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Friday
Jan292016

CEI Today: Lyft test case, Doomsday Clock, and the new No Man's Land principle 

 

Friday, January 29, 2016
In the News Today

LYFT TEST CASE - IAIN MURRAY


Lyft Drivers Remain Independent Contractors

This was an important test case for the sharing economy. Classifying the contractors as employees presents an existential threat to the model as all of a sudden the technology companies that make the apps will be liable for all sorts of supervisory requirements. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

SUPREME COURT ENERGY RULING - WILLIAM YEATMAN

In FERC Ruling, Supreme Court Announces Dangerous New "No Man's Land" Principle


The Court’s troubling reasoning invites the federal government to expand its regulatory authority. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

DOOMSDAY CLOCK - MARLO LEWIS


Doomsday Clockamamie


“It is still three minutes to midnight,” proclaims The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in their latest “Doomsday Clock” report. The The notion that men in white lab coats can calculate the imminence or likelihood of global apocalypse is almost too ludicrous to entertain. > Read more

 

    

 

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Friday
Jan292016

Daily Signal - West Virginia's Unusual Strategy to Battle Obama's War on Coal 

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Jan. 29, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where West Virginia's endangered coal industry hopes to win fossil-friendlier energy policies by appealing to higher authority. Philip Wegmann mines the subject. Tax dollars flow to a small-state giant that funds a green agenda. Kevin Mooney unearths the story. Heritage Foundation experts tell it like it is: Luke Coffey on how to beat ISIS and Jason Snead on how to curb police seizures. Plus: a project guarding your financial privacy and an idea that saved over 350,000 babies.
News

West Virginia's Unusual Strategy to Battle Obama's War on Coal

"When you get into those southern coal communities, when coal goes away, it's devastation and poverty in the worst form," says West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole.

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Commentary

Oklahoma's Push to Make It Harder for Government to Seize Your Property

In most states, including Oklahoma, the government does not need to charge, much less convict, the owner of a crime in order to seize his property.

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This Tax Treaty Would Authorize the Automatic Sharing of Americans' Financial Information With Foreign Governments

"Promiscuous information sharing with corrupt governments is a recipe for all sorts of bad things," says Cato Institute's Dan Mitchell who, along with The Heritage Foundation's David Burton, is tracking the treaty's progress.

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Commentary

The Consequences of Obama’s Inaction on ISIS

The next U.S. president will inherit a festering situation in the Middle East that is a result of Obama’s quixotic view of the world coupled with his incessant indecisiveness.

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Is the Rhode Island Foundation Pushing Progressive Agenda With Taxpayer Dollars?

Tax records show that the foundation concentrated its most recent donations on left-of-center organizations, with a particular emphasis on environmental causes.

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How This Ultrasound Program Brought Life to 358,000 Babies

The majority of women who start out leaning toward an abortion will carry a baby to term after receiving counseling and an ultrasound, according to Focus on the Family.

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Thursday
Jan282016

Daily Signal - How Michigan and Ohio Made It Harder to Accidentally Break the Law 

The Daily Signal

Jan. 28, 2016
Good morning from the nation's capital, where half the states want the Supreme Court to put the kibosh on the EPA's "clean power" rule. Heritage Foundation analyst Katie Tubb explains the buzz. The high court also may decide whether a pharmacy must dispense abortion-inducing drugs. Heritage's Elizabeth Slattery analyzes. And Josh Siegel reports why two states decided criminal intent should be a factor in sending someone to prison. Also on our docket: Obama's new free lunch plan, Virginia’s voter ID law, and a disputed abortion regulation.
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How Michigan and Ohio Made It Harder to Accidentally Break the Law

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy says that 26 percent of felonies and 59 percent of misdemeanors in the state lack an "adequate" mens rea provision, meaning a judge or jury doesn't necessarily need to be convinced that the accused knew he was committing a crime.

