Archives: Op-Ed

By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Macon Telegraph Earth Day, held on April 22, turns 44 this year. The occasion will once again be marked by advocacy groups trotting out different proposals for things people can do to help the environment, from driving … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Grand Island Independent  Since our country’s founding, states have had the right to determine their own affairs. Each state is free to experiment and choose different laws, but those laws stop at the border. A troubling California … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Wall Street Journal  Six states—Missouri, Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Nebraska—sued California in federal court last month. If they are successful, the U.S. Constitution will be vindicated, and Californians may be spared having to pay … Continue reading
By: Sarah Longwell Newspaper: San Fran Chronicle There’s a new product on the market that offers a chance to find a workable middle ground in America’s smoking debate. Called vapes, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes, they deliver nicotine with a big twist: … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Charleston Daily Mail In the 20th Century, a new food was introduced to the human diet. Grown by farmers in New Zealand without pre-market oversight, this food is now in everything from pie to natural food … Continue reading
By: Richard Berman Newspaper: Forbes Soda, pop, coke. There are a lot of different names for fizzy, sugary drinks, depending on where you are. But the phrase “cancer-causing” might become universally applied. According to Consumer Reports, some soda has tested … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: NY Post NYCLASS isn’t a one-trick pony anymore: Founded to crusade against Central Park’s carriage-horse operators, the group that spent $220,000 to elect Mayor de Blasio has now turned its attention to banning elephant acts in … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Las Vegas Review-Journal  In nature, camouflage is often a defensive strategy. It allows prey to escape detection. But in politics, camouflage can be used by the predators just as well. And it appears many traditionally left-leaning … Continue reading
By: Richard Berman Newspaper: Pork Network “Cheese-eating surrender monkeys” is how The Simpsons described the French. And it seems the French attitude has sunk into a corner of the restaurant industry. Rick Berman The Francophiles at Bon Appétit Management Company, which supplies corporations … Continue reading

Don’t fear new food

(February 11th, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Palm Beach Post In the 20th Century, a new food was introduced to the human diet. Grown by farmers in New Zealand without pre-market oversight, this food is now in everything from pie to natural food … Continue reading