Big Government (page 7)

New York’s Anti-Scientific Campaign Rolls On

New Yorkers riding public transportation will see new gross-out advertisements from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — the same entity tasked with imposing a…
Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Another Soda Tax Bites the Dust

With state legislative seasons wrapping up and official deadlines approaching, activists placed their hopes to end beverage freedom on a California soda tax proposal. Now, legislators have placed…
Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Lefty Lapdogs Hail Hypocrisy in Federal Court

With the scent of scandal surrounding the White House and the federal bureaucracy, you would think that the “watchdogs” at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington…
Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Salt: Just Don’t Overdo It!

If you listen to the food scolds at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), adding some salt to your food is essentially mainlining cocaine. Michael…
Posted May 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Scolds Demand Federal Slush Fund for Food Fights

In today’s POLITICO (the daily newspaper for the professional political set) Marion Nestle and two fellow “preventive medicine” — the P.R.-approved name for food police — researchers…
Posted May 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Soda Scolds Blunder Down Regulation Road

As California considers a punitive soft drink tax and a ban-anything-food-scolds-don’t-like law, would-be dinner dictators feel high on the hog. So as they promised in a journal…
Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

California Food Police Rise Again

In California — the land of dubious ballot initiatives, prohibitionist stealth taxes, and 9.4 percent unemployment — a legislative committee has chosen to ignore the…
Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Soda Tax Revulsion Leads to Danish Repeal

German newsmagazine Der Speigel reports that Denmark plans to repeal its tax on sodas starting this year. The small European nation enacted and subsequently repealed a separate…
Posted April 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

A Quick Primer on the Real Story on So-Called “Food Addiction”

The latest tactic by the nation’s food police is to classify foods as “foods of abuse” that are “addictive” and that should be regulated like tobacco cigarettes,…
Posted April 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Coffer-Fattening California Proposal Grows Even Larger

We mentioned in passing a California proposal that would grant the state Department of Public Health the authority to restrict or prohibit the sales of consumer products in…
Posted April 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm