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ALG's Daily Grind - VA actions kill veterans: A precursor for Obamacare? 


May 16, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

VA actions kill veterans: A precursor for Obamacare?
CNN: At least 40 veterans died waiting to see a doctor at the Phoenix Veterans Health Care System, and that the bureaucrats in charge had created a secret list of patients who were determined to be too ill to help, so they denied them care and allowed them to die.

Johnson-Crapo housing finance bill leaves taxpayers on the hook
Read the bill: "The full faith and credit of the United States is pledged to the payment of all amounts from the Mortgage Insurance Fund which may be required to be paid under any insurance provided under this title."

Manmade 'climate disruption'—the hype and reality
President Obama and White House advisor John Podesta are convinced that Congress and the American people have no power or ability to derail the Administration's determination to unilaterally impose costly policies to combat "dangerous manmade climate disruption."

Stockman: Why China will implode
"It's a monumental building aberration, not an economy."


CEI Today: Human Achievement Hour, WTO ruling on China, and more 

Friday, March 28, 2014
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Saturday, March 29

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Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to the human innovations and access to affordable energy that allow people around the globe to live better, fuller lives. >

> Kicking off Human Achievement Hour 2014

> Human Achievement of the Day: Breakthrough toward Unlimited Clean and Cheap Energy

Human Achievement of the Day: 3D Printing Cups, Cars, Houses, and Faces


ORGAN REPLACEMENT - MICHELLE MINTON Human Achievement of the Day from Organ Replacement Technology

What better way to celebrate than with a post from our friends at Stephanie Rugolo, HumanProgress’s managing editor, is spreading the good news about how far humankind has come by discussing some of the recent developments in organ replacement technology. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

WTO Rules against China’s Export Restrictions: Implications for U.S. NatGas Export Debate

The World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed Wednesday that China’s policies restricting exports of rare-earth minerals violate global trade rules. In light of the WTO ruling, the quantitative restrictions on liquefied natural gas exports advocated by Dow Chemical, America’s Energy Advantage (AEA), and the American Public Gas Association (APGA) are plainly illegal.
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> Interview Marlo Lewis




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Tune in this Saturday, March 29th and celebrate Human Achievement Hour with Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour guests, Marian Tupy & Matt Ridley!



CEI Today: Net neutrality, China's global warming, and Obama's recess appointments 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Forbes: Court Rules Against Net Neutrality In Verizon V. FCC


Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against Internet at the Speed of Government.

Or more precisely, the court ruled against so-called “net neutrality” in Verizon v. FCC .
Net Neutrality. Proponents of the concept seek to prohibit what they see as preferential treatment and differential pricing on the Internet.

Alas, the Agency may, according to the court, still “promulgate rules governing broadband providers’ treatment of Internet traffic.” The court agrees with FCC’s stance that oversight “will preserve and facilitate the ‘virtuous circle’ of innovation that has driven the explosive growth of the Internet.” So FCC is not likely to give up without fighting for itself.
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

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CHINA'S GLOBAL WARMING  - WILLIAM YEATMAN UN’s Top Climate Diplomat: Communism Is Key to “Doing It Right” on Global Warming

The People’s Republic of China is the #1 greenhouse gas emitter (having only recently raced past the U.S. to the top of this list), and last week the country’s government ordered a huge increase in coal production. Nonetheless, the Middle Kingdom is “doing it right” when it comes to climate change, according to Christiana Figueres, the top climate diplomat at the United Nations.

You might think to yourself: “What’s China’s secret for ‘doing it right’ (despite all those emissions)?” The answer, according to Figueres, is the absence of civil liberties. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS - TREY KOVACS U.S. Supreme Court Justices Seem Skeptical of Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments


On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. Their ruling will determine whether the president may bypass the Senate to make recess appointments when the Senate is still in session.

Thankfully, after the oral argument, a consensus emerged among the Supreme Court Justices that seems to infer that Obama’s imperial presidency does have some limits. And hopefully this means that the Supreme Court will decide that the president does not have the power to determine when the Senate is and is not in session.
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> Interview Trey Kovacs





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CEI President Lawson Bader on the "Groundhog Day" of unemployment benefit extensions.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The first full week of 2014 was a light one, despite more than 1,500 Federal Register pages. The number of new regulations was about half the usual number, and none of them meet the $100 million per year “economically significant” threshold.



ALG's Daily Grind - Beyond whimper, little Republican response to filibuster demise


Nov. 27, 2013

Beyond whimper, little Republican response to filibuster demise
The GOP's ineffective response to Reid's nuclear option illustrates perfectly why Senate Republicans are receiving so many primary challenges nowadays.

The UN global warming hoax is slowly dying
The real aim is to transfer wealth from the developed nations to those less developed. It was never about saving the Earth from a global warming; that was a lie from start to finish.

Harry Reid kills minority rights in Senate
The minority is now irrelevant.

Schiff: Ben's rocket to nowhere
"A deputy governor of the People's Bank of China said that buying foreign exchange reserves was now no longer in China's national interest. The implication that China may no longer be accumulating U.S. government debt would amount to the 'mother of all tapers' and could create a clear and present danger to the American economy. But the story barely rated a mention in the American media."


CEI Today: Court NLRB ruling, why China nixed Kyoto emissions limits, and Sept 9 net neutrality in court

Monday, August 26, 2013
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COURT NLRB RULING - IVAN OSORIO Court Strikes Down another Obama NLRB appointment

If you cant’ get legislation through Congress, then make policy through regulation. Until the courts get in the way. The former has been the Obama administration’s approach to implementing policies it wants but cannot get passed in Congress. The latter describes the latest legal setback to Obama’s agenda — a federal judge striking down Obama’s recess appointment of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) top lawyer as unconstitutional.

On August 13, U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled that President Obama’s appointment of NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon did not conform to the requirements of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA). Therefore, Solomon could not delegate to a regional NLRB director the authority to pursue legal action against an employer.  > Read more

> Interview Ivan Osorio

WHY CHINA REJECTED KYOTO EMISSIONS LIMITS - MARLO LEWIS Why Did China Reject Binding Emissions Limits at Kyoto?

China’s economic growth is still strongly correlated with fossil energy consumption and emissions. Even a ‘soft’ Kyoto target limiting emissions to 25% above 2005 levels would have eliminated trillions in cumulative GDP since 2005. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis



NET NEUTRALITY - WAYNE CREWS Before Net Neutrality Eats the World

On Sept. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in Verizon’s challenge of the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2010 Order on “Preserving the Free and Open Internet.”

At stake is not merely the destruction of infrastructure wealth for decades, but of content flexibility, consumer welfare and even infrastructure security and “cybersecurity.”
> Read more

See also: Before Net Neutrality Eats the World (Part 3): The FCC’s Disdain for Markets

Before Net Neutrality Eats the World (Part 5): The Fallacies Motivating Net Neutrality


> Interview Wayne Crews






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August 22, 2013: Germany Legalizes Bitcoin


Iain Murray
discusses Germany’s decision to legalize Bitcoin, a controversial digital currency.


Praying for Growth at the GDP Altar

The Perils of Confusing GDP Growth Figures with the Real Economy

CEI's 2012-2013 Warren Brookes journalism fellow, Matthew Melchiorre, critiques a report by economists that claims fiscal stimulus in 1930s America accounted for faster recovery relative to Greece today.