CEI Today: Italian election, Windsorgate, and chemical alarmism
TODAY'S ELECTION IN ITALY - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE
Europe, which has been enjoying a recent respite from financial chaos, is about to get a rude awakening: Italian elections. Voters will go to the polls this Sunday through Monday, and the winner will soon upset the Eurocrat and financial calm that has surrounded Italy since Mario Monti’s caretaker government took office in November 2011. In the months following this weekend’s election results, financial markets will increasingly expect progress on reform of Europe’s third-largest economy. But Rome will be unwilling to deliver.
That’s because the almost certain winner, a centre-left coalition led by the Democratic Party is resistant to the kinds of reform that Italy badly needs. There is some hope for change, however.
First, it was 1,200 emails of the Washington Post daily headlines, Google alerts of everything written about the Environmental Protection Agency on a given day and a compendium of blogs that mentioned the EPA.
Then, having had their fun, EPA officials got serious in the second tranche of emails they released to CEI late Friday, pursuant to a court ruling that ordered the agency to comply with our FOIA requests. This time, we got actual emails … that revealed a lot … about the fine art of redaction. Remember, this is the production of the most powerful regulatory agency of the most transparent administration in history. “We have nothing to hide,” the EPA has told us. Sure doesn’t seem that way to us.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 EVENT
Featuring Angela Logomasini
Date(s) - 02/27/2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fund for American Studies
America’s Future Foundation and the Independent Women’s Forum present: Scared to Death; How Government Nannies are Creating a Culture of Alarmism
The panel will cover four diverse topics: Obesity Alarmism, Chemical Alarmism, Environmental and Energy Alarmism and Agriculture Alarmism.