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    NYC Soda Ban Shot Down Again: Bad Day for the Food Police

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other self-appointed nutrition czars are probably very upset. The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously upheld a lower court’s decision that the New York City soda ban is unconstitutional. The Ban In the words of the court, “The Sugary Drinks … More

    Roll Out the Barrels? Obamacare Funds to Sponsor Bourbon Festivals

    One day after The Washington Post reported that federal taxpayer dollars could be used to promote Obamacare through porta-potties, the same outlet posted this e-mail from a Kentucky state official on how the Commonwealth plans to use federal funds to promote Obamacare: I briefly scanned a schedule of upcoming mobile … More

    The So-Called Gun Show Loophole: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

    There is a lot of misinformation circulating about background checks for gun ownership. Under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act—which created the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)—all federal firearms licensees are required to conduct a background check for all firearms transactions, even if they sell the firearm at … More

    Morning Bell: The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

    It seems that no aspect of American life can escape government regulation. In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency. Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, … More

    Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Bloomberg Puts Homeless on a Diet

    Thinking of giving food to the homeless this Thanksgiving? Well, if you’re in New York City, that food had better comply with new nutrition standards issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Health Department. As of October 31, shelters, soup kitchens, and the like are barred from accepting food donations unless packaged … More

    Industry Group Hits Back at Anti-Coal Rhetoric From Bloomberg, Sierra Club

    In a Wednesday column, the president of a major coal industry group defended coal energy against recent attacks from the environmentalist left. The current drive to drastically redcuce coal power in the United States, he claimed, would deal a body blow to the American economy. “There are challenges inherent with … More

    Bloomberg Harms Environment with Gift to Sierra Club

    Sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced a $50 million gift to the Sierra Club. His motive? “Coal is a self-inflicted public health risk…and the leading cause of climate disruption.” But what will actually come out of the Bloomberg gift? 1) … More

    Mayor Bloomberg Imposes a Victim Tax on New Yorkers

    Starting next summer, New Yorkers will get hit with a tax that is hard to believe even in the already overly-taxed metropolis of Manhattan. Firefighters will begin charging accident victims for their emergency services to the tune of hundreds of dollars, even if the victim was not at fault. Mayor … More