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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

 

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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


 





 

Friday
Jul112014

CEI Today: State pensions ranking, Obamacare lawsuit, and Dodd-Frank at 4 

Thursday, July 10, 2014
In the News Today

STATE RANKING ON PENSIONS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

CEI Ranks States' Pension Debt and Analyzes the Consequences


Today, many states face budget crunches due to massive pension debts that have accumulated over the past two decades, often in the billions of dollars. The Competitive Enterprise Institute released the first installment of CEI’s new three-part series, The High Cost of Big Labor, which looks at the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach


According to the explicit language in the Affordable Care Act, tax credits for purchasing federally-regulated health insurance 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


DODD-FRANK & OBAMACARE - JOHN BERLAU


National Review: Dodd-Frank Is Like Obamacare - it raises premiums by treating insurance companies as banks.


As Dodd-Frank approaches its fourth anniversary, Obama is singing its praises. Yet even to lawmakers from Obama’s own party, this “financial reform” legislation is looking more and more like a destabilizing force — much like the so-called reform of health insurance.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau


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

No one likes stereotypes


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




Tuesday
Jul082014

CEI Today: Obamacare ruling, unionizing college athletes, Dodd-Frank anniversary, honeybees and pesticides

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
In the News Today

A BIGGER OBAMACARE LAWSUIT

Obama Awaits Another Court Ruling That Could Deal Blow To Obamacare


"President Barack Obama’s healthcare law could be dealt a severe blow this week" in a U.S. Circuit Court ruling in Halbig vs. Burwell, reports McClatchy-Tribune. The lawsuit was instigated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
> Read more

> Interview an expert


UNIONIZATION OF COLLEGE ATHLETES - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Amicus Brief to NLRB regarding Unionization of Collegiate Athletes


For the National Labor Relations Board’s full consideration of unionizing student athletes, I submitted an amicus brief opposing the regional director’s decision and direction of election.
> Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

HONEYBEES & ANGELA LOGOMASINI - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

The Hill: “Tampering” with nature to save honeybees


Environmental groups are calling for an immediate suspension of an entire class of pesticides in order to save ailing honeybee populations—and they won’t wait for results of a recently launched federal effort to study the problem. But the greens' strategy won’t help the honeybees because it targets the least likely cause of recent beehive losses and ignores the more likely ones. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

DODD-FRANK ANNIVERSARY - JOHN BERLAU


CEI.org: Dodd-Frank Is Obamacare for Non-Health Insurance

As Dodd-Frank approaches its fourth anniversary, Obama is singing its praises. Yet even to lawmakers from Obama’s own party, this “financial reform” legislation is looking more and more like a destabilizing force – much like the so-called “reform” of health insurance. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau


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

No one likes stereotypes


Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 




 

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Tuesday
Apr152014

CEI Today: Dodd-Frank ruling, chemicals & bees, and EPA captured

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
In the News Today

DODD-FRANK LOST IN COURT - JOHN BERLAU


Openmarket.org: First Ever Constitutional Ruling against Dodd-Frank Voids Destructive “Conflict Minerals” Section


Monday’s ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Dodd-Frank’s “conflict minerals” disclosure mandate violates the First Amendment is the first time ever a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution. And it couldn’t happen to a more misguided and destructive provision of the law!

The conflict disclosure mandate creates a compliance nightmare, hurts American miners and manufacturers, and does the greatest harm to those it was intended to help — the struggling worker in and nearby the Democratic Republic of Congo.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau

CHEMICAL BANS & HONEYBEE HEALTH - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Encouraging News about Honeybee Health


A recently released study in Europe reports some good news about honeybee health, which should prompt public officials to reexamine a recent ban on some agricultural products. This latest study adds another wrinkle to the debate, indicating that the problem is not as widespread as people think, and that other factors are in play, such as cold weather. It underscores why we need to continue to study the issue rather than push rash and unhelpful bans. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

CAPTURING THE EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Matthew Dowd, Meet the EPA


Green groups like the Sierra Club and NRDC have “captured” EPA, in the same way that industry was thought to have done to regulators in the 1960s. These environmental organizations spend significant resources on getting their preferred candidates elected. In return, they enjoy political spoils. The most conspicuous manifestation of this capture is the continuously revolving door between the non-profit, public (i.e., EPA), and private “green” sectors of the economy. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
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CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

The rising class-war chorus

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


*Tax Day Special*

Guests: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley Professor and former Secretary of Labor

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Mazama pocket gopher is neither a threatened nor endangered species, but three of its subspecies are the unwitting recipients of more than 1,600 acres of critical habitat in Washington State.

 




Tuesday
Feb112014

CEI Today: Crowdfunding rules, Dodd-Frank diversity quotas, WV chemical spill, and more 

Monday, February 10, 2014
In the News Today

CROWDFUNDING - JOHN BERLAU

Proposed SEC Rules on Crowdfunding Threaten Access to Capital By Locking Out Ordinary Investors


Last week marked the deadline for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to accept public comments on proposed regulations to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. In submitted comments, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow
John Berlau argues these proposed rules could result in “costly, paternalistic requirements on crowdfunding that have the effect of keeping the status quo and locking ordinary investors out of startup capital.” > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

DODD-FRANK DIVERSITY QUOTAS - HANS BADER

Dodd-Frank “Diversity” Hiring Quotas Unconstitutional

The Dodd-Frank Act regulates the financial sector, but what many people do not know is how far its regulations go in mandating racial and gender hiring practices. This Friday, February 7, marks the deadline for public comment on recently proposed regulations to extend the reach of those requirements. Legal scholar Hans Bader at the Competitive Enterprise Institute challenges the policy proposal’s constitutionality as it pressures banks to involuntarily institute “diversity quotas." > Read more

 

> Interview Hans Bader

CHEMICAL SPILL - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Openmarket.org: More Regulation Is Not the Answer to West Virginia Chemical Spill

The recent chemical spill in West Virginia has green groups clamoring for more regulation, including expansion of Environmental Protection Agency power under the Toxic Substances Control Act. However, regulation is not a magic wand that will fix such problems, which resulted from human error and failed implementation of regulations and programs already on the books.
> Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Deadweight Cost of Regulation

Deadweight costs of budget regulations comprise a potentially significant category of government induced cost that doesn’t get addressed, even in surveys that find the cost of government to be already substantial. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.