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Thursday
Sep032015

Cruz For President - VIDEO: Steve Deace on Why He Endorses Ted Cruz 

 

He is our best chance to preserve American exceptionalism for the next generation”

 

HOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz Campaign today released a video featuring Iowa conservative activist Steve Deace explaining why Ted Cruz is the candidate that conservatives should unify behind, and how he has what it takes to win the 2016 GOP primary and general elections.
 


“Ted Cruz has proven that we can build the organization and raise the money that it takes to actually win national elections without compromising our principles at all,” Deace says. “He is the one that can go into all the various factions of our base, whether it’s libertarians, whether it’s small government conservatives, national security conservatives, evangelicals like myself. He is the one that can put the winning coalition back together again.”

Deace adds, “This is the most important election of our lifetimes, but I don’t mean the general election. This primary is. We need to put up a candidate who…actually believes in American exceptionalism and liberty, and will fight to defend those values. And then in a general election, has the talent and capability to move hearts and minds in a national platform of a campaign and in those debates. I believe Ted Cruz has the ability to do that. I think he is our best chance to preserve American exceptionalism for the next generation.”

The full video may be viewed here full transcript is included below:

Hi my name is Steve Deace. I’m a nationally syndicated talk show host, columnist for the Washington Times and Conservative Review. When I’m not doing conservative media, I’m doing conservative activism. It’s because the country is at stake. When I go home at night, I’ve got three children – 14, 10, and 8 – that we are going to hand the future of the country off to. So that’s really a focus between my wife and I, that’s why we do what we do, and it’s also why we chose to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz.

I’ve sat here the last couple of cycles with a front row seat to what happens when we don’t coalesce and unite behind a principled candidate. I’ve watched what happens – the establishment splits our vote, then we are divided the entire way through. Ultimately, a weak establishment candidate wins a plurality – not a majority – of GOP primary voters, doesn’t motivate our base. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. The country goes to the left. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

This is an end to the false choice between principles and electability. For a long time, the Karl Rove, nihilistic wing of this party has tried to sell us that we can’t stand for anything, because then we won’t win any elections.

Ted Cruz has proven that we can build the organization and raise the money that it takes to actually win national elections without compromising our principles at all, if we do so with talented leaders who also have effective campaigns and staffs around them that know what they’re doing, that are professionals. And the Cruz campaign has that.

I know many of the candidates in this race on a first name basis, and it is just clear to me that the man of the hour is Ted Cruz. He is the one that can go into all the various factions of our base, whether it’s libertarians, whether it’s small government conservatives, national security conservatives, evangelicals like myself. He is the one that can put the winning coalition back together again.

And the last couple of cycles when we’ve not had that candidate, what’s happened is, each of those groups based on what their priorities are, they go their own way, and the establishment candidate takes advantage of the divide and conquer strategy.

The country cannot afford for us to blow this again. This is the most important election of our lifetimes, but I don’t mean the general election. This primary is. We need to put up a candidate who is not a corporatist shill, is not a small “p” progressive, but actually believes in American exceptionalism and liberty, and will fight to defend those values. And then in a general election, has the talent and capability to move hearts and minds in a national platform of a campaign and in those debates.

I believe Ted Cruz has the ability to do that. I think he is our best chance to preserve American exceptionalism for the next generation. And I would urge everybody watching this, do not wait until the end. Ted Cruz has already put together the resources, the resume and the organization it takes to move the country back to liberty. Let’s get on board now, let’s unite now so that we can take on Washington, D.C. tomorrow.


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Saturday
Aug152015

CEI - Cheers to I, Whiskey! 

Midnight tonight marks the official close of our I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market Indiegogo campaign! We’re so thankful to everyone who’s contributed and helped make sure I, Whiskey becomes a reality.

Have you checked out the project? I hope you will—and consider joining team I, Whiskey before we turn into a pumpkin tonight! 

My colleague and resident George Washington expert, John Berlau, even penned new I, Whiskey themed lyrics to the theme song of the popular television show Cheers, in celebration:

Mount Vernon Cheers: A Song to Commemorate I, Whiskey

I, Whiskey doesn't end with this campaign and we're excited to start working on the film this fall! Be sure to sign up for email updates to find out the release date. I hope you’ll join us in toasting the human spirit!

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group in Washington, D.C. CEI promotes the institutions of liberty and works to remove government-created barriers to economic freedom, innovation, and prosperity through timely analysis, effective advocacy, inclusive coalition-building, and strategic litigation.

