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CEI Today: IRS rule against speech, social cost of carbon, and paycheck protection

Friday, February 28, 2014
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IRS ANTI-SPEECH RULES - HANS BADER

CEI Files Comments against IRS Proposed Rules That Would Illegally Restrict 501(C)(4) Speech

Thursday, CEI filed comments against the IRS’s proposed rules restricting speech by 501(c)(4) groups (which the IRS has suggested could be expanded in the future to also restrict speech by 501(c)(3) groups like think-tanks).  Our comments focus on the Treasury Department’s improper attempt to redefine non-partisan criticism of non-elected government officials, including communications with lawmakers about executive-branch and judicial nominations, as “candidate-related political activity,” in order to restrict such activity by 501(c)(4) groups.
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> Interview Hans Bader

SOCIAL COST OF CARBON - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Menace to Society: Commentary on the Social Cost of Carbon

Wednesday was the deadline for filing comments with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon (SCC) estimates. We argue that carbon’s social cost is an unknown quantity; that SCC analysts can get just about any result they desire by fiddling with non-validated climate parameters, made-up damage functions, and below-market discount rates; and that SCC analysis is computer-aided sophistry, its political function being to make renewable energy look like a bargain at any price and fossil energy look unaffordable no matter how cheap. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis


Listen to the CEI Podcast for February 27, 2014: Can the EPA Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

 

PAYCHECK PROTECTION

Workplacechoice.org: Missouri Constitution Protects Workers’ Paychecks


Legislators in Missouri are attempting to enact paycheck protection legislation that would end the practice of using government resources to collect dues from government union members.
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> Interview Trey Kovacs

> Follow Workplacechoice on Twitter


National Review’s Law and Disorder Debate
Man vs. Wild: California in Crisis 


TODAY! 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
LIVE STREAMED AT WWW.NATIONALREVIEW.COM

Is nature taking a vendetta out on the state of California, or has bad policy wrought the water crisis in California? Featuring CEI's William Yeatman. > RSVP and for more information


March 6-8, 2014

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



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Lessons for Business School Millennials from Real World Experience

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