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Wednesday
Jul232014

CEI Today: 3348 rules, solar power hazards, Obamacards, and the high cost of Big Labor 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL RULES - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Agenda Consistently Tops 3,000 Rules


In the recently released Spring 2014 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations, published twice a year by the Office of Management and Budget, federal departments and agencies reported 3,348 rules in the pipeline. The all time high count for rules in the Agenda was 5,119, twenty years ago in 1994. Bill Clinton was president. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews
 

SOLAR POWER HAZARD - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Solar Thermal: Hazard for Pilots?


the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert, kills butterflies, dragonflies, other insects, bats, and birds. A federal study confirms that glare from Ivanpah’s heliostat arrays may create safety hazards for commercial and private aviation in the area.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OBAMACARDS? - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: The Federal Reserve Overreaches

Will it try to compete against credit cards and other payment systems that it regulates?As I have suggested earlier, one of this administration’s stealth plans is to nationalize the financial industry. Providing an alternative to commercial payment systems is part and parcel of such a move. Maybe if the Fed has its way, you will soon be paying for groceries with your Obamacard.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 

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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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

Lawson Bader & Phillip Bader

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org



Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

Saturday
Jul192014

CEI Today: Big Labor, EPA report, winning the climate debate, and regulatory disclosure 

 

Friday, July 18, 2014
In the News Today

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 


EPA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

EPA's inspector general's office on Wednesday released a report exonerating the agency from charges it discriminated against right-of-center groups in waiving FOIA fees.

 

But CEI's Christopher Horner counters that the EPA has acknowledged to him in writing that it sets aside requests from him (and perceived associates) for separate handling. "It thereby admits the bias," says Horner, "and flatly contradicts its public denials of such practices.

"The OIG goes to great lengths to ... avoid the relevant facts," Horner concludes.


> Interview Christopher Horner
 

ABOLISH EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: Ten Reasons to Abolish the Export-Import Bank


A new CEI study released today compiles ten reasons to abolish the Export-Import Bank. The bank subsidizes companies that export goods abroad, and foreign companies that buy those goods. Whatever the intentions behind the bank, the result is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. > Read more

> Related: CEI Podcast: Time to Close the Export-Import Bank


> Interview Ryan Young

 


WINNING THE CLIMATE DEBATE - MYRON EBELL

James Delingpole Interviews Myron Ebell: 'What They Want to do is Make you Poorer'

What is the best way to win the climate debate? Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Myron Ebell talks climate debate tactics with James Delingpole. Is the starting point of the debate moral, scientific, or political?
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> Interview Myron Ebell
 

REGULATORY DISCLOSURE - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Disclosure Becomes More Confused

“The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” normally appears in the Federal Register each fall and (minus the Regulatory Plan) each spring. But until the Spring 2014 agenda’s release in late May, the appearance of the agenda had become quite irregular. Another complication is that agencies are not required to limit their regulatory activity to what they publish in the agenda.  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org



Tune in Saturday, July 19th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza & guests, Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

 

Friday
Nov082013

ALG's Daily Grind - McAuliffe victory in Virginia: A big win for Big Labor 

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Nov. 7, 2013

McAuliffe victory in Virginia: A big win for Big Labor       
Terry McAuliffe was the unions' choice to be Virginia's next governor and they had a plan to get him there.

The tragedy of the elites
By restricting growth via carbon controls, solutions to big problems will become increasingly dependent upon an a priori, top-down, regulatory approach utilizing fewer individuals to achieve innovation and sustainability for a growing population.  

Fighting for right is never wrong
On Obamacare and other issues, there is no room in D.C. for those who have no principles that they are willing to fight for even against overwhelming odds.

Stirewalt: Virginia squeaker sends shivers through Dems
"Voter outrage over the crash landing of ObamaCare nearly wrecked the race. A double-digit lead turned into a three-point scrape. Exit polls showed intense opposition to ObamaCare that helped Cuccinelli, who was written off by the national GOP."

Monday
Aug122013

Watchdog.org - The new face of labor? 

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Nonprofit labor organizers use taxpayer funds, Occupy tactics to attack restaurants for low wages

The Restaurant Opportunity Center uses federal tax dollars to assert its anti-employer message. Is this the new face of labor? 

Greentech courted Obama Solyndra aide 

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and top GreenTech advisers met with the key White House aide responsible for helping Solyndra win federal loans. 

Durbin spokesman says senator 'not targeting anyone' in press inquiry 

Senator Dick Durbin sent out a letter to hundreds of businesses and organizations to see how they feel about a particular gun law, but his spokesman says it's about policy, not politics. 

For Obamacare group Enroll America, campaigning in FL remains job No. 1

It's election season all over again, except this time the candidate is health insurance. 

Memories, meaning and momentum: Reflections on American journalism

Veteran reporter Pat McGuigan gives today's media management a C- for cutting back on investigative journalism, but the rise of citizen journalism, nonprofit investigations and niche publications gives him hope for the future. 

More details emerge from 'Giggles the fawn' raid

How many officers does it take? According to Wisconsin's state Department of Natural Resources, 16 officials were involved in the raid on Giggles the fawn. 

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Tuesday
Jul162013

ALG's Daily Grind - Are Big Labor and Democrats on the same page?

July 15, 2013

The return of Glass-Steagall?

John McCain joins forces with Elizabeth Warren to take on megabanks, but what about Fannie and Freddie?

Are Big Labor and Democrats on the same page?

Hoffa: "Unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the Affordable Care Act will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class."

Repackaged, but not redeemed

Weiner, Spitzer, and Sanford return from disgrace — still disgraced.

Mead: D.C.'s Walmart Minimum Wage Law Would Hurt the Poor

The three stores Walmart is threatening to cancel are all badly needed retail and grocery options in underserved and poorer areas of D.C. that don't have many options.