California anti-soda warriors are at it again. Following numerous failed attempts in recent years to tax and ban soda in in the Golden State, regulators are falling back on an old favorite: warning labels. A bill that requires sodas to … Continue reading
The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage for another intrusive step into our lives that will further limit … Continue reading

Activist Poll Misleads California

(February 20th, 2014)
Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels on soft drinks and two-thirds support a soda tax. This result conflicts … Continue reading
We periodically flog the people who want to place onerous taxes and regulations as prohibitionists who know better than to state their far-reaching aims—except when they do state their aims. Some are very open that they want little more than … Continue reading
With soda taxes proving to be widely unpopular, activists are looking at new strategies to drive up regulations on Americans’ chosen beverages. Today, National Journal reports on a new study funded by the food activist piggy bank, the $8-billion Robert … Continue reading
This year’s state legislative season has been brutal for the activists trying to put punitive taxes on sodas and other soft drinks. Despite some efforts to resurrect California Senate Bill 622, it died at the end of January as the … Continue reading

Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

(January 21st, 2014)
Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on hold by a court. The Hawaii State Senate has introduced a bill, … Continue reading
Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass laws that force companies to reduce the sugar content in foods. One … Continue reading

Brits Go Nuts over Sugar

(January 9th, 2014)
The front page of notorious U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail — so notable for hyping scares about everything from cancer to foreigners that somebody made a “headline generator” to show just how ridiculous the paper can be — puts the … Continue reading
We’ve noted that bad ideas, like New York City’s for-now-enjoined ban on certain soft drinks, have a habit of expanding beyond their original territorial boundaries. To us, that’s an annoying problem: Unproven, potentially counterproductive infringements on consumer choices mutate and … Continue reading