Charles Huang

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CEI Weekly
March 12, 2010

>>CEI Against Climate Change Policy
>>On Tuesday, the two articles on the front page of the Washington Times’ Commentary section were written by CEI analysts William Yeatman and Chris Horner, both criticizing proposed funding of green jobs by the Obama administration.

>>Additionally, CEI’s Chris Horner also appeared on Fox’s America’s Newsroom, to debate the US’ role in the IMF’s Climate Fund which would pay for climate programs.

>>Shaping the Debate
Real Competition Among Health Plans
John Berlau and Jonathan Moore’s article in the Politico

Avoid Land Grabs while Downsizing Detroit
Marc Scribner’s article in the Detroit News

FCC Summit Pushes Broadband for all, Spending Unused Stimulus
Wayne Crews and Ryan Radia’s citation in the Washington Examiner

DOE E-Mails To Wind Energy Lobbyists Cast Cloud Over Green Jobs Proposals
Chris Horner’s citation in the Investor’s Business Daily

>>Best of the Blogs
Climate Alarm Declining – Gallup
by Marlo Lewis
Gallup’s annual update of Americans’ attitudes on things environmental found that 48% of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated, up from 41% in 2009, and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first posed the question.

The Hidden Costs of Health Care Reform: “Obamacare Is A Budgetary Disaster”
by Hans Bader
The health care bills backed by President Obama will cost $2.3 trillion, not the $900 billion Obama claims, and will be a “budgetary disaster” that drives up the national debt, explains health care expert James C. Capretta.  The Obama administration managed to hide $1.4 trillion in costs generated by the health care reform bill though a series of budgetary “gimmicks” that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is required to treat as valid in scoring the bill’s enormous cost.

Lagerfeld, Chanel – Jumping the Shark with Global Warming Fashion?
by Christine Hall
Did Karl Lagerfeld jump the shark with his fall-winter 2010-11 ready-to-wear collection for Chanel? The collection was described by the AP as global warming in theme, and subsequently scorned on Newsbusters.  The show featured icebergs reportedly flown in from Sweden (whoa! with the carbon footprint!) and some extreme costume elements – like an antler-and-ear headdress – that would only appeal as street-wear to a Lady Gaga or Bjork.  Ridiculous and unwearable?  Certainly.

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 83: What Would Reagan Do?
Richard Morrison, Jeremy Lott and Marc Scribner collaborate to bring you episode 82. We cover the ever-growing deficit, the Reagan legacy, Cablevision v. ABC, the RNC’s fundraising strategy and David Paterson on scandal watch.

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Charles Huang

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Competitive Enterprise Institute