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Monday
Jun222015

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank, the Pope & global warming, chemical regulation, and more 

Monday, June 22, 2015
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 5: Corruption

When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor. It is just as natural for those wielding money and power to use it for personal gain. The Export-Import Bank provides numerous real-world examples of this human frailty.  
> Read more 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

THE POPE & GLOBAL WARMING - MYRON EBELL

 

Pope Francis’s Climate Encyclical: Help Poor People by Dismantling Industrial Civilization

The Vatican released Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si’, on 18th June.  It is, in general, scientifically ill-informed, economically illiterate, intellectually incoherent, and morally obtuse.
 > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell
 

CHEMICAL REGULATION - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

TSCA Reform Debate Is Not about Public Safety

Some lawmakers, environmental activists, and local government officials claim that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law is not sufficient protect public health. There may be an economic reason to reform this law—to preempt a growing patchwork of nonsensical state-level consumer product regulations—but there’s no legitimate “safety” reason for reform. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 


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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
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Friday
Jun192015

CEI Today: TPA, green TV ads, Jeffrey Immelt, and more 

Friday, June 19, 2015
In the News Today

 

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 


TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRANCES B. SMITH

CEI Statement on TPA House Passage

The House [has] today voted in favor of America’s economic future in finally passing Trade Promotion Authority. With 95 percent of the world’s market outside the U.S., this vote helps the U.S. position itself to capitalize on the opportunities that market provides. 
 > Read more


> Interview Fran Smith
 

GREEN TV ADS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

How to Rebut the Coming Wave of Tasteless Green TV Ads 

Green special interest have become very active in the business of slimy attack ads. Whenever one of their ideological ends is threatened, these groups spend millions of dollars on tasteless and mendacious media campaigns that portray their opponents as murderers hellbent on polluting babies to death. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 4: False Economic Catastrophism

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is claiming that closing the Export-Import Bank would mean “economic catastrophe.” He must use the term differently than most people do.
 > Read more  

> Interview Ryan Young
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK 



Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees
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Energy & Environment
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Thursday
Jun182015

CEI Today: FDA bans trans fats, reg report appears, National Pollinator Week, and more 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In the News Today

 

FDA BANS TRANS FATS - MICHELLE MINTON

Federal Witch Hunt Successfully Bans Trans Fats

Despite the fact that Americans have almost completely eliminated the substance from our diets voluntarily, the administration believes any amount of trans fats can be harmful.
 > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

 

2014 REG REPORT APPEARS - WAYNE CREWS

White House's Final 2014 Report To Congress On Regulatory Costs And Benefits Appears

OMB’s cost-benefit breakdown incorporates only rules for which both benefits and costs have been expressed in quantitative and monetary terms by agencies, and it omits numerous categories and cost levels of rules. Most pertinent, rules from independent agencies are entirely absent.
 > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK 

 

Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees

It's National Pollinator Week. CEI chemical riskpolicy expert Angela Logomasini has warned against green scaremongering on this issue. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 


TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

Trade Supporters Opt for More Breathing Room
 

The House has voted to extend consideration of the "Fast Track" trade package until late July. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith

 

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU

 

CEI applauds the House Appropriations Committee for blocking in its expected markup today the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The DOL is not only stepping out of its authority by trying to remake the brokerage and IRA industry, it is premising the rule on what it believes is the stupidity of American investors.

> Interview John Berlau 

 




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
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Thursday
Jun182015

CEI Today: Congress & climate change, $100 million AT&T fine, King v. Burwell, and more 

Thursday, June 18, 2015
In the News Today

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - MARLO LEWIS

The Real Climate Change Disaster: Bad Facts Lead to Bad Policy
 

CEI released “Time for a Sensible Sense of Congress Resolution on Climate Change” by Marlo Lewis, offering a template for Congress to correct the record on bad climate change facts and work toward more sensible energy policies.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

$100 MILLION AT&T FINE - RYAN RADIA

FCC Ignores Rule of Law in Attempt to Fine AT&T for Throttling Wireless Users

Wednes
day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on a three-to-two vote, found that AT&T violated federal regulations by failing to disclose that it was throttling certain wireless customers on an “unlimited” data plan. The FCC claims AT&T owes a $100 million fine.  But as dissenting FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai argued in his dissent, unlimited data and unlimited speed aren’t the same—and AT&T never promised its customers they would enjoy both.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia
 

KING v BURWELL - SAM KAZMAN

The IRS, Obamacare, and the English Language

In the days just before the March 4 Supreme Court hearing in King v. Burwell, I got a number of calls from total strangers who had read about the case and who wanted to be plaintiffs in it. I explained to them that it was too late to join the case then, but listened to their stories of cancelled insurance policies and jobs jeopardized by Obamacare.
 > Read more
 

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU

 

CEI applauds the House Appropriations Committee for blocking the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The DOL is not only stepping out of its authority by trying to remake the brokerage and IRA industry, it is premising the rule on what it believes is the stupidity of American investors. 


> Interview John Berlau 
 




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK 

 



Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees

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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
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Human Achievement Hour
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Tuesday
Jun162015

CEI Today: The Pope & global warming, Internet sales tax, Trade, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the News Today

 

THE POPE & GLOBAL WARMING - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

Forbes: The Pope, Poverty, And Global Warming

The world waits in anticipation as Pope Francis and his advisers finalize an official Vatican statement on climate change and the environment – expected out this week. The Pope is reportedly worried about how climate change might impact the poor, and he is quite right to be concerned. > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.

 

INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN

 

Latest Internet sales tax bill gives states unprecedented taxing power
 

This week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is introducing yet another Internet sales tax bill. Critics of the current system - which requires that a seller have a physical presence, or “nexus,” in the buyer’s state to become subject to the latter state’s sales tax - often call this a tax loophole. In truth, it keeps taxing authorities accountable to those they tax. The seller, not the buyer, is the taxpayer in this online transaction. > Read The Hill commentary
 

> Interview Jessica Melugin
 

AIR TRAVEL PASSENGER CHARGES - MARC SCRIBNER

The Hill: The conservative case for a modernized Passenger Facility Charge

The battle for free market airport reforms has just begun. Congress should do the right thing and raise the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge. > Read The Hill commentary

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

House TPA Rejection Protects the Past at the Expense of the Future
 

The House is poised to vote - again - on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Unfortunately, there has been some misinformed criticism, in Congress and elsewhere, of so-called “fast track” legislation. > Read more

> View a recent press conference about the TPA vote


> Interview Fran Smith
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

 

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 1: It's Pro-Business, Not Pro-Market
 

The upcoming Ex-Im reauthorization vote provides the perfect litmus test for which members of Congress are pro-business, and which are pro-market.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young
 

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