CEI Weekly: Annual Dinner Is a Night to Remember

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CEI Weekly
June 10, 2011

>>Featured Story

Wednesday night’s CEI Dinner was a great success — thanks to our Master of Ceremonies Andrew Langer, our brilliant keynote speaker Daniel Hannan, and, of course, all of our guests. If you weren’t able to attend (or if you did attend and want to relive the experience), check out the links below! Also, don’t forget to watch The Dinner Movie, shown above.

Slate: Capitalism and Freedom and Booze

Slate: Gary Johnson: Leave Weiner’s Fate Up to the Voters

The Washington Times: CEI Pumps Free-Market Values at Annual Dinner

American Spectator: Hannan Brings Down the House at CEI Dinner

>>Shaping the Debate

Nobody for Commerce Secretary
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Donut Day: A Time to Protest Nutrition Efforts?
Sam Kazman’s citation in The Huffington Post

All the News That’s Fit to Scrub

CEI’s citation in The Wall Street Journal Blogs

What’s Really to Blame for Air Traffic Control’s Increasing Errors

Marc Scribner’s citation in AOL News

Needed: A Washing Machine That Washes
Sam Kazman’s citation in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Obama’s Funny Auto Jobs Math
John Berlau’s op-ed in National Review

Consumers Will Pay For Washington’s War on Debit Cards
John Berlau’s citation in The Oakland Press

Deregulation Now
Iain Murray’s blog post in National Review‘s The Corner

Let’s Face the Truth: The Stimulus and the Bailouts Failed

Iain Murray’s op-ed in Human Events

Commerce Nominee Appears to Endorse World Government in Video, Republicans Say
Myron Ebell’s citation in The Daily Caller

Feds’ Poker Ban Called Assault on Internet Freedom
CEI’s citation in NewsMax


>>Best of the Blogs

E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Organic Farming . . . Again
By Greg Conko

BitCoins: Four Objections
By Grant Babcock

Obama’s Chrysler Fiat–Missing Jobs Under the Hood
By John Berlau

Wisconsin Proposal Hurts Craft Beer, Protects Big Brewers
By Michelle Minton

GM’s Push for Higher Gas Taxes

By Sam Kazman

>> CEI Podcast

June 9. 2011: The Other Black Friday

The World Series of Poker is underway. The tournament is perfectly legal. And anyone over 18 can play poker in a casino. But it has been illegal to play the game online since April 15, now known to poker fans as Black Friday. Policy Analyst Michelle Minton goes over the controversy and explains why prohibition doesn’t work.