CEI Weekly: Obama Confirms Fears of More Spending in his State of the Union

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CEI Weekly
January 28, 2011

>>Featured Story

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

What’s Expected on Trade in the State of the Union Address
By Fran Smith

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