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November 4, 2011
Last week, CEI hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on E-Verify, the electronic employment verification system that may soon become mandatory for American businesses if some Congressmen have their way. After an engaging panel discussion, legislative staffers in the audience sparked a long debate on the merits of E-Verify which eventually led one panelist to call the briefing the best he’d ever been a part of. Watch the highlights of the briefing here. The full video of the event is here.
>> Shaping the Debate
Long Island Railroad Pension Fraud Case Could Be Largest Ever
Vincent Vernuccio’s interview on Fox Business
Official Time: Government Workers Perform Union Duties on the Taxpayers’ Dime
Vincent Vernuccio and Trey Kovacs’ article in Labor Watch
Yes, Regulation Does Keep Unemployment High
Wayne Crews and Ryan Young’s op-ed on RealClearMarkets
Election Day Alcohol Tremors
Angela Logomasini’s op-ed in The Michigan Capitol Confidential
Long Island Railroad Workers Scam $1 Billion in Disability Benefits
Vincent Vernuccio and Matt Patterson’s op-ed on FoxNews.com
Weighing the Value of a Law Degree
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The New York Times
>> Best of the Blogs
The Great Receding
By Matt Patterson
College Students: Check Yourself Before You Wreck the Economy
By Jackie Moreau
>> CEI Podcast
November 3, 2011: Scary Makeup — Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini debunks scare stories that chemicals in makeup and other household products cause cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects, and other health problems. The cardinal rule of toxicology is that the dose makes the poison. That dose just isn’t there in cosmetics, no matter how loud the shouts of some activists. For more information, see the new CEI study, “The True Story of Cosmetics: Exposing the Risks of the Smear Campaign,” by Dana Joel Gattuso.