Archive: Jul 2007

Quote Of The Week

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:…
Posted July 31, 2007 at 12:00 am

Taking Aspirin for Animals

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…
Posted July 30, 2007 at 12:00 am

Fat Chance of “Catching” Fat

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…
Posted July 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Silly Study Says: Practice Safe Friendship

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…
Posted July 26, 2007 at 12:00 am

Mercury Scare, From Portland To The Port Authority

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…
Posted July 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

CCF To 60 Minutes: You Like Us! You Really, Really Like Us!

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…
Posted July 23, 2007 at 12:00 am

Three Cheers (Not!) For The Nanny State

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…
Posted July 20, 2007 at 12:00 am

Animal Activists Henpeck Us With ‘Cage-Free’ Myth

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…
Posted July 19, 2007 at 12:00 am

Obesity (Still) Isn’t A Public Health Crisis

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…
Posted July 18, 2007 at 12:00 am

Congress Honors Norman Borlaug

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…
Posted July 17, 2007 at 12:00 am