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CEO Resignations from Trump Council: "Triumph of Politics Over Policy"
"It is very disappointing when our nation's corporate leaders have been given an opportunity to work with the federal government to encourage innovation and investment but instead appear more interested in political correctness," says Horace Cooper... More on CEOs resigning from Trump's American Manufacturing Council...

Observations on Charlottesville: Project 21 Members Reflect
Five members of the Project 21 black leadership network respond to the atrocities in Charlottesville... More on Charlottesville...

NYC Moves to Snuff Out E-Cigs: "What Are They Smoking?"
"The U.S. and U.K. governments see lower-risk nicotine products as a tool to bring smoking-related diseases down to levels not seen in generations. But in New York City, legislators want to recklessly regulate responsible vape retailers out of existence. What are they smoking?" asks Jeff Stier... More on NYC and vape shops...

Google's Ideological Intolerance Recounted by Danhof in Investor's Business Daily
While the rest of the world may have been taken aback by the firing of Google engineer James Damore, liberal intolerance at the tech giant wasn't a surprise to the National Center's Justin Danhof... More on Google and diversity...

St. Louis NAACP Backs Down, Reverses Course to Endorse Missouri "Travel Advisory"
"Two days ago, the St. Louis County NAACP said the travel advisory hurt hospitality workers," notes Project 21's Christopher Arps. "Now, it miraculously doesn't and the group 'wholeheartedly supports' the advisory? This flip-flopping makes the group seem irrelevant"... More on NAACP's Missouri travel advisory...

CNN For Sale? "Fake News" and Bias Criticized by Shareholder Activists May Lead AT&T to Put Network on the Market After Buying Time Warner
Will ATT sell CNN to distance itself from media bias and fake news? We wouldn't blame it! More on AT&T, CNN and Time Warner...

St. Louis NAACP Follows Project 21's Lead Opposing Missouri "Travel Advisory" Pushed by National, State Groups
Project 21 praises the NAACP's St. Louis County chapter for being a voice of reason and dissent toward its national headquarters... More on NAACP's Missouri travel advisory...

Al Gore's Residence Burns Through 21 Times More Electricity than the Average American Home Despite Green Renovations
"All the money Gore spent to make his home more energy-efficient made very little impact on his actual energy consumption," says Drew Johnson... More on Al Gore's #InconvenientReality...

Gore Criticized by Black Activists for Green Agenda Hurting Poor, Minorities
"Al Gore's comments and actions hammer home the fact that climate change alarmists aren't taking into account how much their pet project hurts African-Americans, other minorities and low-income families," says Project 21's Derrick Hollie... More on Gore's #InconvenientReality hurting minorities...

NAACP's Missouri "Travel Ban" Derided by Local Blacks
"If the NAACP is going to start issuing politically-motivated travel advisories for St. Louis, it should first start in the crime-ridden communities it has abandoned yet claims to represent," says Project 21's Chris Arps... More on NAACP's Missouri travel advisory...

Amazon, Apple Called Hypocritical for Bowing to Chinese Censorship Demands
"Liberal social justice CEOs such as Apple's Tim Cook and Amazon's Jeff Bezos like to champion human rights and stand up to local and federal governments here in the United States when it is politically expedient and the stakes are low. But when faced with pressure from a regime such as China that actively squashes the most basic of human rights such as the right of free speech and expression they seem all too willing to show their true colors and help keep the Chinese people in the dark," says Justin Danhof... More on Apple and Amazon helping with China censorship...

Al Gore's Inconvenient Reality: The Former Vice President's Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations
As Al Gore's environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" hits theaters this week, so does this staggering report from the National Center. We found that Gore used more energy in just one month than the average family uses in 34 months! We'd say this is an #InconvenientReality! More on Al Gore's #InconvenientReality..

Al Gore's "Energy Hog" House Devours up to 34 Times More Energy Than the Typical U.S. Home
Gore seems to be a hypocrite who demands others sacrifice for his green zealotry while he enjoys energy without apparent care for cost or capacity.... More on Al Gore's home energy hypocrisy and Inconvenient Sequel...

Law Enforcement Professional Talks Trump Remark About Prisoner Transport
"I don't think the President really believes we should act any different, and one off-hand remark should not be used to taint his past support and respect for law enforcement," says Project 21 co-chair Council Nedd II... More on President Trump and police...

