CEI Today: Supreme Court property rights ruling, Reid on both sides of global warming, and gov't transparency

Thursday, March 13, 2014
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: Supreme Court Overwhelmingly Votes to Uphold Rights of Private Property Owners


The Supreme Court has decided an important property rights case (Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States) in favor of the private property owners and against the claim of the federal government by an eight-to-one majority. This is a big win for property rights and against the federal government’s endless claims that it can impose public uses on private land without paying compensation. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


Globalwarming.org: Senate Majority Leader Reid Out of Touch with Himself on Climate Change


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out of touch with the American people on climate change. On further review, it turns out that he’s also out of touch with himself. He recently said that climate change was the world’s # 1 most pressing problem.

But then Sen. Reid said that the Senate didn’t pass climate legislation, because it had other priorities. So, climate change is the world’s most pressing problem…except when it isn’t? 
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


> See also: Poll: Senate Majority Leader Woefully Out of Touch with American People on Climate Change



DC Transparency Crisis: Big Government and Big Secrecy

Judicial Watch announced it will host a panel discussion: "DC Transparency Crisis: Big Government and Big Secrecy." Panelists include Mark Tapscott, Executive Editor of the Washington Examiner; Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Daniel Epstein, Executive Director at Cause of Action.

Wednesday, March 19, Time: 2-3:30 pm ET
Washington, DC > Event info

> Interview Christopher Horner

> Twitter.com/chris_c_horner




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CEI Podcast for March 12, 2014: CEI Turns 30

The Competitive Enterprise Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Founder and Chairman Fred Smith reflects on CEI’s accomplishments and what the next 30 years will hold.


CEI President Lawson Bader
the tax you don’t see


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Have we moved beyond consensus to embrace true media diversity?

Mike Gonzalez, vice president of communications for the Heritage Foundation and author of the study, “The New Contras: Understanding the Left's Grip On Media,” responds to recommendations, such as those in the Brookings study, to restore control of the media to editorial elites.