Archives: Op-Ed

State bill would threaten farmers

(February 21st, 2013)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Boston Globe Names can be deceiving. In Communist countries, “the people’s party” is really the dictators’ party. A “pre-owned” car can be a lemon. And in the Bay State, the so-called Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Washington Times If there is one indisputable rule of dating, it must be this: Don’t discuss politics and religion on the first date. We all know why. These topics arouse visceral passions. Just meeting somebody … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Las Vegas Review-Journal When I was a kid, I dreaded trick-or-treating at my friend’s house because I knew I was going to get a killjoy treat – specifically, a toothbrush. I felt sorry for my … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Oklahoman On Sept. 13, New York City approved its ban on sodas served in cups larger than 16 ounces. Despite polls finding that most New Yorkers oppose the portion-size prohibition, the city’s unelected health … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Richmond Times-Dispatch America is a country of contradictions. And there’s no bigger (ahem) contradiction than one from the recently ended Olympics: We led the world in Olympic medals won while leading all other countries in … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper:The Courier-Journal Thanks to a combination of economic hardship and a proliferation of cooking shows, home cooking is back. A Harris poll found that 71 percent of Americans are cooking at home more. That would surely … Continue reading
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: The Clarion Ledger With an estimated 62 percent of households owning a pet, it’s no surprise that animal welfare finds broad support among the public. Increasingly, the public debate about animal welfare has shifted from household … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Birmingham News  When you consider the massive amounts of food that some Olympians eat, feeding the Olympic Games looks like a titanic task. The numbers are staggering: Organizers expect to prepare over 220,000 pounds of … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Washington Times Isn’t part of being an adult having the ability to choose? You know, such as whether you want to nosh on shish kabob, burgers, or hot dogs at your July 4th cookout? Most people … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Star-Ledger Few Americans — 24 percent, according to a Rasmussen poll — support New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban the sale of large sodas at ball games, movie theaters and restaurants. Rightly, the … Continue reading