BLOOMBERG SODA BAN - MICHELLE MINTON
Foxnews.com: Sugary drinks ban begs the question -- who has the right to decide what you consume?
Consuming too much sugar can lead to obesity; few people would argue to the contrary. Yet not everyone agrees, as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has repeatedly affirmed, that solving nutrition issues is the right and responsibility of the government. Unfortunately his latest proposal, approved Thursday by the New York Board of Health, will do nothing to solve obesity in New York. Worse, it will further entrench the idea that New York is bad for business. > Read the full commentary on Foxnews.com
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CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE - RUSS POHL
Openmarket.org: Chicago Teachers Strike: A Lesson Of “Excessive Zeal And No Brains”
> Interview Russ Pohl
GREEN POLL - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Another Skewed Poll ‘Finds’ Voters Support Green Agenda
An opinion survey commissioned by the Sierra Club supposedly shows that Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly favor the expansion of wind and solar power and the phase out of coal-fired power plants. An obvious implication is that Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the Senate’s leading critic of the Obama administration’s anti-coal policies, is out of step with his constituents.
This is an old trick (see my post on a similar, NRDC-sponsored poll of Michigan voters in House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton’s district). When a pollster asks leading questions, he can usually elicit the answers his client is paying for. > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
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THE LIBERAL WAR ON TRANSPARENCY - CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
CNSNews.com: Author: Journalists 'Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists,' E-Mails Show
Liberals claim to support transparency in government - until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama's "true plan" for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director - and more. Horner's quest for public information, labeled as "criminal" by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, "The Liberal War on Transparency." > Read the CNSNews.com article by Julia Seymore
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