California City Tries to Strike it Rich (on Soda)
(June 28th, 2012)
Before Michael Bloomberg declared war on soda in New York City, the front-line of the battle to preserve our freedom to imbibe was in Richmond, California, where the “penny-per-ounce” soda tax will appear on the November referendum ballot. In a … Continue reading
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No Need to Panic on Animal Agriculture Efficiency
(June 27th, 2012)
National Public Radio is airing a series this week on “The Making of Meat-Eating America.” And as sure as the sun rises, there is much excited muttering about how eating all that meat is killing the planet. Morning Edition warns … Continue reading
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America’s Newest Export: Soda Scaremongering?
(June 26th, 2012)
The soda scare has not only jumped the shark, it has now jumped the pond. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken its vendetta against soda to the United Kingdom, where its “experts” claim that methylimidazole (4-MI), a substance found in … Continue reading
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A Radical Expansion of “Public Health”
(June 25th, 2012)
We’ve examined in the past how the portfolio of issues handled by “public health” bureaucrats has expanded from infectious diseases — over which we have no control — to lifestyle choices over which we have absolute control. This expanded view … Continue reading
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Jillian’s Not on The Doctors Anymore
(June 22nd, 2012)
The 90-percent-non-physician Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to ban all animal products from the federal food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To that end, the strict vegetarian advocates with ties to … Continue reading
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Medical Professionals Pan Activist Measures
(June 21st, 2012)
The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their policy proposals. We were optimistic given the AMA’s history of taking … Continue reading
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Has PETA’s Hometown Had Enough?
(June 20th, 2012)
For those not familiar with the sordid secret of the nation’s most hypocritical animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) runs an “animal shelter” in Norfolk, Virginia. At that so-called shelter, PETA kills over 85 percent … Continue reading
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Soda Prohibition Expands Beyond New York
(June 19th, 2012)
Some of the reaction to New York Nanny-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s portion-size Prohibition for soda (for now) involved people fortunate enough to live beyond Hizzoner’s jurisdiction breathing a sigh of relief. However, new developments from Cambridge, Massachusetts—home of Harvard, MIT, and … Continue reading
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Can Consumers Win Liberation from the Mythical Long Shadow?
(June 18th, 2012)
The intellectual godfather of the animal rights movement, Peter Singer, co-authored an article in The Washington Post claiming, “To fix the climate, take meat off the menu.” What’s the problem? U.N. negotiators assembled in Brazil for an environmental conference dare … Continue reading
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Cartoon: Bloomberg’s Soda Ban
(June 15th, 2012)
Now that New York City has moved to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces, some are wondering whatever will quench New Yorkers’ thirst. After all, the city Board of Health is trying to close the “latte loophole,” so even Manhattanites … Continue reading
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