Quote Of The Week
(July 31st, 2007)
Yesterday in the San Jose Mercury News, columnist Joel Stein had a fantastic retort to some food companies' recent capitulations to overzealous food activists. Our favorite part: Protecting kids is a natural instinct, but as soon as they learn to type, they're going to be...
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Taking Aspirin for Animals
(July 30th, 2007)
This weekend the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and assorted other radical animal rights groups hosted a “Taking Action for Animals” conference in Washington, DC. The Center for...
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Fat Chance of “Catching” Fat
(July 27th, 2007)
The "second-hand obesity" study published in today's New England Journal of Medicine is drawing criticism worldwide. New York Times columnist Gail Collins not only doubts the validity of the study, but goes as far as to question the reputation of any medical journal that would publish...
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Silly Study Says: Practice Safe Friendship
(July 26th, 2007)
Earlier this month, a federal agency tried to ban an American lawyer infected with tuberculosis from re-entering the country after he traveled abroad. In light of a new study published in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine, public health quarantines for contagious diseases like TB or influenza...
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Mercury Scare, From Portland To The Port Authority
(July 24th, 2007)
Everyone take a deep breath and repeat after us: "The proven benefits of fish consumption outweigh the hypothetical risks." Say it three times if you live in the Big Apple, where the notoriously food-nannying Department of Health and Mental Hygiene yesterday released its report on...
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CCF To 60 Minutes: You Like Us! You Really, Really Like Us!
(July 23rd, 2007)
Last night, CBS TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes re-ran its April profile of the Center for Consumer Freedom's Executive Director. Unsurprisingly, the viewer response -- just like the first time around -- has been overwhelmingly positive, as anti-food-fascist Americans are flooding the 60 Minutes message board and...
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Three Cheers (Not!) For The Nanny State
(July 20th, 2007)
The good folks at the Colorado-based Independence Institute sponsored a “Stop the Growth of the Nanny State” party last month. And given what attendee and longtime freedom fighter Stephen Moore has to say about it in today’s Wall Street Journal, we’re a little peeved we didn’t get...
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Animal Activists Henpeck Us With ‘Cage-Free’ Myth
(July 19th, 2007)
The better-dressed PETA clones at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have invested a tremendous amount of time and money in recent years persuading Americans that buying eggs from chickens kept in cages is inherently cruel. (Click here, here, here, read more here »

Obesity (Still) Isn’t A Public Health Crisis
(July 18th, 2007)
A new study from Hoover Institute fellow and Stanford Medical School professor Jay Bhattacharya provides some much needed clarification on what makes a legitimate public health crisis, and why rising rates of obesity, no matter how you spin them, don’t qualify: A sharp increase in the prevalence of a...
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Congress Honors Norman Borlaug
(July 17th, 2007)
Today, the United States Congress bestows the country's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, on agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug. But the life-saving work Borlaug champions has long been denounced by environmental groups.

With baseless rants, activists have brought the clamor over genetically modified food to...
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