CEI Weekly: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

April 12, 2013



Feature: CEI remembers former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who passed away this week.

FEATURE: Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013


Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday. CEI Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray, a native of the United Kingdom, paid homage to the formidable former Prime Minister:


"She faced down socialists, communists and fascists alike in defense of liberty. She made mistakes, of course. What leader doesn’t? But she inspired me and countless others. The West was never stronger in its support for freedom, never more united in its outlook toward the world than when she and Ronald Reagan bestrode the national stage. And let us not forget how difficult – and unlikely – it was to break the greatest glass ceiling of all. Quite remarkable for a woman of such humble origin. For all she did, for all she gave the world and, especially, her homeland, thank you … and may she rest in peace."




The Lady Wasn't For Turning

Iain Murray's op-ed in The American Spectator


Even After Cuts, Regulation Pushes Up Cost of Government

Wayne Crews & Ryan Young's op-ed in Investor's Business Daily


Marlo Lewis' interview in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Phony Email Account Used by Former EPA Administrator was NOT Standard Practice and Broke Federal Law, Researcher Responds to Barbara Boxer

Chris Horner's citation in The Daily Mail


Ignore Hysteria Over New 'Monsanto' Bill

Greg Conko's citation in Bloomberg News


Gina McCarthy: How Would She Change EPA?

CEI's citation in The Christian Science Monitor


Hacking Law Reformers Take to Reddit

CEI's citation in The Hill


EPA Memo Promises Emphasis on Transparency After FOIA Lawsuits

Chris Horner's citation in The Washington Examiner


















April 11, 2013: Reining in Unfunded Mandates


Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews warns that the higher the deficit goes, the more tempted the federal government is to resort tounfunded mandates, which don’t appear on the federal budget. He also discusses a reform bill from Rep. Virginia Foxx that would increase transparency and oversight over unfunded mandates, and suggests further reforms.