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Friday
Jun062014

ALG's Daily Grind - Racial quotas for local zoning decisions? 

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June 6, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Racial quotas for local zoning decisions?
ALG's Mehrens: "Housing discrimination based on race has been illegal for decades. There is no discrimination in people choosing for themselves where they want to live, and yet that is exactly what HUD is seeking to regulate."

New report highlights need for Zero to Zero sugar policy
Institute for Policy Innovation study: "In a reasonably free global sugar market, the United States can compete in sugar.  Achieving such a market should be the goal of U.S. policy, rather than simply allowing otherwise viable domestic U.S. sugar producers to be driven out of business by practices that, in the long term, are not in the best interests of either U.S. producers or consumers."

Will: When a president goes rogue
"Obama did not comply with the law requiring presidents to notify Congress 30 days before such exchanges of prisoners at Guantanamo."

Wednesday
Jun042014

CEI Today: President's climate plan, OMB's weekend report, and unions + govt mismanagement

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: The President’s Illegitimate Climate Plan Lacks Popular Mandate in Any Way, Shape, or Form

There's a conspicuous absence of a popular mandate for EPA’s climate plan for existing power plants, which was unveiled Monday.

During the 2012 Presidential debates, Obama never once mentioned global warming. And Congress explicitly considered the policies that EPA is now proposing to impose. As such, the people’s representatives have spoken to the issue, and they didn’t proceed with policy.

As if that’s not enough, poll after poll demonstrates that the American electorate gives ultra-low priority to global warming. Taken as a whole, the available evidence strongly indicates the President’s climate plan is illegitimate.
> Read more

> See also: Broken Record: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Plays the Asthma Card


> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations

Post image for The Funnel of Gov — OMB’s 2014 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal RegulationsOver the weekend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the 2014 Draft Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations. If it draws attention to it at all, the administration will say it’s fiscal year 2013 rules had benefits of up to $81.4 billion annually, while costing just $2.5 billion annually. The problem is only seven rules out of thousands had benefit and cost analysis. > Read More



> See also: Regulations Cost Your Family $15,000 a Year

> Interview Wayne Crews

 


UNIONS + GOV'T MISMANAGEMENT - TREY KOVACS

Workplacechoice.org: Federal Government Mismanagement and Union Official Time

Mismanagement within the federal government may not be at an all-time high, but it is close. Unfortunately, the VA is not the only agency that pays federal employees to conduct union business at inappropriate times. Several agencies granted employees official time during last year’s government shutdown. > Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

JUNE 5 - Upcoming Google hangout on copyright reform

R Street will be
hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET. > More
 

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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Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), recounts some political, legal struggles over technology policy.
 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Tuesday
Jun032014

ALG's Daily Grind - Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway 

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June 2, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Evidence mounts against climate change, Obama acts anyway
News has come out that polar bears — a bread and butter fundraising dynamo endangered species for the global warmist crisis machine — may not be in danger at all.   

House votes to defund Obama's internet giveaway
Rep. Sean Duffy's (WI-7) Amendment to CJS Appropriations to Prohibit the Relinquishment of Internet Responsibilities passing the House of Representatives passed the House of Representatives with 229 votes.  

First Amendment Attack Senate Hearing scheduled
As reported on NetRightDaily.com, 41 Senate Democrats have signed onto a proposed Constitutional Amendment that guts the right to political speech in America. Now, the Democratic Party controlled Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to railroad this partisan attack on the most basic of individual freedoms with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 3. 

Excluding Obamacare, US Economy Contracted By 2% In The First Quarter
One of the perverse effects of Obamacare is because it compels record levels of spending on healthcare, denying dollars to other economic activity. However, this increased healthcare spending  shows up as a positive in the way GDP is compiled.

 

Friday
May302014

Lambert For Congress - The Obama Economy Is Not Working  

Nashua – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the U.S. economy contracted by 1% in the 1st Quarter of 2014, marking the first time since 2011 that real economic output declined. In response, former State Senator and 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert released the following statement:

 

“Today’s announcement by the Obama Administration confirms what working families all across the country already knew: the Obama economy is not working for the American people,” said Lambert. “After 5 years of so-called ‘economic recovery’ marked by job loss, wage stagnation, and uncertainty, it is clear President Obama and Washington Democrats like Ann Kuster have no clue how to grow our economy. Middle-class families struggling to make it to the 15th and the 30th of the month need a new direction. I urge President Obama to change course, get government out of the way and allow the free market, small businesses, and American entrepreneurship to do what they do best - grow our economy and create jobs.”

Thursday
May292014

ALG's Daily Grind - House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway 

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May 28, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

House moves against Obama's Internet Giveaway
For years conservative activists have prodded the House of Representatives to use their unique Constitutional power of the purse to rein in Obama Administration excesses.  This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is doing just that through a series of amendments that will be considered to the bill that appropriates money for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, along with other science related agencies.

Obama administration hides its use of bad science
Six years later, we know that President Obama's pledge to run the most transparent administration in history was merely a campaign promise, a White House talking point, and not a statement of management style.

Reid's nuclear-confirmed judge ignores the law
The rule of law is officially dead in America.

Left Says: American Dream the "Worst Logical Thing"
To you, it's your piece of the American Dream, a single-family house with a yard where your kids can play and you can turn up the stereo to 11 without bothering the neighbors. To Denver City Council President Mary Beth Susman, it's ecologically unsound.