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CEI Today: Pompeo/Tiahrt, Operation Choke Point, EPA's friends, collective bargaining reform, and more 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

GMOs, POMPEO, AND TIAHRT - GREG CONKO

CEI.org: GMO Row Comes to Kansas Congressional Race


The Kansas Republican primary race pitting incumbent Rep. Mike Pompeo against his 4th congressional district predecessor Todd Tiahrt has become heated lately. The generally reliable conservative Tiahrt is hammering Pompeo for sponsoring a bill the former says is a sellout of free market conservative principles. In truth, the bill to limit state power over genetically modified (GM) foods is something conservatives and other free market advocates should get behind. 
> Read more

> Interview Greg Conko

 

OPERATION CHOKE POINT - IAIN MURRAY


CEI.org: "Operation Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses, Harms American Consumers

A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report digs into a campaign by federal regulatory agencies to shut down businesses that are politically disfavored but perfectly legal, under the pretext of preventing fraud.
> Operation Choke Point: What It Is and Why It Matters


> Interview Iain Murray

 


RED TAPE WORM - WAYNE CREWS

Big Dollar Federal Regulations in the Pipeline Highest under Obama


At year-end 2013, economically significant rules from 26 separate departments and agencies appeared at the active (prerule, proposed rule, and final rule), completed, and long-term stages (See 
Table 6 in Ten Thousand Commandments for the breakdown by agency). > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

EPA'S FRIENDS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Can EPA Cooperate with Anyone (Except for Green Special Interests)?


Two events last Wednesday morning demonstrate well the EPA’s dichotomous approach to collaboration: If you’re an environmental special interest that helped Obama get elected, EPA welcomes you with open arms; if you’re anybody else, EPA will spurn you.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

COLLECTIVIE BARGAINING REFORM - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Gov. Scott Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reform


Since 2011, Governor Scott Walker’s signature public-sector collective bargaining reform has withstood venomous union protests at the state capitol, fleeing state legislators, and sparked a recall election.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Operation Choke Point
the govt’s helicopter parent

 
I thought we frowned upon using physical force and intimidation to get our way?
 

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