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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms 
Some members of Congress are concerned about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would fast track trade negotiating authority, but in fact it would be a positive move toward ensuring the United States remains a competitive economy. TPA does not usurp Congress’ authority in relation to trade agreements.  > Read more 

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Chipotle Drops GMOs — Will Menu Become Less Nutritious?

The restaurant chain Chipotle took culinary political correctness to the next level when it announced that its menu would be free from "genetically modified organisms" as of April 27.

Yet there's no reason to believe this move will make the restaurant's food healthier. In fact, it might compromise nutrition because of a phenomenon dubbed "regrettable substitution." > Read more



Is Ethanol a Green Fuel?
It’s common knowledge that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a textbook study in the law of unintended consequences. And this just in: NOAA and NASA scientists find that ethanol manufacturing releases five to 30 times more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than estimated in EPA’s 2011 National Emissions Inventory.  > Read more


Congress Gives Up Fight against NLRB Ambush Election Rule


The NLRB’s ambush election rule threatens workers’ freedom of association and privacy, while hampering employers’ abilities to educate employees on the impact of unionization in the workplace. While it was unlikely that Senate Republicans could have mustered the 67 votes needed to override President Obama’s veto, GOP members should have demanded a vote to put senators on the record on whether they support the special interests of labor unions or worker rights. > Read more

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