New FDA Tobacco Proposal Embraces Harm Reduction
The FDA just announced a major policy shift that embraces tobacco harm reduction - and the National Center for Public Policy Research has been at the forefront of advancing this approach. We applaud it as a more effective public health strategy than the heavy-handed regulatory scheme imposed by the Obama Administration, which would have effectively banned almost all e-cigarettes on the market today..... More on FDA tobacco harm reduction, e-cigarette proposal...

Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical Industries Blamed for Stalled Health Care Reform
The health insurance and pharmaceutical industries worked to promote and craft ObamaCare to benefit their bottom lines but - with it now on the verge of collapse - they can't be bothered to promote policies that would benefit the American people.... More on stalled health care reform...

Hypocritical JPMorgan Chase CEO Aids Gridlock He Criticizes
America's leading conservative shareholder activists say JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is "part of the problem" following his criticism of government dysfunction and the nation's economy... More on JP Morgan Chase CEO saying he's almost embarrassed to be an American...

Black Activists Criticize Al Gore for Comparing Climate Activism to Civil Rights, Abolitionist Movements
"Gore trivializes the historical suffering and accomplishments of blacks and women in both the United States and South Africa. Climate change isn't and will never be the moral movement Gore and his acolytes want it to be," says Project 21's Derryck Green... More on Al Gore comparing climate change activism to civil rights and suffrage...

NRA Magazine's July Cover Girl Is Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington
Washington is the author and face of the cover story in the July issue of NRA America's 1st Freedom magazine... More on Stacy Washington and the NRA...

Kate's Law Praised by Lawman for Protecting Public, Helping Police
"I have repeatedly served warrants on the same undocumented individuals.  Over time, it becomes folly and diminishes our credibility," says Project 21 co-chair Council Nedd, a Pennsylvania constable... More on Kate's law and illegal immigrants...

Acting on Project 21 Co-Chair's Suggestion, Trump Sends Feds to Control Chicago Gun Crime
About an hour after Horace Cooper's January appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor," President Donald Trump tweeted "I will send in the Feds!" if the "carnage" in Chicago wasn't abated.  He's now making good on that vow.... More on Trump sending in the Feds to fight Chicago carnage and crime...

Free-Market Environmentalists Applaud Trump Relief on Water Regulation
National Center environmental experts are applauding the Trump Administration's move to rescind the Obama-era Clean Water Rule and consider a redefinition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS)... More on WOTUS, clean water, water regulation...

Shareholder Critics Warned Time Warner About CNN Bias, and Now Demand Dismissal of CNN President Jeff Zucker
CNN's retraction of an anonymously-sourced story and the subsequent resignation of three CNN employees suggests that Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is beginning to make good on a promise he recently made to the National Center to "recommit... to be independent." But it isn't enough. CNN President Jeff Zucker must also go... More on CNN fake news and resignations...

Black Conservatives Commemorate Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration
"Juneteenth marks the total emancipation of enslaved Americans. But a form of slavery still exists within the black community when too many of us confine ourselves to a rigid political mindset. Due to a very effective campaign waged by the political left, an overwhelming number of us blindly support policies that are not good for us or our community," says Project 21 co-chair Stacy Washington... More on Juneteenth...

Time Warner Recommits to CNN Objectivity... Again
As anti-Trump political extremism intensifies and turns violent, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended CNN against our charges of media bias but told us he would "recommit" to "an attempt to be independent"... More on Time Warner, CNN, media bias and the Public Theater...

Caterpillar Urged to Support Pro-Growth Corporate Reforms
"For the first time in nearly a decade, there is an appetite for real economic reform in Washington, D.C. Caterpillar executives should seize this opportunity with gusto," says FEP Director Justin Danhof... More on Caterpillar and lobbying...

Shareholders Want Caterpillar Lobbying Report to Explain Company Priorities
Now that we have a pro-business president in the White House, will corporations take advantage of the opportunity to increase American manufacturing and bring jobs back to America? To this end, we ask Caterpillar shareholders to vote for Proposal 8... More on Caterpillar and lobbying...

Alphabet, Google's Parent Company, Loudly Announces It Is a Company of Liberals, by Liberals and for Liberals
"Today, Google and Alphabet essentially staked the claim as the leader of an anti-Trump and anti-conservative movement," says Justin Danhof, who challenged the tech giant on whether its tolerance platform extends to conservative viewpoints... More on Google and Alphabet's tolerance of conservatives...

Controversial Google Donations Must Be Explained
We ask Alphabet Inc. (formerly Google) investors to support our proposal requiring the company to explain its donations to the Clinton Foundation, CAP and more... More on Google and Alphabet Inc's support of Clinton Foundation...

