CEI Today: Filibuster, airline antitrust, and Kennedy on space

Monday, November 25, 2013
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: Senate Abolishes Filibuster, With Potentially Profound Implications for the Rule of Law

This rule change may have profound implications for the courts, resulting in future court packing. Eventually, America could end up with twice as many appeals court judges or more, as each party increases the number and stacks the courts with its own people when it gains full control. > Read more


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Forbes: The American/US Airways Case Highlights The Absurdity Of Antitrust Regulation

The recently announced settlement between the airlines and Justice Department and several states notwithstanding. Average U.S. airline profits are anything but indicative of a cabal of greedy robber barons colluding to raise prices on helpless consumers. > Read more

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USA Today: JFK space race myth

It was always assumed that President Kennedy had a deep and abiding interest in space. But, ironically, his ostensible vision of sending men to the moon and back within a decade likely only survived because he himself did not. He was in reality quite ambivalent, and even apathetic about space. In the late fifties, he and his brother Robert ridiculed the vision of MIT professor and aerospace pioneer Charles Stark Draper at dinner with him. 
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Daniel Hannan discusses his latest book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World. > Listen to the podcast

CEI President Lawson Bader

Setting the record straight on liberty

I, Pencil is the “biography” of a simple wooden pencil, but it is more than that. It is a guide to the great global symphony of human labor and ingenuity that goes into a single pencil’s production. > Read more


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