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Friday
Jan092015

Watchdog - Want to be a state lawmaker? Take a drug test.  

 

 

Want to be a state lawmaker? Take a drug test, rep says

 

One state representative believes all candidates running for state-level elected office should be subject to a drug test, and he is floating legislation that would require it.

 
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Seven union front groups fighting labor reform this year

 
It's obvious that not much has changed in the new year. Union bosses will likely keep fighting state labor reforms using pseudo-grassroots front groups this year, though the tactic has seen mixed results.
 
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Will 2015 be like 2014?

 
Although Republicans swept into control of Congress and solidified their hold on many state governments in 2014, the new year will look a lot like the old in most places.
 

 

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Vermont parent to be paid $150,000 in lawsuit over ban from school meetings

 
A Vermont parent was awarded nearly $150,000 after winning a lawsuit against the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union. He had been banned from all school grounds in the district because school officials were frightened of him.
 
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Fracking supporters in New York aren’t giving up
 
Hydraulic fracturing has been banned in New York, but that doesn't mean the battle is over. More than 200 people showed up to protest the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking in the state.
 
 

 

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Federal taxpayers help Virginia make $2-million health care advertising push
 
Federal taxpayers are shelling out $2 million for a marketing campaign to make sure Virginians are eligible for government subsidized health care and know how to enroll.
 
 

 

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Hollywood studios gave big to Bruning as part of war against Google
 
Confidential emails and campaign finance records indicate Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the movie and music industry after taking up their cause in fighting Google.
 
 
 
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Thursday
Jan082015

CEI Today: Minimum wage, Keystone, chemical regulation, and more 

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014
In the News Today

 

2015 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES - RYAN YOUNG

20 States Raise Minimum Wage: Happy New Year?


The minimum wage is one of the most popular policies for fighting poverty, and proposed increases to it usually poll very well. The $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since 2009, so now many states are enacting their own minimum wage hikes. Twenty states are inaugurating 2015 with new increases. Yet, these minimum wage increases will not help reduce poverty. Why? The reason is tradeoffs. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young
 

KEYSTONE PIPELINE - MARLO LEWIS

 

Keystone XL Pipeline: What Are the Core Issues?

 

In the protracted conflict over the Keystone XL Pipeline, too much attention is paid to peripheral issues and not enough to the core issues.

Peripheral issues include whether the pipeline will create many or few jobs, lower or raise Midwest gasoline prices, reduce or increase the risks of oil spills, reduce or increase incremental greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Keystone foes operate on a different maxim. They believe government should empower ‘stakeholders’ (i.e. activists like themselves) to upend other people’s business plans and stifle wealth creation. They think that if they just make enough noise, gin up enough protests, promise or threaten to support or oppose enough politicians, they are entitled to stop other people from taking risks with their own capital, hiring contractors, and employing workers. > Read more

 

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

Related: Banner Day for Zingers on Energy Policy

 

CHEMICAL REGULATION

 

CNSNews: Consumers to Pay the Price for State Environmental Regulations

 

Consumers could soon face higher prices, reduced choices and lower-quality products, thanks to a slew of chemical regulations that are advancing in various states. These regulations are unlikely to provide any measurable benefits, and instead would reduce consumers’ access to a myriad of products, from children’s toys and canned food to paint and building materials. > Read more

 

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

CUBA - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

 

Forbes: Two Cheers For Cuba Libre

 

President Obama’s recent decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was welcomed by many free marketers, but met with skepticism by those who favor political freedom on the island. Both sides in this debate make strong points. I tend to side with the market optimists, but we could all learn from watching coming developments closely. > Read more

 

> Interview Fred L. Smith, Jr.

 

FALLING GAS PRICES - MARLO LEWIS


Globalwarming.org: Oil’s ‘Swoon’ Is Not an Argument for Carbon Taxes

 

It was inevitable. As soon as consumers and the economy start to enjoy significant relief from a decade of pain at the pump, the political class clamors for higher gas taxes and new carbon taxes. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

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Thursday
Jan082015

ALG's Daily Grind - Time for Boehner to keep word and use leverage on amnesty 

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Jan. 7, 2015

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Time for Boehner to keep word and use leverage on amnesty
If House Speaker John Boehner leads against Obama's executive amnesty, the American people will follow.

Obama kicks oil and gas industry while it is down
By introducing a series of regulations — at least nine in total, according to the Wall Street Journal — Obama will put the brakes on the U.S. energy boom through higher operating costs and fewer incentives to drill on public lands.

Bongino: A year In review for big government
"[T]he tide of big government that has rolled upon our shores may be beginning to recede."

Thursday
Jan082015

Daily Signal - What Are the Charlie Hebdo Covers the Terrorists Didn't Want You to See?

The Daily Signal

 

Jan. 8, 2015

Morning Bell

What Are the Charlie Hebdo Covers the Terrorists Didn't Want You to See?

Two police officers and 10 employees were killed by three gunmen at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. Witnesses say the gunmen shouted, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad."

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Why We Are Standing With the French

Daily Policy Focus: On Sept. 13, 2001, two days after 9/11, the Parisian daily Le Monde published an editorial titled "Nous sommes tous Américains," or "We Are All Americans."

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Change Up: New Congress Brings 'Fresh Ideas, Fresh People'

The start of the new 114th Congress brought change in many forms to Capitol Hill: 71 new lawmakers were elected—13 senators and 58 representatives.

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Thursday
Jan082015

CEI Today: Pelosi + climate change, the Keynesian Bubble, Keystone pipeline, and more 

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014
In the News Today

 

PELOSI & CLIMATE CHANGE - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Energy Bullet Points: House Democratic Party Priorities Exclude AGW, Recognizing the Beneficence of Our Oil Puppet Masters, and Much More


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week unveiled the Democratic Party’s priorities for the first session of the 114th Congress. Notably absent from her to-do list was the mitigation of climate change, the awfulest, most dire, apocalyptic threat ever. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman
 

THE KEYNESIAN BUBBLE - BILL FREZZA

Daily Caller: What Will Happen After The Latest Keynesian Bubble Bursts?


Two conflicting narratives are dueling for the people’s favor trying to influence the direction in which our democracy swings next.

The prevailing narrative — promoted by incumbent politicians, government bureaucrats, finance industry insiders, and the mainstream media — can be summed up by its time-tested theme song: Happy days are here again!

The opposing narrative, consigned to the realm of conspiracy theorists and libertarian cranks, is that the Keynesian money-printing orgy has merely papered over the latest in a long string of financial industry debacles.
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> Interview Bill Frezza
 

KEYSTONE PIPELINE - MARLO LEWIS

 

Keystone XL Pipeline: What Are the Core Issues?

 

In the protracted conflict over the Keystone XL Pipeline, too much attention is paid to peripheral issues and not enough to the core issues.

Peripheral issues include whether the pipeline will create many or few jobs, lower or raise Midwest gasoline prices, reduce or increase the risks of oil spills, reduce or increase incremental greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Keystone foes operate on a different maxim. They believe government should empower ‘stakeholders’ (i.e. activists like themselves) to upend other people’s business plans and stifle wealth creation. They think that if they just make enough noise, gin up enough protests, promise or threaten to support or oppose enough politicians, they are entitled to stop other people from taking risks with their own capital, hiring contractors, and employing workers. > Read more

 

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

Related: Banner Day for Zingers on Energy Policy

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

    

 

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.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 





 

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