The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

August 02, 2005

Issues in the News

1. INTERNATIONAL

President Bush gives John Bolton a recess appointment to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. joined the leaders of a dozen other think tanks and advocacy groups last month in calling for Bolton’s appointment in an open letter released by the Center for Security Policy.

 

2. CHEMICAL RISK

Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) writes in today’s Washington Post on the possible risk from chemicals being carried in rail cars through populated areas.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Risk & Environmental Policy Angela Logomasini on the threats to chemical plant security posed by so-called “right to know” provisions in federal law.

 

3. INTERNET

Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) denounces United Nation recommendations that the UN assume global governance over the Internet.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Former Journalism Fellow Neil Hrab on the implications of UN control.

 

4. HEALTH & SAFETY

Forbes reports on the health threats to teenagers from obesity and smoking.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Iain Murray on the recent mistakes made by the Centers for Disease Control in estimating the health impact of obesity.