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Tuesday
Aug262014

ALG's Daily Grind - The dependency state grows to 175 million 

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August 25, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

The dependency state grows to 175 million
109.6 million Americans were on some form of means-tested welfare, 43.7 million were on Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and other government programs, plus 21.9 million government employees working at the federal, state, and local level. 

Eric Holder's great bank robbery
Extortion is an ugly word.  It is even uglier when it is the U.S. government holding the gun, even when the victims are some of the least sympathetic one's found in history — big banks.

Trampling on coal country families
For 21 states that still rely on coal to produce 40-96 percent of their electricity, it is a war on people's livelihoods and living standards — on the very survival of small businesses and entire communities.

Steyn: The punitive bureaucracy's day off
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection saw fit to confiscate two 17-year-olds' bag pipes because they were not "approved" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

  

August 25, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

The dependency state grows to 175 million
109.6 million Americans were on some form of means-tested welfare, 43.7 million were on Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, and other government programs, plus 21.9 million government employees working at the federal, state, and local level.

Eric Holder's great bank robbery
Extortion is an ugly word.  It is even uglier when it is the U.S. government holding the gun, even when the victims are some of the least sympathetic one's found in history — big banks.

Trampling on coal country families
For 21 states that still rely on coal to produce 40-96 percent of their electricity, it is a war on people's livelihoods and living standards — on the very survival of small businesses and entire communities.

Steyn: The punitive bureaucracy's day off
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection saw fit to confiscate two 17-year-olds' bag pipes because they were not "approved" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

 

Thursday
Aug142014

ALG's Daily Grind - Why we still need coal!

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August 14, 2014

Why we still need coal
Increased coal electricity production was needed during this harsh winter to meet increased demand and decreased natural gas supplies. So, why are we shutting down 16 percent of coal electricity capacity with punitive EPA regulations?

Cartoon:Obama's Legacy

Brooks: Debt is the big threat to a happy retirement
Federal Reserve: "the percentage of homeowners age 65 and older carrying mortgage debt increased from 22 percent in 2001 to 30 percent in 2011."

Tuesday
Jun102014

CEI Today: CEI sues NSA, EPA war on coal, and minimum wage 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
In the News Today

 

CEI SUES NSA - CHRIS HORNER

Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NSA to Obtain “Destroyed” EPA Phone Records

 

Monday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the United States National Security Agency (NSA) for refusing to fulfill two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records pertaining to the conduct of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“The NSA already acknowledged the existence of the data-collection program. The information NSA obtained about EPA communications, and specifically about records EPA admits to destroying, belong to the public,” said Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Christopher Horner. “Over the past two years, the EPA’s controversial electronic correspondence and recordkeeping practices have reflected a severe lack of transparency and are of interest to both Congress and taxpayers in general. CEI's discovery that EPA engaged in widespread record destruction adds a new element to EPA's disturbing story.” > Read more

 

>Interview Chris Horner

 

EPA WAR ON COAL BY THE NUMBERS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Carbon “Pollution” Rules: War on Coal by the Numbers

How will EPA’s existing-source carbon “pollution” rule, published last week in the Federal Register, affect U.S. power markets between now and 2030?  The chart below presents some of the relevant data used to compute each state’s standard. It also confirms — despite EPA’s protestations to the contrary – that the agency is waging a war on coal. >Read More
 
>Interview Marlo Lewis

 

MINIMUM WAGE - TREY KOVACS

 

Workplacechoice.org: Receipt Shows What Is Wrong with the Minimum Wage

Now businesses in SeaTac have begun to pass on the cost of a $15 minimum wage to consumers by charging a 8.25 percent living wage surcharge.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovcs
 

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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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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


 

CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

 Government and baseball



 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Linda Chavez discusses her career— serving in the Reagan White House and her experience with the changing political landscape, from labor unions to immigration.

 

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
Jun042014

ALG's Daily Grind - VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence 

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June 3, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

VA death sentences are policy, not incompetence
If it is proven that Obama administration officials made politically based decisions that led to system-wide death lists for veterans, the question is: What should Congress do about it?

Cartoon: Messages heard around the world
Has our foreign policy reversed?

New EPA regulations a death blow to American energy
Hey, who turned out the lights?

Smith: The destroyer of fake "recoveries" is unintended consequences
"Destroy the market's ability to price assets, risk and credit, and you take away the essential information participants need to make rational, informed decisions."

Tuesday
Jun032014

CEI Today: Today's EPA announcement, BVO, and 10,000 Command Mints 

Monday, June 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

TODAY'S EPA ANNOUNCEMENT  - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: EPA Will Use Disingenuous Co-Benefits to Justify Forthcoming Climate Plan

President Obama today signaled that his administration will rely on hocus-pocus  “co-benefits” to justify EPA’s forthcoming climate plan for existing power plants.

 

Of course, carbon dioxide is inert. So it doesn’t cause heart attacks. Nor is it an asthma trigger. So what is the President talking about?

In fact, he’s employing an EPA scam,* known as “co-benefits,” by which the agency has justified a number of recent, highly politicized regulations. Basically, he’s saying that his climate plan will cause a shift away from coal, which will result in the reduction of emissions other than greenhouse gases. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman

 

BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Washington Times: Inflamed debate over a soda additive

A recent announcement by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo that these companies are pulling the ingredient brominated vegetable oil (BVO) out of their soft drinks is no big surprise. It’s yet another example of how junk science and media hype forces needless product reformulations. While such actions don’t make us safer or healthier, they promise to make us poorer. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Openmarket.org: Are My Ten Thousand Command “Mints” to Be Regulated?

Ten Thousand Commandmints Mints Tin

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to regulate serving size of breath mints. That’s right. This rule was issued March 2014. They’re extending time for comments, it was announced last week. The things America chooses to waste time and resources on always amazes.  > Read More


> Interview Wayne Crews

 

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

 

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


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