Trump's Paris Accord Pullout Applauded by Policy Experts
"Trump made the right choice for the economy, the environment and for constitutional government," says David Ridenour... More on President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Bob Iger: Just Because You Cater to Children is No Reason to Act Like Them
Disney CEO Bob Iger has obviously spent too much time with children at the happiest place on earth. He seems to have adopted their maturity level... More on Disney, Bob Iger and President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Even Climate Alarmists Say Paris Treaty Is Ineffective, Says Cooper
"The very same studies that were claiming alarmist predictions say that the Paris treaty doesn't make that much of a difference, and that those same alarmist outcomes are going to occur. The good news is those alarmist models haven't been right," said Horace Cooper... More on President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Amazon Grilled About Anti-Trump Immigration Position as Shareholder Meeting Gets Political
"Amazon executives made a clear choice to oppose one of President Trump's top political priorities," says Justin Danhof, who questioned CEO Jeff Bezos over the company's strong opposition to President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel. "If Amazon was truly just taking a principled policy position, it would have also opposed the 2011 Obama-Clinton travel ban."... More on Amazon and President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel...

Why Does Gap Oppose Religious Freedom?
We presented a shareholder proposal highlighting Gap, Inc.'s hypocrisy in attacking American religious freedom under the guise of supporting the LGBT community while simultaneously doing business in countries that actually discriminate against and persecute LGBT individuals... More on Gap and human rights...

Gap's Human Rights Hypocrisy
The National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project is calling on Gap, Inc. to explain its hypocritical and inconsistent response to policies — supposedly affecting the LGBT community — at home and abroad... More on Gap and human rights...

Ford Executives Feign Ignorance on Company's Advertising Power
In response to our question, Ford executives pretended the company could not use its leverage as a major advertiser to fight fake news and media bias... More on Ford, fake news and media bias...

CVS Health Faces ObamaCare Repeal Question
Should the companies that helped promote ObamaCare now help clean up the resulting mess? We asked the CEO of CVS Health if he'd work with President Trump and Congress on health care reform.... More on CVS Health, ObamaCare and health care reform...

Ford's Funding of "Fake News" Through Ad Revenue Raises Questions
"President Trump has called much of the mainstream media an enemy of the American people and has accused specific media outlets of peddling fake news," says Justin Danhof. "The risks to Ford's reputation of continuing to advertise with such outlets appear to be increasing, not diminishing"... More on Ford and fake news...

Suspended Black Conservative Columnist Speaks Out About Why She Quit St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, a black conservative, was recently suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after writing a column defending gun ownership... More on Stacy Washington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and NRA...

Conservatives Should Be Concerned About GE & Coca-Cola
Justin Danhof on why conservative and Christian investors should be concerned about how General Electric (GE) and Coca-Cola are using their money... More on GE, Coca-Cola, Planned Parenthood and religious liberty...

Anti-Trump Activists at Pepsi Annual Meeting Held at Bay
The National Center's Free Enterprise Project preempted any potential liberal rabble by defending PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's service on President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum... More on Pepsi, politics and Trump...

Big Business Ignores Conservative Consumers at Its Peril
Kendall Jenner's much-ridiculed Pepsi commercial is a prime example of how the business elite is losing touch with American consumers, particularly conservatives and people of strong religious faith... More on Pepsi, politics and Trump...

Boeing Pledges to Work With Trump Administration on Iran Aircraft Sale
Should Boeing be selling jets to Iran? We confronted the Boeing CEO, and he doesn't seem to have a problem selling aircraft that could one day be used to carry troops, terrorists and/or weapons... More on Boeing, Iran, transparency...

Eli Lilly Finally Admits ObamaCare's Failures: New CEO Says Benefits of the Law Have Been "Marginal at Best"
In addition, the National Center once again helped defeat a left-wing shareholder proposal designed to limit free speech rights... More on Eli Lilly, ObamaCare, transparency and free speech...

Harley-Davidson CEO Lauds Trump Relationship: Company Will "Continue to Engage" White House on Policy
"As pundits analyze this new presidency, the early February meeting between Trump and Harley executives should be considered among its high points, because it showed corporate America willing to work with our President to fix our economy, create jobs and bring wealth back to our communities," said National Center Vice President David W. Almasi... More on Harley-Davidson working with President Trump to improve economy...

Amy RidenourA Tribute to Amy Moritz Ridenour
(1959-2017)

Amy Moritz Ridenour, the founder and chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, was called home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2017, after a long battle with cancer... More on the legacy of Amy Ridenour...

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