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ALG's Daily Grind - Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law


April 7, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law
Move over Andrew Volstead, you have lost your place in history to Barack Obama.

Part-time America?
Since the end of 2007, the amount of Americans working part-time has jumped 2.2 million, from 24.4 million to 26.6 million, even as the amount of people working has actually decreased by 286,000.

EPA hid the risks of diesel emissions testing on human test subjects
The EPA is under fire for not fully disclosing the cancer risks from diesel fume exposures to human test subjects.  

Daily Caller: Internet governance agency to be handed over by US employs former Mubarak official that shut down Egyptian Internet
The private foundation the U.S. is poised to hand critical functions of Internet governance is employing the same Egyptian communications official who shut down Egypt's Internet during the Arab Spring.


CEI Today: Wind energy vote today, a consumer guide to chemical risk, and EPA's forced retirement of coal plants

Thursday, April 3, 2014
In the News Today


Wind Energy Boondoggle Gets Another Shot at Tax Subsidy

Today, the Senate Finance Committee scheduled a mark-up of legislation to extend tax credits for certain special interests, which will include the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced he will offer an amendment to add the wind PTC, which expired at the end of 2013. The tax credit amounts to a subsidy for well-connected government cronies to produce a product that cannot compete in the energy marketplace on either price or reliability.  > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

Will these chemicals make me fat? That sounds like a weird question, but some consumers may actually have such worries, thanks to a constant barrage of news headlines suggesting that synthetic chemicals—an even some naturally occurring ones—are responsible for nearly every public health problem imaginable.

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.  > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

OBAMACARE - WILLIAM YEATMAN EPA’s Shocking Justification for Retiring up to 25% of U.S. Coal Fleet

Last week, the EIA published a little-noticed analysis estimating that up to 25 percent of the nation’s coal-fired power plant fleet could be forced to retire due to the EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, also known as the “Utility MACT.” Needless to say, these are significant retirements. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman




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ALG's Daily Grind - California's anti-gun gun runner


April 2, 2014

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California's anti-gun gun runner
Did you hear the one about the San Francisco, California Democrat State Senator who crusaded for additional gun control being arrested for plotting to sell guns to al Qaeda affiliated groups in the Philippines?

Obamacare previously uninsured enrollees off by 4.7 million?
Los Angeles Times report: Just one-third of health exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.

More fraudulent science from EPA on sulfur in gasoline rules
Environ International: Regardless of their ultimate cost, new EPA rules governing sulfur content of gasoline will only reduce monthly ozone levels by just 1.2 parts per billion during rush hour.

Levy: Caught in the political grinder
Wall Street Journal senior editorial writer Collin Levy chronicles the collateral damage in one district attorney's quest to destroy Scott Walker.


CEI Today: UN global warming report, EPA misinformation, and an Obamacare escape 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In the News Today

UN GLOBAL WARMING REPORT - MARLO LEWIS U.N.’s Narrative of Fear on Climate Change

In their latest report on climate change, officials at the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) once again fail to address important developments in climate science that conflict with their narrative of fear. Worse, as usual, IPCC officials say nary a word about risks of carbon mitigation policies. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

CLEAN AIR ACT - WILLIAM YEATMAN The Troubling Basis of EPA’s Rosy Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Clean Air Act

Perhaps you’ve heard or seen the eye-popping statistics, trumpeted by EPA and its supporters, regarding the incredible benefits supposedly wrought by the Clean Air Act. EPA claimed that in 2020 alone, the Clean Air Act would be responsible for “approximately $2 trillion” in benefits. This result is a total sham, because the underlying numbers are unreliable to the point of being meaningless.
> Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

OBAMACARE - JOHN BERLAU Praying for an Obamacare Escape, Health care ministries offer IRS-free shelter.

Whatever the final numbers of those who sign up by today’s deadline (which has actually been stretched — again — to mid-April), the threat of the IRS penalty from Obamacare’s individual mandate may be the real driver for enrollment.

The good news — for Drudge and other Americans who don’t want to buy an Obamacare-compliant plan due to personal objections or just plain cost — is that in many cases there is a practical escape hatch from the IRS penalty. And this option may end up offering better and more affordable care than Obamacare. The only catch is you’ve got to have a little faith. > Read more

> Interview John Berlau





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ALG's Daily Grind - One Democrat Senator's jaw dropping audacity


March 21, 2014

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One Democrat Senator's jaw dropping audacity
Claire McCaskill says with a straight face: "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that."

Government war on big food?
If we are not vigilant, one day giddy decadence will morph into criminal activity.  This is becoming a war on pleasure.

Will the Supreme Court permit EPA climate fraud?
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, which will determine how far EPA can extend its regulatory overreach, ignore the Constitution's "separation of powers" provisions, rewrite clear language in the Clean Air Act, and disregard laws that require the agency to consider both the costs and benefits of its regulations and what it is regulating.

Washington Examiner: Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama's nominees
ALG's Manning: "Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid now have a governance problem where they can no longer blame Republicans or the filibuster for their inability to confirm radical nominees. Instead, red- and purple-state Democrats have lost this filibuster shield and are having to choose whether to walk the political plank in support of Obama's indefensible personnel choices."