CEI Today: Internet gambling, antibacterial soap, and IRS abuse of power

INTERNET GAMBLING - MICHELLE MINTON

Wall Street Journal: Should Washington Allow Internet Gambling?

We shouldn't be debating whether Washington should legalize Internet gambling, because the federal government didn't have a right to try to ban it in the first place.

The debate over the morality of gambling has been over for a long time in the U.S. It is a widespread and popular activity: Research shows that more than 70 million Americans gamble in a given year, and some 85% of adults admit to gambling at least once in their lives.
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> Interview Michelle Minton

ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: “Shocking” Truth about Government and Soap

 

Is your hand wash slowly killing you as government regulators sit idly by? Sounds silly, but that’s what environmentalists seem to think about an antibacterial agent called triclosan, which is used in soap and other consumer products. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

IRS ABUSE OF POWER - HANS BADER

Openmarket.org: IRS Investigated Groups for Teaching about the Constitution


The IRS didn’t just investigate groups based on their perceived political views, but also targeted groups for “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights” or advocating limits on government.

Such viewpoint discrimination is forbidden, even in allocating discretionary government benefits such as tax exemptions where certain types of content discrimination might be permissible. As the Supreme Court noted in a case involving a college’s discrimination against a religious magazine in access to student-activity funds, ”viewpoint discrimination is . . . an egregious form of content discrimination.”
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> Interview Hans Bader

   

 

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Fixing America's Crumbling Infrastructure: How Competitive Bidding Offers a Way Out


The problems besetting the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, underground water pipes, and wastewater systems pose a direct threat to the health and safety of all Americans.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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