January 17 roundup


  • […] On Friday there was a noteworthy development on CPSIA: Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to Nancy Nord, chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, endorsing some softenings in the law’s regulatory interpretation, which seems to represent a modest shift (if not an admitted one) from their earlier position. At the same time, Waxman, Rush et al held the line against any demand to revise the law itself, despite the outcry being heard from small producers, retailers and secondhand sellers across the country. (more: my recent Forbes piece, some reactions) […]

  • stunned. just heard about this mention – double thanks for the double aw. Tristan Benz

  • Web reactions to Tulsa World lawsuit…

    Links, offered without comment, to my latest column, the Whirled’s story about the lawsuit that was filed (with over 200 comments at last count), and commentary elsewhere. The column in question Comments on the column The World’s story, with a PDF of…

  • […] Update: “Tulsa World drops lawsuit after writer apologizes” [Romenesko/Tulsa World, earlier] […]