The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

July 14, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. CIVIL LIBERTIES

Members of Congress move to restrict some of the most controversial elements of the USA Patriot Act.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on the Patriot Act’s financial disclosure rules.

 

2. TRADE

The United States and European Union escalate their trade battle over subsidies for airliner manufacturers.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: On Point author Timothy P. Carney on the competing interests of Boeing and Airbus.

 

3. GLOBAL WARMING

Robert Novak writes on why the resolution of the G8 Summit in Gleneagles is a triumph for Bush and sound climate policy.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on the message of the Summit’s concluding communiqué.

 

4. HEALTH & SAFETY

Public health busybodies petition the Food & Drug Administration to require cigarette-style health warnings on soft drinks.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. debates the government’s role in public health and obesity with Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on CNN’s Crossfire.