CEI Weekly: CEI’s Agenda for the New Congress

CEI Weekly is a compilation of articles and blog posts from CEI’s fellows and associates sent out via e-mail every Friday. Also included in the weekly newsletter is a brief description of CEI’s weekly podcast and a feature on a major CEI breakthrough made during the week. To sign up for CEI Weekly, go to http://cei.org/newsletters.

CEI Weekly
January 21, 2011

>>Featured Story

This week, as President Obama attempted to defend his plan for regulatory reform in The Wall Street Journal, CEI released its own set of recommendations for the new Congress. Liberate to Stimulate is a “bipartisan agenda to restore limited government and revive America’s economy.” The Agenda includes a list of specific steps President Obama and Congress should take to achieve lasting, enduring reforms. Read the full Agenda for Congress here.

>>Shaping the Debate

6 Painless Ways to Cut Federal Red Tape
Wayne Crews and Ryan Young’s op-ed in AOL News

Why You Should Always Encrypt Your Smartphone
Ryan Radia’s article in Ars Technica

Obama Needs to Confront Regulation
Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes

Not All Public-Private Partnerships Are Created Equal
Marc Scribner’s op-ed in Multihousing News

Politicized Science Costs Us All
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

No Call to Arms in Fight Against Health Care Reform
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Boston Globe

Ex-Congressman Gets Soapbox for Violent Remarks
Hans Bader’s letter to the editor in The Washington Examiner

>>Best of the Blogs

Repeal Senseless and Job-Destroying Volcker Rule from Dodd-Frank
By John Berlau

How the President Can Foster the “Civil and Honest” Debate He Called For
By Hans Bader

Harper’s v. UAW
By Ivan Osorio

New York City Taxi Alliance Opposes Competition
By Brian McGraw

>> CEI Podcast:

January 20, 2011: The Future of Space Policy

CEI Adjunct Scholar and space policy expert Rand Simberg explains why NASA stagnated after its early success in bringing man to the moon. Fortunately, the future of private exploration is looking brighter every year. Private exploration’s increasing viability means that it is time to reevaluate NASA’s role in future space travel.