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CEI Weekly: Shutdown Continues, but Government Remainds Bloated

CEI Weekly


CEI Weekly: Shutdown Continues, but Government Remainds Bloated


from the Competitive Enterprise Institute 

Friday, October 11, 2013 


Human Events


Featured Story: Shutdown Continues, But Government Remains Bloated


The shutdown has continued well into week two, though the White House is currently in negotiations with the GOP on a possible short-term deal. Despite the very public closing of highly-visible monuments, websites and services, the "essential" part of the monolithic government shudders on. In this week's Human Events column, CEI President Lawson Bader takes a look at all the rules that have been printed in the Federal Register since the shutdown began. Read the column here.


CEI Podcast


October 10, 2013: CEI Files FOIA Requests Over Park Closures  (Listen here)


During the government shutdown, the National Park Service has barricaded and even closed numerous open-air memorials and parks – including, in some cases, privately owned parks. CEI has filed a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to find out who made the decisions and why. Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects Hans Bader discusses the case.


Shaping the Debate


Obama White House Closing Private Businesses to Add Pain to Government Shutdown (Link)

Hans Bader's column in The Washington Examiner


Obama's Brinkmanship? (Link)

Iain Murray's op-ed in Human Events


L.A. Times Nixes Letters from Climate Change Deniers (Link)

Myron Ebell's citation in The Washington Times


Parks Take Center Stage in Shutdown Fight (Link)

Hans Bader's citation in The Hill


Let's Empty Nancy's Pantry (Link)

CEI's citation in The American Spectator

Best of the Blogs


Gmail's Targeted Advertising Is Not Wiretapping (Read on OpenMarket)

By Matt Powers


Satellite Observations Validate Model Predictions (Read on GlobalWarming)

By Marlo Lewis


More Myths about Government Shutdown (Read on OpenMarket)

By Hans Bader


Boston Bus Drivers' Illegal Strike (Read on WorkplaceChoice)

By Trey Kovacs