Big Government (page 6)

The Nanny State, Rebranded?

Our advertisements mocking New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg from last year continue to prove an annoyance to the diet police, as evidenced by a commentary in…
Posted August 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The Anti-Soda Empire Strikes Back in San Jose

One would think that the food regulators would give up on their incessant lobbying for total food and beverage control, given the evidence that taxing and regulating soda (and other…
Posted August 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

CREW Silent About “Filthy Filner”

The so-called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a self-billed “watchdog” of politicians, has a problem: It’s really just a left-wing lapdog, as more people are learning…
Posted August 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Brits Bring Back Bogus Attack on Food

In a very long piece in Britain’s The Guardian, a writer steps into the same pit that so many other commentators (many of whom should know better)…
Posted August 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Food Taxes Unhealthy for Impoverished Americans

According to a USA Today opinion piece penned by professors of economics, clinical assistant, and public health, not only do food taxes not work, but they hurt the poorest Americans. The authors…
Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

Food Taxes Come Up Short Again

A recent study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) found that instituting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages only decreased overall calorie consumption by less than…
Posted August 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

New York City Rebuked Again By State Courts

The ruling of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division for the First District makes it quite clear that food scolds were right to be worried…
Posted July 31, 2013 at 8:08 am

Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

On Tuesday, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division (New York’s second-highest tier of courts) heard New York City’s appeal against the decision by Judge Milton Tingling that…
Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Will New York Courts Resurrect the Soda Ban?

New Yorkers had their day to make like the guy on the New York Post cover and pour (or, more typically, drink) big gulps of freedom when…
Posted June 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Divisions Appear in the Fat-Fighting Ranks

The Huffington Post published an interesting article today that noted a growing schism in the ideology of the food activists. The (conservative) author proposed that among liberals…
Posted June 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm