CIVIL RIGHTS? - HANS BADER
George Will writes about a letter sent from the Obama DOJ and Office for Civil Rights to the University of Montana on the subject of sexual harrassment; his column draws upon the expertise of CEI attorney Hans Bader:
Hans Bader, a former OCR lawyer now with the limited-government Competitive Enterprise Institute, notes that this “Alice in Wonderland” — “sentence first, verdict afterwards” — system “casts a cloud over academic freedom and the ability to discuss topics that are offensive to some listeners.” Indeed, to one listener. > Read more
> Interview Hans Bader
IMMIGRATION BILL - DAVID BIER
Openmarket.org: Entrepreneurship Visas in Senate Immigration Bill Are Critical
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Gang of 8 immigration bill. One provision of this bill will be welcome news to potential immigrants who wish to form new companies in the United States. This bill would create the nation’s first visa specifically designed for this special group of immigrants. But it isn’t just immigrants who would benefit—America needs these immigrants in order to remain internationally competitive. > Read more
> Interview David Bier
GOP GOING GREEN? - MYRON EBELL
Globalwarming.org: Are House Republicans Going Green?
National Journal published an article in their 18th May issue titled, “The GOP Energy Tent Is Slowly Getting Bigger.” Reporter Coral Davenport, who is a reliable promoter of environmentalist views, writes a puff piece on House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) efforts to add a green tinge to the House Republicans’ wardrobe.
In the last Congress, McCarthy ... started the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) in order to develop messaging points for the 2012 election. Now, he is trying to broaden HEAT’s messaging to include support for subsidies for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. McCarthy ... does have the country’s largest concentration of wind farms in his Bakersfield-area district. > Read more
> Interview Myron Ebell
CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA
THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL
JUNE 20, 2013