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Thursday
Mar192015

CEI Today: Sunshine Week, GOP budget, union ambush election rule, and more 

Thursday, March 19, 2015
In the News Today

 


GOP BUDGET - WAYNE CREWS

The Republican Budget and Middle Class Economics


Rolling back government is part of the Republicans’ approach, and it is the genuine middle-class economics. But their primary emphasis should be on rolling back over-regulation so the economy can recover. That indirectly helps reduce deficits. 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


 

OBAMA TRANSPARENCY - MARLO LEWIS

AP Analysis: Obama Administration Sets Record for Flouting Freedom of Information Act


Although President Obama describes his administration as “the most transparent in history,” a new analysis by the Associated Press (AP) finds that, “The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.” > Read more

 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

UNSCIENTIFIC DECISIONS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

CPSC's Scientific Shenanigans on Phthalates
 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) developed a proposed rule related to a class of chemicals called phthalates. 
 
Designed to make plastics soft and pliable, these chemicals have many valuable uses for making a wide range of products from blood bags, to rain boots and swimming pool liners as well as children’s toys, which are the subject of this regulation. Safely used for decades, activists and regulators are poised to essentially throw away these valuable technologies based largely on junk science. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


UNION AMBUSH ELECTION RULE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

The Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval
to Cancel the National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush Elections” Rule
 
CEI will score the House vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. CEI supports the resolution.  

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 
 




MARCH 28, 2015

cei.org/hah



 

Saturday, 10am ET
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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.

 

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


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Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
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Nanny State
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Wednesday
Mar182015

CEI Today: Sunshine Week, chemical ban, Human Achievement Hour, and more  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In the News Today

 

GOV'T NON-TRANSPARENCY - LAWSON BADER

Human Events: The most transparent administration …. oh, wait…..

Hillary Clinton may or may not have violated certain rules and ethical expectations as Secretary of State. We will see. But the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency have been doing the same thing for years. That much we do know. 
> Read more


> Interview an expert 
 


CHEMICAL BAN - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

CPSC Proposal on Phthalates Likely to Do More Harm than Good


The Consumer Product Safety Commission is planning a new regulation related to chemicals used to make soft and pliable plastics. While they claim to do this in the name of children’s health, it’s not clear that the rule will do more good than harm.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


 

LABOR UNION LAWSUIT - TREY KOVACS

Wisconsin Unions Sue to Maintain Coercive Power

Workers should find the union lawsuit against Wisconsin’s recently enacted right-to-work law (RTW) bizarre and, probably, offensive. The argument put forth by unions is that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property. In other words, unions view a chunk of workers’ paychecks as their property even if that worker does not want union representation. 
> Read more

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 




You're invited! 


Please join the Competitive Enterprise Institute in our annual celebration of human progress and our advancements in various fields of industry, including technology, medical, energy, and more, during Human Achievement Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2014, between 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. in your respective time zone.



 

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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.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT
HOUR

MARCH 28, 2015


cei.org/hah-2012
 

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
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Monday
Mar162015

CEI Today: Chemical ban, labor union lawsuit, and EPA's 100 years 

Monday, March 16, 2015
In the News Today

 


CHEMICAL BAN - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

CPSC Proposal on Phthalates Likely to Do More Harm than Good


On Monday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will close the comment period for a proposed rule related to chemicals used to make soft and pliable plastics. While they claim to do this in the name of children’s health, it’s not clear that the rule will do more good than harm.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini


 

LABOR UNION LAWSUIT - TREY KOVACS

Wisconsin Unions Sue to Maintain Coercive Power

Workers should find the union lawsuit against Wisconsin’s recently enacted right-to-work law (RTW) bizarre and, probably, offensive. The argument put forth by unions is that the new law is an unconstitutional taking of property. In other words, unions view a chunk of workers’ paychecks as their property even if that worker does not want union representation. 
> Read more

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

EPA'S 100 YEARS - CHRIS HORNER

CEI Files Suit over EPA’s Glacial “Richard Windsor” Production


The tortuous Richard Windsor saga took yet another twist [last week], when we filed suit to compel EPA to stop flouting the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
> Read more


> Interview Christopher Horner
 

Saturday, 10am ET
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CEIis 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.

