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Cow Flatulence is Not a Global Climate Threat

Originally published in the Bakersfield Californian by Will Coggin on March 2, 2019: The Green New Deal recently introduced in Congress signals a new political focus on climate change.
Posted March 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

California Considers “Soda Control”

Lawmakers from the (not-so) Golden State want to crack down on a supposed menace to society: people drinking soda. And they’re considering five measures ranging from fines to…
Posted February 26, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Someone Please Handcuff the Global ‘Food Police’

Originally published in the Washington Examiner by Will Coggin on January 30, 2019: Is food the new tobacco? Most people would recognize the obvious difference. But a new report…
Posted January 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is a Business-Killer

Readers know we have railed against soda taxes—including the one in Philadelphia— as disproportionately harming the poorest among us. But there’s another group hurt by the tax:…
Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Beware the Vegan Vigilantes

“Vegan vigilantes” sounds like a bad joke dreamed up by a comedy writer. However, in San Francisco, the joke isn’t so funny any more. Militant vegan activists are…
Posted January 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm

The 2018 Center for Consumer Freedom Naughty List

The end of the year is a time not only for reflection, but for lists. This year, we have our own end of year list, recognizing some of the…
Posted December 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm

A Meat Tax is a Rotten, Regressive Idea

Originally published in the Washington Examiner by Will Coggin on December 19, 2018: Despite our political divisions, here’s a sentiment most Americans can agree on: “You can take my…
Posted December 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm

PETA’s HQ Should Be On “PETA Kills Avenue”

PETA is getting a taste of its own medicine. We have proposed that Front Street in Norfolk, Virginia—where PETA’s headquarters is located—be renamed to “PETA Kills Avenue.” Other possibilities include…
Posted December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

NBC Omits Wacky Vegan Doc’s Activist Affiliation

A recent segment on NBC’s News4 in Washington, DC gave a platform to Neal Barnard, head honcho over at the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Barnard, a psychiatrist…
Posted November 26, 2018 at 3:39 pm

How Activists and the Media Mislead: Antibiotics Edition

Last week the local ABC affiliate in DC aired a scary segment claiming antibiotic-resistant bacteria were detected on meat bought at local grocery stores. It’s a lesson in how what’s…
Posted November 20, 2018 at 9:32 am