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Commentary

25 States Have Asked Supreme Court to Halt This Costly EPA Regulation

In addition to a majority of states challenging the Clean Power Plan in court, dozens of groups across the spectrum have also filed suit against the Clean Power Plan.

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News

$12 Billion Obama Plan Would Give Lunch to Poor Children in the Summer

Rachel Sheffield, a policy analyst in welfare and education at The Heritage Foundation, said the federal government already runs roughly a dozen programs targeted toward providing food aid to low-income Americans.

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Commentary

How The Washington Post Got Virginia's Voter ID Law Wrong

Virginia provides an excellent example of how the photo ID battle has been waged in state legislatures and reported (poorly) by the media.

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Commentary

This Local Pharmacist's Religious Liberty Case Could Go to Supreme Court

The Stormans family, which owns Ralph’s Pharmacy, cites religious beliefs as its justification for refusing to stock abortifacient drugs.

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Commentary

Should Courts Be Able to Make Legislative Judgments on Abortion?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion blocking the enforcement of a commonsense abortion regulation in Wisconsin.

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Thursday
Jan282016

CEI Today: Climate investigations, Obama energy policies, Internet sales tax, and more

Thursday, January 28, 2016
In the News Today

UNCONSTITUTIONAL INVESTIGATIONS - HANS BADER


State Attorney General Climate Change Investigations Are Unconstitutional

Should government officials be able to cut off donations to groups because they employ people disparaged as “climate change deniers”? > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

OBAMA ENERGY POLICIES - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Is Any Component of Obama's Energy Policy Not Shrouded in Obfuscation?


So much misdirection and sleight of hand is employed by the Obama administration when it comes to energy and environmental policy.  > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

INTERNET SALES TAX - JESSICA MELUGIN


20 Organizations Oppose Utah Internet Sales Tax Proposal


This misguided plan (SB 65) is a nuisance reporting requirement in order to give Utah tax collectors information that they'd then use to collect use tax, and would create host of economic, logistic, and Constitutional problems. > Read more

 

    

 

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Wednesday
Jan272016

Daily Signal - Pay No Attention to What Planned Parenthood Is Doing Behind the Curtain 

 

Jan. 27, 2016
Good morning from the nation's capital, where folks whose job is caring about fiscal responsibility say they think Americans aren't paying enough attention to runaway government spending. Heritage Foundation legal scholars Hans von Spakovsky and Andrew Kloster defend the right of citizens to expose Planned Parenthood on video. Californians have reason to worry they can't be anonymous donors. Plus: More on the coach sacked for praying, what made Florida shine, and why kids can't stomach new nutrition standards.
Commentary

Pay No Attention to What Planned Parenthood Is Doing Behind the Curtain

A private individual whose only intent is to expose possibly illegal activity is under indictment for actions in connection with an undercover video operation, but the illegal actor itself—Planned Parenthood—is off the hook.

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Commentary

How Florida Created 1 Million Jobs in 5 Years

Through a "Reaganesque" optimism in the free market, Gov. Rick Scott has created an incredible economic comeback for Florida. He'll visit The Heritage Foundation later today to explain how he did it.

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News

Nonprofits Protest California's Demands for Donor Names and Addresses

Nonprofits and other fundraising entities are worried their donors' information may not be kept confidential and fall into the hands of bad actors within the state government.

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News

Americans Less Focused on Budget Deficits. Why Experts Say That's a Problem.

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office painted a grim picture of the economic and budget landscapes over the next 10 years.

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News

Coach Kennedy Shares the 'Hardest Thing' About Losing His Job

"It'd be easier if you stabbed or shot at me in combat," said coach Joe Kennedy, who served as a Marine in operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield in Iraq.

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Commentary

Congress Shouldn't Push Obama's Flawed Child Nutrition Policy on Children

Federal standards micromanage what children eat at school, placing restrictions on caloric intake, nutritional content, and portion sizes.

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