Rena Steinzor

Rena I. Steinzor is the Jacob A. France Research Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and has a secondary appointment to the University's School of Medicine faculty. She is the President of the Center for Progressive Reform.

Business & Technology

The Economist uses stale right-wing ideas to attack government regulation

The magazine has published a series on "Over-regulated America" that does nothing but contradict itself and repackage false claims about the costs of protective regulation.

Politics

Behind closed doors, Obama administration politicizes the regulatory process

When former Harvard Law Professor and eclectic intellectual Cass Sunstein was named administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), conservative, industry-oriented Wall Street Journal editorial writers enthused that his appointment was a …

Artificial industry sweetener

Obama's example of crazy regulation missed the mark

President Obama's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal touted the EPA's deregulation of an artificial sweetener. Here's the back story.

Right on the money

In his Wall Street Journal op-ed, Obama moves to the right on regulation

In today's Wall Street Journal, President Obama embraces a conservative frame for the coming discussion about the role of regulation.

In Lew of better circumstances

Nominee Jacob Lew must take a fresh look at the broken regulatory situation

Jacob Lew heads to the hill for two Senate hearings on his nomination to be the new director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget.

Coal ash first real test of Obama commitment to health and safety regulation

A critical test of the Obama Administration’s commitment to reviving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is teeing up behind closed doors at the White House. Once again, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is …

An Open Letter to Cass Sunstein

Sunstein Watch: What progressives expect from OIRA

Dear Cass: As you know, we picked a spat with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) last week over Randy Lutter’s supposedly temporary detail appointment to your office. It’s not the first time we’ve …

Conservative economist Randall Lutter to OIRA?

For a number of days now, we’ve been hearing rumors that Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s “regulatory czar,” was on the verge of hiring conservative economist Randall Lutter to join him at the Office of Information …

Newly confirmed regulatory czar needs to close OIRA’s backdoor for special interests

Cass SunsteinAfter weeks of sustained attack from the right-wing on issues that are marginal to the job the President asked him to do, Cass Sunstein has emerged from the nomination process bloody but apparently unbowed …

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