CEI Weekly: CEI Warns Against Hysterical Response to Japanese Crisis

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CEI Weekly
March 25, 2011

>>Featured Story

In the tragic aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the American media outlets has focused almost exclusively on what’s happening to Japanese nuclear power plants. On Fox Business this week, Chris Horner argued that while the Japanese crisis certainly demands immediate attention, the global community should be careful not to let their current fears about nuclear disaster dictate future energy policy. Watch the interview here.

>>Shaping the Debate

The Politicized Light Bulb; The Problem With Mandates
Chris Horner’s blog post on The New York Times’ Room For Debate

We Must Have Real Accountability From Our Overseers

Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal

Three Lessons From Japan’s Nuclear Crisis
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Class Action: Gainful Employment Proposal Penalizes At-Risk Student Populations and Hurts the Economy

Kara Cheseby’s newly-released CEI study

The Truth About Obama and Nuclear Power
Chris Horner’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

GOP Lawmakers Seek Labor Reform in Michigan
Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

Voluntary Nutritional Labeling on Alcohol is the Best Recipe
Michelle Minton’s op-ed on BigGovernment

Judge Orders More Money for New Jersey’s Educational-Industrial Complex
Hans Bader’s blog post on The Washington Examiner

Japanese Silver Lining? Not Likely
Ryan Young’s citation in The Daily Caller

>>Best of the Blogs

U.S. Property Rights Protections Continue to Decline
By Marc Scribner

Obama Administration Undermines Free Speech and Due Process in Crusade Against Harassment and Bullying
By Hans Bader

The Hidden Costs of State Workers’ Early Retirement
By Trey Kovacs

Obama’s Support of Brazil
By Brian McGraw

>> CEI Podcast

March 21, 2011: How Washington Ruined Your Washing Machine

CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman talks about how ever-stricter energy efficiency regulations are making washing machines more expensive and less effective than they used to be. Sam recently wrote about the issue for The Wall Street Journal; you can read his article here.