CEI Weekly: Lies, Truths, and Videotape About Makeup

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CEI Weekly
February 25, 2011

>>Featured Story

Ever since Annie Leonard released “The Story of Cosmetics,” the blogosphere has been buzzing about “toxins” in personal care products. But the truth is that a lot of the “toxins” Leonard talks about are all around us—even in the natural foods we eat—and they’re harmless. This week, CEI Studios released a short video responding to some of the more absurd recent allegations about cosmetics. Watch “The Truth About Makeup” here.

>>Shaping the Debate

Fixed Labor Game is Ending in Wisconsin
Iain Murray and Vincent Vernuccio’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Tobacco Tax Hike Was a Backroom Deal
Hans Bader’s op-ed in The Washington Times

The Case for Reform of the Railway Labor Act
Russ Brown and Ivan Osorio’s CEI OnPoint

Comments on Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Service Hours
Marc Scribner’s comment letter submitted before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

George Washington Was a Brilliant Entrepreneur
John Berlau’s op-ed in NewsMax

Bad Publicity, Good Results
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The Daily Caller

Madison Fight Remains in Public Spotlight
Iain Murray and Vincent Vernuccio’s citation in The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Tough Terms May Land Apple’s Subscription in Hot Water
Ryan Radia’s citation in E-Commerce Times

>>Best of the Blogs

Unions Bucking the Will of the People
By Vincent Vernuccio

Obama Fans the Flames in Wisconsin, Seeking to Block State Budget Reforms
By Hans Bader

House De-funds Ethanol in Budget Bill
By Brian McGraw

Lesson From Four Loko: Don’t Be Too Good

By Michelle Minton

>> CEI Podcast

February 24, 2011: On Wisconsin

CEI Vice President Iain Murray discusses the labor reforms that have led to a thousands-strong protest in Madison, Wisconsin. While the reforms themselves are relatively minor, both sides know that the stakes are high. We may be at a watershed moment in the relationship between public sector unions and taxpayers.