Archives: Op-Ed

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
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: The Blaze Imagine for a moment that Amtrak trumpeted a “study” conducted by a supporter that showed airline travel caused cancer or other horrible diseases, despite a contrary scientific consensus. The public would likely be skeptical … Continue reading

Egg law could scramble Texas

(January 24th, 2014)
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Houston Chronicle  Texas has a history of fierce independence – fierce enough that it’s hard to believe any Texan would submit to being pushed around by California. Yet that is what’s going to happen to Texas … Continue reading
By: Will Coggin Newspaper: Tallahassee Democrat Given the polarized politics of the day, it’s appealing to see an egg group, the Florida Poultry Federation, and an animal-liberation and vegan activist, Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States, come … Continue reading