CEI Weekly: CEI Participates in CPAC 2011

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CEI Weekly
February 11, 2011

>>Featured Story

This weekend, the American Conservative Union is hosting the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference. CEI is proud to once again participate in the annual event. Today, our Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio is heading a grassroots activist session on “fighting Big Labor’s anti-worker agenda.” Tomorrow, Vernuccio will also be speaking on a panel on public sector unions; and CEI Vice President Wayne Crews will be moderating a panel on internet freedom. See the complete CPAC agenda here.

>>Shaping the Debate

How Many Congressmen Does It Take to Screw the Light Bulb?
Sam Kazman’s article in Cigar Magazine

Regulation Without Representation

Wayne Crews and Ryan Young’s op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily

Iain Murray’s op-ed in National Review

Regulation Destabilization: Time for Reform, Washington
Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes

Will Congress Stop EPA’s End-Run Around Democracy?
Marlo Lewis’ op-ed on BigGovernment

Nutrition Labeling Mandate Will Cost Jobs and Hurt Small Brewers

Michelle Minton’s op-ed on BigGovernment

Senate’s 1099 Repeal Shows Obamacare Edifice is Crumbling

John Berlau’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

Conservative, Free-Market Leaders to Host Press Conference on the Creation of a Competitive Market for U.S. Spaceflight

Rand Simberg’s citation on CNBC.com

>>Best of the Blogs

“Blue Laws” May Make Superbowl Fans “Blue”
By Angela Logomasini

Blogger Kareem Amer Missing in Egypt

By Grant Babcock

Put Regulations on a Life Cycle Budget

By John Berlau

TSA Given Approval to Unionize
By Brian McGraw

>> CEI Podcast

February 10, 2011: How Not to Stop Eminent Domain Abuse

Land Use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner takes a close look at an eminent domain reform bill just passed by the Texas State Senate. As written, the bill would do little to actually solve the problem of government seizing private property from one private party and giving it to another private party with better political connections. Marc suggests some fixes and notes that many people are not fooled by this weak effort at reform.