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February 26, 2010
>>CEI Studios First Hit Music Video
CEI’s Marlo Lewis performs on his guitar, “How I was not Al Gored into Submission.” It’s made its way onto the web pages of Townhall.com and the American Spectator.
>>Shaping the Debate
Environmental Protection Agency Takes Heat on Climate Rule
Sam Kazman’s citation in the Politico
FCC Aims to Haul Digital Have-Nots Across the Divide
Ryan Radia’s citation in TechNewsWorld
Barack Obama’s Climate Change Policy in Crisis
Myron Ebell’s citation in the Telegraph
FCC Calls for Faster Internet in the U.S.
Michelle Minton’s article in Opposing Views
>>Best of the Blogs
Credit CARD Act Penalizes Thrift and Entrepreneurship
by John Berlau
Today, the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 goes into effect. While the law, passed last May, is being hailed as a boon for consumers, it’s already causing a slew of unintended consequences. Congress should carefully consider how the CARD Act will harm consumers and entrepreneurs and revise the law’s flawed provisions.
Dangerous Green Hysteria May Impact Food Safety
by Angela Logomasini
According to a story in the Washington Post of Feb. 23, food and packaging companies are having a difficult time trying to find and employ alternatives to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). Companies use BPA to make hard clear plastics and epoxy resins used in a wide range of applications. Yet companies are now spending millions trying to rid the world of this innocuous and valuable chemical all because of green activist hype about its risks.
Regulation of the Day 119: Bake Sale
by Ryan Young
New York City’s public schools spent $18,365 per student in the 2007-2008 school year. That spending has been growing at more than double the rate of inflation over the last decade. Instead of firing teachers for incompetence (and sometimes worse), the district re-assigns bad teachers to “rubber rooms,” where they do nothing except receive their full salary. Maybe play Scrabble or surf the Internet. But mainly sit around and get paid.
Episode 81: CPAC 2010 in Review
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott and Marc Scribner collaborate to give you episode 81. We cover the political adventures of CPAC 2010, Toyota’s chilly reception in Washington, the crackdown on credit cards, rising uncertainty about sea levels and the peeping laptops of high school officials.
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