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Latest Cass Sunstein Items
In a change of course, the White House on Wednesday afternoon will publicly release an internal report on government surveillance efforts, a highly anticipated document that also will include recommendations for how the federal government can best balance its intelligence-gathering efforts with Americans' right to privacy.
The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style "Behavioral Insights Team" to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs.
Sarah Palin said the United States is "so screwed" by President Obama's picks of Susan Rice to head national security and Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations.
In the past several weeks, organizations such as the National Association of Colored Persons (NAACP) and the Hispanic Federation have publicly stated their opposition to the ban on large sodas initiated by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last year, and shut down by New York State Judge Milton A. Tingling this week. While they cite the impact of the ban on minority-owned businesses and the myriad factors that influence health and obesity, these groups also make a more fundamental point about freedom of choice. Everyone should be able to choose what he or she drinks without being “nudged” away from larger drinks by their city government.
President Obama's drive for dramatic reforms in American politics and policy is a near copycat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 push for a Second Bill of Rights, according to one legal scholar, Cass Sunstein.
A former Obama administration official has a book coming about how government might work in the future.
When the president issues an executive order, Cabinet-level departments get in line with administration policy. Though independent regulatory commissions (technically not part of the administration) are not required to follow executive orders, they usually try.
You have to know that times are desperate in the Obama campaign when Sen. Harry Reid is trotted out to contend that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade.
Regulation is playing a starring role in keeping the economy in neutral. Recognizing this, President Obama has recently been making some baby steps in the direction of regulatory sanity.