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January 28, 2011
Tuesday’s State of the Union Address didn’t surprise anyone. For the third year in a row, President Obama chose to ignore the failure of his spending programs and pledged to spend even more, promising new federal investments in money-losing propositions like green energy and high-speed rail. CEI experts anticipated the President’s remarks in a release circulated the morning of the speech, which included a short video about the history of failed presidential promises on “clean” energy. Then, on Tuesday night, Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young liveblogged the address on OpenMarket.org You can read his commentary here.
>>Shaping the Debate
Mis-State of the Union
Wayne Crews’ column in Forbes
UAW Doesn’t Care What You Think
Ivan Osorio and Vincent F. Vernuccio’s op-ed in The Washington Times
On Energy Policy Obama Talks Down to Americans
Chris Horner’s op-ed in The Daily Caller
Bush’s Third Term Continues
Ryan Young’s op-ed in The Daily Caller
Carol Browner Goes, Draconian Policies Stay
Chris Horner’s citation in Investor’s Business Daily
Obama—the Great Deregulator?
Wayne Crews’ citation in The Boston Globe
>>Best of the Blogs
Biofuels and the Military: Reality Strikes Back
By Brian McGraw
Obama’s State of the Union Address: More of the Same on Trains
By Marc Scribner
South Carolina Attempts to Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks
By Michelle Minton