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Tuesday
May202014

CEI Today: Irwin Stelzer's carbon tax, internet regulation, and regulator bullies 

Monday, May 19, 2014
In the News Today

 

CONSERVATIVE CARBON TAX - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Irwin Stelzer’s ‘Conservative’ Carbon Tax. What Would Reagan Do?

Rather than learn the obvious lesson – we can rally Americans to our cause if we champion affordable energy — Stelzer asks conservatives to do openly what Obama and the Democrats, fearing voter retribution, tried to do by stealth. The method to this madness? According to Stelzer, if conservatives support carbon taxes, they can talk ‘progressives’ into repealing green energy mandates and EPA regulations. Dream on! > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

INTERNET REGULATION - RYAN RADIA

 

TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?

Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated.
  > View the debate


> Interview Ryan Radia

 

 

POLICY FORUM


Monday, May 19, 12:00PM

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Featuring William Yeatman, CEI Senior Fellow


LUNCHEON

Tuesday, May 20, 12:00PM

Bridging the Gap Infrastructure Policy for Advanced Vehicles

Featuring Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy & Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.

Regulations Cost More than Federal Income Taxes

Regulations Catching Up to Government Spending?

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

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Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Helicopter Parents or Free-Range Kids? - with guest
Lenore Skenazy

Culture Is Key to Companies’ Enduring Success - with guest
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine

Federal Ban on Online Gambling?

CEI Fellow Michelle Minton discusses why a federal ban on online gambling would be counterproductive.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Tuesday
May202014

ALG's Daily Grind - Obama owns GM recall malfeasance 

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May 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Obama owns GM recall malfeasance
The Department of Transportation is fining General Motors (GM) $35 million for waiting too long to recall 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches. The only thing missing in these product recall and government fines is an acknowledgement of the company's majority shareholder when the malfeasance took place.

Cartoon: Government Cares
VA hospitals were only the beginning

As regulators go postal on business, a slow-growth economy ensues
While the phony "war on women" rages in the headlines of the main stream media, the real war, the one being conducted against American Businesses by a slew of Government agencies, goes largely unreported.

Washington Examiner: Feds used donations intended for poor for massages, luxuries for themselves
Federal employees and a contractor diverted more than $1 million of charitable contributions to spending on themselves for in-office massages, meals at every meeting and other luxuries and unnecessary expenses, a government audit found.

Tuesday
May132014

CEI Today: Online gambling ban, EPA carbon pollution rule, and regulations gone wild 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In the News Today

 

ONLINE GAMBLING BAN - MICHELLE MINTON

 

Roll Call: Republican Online Gambling Ban Sets a Dangerous Precedent for States' Rights

Should lawmakers in Washington override state laws and impose their values on the states? Some members of Congress seem to think so, and they are trying to impose a retroactive federal ban on Internet gambling, including in three states that have already legalized the activity. Not only does the proposal trample states’ rights, it will fail to eliminate illegal online gambling while making consumers less safe online, eliminating millions of dollars in tax revenue for states, and favoring a special interest. It is also based on a blatant misrepresentation of existing law. > Read more


> Interview Michelle Minton

 

EPA CARBON POLLUTION STANDARDS - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: CEI Submits Comments on EPA’s “Carbon Pollution Standards”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute submitted a set of comments on EPA’s “Carbon Pollution Standards.” The regulation, which was proposed January 8th, would effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants, by requiring the installation of carbon capture and sequestration, an exorbitantly expensive technology that isn’t yet market viable. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy concedes the rule would have no impact on global temperatures.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Disclosure of federal regulations’ burdens and costs, and accountability for excesses matter a lot. But not much of either exists, even in the largest government on earth.

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

 

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An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
May072014

ALG's Daily Grind - EPA continues to hide secret data used to justify $2 trillion of Clean Air Act regs 

6

May 6, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

EPA continues to hide secret data used to justify $2 trillion of Clean Air Act regs
Senate Republicans agreed not to block Gina McCarthy's nomination for EPA administrator if the agency agreed to turn over all of the scientific data it has withheld from Congress. Almost a year later, the stonewalling continues.

Cartoon: Outside the Wall
New emails produced by Judicial Watch put Obama administration on the defensive. 

Big Shrinkage at SEIU Healthcare Michigan: Not Just the Pool
SEIU Healthcare Michigan loses 44,000 members after they were no longer forced to unionize. Worse, Service Employees International Union has shrinkage all over.

Evans-Pritchard: Shocking U.S. jobs data impugns recovery
"Non-Farm Payrolls data released on Friday shows that the workforce shed 806,000 jobs in April, a stunning drop that cannot plausibly be blamed on the weather."

 

 

Monday
May052014

CEI Today: Pesticides & honeybees, ethanol & liberals, ten thousand commandments, and more 

Monday, May 5, 2014
In the News Today

 

HONEYBEES & PESTICIDES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

Openmarket.org: Regulate-First-Think-Later Approach to Harm Honeybees
 

European bureaucrats placed a two-year ban on a class of pesticides in the name of “protecting honeybees” when in fact, as one EU official recently admitted, they didn’t have evidence that the chemicals present a serious threat to honeybee health. It’s a case of “regulate first, think later.”  That’s not only dumb; it’s dangerous, because it threatens farmers’ ability to provide affordable food and may harm honeybees rather than help them. > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

LIBERALS & ETHANOL - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Left Wing Energy Ads Are Addicted to Unseemly Jingoism

Americans United for Change, a liberal group that seeks to “create a groundswell for a return to the traditional progressive values that have defined America,” plastered the airwaves during this Sunday morning’s political talk shows with a jingoistic ad that tries to tar opposition to ethanol by linking it to Saudi Arabia

 

For the life of me, I can’t imagine why any self-proclaimed “progressive” group would back ethanol, a motor fuel manufactured from corn that increases the price of food and gasoline. Bluntly put, support for ethanol is regressive.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

 


CEI Podcast for April 29, 2014: Ten Thousand Commandments

The 2014 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State is out now. Author Wayne Crews discusses the study, the need for government transparency, and the urgency of reform.

 

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Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Tune in this Saturday, May 3rd to Bill Frezza & the RealClear Radio Hour with guests, Wayne Crews & Michael Mandel on the federal regulatory burden & ideas for improvement!

Forbes.com: How to Ease the Crushing Costs of Federal Regulations

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State