CEI Today: Lyme disease, protesting the NSA, and EPA vs the states


Openmarket.org: New York State Bureaucrats Block Lyme Disease Control


Several thousand New Yorkers get Lyme disease every year. In addition to Lyme disease ticks, health officials have discovered a new, similar tick-transmitted illness called Borrelia miyamotoi, that is affecting thousands of New Yorkers as well. Ticks also cause Babesiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (recently in the news as a likely cause of death of a 6-year-old girl in Louisiana), among other things.

State regulators should get out of the way and allow local health officials to deploy the best technologies available.
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> Interview Angela Logomasini


Washington Post: Here’s who spent their Fourth of July protesting the NSA, by Timothy B. Lee

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington’s McPherson Square Thursday, the Fourth of July, for a rally against the National Security Agency’s secretive domestic surveillance programs. The event was part of a nationwide “Restore the Fourth” campaign intended to demonstrate public outrage over domestic spying by the National Security Agency. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia


July 3, 2013: The EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty

William Yeatman discusses his new study, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty.” > Listen to the podcast

> Interview William Yeatman







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The True Story of European Austerity; Cutting Taxes and Spending Leads to Renewed Growth

A new CEI OnPoint measures austerity and its effects from the time austerity officially began in each country, with very different results from reports that have been cited widely in the media. > Listen to the Liberty Week podcast