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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?
> View the interview

> 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

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
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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.





 

 

Thursday
Jul172014

CEI Today: Right-to-work, Ex-Im Bank, victory for women 

Wednesday, July 16, 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.

 

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


 

WAR ON VICTORY FOR WOMEN - ALOYSIUS HOGAN & JULIE GUNLOCK

Huffington Post: Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize. Women primarily make up childcare providers and PCAs. > Read more


> Interview Aloysius Hogan
 

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

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


 





 

Wednesday
Jul162014

CEI Today: FDA trans fat ban, green energy + birds, Obamacare Jenga, and more 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In the News Today

 

FDA TRANS FAT BAN - MICHELLE MINTON

CEI.org: FDA’s Trans Fat “Ban” a First Foray into Controlling Americans’ Diets

While some may argue that we need the FDA to protect consumers from dangers in the food supply, forcing us to consume a “healthier” diet is certainly outside of its purview. As Bakst put it, a ban on trans fats for being unhealthy, “would be taking the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act of 1938 into novel areas that are unrelated to the food safety issues that the law is designed to regulate.
> Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

 

GREEN ENERGY & BIRDS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Solar Thermal Electric Generation: Still Not Cheap, Not Green?

And now we know that solar thermal can literally incinerate birds at a rate of one every two minutes. Does your typical fossil-fuel power plant kill birds as frequently and promiscuously as a wind farm or solar thermal facility of comparable size? Not unless it’s got a hell of a lot of windows and house cats.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

A ruling on a major Obamacare lawsuit may be imminent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. will rule on whether the IRS over-stepped its limits in imposing Obamacare penalties and subsidies in states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


 

CEI Podcast for July 10, 2014: The Wire Act and Online Gambling


Michelle Minton argues that the Wire Act applies only to interstate sports gambling, not online gambling as a whole. The Wire Act's 50-year history is on her side. Click here to listen.

 

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!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the academic watchdog Retraction Watch, discusses the trend of increasing fraud, falsification, and plagiarism in the scientific community and the disincentives to retracting bad science reporting.
 





 

Tuesday
Jul152014

CEI Today: FOIA reform, Dodd-Frank & Obamacare, and a near-future Obamacare ruling 

Monday, July 14, 2014
In the News Today

 

FOIA REFORM & EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Bipartisan FOIA Reform Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Federal agencies routinely circumvent information requests, and the censors’ primary tool for achieving opacity is a statutory exemption from disclosing “deliberative process.” Colloquially, it’s known as the “b(5)” exemption; among information seekers, it’s known as the “withhold it because you want to” exemption.
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman
 

DODD-FRANK & OBAMACARE - JOHN BERLAU

Washington Examiner: Just as health insurance premiums and deductibles skyrocketed due to Obamacare's many mandates, so too may those of life, home and car insurance due to provisions of
Dodd-Frank. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau
 

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

A ruling on a major Obamacare lawsuit may be imminent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. will rule on whether the IRS over-stepped its limits in imposing Obamacare penalties and subsidies in states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


 

CEI Podcast for July 10, 2014: The Wire Act and Online Gambling


Michelle Minton argues that the Wire Act applies only to interstate sports gambling, not online gambling as a whole. The Wire Act's 50-year history is on her side. Click here to listen.

 

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!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    

Saturday, 10am ET
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Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the academic watchdog Retraction Watch, discusses the trend of increasing fraud, falsification, and plagiarism in the scientific community and the disincentives to retracting bad science reporting.
 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

No one likes stereotypes


 





 

Saturday
Jul122014

CEI Today: Imminent ruling on Obamacare, UAW & Volkswagon, online gambling, and more 

Friday, July 11, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

A ruling on a major Obamacare lawsuit may be imminent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. will rule on whether the IRS over-stepped its limits in imposing Obamacare penalties and subsidies in states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges.

According to the explicit language in the
Affordable Care Act, tax credits for purchasing federally-regulated healthinsurance on the “Obamacare” exchanges are only supposed to be available "through an Exchange established by the State." But the IRS decided to dole out the tax credits in those states anyway by arguing the federally-created exchange can somehow be “an Exchange established by the State.”  Don’t laugh; two liberal trial court judges bought the argument in cases like Halbig v. Sebelius, which is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and King v. Sebelius, which is on appeal to the Fourth Circuit. Decisions by those appeals courts are expected any day now.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


 

UAW & VOLKSWAGON IN CHATTANOOGA - TREY KOVACS

Labor unions should not have the power to take away workers’ right to a secret ballot election.

Thursday, UAW officials announced plans to establish a local members’ union to represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Ostensibly, membership would initially be voluntary, and no employees would be required to join. In addition, the newly created members’ union would not have bargaining rights with management and could only use its influence to impact work conditions.

However, the members’ union is just a stepping-stone for the UAW. UAW leadership also announced that they and the automaker reached a "consensus" and anticipate Volkswagen management will voluntarily recognize the UAW if they sign up a large enough portion of employees. Once that happens, the UAW would be able to negotiate a contract that would apply even to workers who oppose UAW representation.  


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

CEI Podcast for July 10, 2014: The Wire Act and Online Gambling


Michelle Minton argues that the Wire Act applies only to interstate sports gambling, not online gambling as a whole. The Wire Act's 50-year history is on her side. Click here to listen.

 

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!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    

Saturday, 10am ET
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Up first Saturday-- @ivanoransky co-founder @RetractionWatch!
 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

No one likes stereotypes