Archives: Op-Ed

By: Rick Berman Newspaper: The Washington Times Who is Joseph Kony? Thanks to a 30-minute YouTube video that went viral, 78 million people (as of this writing) recently learned that he’s the leader of the People’s Liberation Army in Uganda and is an internationally wanted … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The Orange County Register  As a nation, we’ve long had a fixation with “good” and “bad” foods. Butter was bad, eggs were bad, acai was good, fat was bad, carbs were bad. Salt has been called … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Tampa Tribune Every year as I wait eagerly for Christmas, it seems some folks can’t get into the holiday spirit. Sometimes they bicker over whether to say “Christmas” tree or “holiday” tree. Others trample people … Continue reading

Food cops target munchies

(November 24th, 2011)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Boston Herald Let’s face it: One of the best parts about the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the endless opportunity to stuff your face along with family, friends and coworkers. But just in … Continue reading
It's nothing new to see Halloween under fire from religious fundamentalists who believe the day promotes devil worship, but now Oct. 31 has a new enemy: public health activists. The notorious Center for Science in the Public Interest, the mother … Continue reading

Humane Society values politics

(October 22nd, 2011)
In response to the Oct. 11 opinion piece “State barking up the wrong tree,” if the Humane Society of the United States is so concerned about pet shelters’ finances, it should pony up instead of leaving them out in the … Continue reading
It's unfortunate that Mayor Frank Jackson has decided to listen to the opinions of the animal-rights radicals at People for the "Ethical" Treatment of Animals concerning circus elephants. PETA isn't complaining about elephant training tools because it wants to improve … Continue reading
In a time when seemingly every kind of food or drink has something bad associated with it, you’d think at least water would escape unscathed. But one doctor reported in the British Medical Journal this July that advice to drink … Continue reading
As is the American way, grillmasters will cook up pound after pound of juicy burgers, hotdogs, steaks, and shish kabobs this weekend. But before you dig in, you’ll have to wade through incessant claims that meat may be linked to … Continue reading
The federal government's famed "Food Pyramid" is on its way out, to be replaced by something resembling a plate or, somewhat ironically, a pie chart. While the "Food Pyramid" — or "Food Plate" — is a way to educate Americans … Continue reading