's Forbes op-ed: "Selfishness on the Park of Obama and the Democrats Gives Us the Shutdown."


CEI Podcast


October 3, 2013: The Federal Shutdown (Listen here)


For the 17th time since 1976, the federal government has shut down over a partisan fiscal squabble. Vice President for Strategy Iain Murraygives his thoughts on how it happened, what the consequences will be, and what is at stake.

Shaping the Debate


A Final Blow in the War on Coal (Link)

Lawson Bader's column on Human Events


The Real Cost of Federal Regulations (Link)

Wayne Crews & Ryan Young's op-ed in The Washington Times


Will Sen. Landrieu Choose What's Right for Louisiana? (Link)

Brian McNicoll's op-ed in The Town Talk


Report Urges EPA to Improve Rules on Secret Email Accounts (Link)

Chris Horner's citation in the Associated Press


Shutdow Grounds Lawyers in U.S Airways, American Case (Link)

Marc Scribner's citation in Investor's Business Daily


Environmentalists Blame GOP for Government Shutdown (Link)

Myron Ebell's citation in The Daily Caller


Labor Analyst: Volkswagen Workers Claim 'Misled' by UAW (Link)

Matt Patterson's citation in OneNewsNow


Best of the Blogs


Twitter IPO a Vindication of Bipartisan JOBS Act (Read on OpenMarket)

By John Berlau


Legal Analysis of EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard (Read on GlobalWarming)

By William Yeatman


Obamacare Quadruples Rates for Some (Read on OpenMarket)

By Hans Bader


NYC Rubber Rooms Still Packed (Read on WorkplaceChoice)

By Trey Kovacs