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ALG's Daily Grind - CBS sticks thumb in America's eye 


April 14, 2014

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CBS sticks thumb in America's eye
This past few weeks, CBS has made two decisions that have the potential to send the network into an unrecoverable tailspin. Sharyll Atkisson, the journalist who pushed the Fast and Furious and Benghazi stories forward with unflinching honesty providing CBS News with rare credibility in mainstream America, is now a free agent as the network decided to move on without her hard hitting, apolitical reporting. Then, faced with NBC's fresh-faced Jimmy Fallon, of Saturday Night Live fame, CBS had its choice of potential late night hosts, and they rapidly settled upon Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.

Democrats and Republicans agree — Obama can't be trusted
Republicans and Democrats in Congress needed to step up and vote unanimously on a common sense bill preventing a known Iranian terrorist (and participant in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis) from being an Iranian diplomat to the United States, proving that nobody in Washington trusts Barack Obama to make the most basic foreign policy decisions on behalf of American interests.

End the international sugar subsidies for Big Candy
The National Confectioners Association projects that Easter candy sales are projected to be up to a whopping $2.26 billion this year—but what is truly good news for those who convert sugar into delectable treats, is bad news for those who through their own blood and sweat grow sugar in the United States.

Democrats wage war on women's intelligence
David Freddoso argues that Democrats are waging a war on the intellect and honor of women.


ALG's Daily Grind - Unions coming to college football?


March 31, 2014

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Unions coming to college football?
If the Northwestern University football players had realized what they were litigating for, one suspects they just might wish they could get an instant replay reversal of the decision.

Has the time come for worldwide sugar subsidies to end?
A unique opportunity has emerged as Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Canada, El Salvador, the European Union and the United States all complain to the WTO about massive sugar subsidies in India that threaten the world sugar market. Why not just end them all?

New Virginia law protects farmers from meddling local officials
Fauquier County officials forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm, and so she took action and had Commonwealth law changed.

New York Sun: Lagarde's Waterloo
"The failure [on March 25] in the Senate the so-called "reform" of the International Monetary Fund is an encouraging moment. Senator Reid had tried to tie the scheme, a lunge for money, to the Ukraine rescue, but then retreated, saying the IMF part of it would not have been able to pass the House."


ALG's Daily Grind - Delaying IRS targeting delays the inevitable 


Feb. 21, 2014

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Delaying IRS targeting delays the inevitable
By hook or by crook, the Obama administration is likely going to get its way on IRS targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations, and those groups will have no other recourse than to challenge the ensuing censorship in federal court.

Now is the time to tackle sugar subsidies, pass Zero to Zero plan
Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) has introduced HCR 39 that would provide a new rational way to eliminate subsidies and price supports in the sugar industry, while protecting American cane growers from unfair foreign sugar subsidies and dumping into our market.

Don't buy the hype about lagging U.S. broadband
"In the U.S., headlines often read that America is falling behind other nations, particularly the European Union (EU), and that to achieve next generation broadband availability, more government involvement is needed. But government-led broadband is truly a house of cards."


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama sends kids to the back of the bus on education


Nov. 5, 2013

Obama sends kids to the back of the bus on education
Department of Justice sues Louisiana over school choice program that disproportionately benefits black students, alleges "segregation."

Cartoon: Bernie's lab
Obamacare's true architect is revealed.

New report shows way to end sugar subsidies
The Institute for Policy Innovation notes the sugar trade distorting practices of the Brazilian, Mexican and Thai governments, including subsidizing exports and keeping domestic prices artificially low.  These practices, along with those in more than one hundred countries, create market distortions that no one country can solve by itself. JP Morgan warns the biggest Risk to the "bull market" is... growth?
JPMorgan: "This summer's taper-talk crisis highlights that a sudden spurt in growth is the biggest risk to asset reflation."


CEI Today: 100 people to watch, gov't stonewalling, Big Sugar, and pesticide politics

Thursday, August 8, 2013
In the News Today

100 People to Watch This Fall


Christopher Horner Senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Horner, an attorney, conservative analyst and activist and political bomb-thrower, has drawn attention for recent lawsuits seeking more transparency from the Environmental Protection Agency.
> Read more


Unhappy Anniversary: A Year of Treasury Department Stonewalling


Today marks one year since the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed two Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from the Department of Treasury discussing its thoughts, plans and collaborators on a possible carbon tax.

CEI has
experienced just how difficult it can be to extract documents, even those critical to public understanding and judgment on a debate of enormous economic consequence, from an agency that senses those documents would harm a cause and/or cast it in a bad light.  > Read more

> Interview Chris Horner


Daily Caller: Is ‘zero for zero’ a sugar industry ploy?


There is growing support for reforming the sugar program from both the left and right. The sugar lobby has responded not by negotiating an end to its special privileges but by seeking to rally around the flag and bash Brazil. And they’ve enlisted a few groups with little experience in agricultural policy to sign on to their agenda. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith


Daily Caller: Humans pay the price for anti-pesticide policies

With each passing year, regulators and lawmakers continue to restrict use of valuable tools that local public health officials need to fight dangerous pest-transmitted diseases. As their arsenal gets smaller, we can expect that more people will get sick. > Read more

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> Interview Angela Logomasini






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Workplacechoice Congressional Scorecard

Well, it’s official: We finally have a fully staffed National Labor Relations Board.

For the full score of the NLRB confirmation vote, see our
Congressional Scorecard page here.

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The USDA not only requires licenses for dairy imports, it also imposes tariffs and quotas. The goal is to financially benefit dairy farmers, though a side effect is higher prices and less choice for consumers.