 


HUMAN
ACHIEVEMENT
HOUR

MARCH 28, 2015

 

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure





 

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Tuesday
Mar102015

CEI Today: Hillary's emails, capitalism vs cronyism, gax tax hike, and more 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In the News Today

 

HILLARY'S EMAILS - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

The Hill: GOP threatens EPA chief with subpoena for missing texts

 

The chairman of the House Science Committee is demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turn over records on deleted text messages.
 
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) told EPA chief Gina McCarthy in a letter that he is considering subpoenaing her for the documents if the agency does not produce them.
The conflict stems from a court case in which the EPA said it may have deleted or lost text messages that the Competitive Enterprise Institute sought as part of a public records request. > Read more


> Interview Chris Horner 
 


CAPITALISM vs CRONYISM - LAWSON BADER & FRED SMITH


Why capitalist virtue beats cronyist sin
 

There is a lot less rent-seeking than media stories suggest. Corporate welfare costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year, according to a 2012 Cato Institute study—a drop in the bucket in a $16.77 trillion economy. Therefore, it’s worth asking the question: “Why isn’t there more rent-seeking?” If lobbying for special favors is as profitable as it seems to be, why don’t firms fire their engineers and sales staff and hire only lawyers and lobbyists? > Read more

 

> Interview an expert

 

HIGHWAY NETWORK - VERGE OF COLLAPSE? - MARC SCRIBNER

How Not to Fix, and Fix, Federal Surface Transportation Policy


We are told our highway network is on the verge of collapse (false), that the federal role is the most critical component of government transportation infrastructure funding (false), and that things will only get worse unless we submit to massive federal gas tax increases (false). The infrastructure lobby does no one any favors by overstating the problem and supporting reckless and inefficient tax-and-spend policies.
> Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner

 

 

 

    

 

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.

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure





 

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Monday
Mar092015

CEI Today: Wisconsin Right to Work, EPA Clean Power Plan, Hillary's emails, and more 

Monday, March 9, 2015
In the News Today

 


WISCONSIN RIGHT TO WORK -TREY KOVACS

Gov. Scott Walker Aims to Make Wisconsin 25th Right-to-Work State Monday
 

No individual should be forced to financially support an organization they disagree with or risk penalty. Thankfully, Governor Scott Walker is determined to ensure that Wisconsin law won’t let that happen anymore by planning to sign the right-to-work (RTW) bill into law on Monday.
 

With that, Wisconsin will become the 25th RTW state, which means private-sector employers and unions may no longer agree to a contract provision that compels workers to pay union dues or lose their job. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 


McCONNELL & EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Mitch McConnell’s Missive to States Regarding Non-Compliance with the Clean Power Plan
 

The likelihood that the regulation will be stayed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is better than not, I believe. And if the rule is stayed, then there will be a great deal more wiggle room for States to act or demur.  > Read more

 

> Interview William Yeatman

 

HILLARY'S EMAILS - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

Bloomberg: Clinton Wants You to See Her E-Mails, Except Those She Didn't Hand Over

 

Hillary Clinton says she wants the public to see her e-mails. But there are some that voters may never see: the ones she didn’t give to the government. [Meanwhile,] a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday denied a petition from [CEI] to force the Obama administration to search the e-mails that White House science adviser John Holdren kept on a non-government server. Because the government didn’t possess those messages, it couldn’t be asked to produce them under Freedom of Information laws, a government attorney argued. > Read more


> Interview Chris Horner 
 

 

 

    

 

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.

 


KING v BURWELL

3 Things 
You Should Know

 


 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 


 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure





 

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