CEI Weekly: The Senate’s Global Warming Circus

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CEI Weekly
June 18, 2010

>>The Senate’s Global Warming Circus
The U.S. Senate seems determined to divest itself of its reputation as “the world’s greatest deliberative body” these days, as witnessed most recently during a debate over global warming. As Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray explains in a recent op-ed for the Washington Times, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was attempting last week to get her colleagues to stand up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s unconstitutional power grab over regulating greenhouse gases. While coming down to a close vote, her resolution of disapproval against the EPA’s scheme was ultimately defeated – though  by some of the most disingenuous and misleading rhetoric heard on the Senate floor in some time. As Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis points out, though, while falling short of a legislative victory, Sen. Murkowski succeeded in scoring an important political victory.

>>Shaping the Debate
Ending the Ethanol Experiment
Brian McGraw’s op-ed in the Washington Times

Movie Star Misses the Mark on Mining
William Yeatman’s op-ed in Human Events

America’s Nuclear Future Must Involve the Public
Iain Murray’s article in the Washington Examiner Opinion Zone

>>Best of the Blogs
Florida Property Insurance: Turning a Blind Eye is not Reform
by Michelle Minton

Pundits Gone Wild: Ronald Brownstein
by William Yeatman

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 97: Bailout Fatigue
Richard Morrison and Marc Scribner welcome co-host William Yeatman  for episode 97. We take on the latest federal bailout, attacks on Nancy Pelosi from the left, Obama and the BP blame, and opposition to supersizing the World Cup.

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