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February 25, 2011
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
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
>> CEI Podcast
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.