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    The 10 Worst Regulations of 2013

    There are many things 2013 will be remembered for, not least the miles of red tape that were imposed on Americans. It has been a very busy year indeed for regulators, who imposed new dictates on everything from the food we eat to the loans we obtain and the health … More

    How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat

    Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza? Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie … More

    Bloggers Briefing: The JFK Assassination and Obamacare's War on Pizza

    heritagefoundation on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free The FDA will soon finalize its regulations implementing the Obamacare calorie-labeling mandate for chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. FDA’s one-size-fits-all draft rules will create onerous and expensive burdens on these franchised small businesses, fail to take into account current consumer behavior, and … More

    FDA’s Proposed Trans Fat Ban: An Attack on Freedom

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking the first step to ban trans fat. It has made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which are the major dietary source of trans fat in processed food, are not “generally recognized as safe.” The agency is seeking public comments … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #41: The FDA's Latest Mission Creep(iness)

    Federal regulations already dictate the shape, color, size, and content of the nutrition panel on food labels. Not good enough, apparently. The diet squad at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to track eye movements to uncover the “subconscious and conscious factors” behind our grocery choices. They plan … More

    If Obama Were a CEO, Government Would Hold Him Responsible for Scandals

    Over the past week, the Obama Administration has been hit with scandal after scandal. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) apologized for targeting conservative organizations, the State Department covered up its reaction to Benghazi, the Department of Justice (DOJ) secretly seized phone records of AP reporters, and the Department of Health … More

    Teens Need Parental Involvement, Not "Plan B"

    On Tuesday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B One-Step to girls as young as 15 years old. While the approval did not include total over-the-counter access of Plan B for any age—which many groups have pushed for and a federal lawsuit has threatened to … More

    Overcriminalization Ruins Lives

    The story of the late Dr. Peter Gleason, a Maryland psychiatrist who devoted much of his practice to serving the poor and underserved populations, is a tragic reminder of the real-life impact that overcriminalization can have on individuals. Before a drug can be sold in the United States, it must … More

    An Opportunity to Improve the FDA

    This year, Congress will have to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which funds the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug approval process. As noted by Amanda Kronquist, a Heritage Health Policy Graduate Fellow, the FDA drug approval process has become “increasingly unpredictable, uncertain, and inefficient.” The House … More

    White House Picks Fight with Conscience; Congress Can Fight Back

    A remarkable page in the history of American conscientious objection is being written by citizens throughout the United States who are standing up and saying, “We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law.” These are not unemployed, bedraggled 20-somethings looking for a free pass on student loans and camping trips … More