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Tuesday
Jun232015

CEI Today: Trade vote, Supreme Court & raisins, social cost of carbon, and more 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRANCES B. SMITH

4 KEY POINTS ON TPA
 

The Senate is set to consider Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this week. CEI trade policy expert Frances B. Smith gives four key points to consider about TPA:
  1. TPA puts Congress in charge.
  2. TPA is not a new concept. Congress has granted the President trade negotiating authority since the time of FDR.
  3. TPA provides ample time for Congressional and public review of the texts of trade agreement.
  4. TPA provides trading partners with assurance that negotiations they undertook and completed in good faith will be acted upon. > Read more 

> Interview Frances B. Smith
 

SUPREME COURT ON RAISINS - IAIN MURRAY

 

Raisins Takings Case Goes Back to Magna Carta

One of the oddest cases the Supreme Court decided Monday also should have been one of the simplest. As the Chief Justice noted, the principle that property seizure should not happen without just compensation goes back to Magna Carta, which as we’ve noted, celebrated its 800th Anniversary last week.
 > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 6: Ex-Im's Strange Dual Mandate

One plank of the Export-Import Bank’s mission is to give financing to companies that might not be able to get it from the private sector. But another plank requires Ex-Im to keep its risk in check by only making or backing loans it is confident will be paid back. Both planks sound reasonable on their own, but in practice they contradict each other. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for Ex-Im to be an effective contributor to the financial system. 
> Read more 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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Monday
Jun222015

CEI Today: Ex-Im Bank, the Pope & global warming, chemical regulation, and more 

Monday, June 22, 2015
In the News Today

 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 5: Corruption

When government has a lot of money and power, it is natural for people to curry its favor. It is just as natural for those wielding money and power to use it for personal gain. The Export-Import Bank provides numerous real-world examples of this human frailty.  
> Read more 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

THE POPE & GLOBAL WARMING - MYRON EBELL

 

Pope Francis’s Climate Encyclical: Help Poor People by Dismantling Industrial Civilization

The Vatican released Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si’, on 18th June.  It is, in general, scientifically ill-informed, economically illiterate, intellectually incoherent, and morally obtuse.
 > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell
 

CHEMICAL REGULATION - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

TSCA Reform Debate Is Not about Public Safety

Some lawmakers, environmental activists, and local government officials claim that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law is not sufficient protect public health. There may be an economic reason to reform this law—to preempt a growing patchwork of nonsensical state-level consumer product regulations—but there’s no legitimate “safety” reason for reform. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
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Friday
Jun192015

Watchdog.org - Taxpayers back bad loans for country clubs, boats, wineries  

 

 

 

Drink up! Taxpayers back bad loans for country clubs, boats, wineries

 

The Small Business Administration has backed loans for wineries, country clubs and boat dealers who couldn’t pay back the loans. There have been more than $8.7 billion in unpaid debts since taxpayers started partly funding the loans that are supposed to be covered by fees on lenders

 
Read more
 
 

 

The rhetoric works: After Ebola scare, Congress to increase funding for NIH, CDC

 
In response to last year's Ebola scare, Congress has given its initial consent to more than $1.2 billion in additional spending on the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
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Vermont's middle class is hurting

 

Recent reports have highlighted the fact that Vermont’s middle class is dying faster than every other state but one – California.

 

 

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Six months after New Jersey red light cameras go dark, world hasn't ended

 
Red light cameras were supposed to reduce crashes in New Jersey and make people safer, but since cameras stopped issuing tickets, pedestrians and drivers may actually be less likely to get into an accident.
 
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Obamacare roadshow: Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks up ACA in North Carolina
 
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s combination presidential campaign and Obamacare promo tour stopped this week in North Carolina. Gov. Kasich used his air-time defending the program’s benefits for drug addicts, the mentally ill and the working poor.
Thursday
Jun182015

CEI Today: FDA bans trans fats, reg report appears, National Pollinator Week, and more 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In the News Today

 

FDA BANS TRANS FATS - MICHELLE MINTON

Federal Witch Hunt Successfully Bans Trans Fats

Despite the fact that Americans have almost completely eliminated the substance from our diets voluntarily, the administration believes any amount of trans fats can be harmful.
 > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

 

2014 REG REPORT APPEARS - WAYNE CREWS

White House's Final 2014 Report To Congress On Regulatory Costs And Benefits Appears

OMB’s cost-benefit breakdown incorporates only rules for which both benefits and costs have been expressed in quantitative and monetary terms by agencies, and it omits numerous categories and cost levels of rules. Most pertinent, rules from independent agencies are entirely absent.
 > Read the Forbes commentary

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK 

 

Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees

It's National Pollinator Week. CEI chemical riskpolicy expert Angela Logomasini has warned against green scaremongering on this issue. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 


TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

Trade Supporters Opt for More Breathing Room
 

The House has voted to extend consideration of the "Fast Track" trade package until late July. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith

 

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU

 

CEI applauds the House Appropriations Committee for blocking in its expected markup today the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The DOL is not only stepping out of its authority by trying to remake the brokerage and IRA industry, it is premising the rule on what it believes is the stupidity of American investors.

> Interview John Berlau 

 




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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
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Thursday
Jun182015

CEI Today: Congress & climate change, $100 million AT&T fine, King v. Burwell, and more 

Thursday, June 18, 2015
In the News Today

 

CLIMATE CHANGE - MARLO LEWIS

The Real Climate Change Disaster: Bad Facts Lead to Bad Policy
 

CEI released “Time for a Sensible Sense of Congress Resolution on Climate Change” by Marlo Lewis, offering a template for Congress to correct the record on bad climate change facts and work toward more sensible energy policies.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

$100 MILLION AT&T FINE - RYAN RADIA

FCC Ignores Rule of Law in Attempt to Fine AT&T for Throttling Wireless Users

Wednes
day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on a three-to-two vote, found that AT&T violated federal regulations by failing to disclose that it was throttling certain wireless customers on an “unlimited” data plan. The FCC claims AT&T owes a $100 million fine.  But as dissenting FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai argued in his dissent, unlimited data and unlimited speed aren’t the same—and AT&T never promised its customers they would enjoy both.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia
 

KING v BURWELL - SAM KAZMAN

The IRS, Obamacare, and the English Language

In the days just before the March 4 Supreme Court hearing in King v. Burwell, I got a number of calls from total strangers who had read about the case and who wanted to be plaintiffs in it. I explained to them that it was too late to join the case then, but listened to their stories of cancelled insurance policies and jobs jeopardized by Obamacare.
 > Read more
 

OBAMA FIDUCIARY RULE - JOHN BERLAU

 

CEI applauds the House Appropriations Committee for blocking the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The DOL is not only stepping out of its authority by trying to remake the brokerage and IRA industry, it is premising the rule on what it believes is the stupidity of American investors. 


> Interview John Berlau 
 




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NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK 

 



Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees

> Read more

 


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