Category Archives: Regulation

Government in spite of the people

Lawson Bader of the Competitive Enterprise Institute examines for Human Events readers some recent bureaucratic nightmares. [T]here are the head-shaking stories of interactions with our favorite blue-shirted defenders of airport safety – the Transportation Security Administration. Such as the TSA agents who didn’t know the District of Columbia is an officially recognized legal geographical pieceContinue Reading

The lingering problem of regulatory overreach in Dodd-Frank

John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute explains for National Review Online readers how the Dodd-Frank legislation — designed to address problems revealed by the financial crisis in 2008 — ended up as an example of the dangers associated with regulatory overreach. The two recent federal court decisions on Obamacare subsidies — one for, oneContinue Reading

Who’s writing the environmental laws?

Alex Adrianson explores that topic for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog. Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency have given outside pressure groups unprecedented access and improper influence over environmental policy, says Christopher Horner. Horner and his colleagues at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute reviewed hundreds of pages of agency emails obtained—with considerable resistanceContinue Reading

About those efforts to reduce poverty

Zack Colman of the Washington Examiner focuses attention on a new analysis of rising energy prices. A 10-percent increase in home energy costs would push 840,000 more Americans below the poverty line, according to a new report from two Republican senators. Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their reportContinue Reading

Michelle’s School Lunches

In yet another example of a failure of well-intentioned policy, Michelle Obama’s new school lunch guidelines are creating all sorts of unintended consequences.  Unintended, but not unforeseeable.  I mean, is anyone really all that surprised that kids don’t love healthier lunches so are purchasing fewer of them and throwing more away?  That shouldn’t exactly beContinue Reading

Another shocker: EPA rules are designed to push progressive agenda

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon peruses some recently divulged emails that expose the Environmental Protection Agency‘s real goals. Newly revealed emails show Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials discussing their excitement about being “at the forefront of progressive national policy on one of the critical issues of our time.” Email exchanges between EPA chiefContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the N.C. Chamber’s concerns surrounding proposed federal ozone rules. Katherine Restrepo’s Daily Journal explains how less regulation and more transparency would help lower health care costs.

Helping women by discouraging employers from giving raises. Huh?

James Sherk of the Heritage Foundation explains for the Daily Signal why the so-called federal Paycheck Fairness Act would (“Surprise! Surprise!”) not live up to its title. This law would make almost any difference in pay between employees grounds for a lawsuit. If it passes, businesses could be in legal jeopardy for giving raises andContinue Reading