Friday
Aug142015

CEI Today: NLRB joint employer ruling, trade negotiations, whiskey, and more 

Friday, August 14, 2015
In the News Today

 

NLRB "JOINT EMPLOYER" RULING - IAIN MURRAY


The Administration Is about to Upend American Business Practices
 

It is probably the biggest change in American employment law since the National Labor Relations Act and its reform in the 1930s and ‘40s, but it could happen without the general public realizing it. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, a product of that 1930s legislation) is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing themselves for the fall-out. > Read more 

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 

TRADE NEGOTIATIONS - FRAN SMITH 

 

Thorny Issues in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

 

Trade negotiators from 12 countries left Maui at the end of July 2015 without reaching a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade pact among countries that represent about 40 percent of the world economy. It’s ironic that this deal—portrayed as an agreement to open important Pacific Rim markets—is being held up by traditional protectionist tactics as countries seek to protect key industries. > Read more 


> Interview Fran Smith

 

I, WHISKEY - JOHN BERLAU

 

Mount Vernon Cheers: A Song to Commemorate "I, Whiskey"
 

Our Indiegogo campaign for CEI’s new documentary “I Whiskey” is closing soon. So far, we have raised almost $75,000, but it’s not over yet. Please donate now if you haven’t, and if you have, you can always do so again. > Read more
 

 

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Wednesday
Jul082015

CEI - Coming soon! I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market 

Hello! The Competitive Enterprise Institute is excited to announce its latest film project: I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market!

Next week CEI will launch an Indiegogo campaign to help us make a documentary about the power of human ingenuity, the market, and how these forces work together to give us so many of the wonderful innovations and products that enrich our lives--like whiskey! I, Whiskey will be the second film in CEI's acclaimed I, Pencil film series. 

For more information visit iwhiskeymovie.org and check out our trailer below. 

We hope you find this project interesting and consider becoming a supporter - an I, Whiskey Ambassador! To create and share this powerful story, we'll need the help of our friends, so please share the news about this project

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Wednesday
Oct152014

Fracknation - VIDEO: Calvin Tillman runs away from fraud questions 

CALVIN Tillman, a prominent anti-fracking activist, has said he will still rely on a fracking study compiled by a company with a CEO who admitted fraudulently claiming to be a qualified engineer and to have a PhD.

 
After being questioned by journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer, Tillman did not challenge several court findings that his "expert" was a fraudster but also said the would continue to use her "findings" to push his anti-fracking message.
 
You can see McAleer's attempt to get Tillman answer questions about the fraudulent scientist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epo-s8rLML4&feature=youtu.be
 
In an attempt to stop the questions, Tillman's supporters attacked McAleer with anti-immigrant insults (McAleer is Irish) and even called the police. The police refused to take any action stating that it was not illegal to ask questions.
 
Calvin Tillman is the former Mayor of Dish Texas who has been claiming that fracking and gas processing in the area has poisoned his children and local townspeople. He is now a full-time anti-fracking activist.
 
However, it has emerged in a number of court cases that the scientific study Tillman relied upon to push his claims was compiled by a multiple fraudster.
 
A series of court hearings and judgements found that the tests and the results were put together by Alisa Rich of Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers who:
 
 
 
 
McAleer - a journalist and filmmaker - has produced and directed FrackNation, an investigative documentary that examined many of the environmental claims about tracking and found most of them to be, disproved by science, exaggerated or fraudulent.

FrackNation was acquired by and premiered on AXS TV, owned by a maverick billionaire Mark Cuban. It was subsequently picked up for distribution by Magnolia Pictures and is now available on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and VOD. The movie was financed through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. It raised $212,000 in 60 days and was one of the most successful documentary campaigns ever funded through Kickstarter.
 
The New York Times described FrackNation as "provocative and meticulously researched."

Phelim McAleer is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. He most recently produced and directed FrackNation - a documentary to uncover the truth about Fracking. He has produced documentaries for CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland) and two independent feature length documentaries. Before becoming a filmmaker, Phelim was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Eastern Europe. He also covered Romania and Bulgaria for The Economist. Before that he covered Ireland for the UK Sunday Times. He has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Romania, Uganda, Madagascar, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Canada and China. McAleer has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including Fox News, CNN and the BBC. He has been interviewed on over 100 US and international radio shows.