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Cartoon: Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

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…
PostedJune 15, 2012 at2:27 pm

New York Oils the Soda Slippery Slope

We asked a few questions when Great Nanny of New York Michael Bloomberg announced his ban on restaurant sodas that are greater than 16 ounces:…
PostedJune 13, 2012 at4:25 pm

CSPI Summit Speaker a Fan of the Frozen Fine Print?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is holding its “National Sugary Drinks Summit” this weekend in Washington to figure out how to use the police power…
PostedJune 8, 2012 at4:03 pm

Big Brother Bloomberg: A Uniter, Not a Divider

The arch-nanny of New York City may have finally crossed a consumer freedom bridge too far. The American people hate his proposal to ban sodas…
PostedJune 5, 2012 at3:14 pm

Super-Nanny Bloomberg and Elite Commentariat Meet Public Resistance

Over the weekend, we prodded the Big Apple’s Big Brother Michael Bloomberg–last seen ordering others to hold the salt while zealously guarding his own salt…
PostedJune 4, 2012 at4:11 pm

Prohibition: Back With a Vengeance in Bloomberg’s New York

New York City, all too often the epicenter of the food police earthquake, has outdone even its own ridiculousness in trying to curtail consumer choice. Mayor Bloomberg, with…
PostedMay 31, 2012 at10:27 am

So Kelly, What Else Is Wishful Thinking?

It seems that Yale University’s Kelly “Twinkie Tax” Brownell has had an epiphany. Alas, it is not that soda taxes make a pathetically small impact on obesity. In…
PostedApril 19, 2012 at4:57 pm

A Weak Case for Sugar Persecution

Sugar scolding in the school of Robert “We I.D. (For Soda)” Lustig is the latest trend among America’s food police, but few ask how strong…
PostedApril 16, 2012 at4:09 pm

Marketing 101 For Soda Tax Pushers

A story is crossing the wires today that three in five Californians support the controversial soda tax. That struck us as odd, considering we’ve seen several national…
PostedApril 4, 2012 at4:05 pm

Reality’s Calling: It Says Sugar Isn’t Poison

A few months after “60 Minutes” featured the absurd claim that foods are essentially legal cocaine, last night’s episode featured yet another food hysteria.
PostedApril 2, 2012 at1:40 pm