Archive: Nov 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from the Center for Consumer Freedom!

Like the holiday itself, the Thanksgiving meal means different things to different people. You might be a deep-fryer, a brine enthusiast, an old-fashion roast-and-baster, a rotisserie purist, or even one…
Posted November 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

It’s a Real Tuna Meltdown

“Fish stories,” we write in this morning’s Providence Journal, “are just like every other media phenomenon: Bad news makes for better headlines. So mercury fears, however misguided, tend to…
Posted November 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Gobble, Gobble, Sue!

With only three days left until the big feast, we’re happy to see that our Thanksgiving guest waiver is making the rounds. As one columnist wrote today, those behind all…
Posted November 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Don’t Sue The Hand That Feeds You (Thanksgiving Edition)

It really is the most wonderful time of the year for food activists. A cornucopia – no, a moveable feast – of nutritional puritans have already descended on Thanksgiving planners…
Posted November 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

Organic Activist Complaints Smell Fishy

In addition to being America’s self-anointed nutrition czar, Marion Nestle is our benevolent organic overlord. On her blog (titled, without a hint of authoritarian irony, “What To Eat”), Nestle…
Posted November 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Weight Control Is Second-Grade Math, Not Calculus.

There is a buffet of bad information in the news today about what causes obesity. (The economy. Fast food. Television commercials.) Take a deep breath, folks: The truth hasn’t changed…
Posted November 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Frequent Flyers Beware: Here Comes PCRM Again

If it’s the week before Thanksgiving, it must be that special time again — time for travel writers to be duped by a phony "healthy" airport-food survey from the equally…
Posted November 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

We usually don’t weigh in on the animal-rights war over fur and fashion — and it’s only Monday — but this is too good not to make our Quote of…
Posted November 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

Let’s Learn from the Scandinavians!

Visit Scandinavia, and you’ll notice two things in comparison with the U.S. of A. (besides the proliferation of IKEA stores): fewer obese people, and more of them moving. Sweden, Denmark,…
Posted November 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

Maybe PETA Just Wants a Monopoly On Clowns

The circus is in town for Chicagoans this month, but it could be the very last time — if the animal-rights nuts at People for the Ethical…
Posted November 14, 2008 at 12:00 am