Archive: May 2011

Health Scares, Celebrity Chefs, and Clown Logic

While you were barbecuing, parade-watching, and beachcombing your way through Memorial Day weekend—and, hopefully, taking a moment to honor America’s supreme sacrificers—we were cranking up our communications engine.
Posted May 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

Office Jobs A Major Contributor to Obesity Problem, Study Finds

Everyone knows what a couch potato is, but have you heard of a desk potato? As the American workplace has shifted from farms and factories to cubicles and computer…
Posted May 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

Dr. Oz’s Fat-Headed Food Fear Mongering

Sometimes we’re not sure whether Dr. Mehmet Oz’s TV show is a trip to sugary make-believe or animal-rights fantasyland, but yesterday’s segment about childhood obesity was a…
Posted May 25, 2011 at 12:00 am

If They Won’t Join You, Beat Them (Over the Head)

Business consultants are fond of saying that “a leader without followers is just a guy taking a walk.” We might say the same about a certain quasi-medical animal rights…
Posted May 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

Fighting the Culinary Fusspots

So you’ve canceled your subscription to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s newsletter. You’ve figured out that the Humane Society of the United States is…
Posted May 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Is There a Merit Badge for Unintended Consequences?

Pity the Girl Scouts. They had a great thing going with those cookies—the familiar Tagalongs, Samoas, Thin Mints, and let’s not forget the Do-si-dos. But instead of universal…
Posted May 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

Overzealous Lawmakers Overlook Obesity Facts

Obesity-obsessed bureaucrats are increasingly finding egg on their faces in the wake of dietary legislation they pushed out of emotion rather than science-based facts. In this month’s City Journal,…
Posted May 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

French Foodies Gag on Anti-Meat Manifesto

Unless you’re a militant animal rights activist, Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2009 book Eating Animals probably doesn’t ring any cowbells. For better or worse, the PETA-inspired hackjob on animal agriculture…
Posted May 13, 2011 at 12:00 am

Common Sense: A Parental Responsibility?

Meet working mom Janice D’Arcy, who juggles children and a career. She wrote in yesterday’s Washington Post that she’s tired of people pinning blame on busy parents for…
Posted May 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

State Senator Wants Parents Punished for Kids’ Extra Pounds

An Illinois state senator who once received high ratings from his state’s oldest Republican organization for promoting and protecting “individual freedom and responsibility” probably has his party leaders…
Posted May 11, 2011 at 12:00 am