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Plain Packaging coming to a convenience store near you?

Plain Packaging is the newest craze of the Nanny Statists. As the name suggests “plain packaging" is a regulatory scheme requiring products be sold in a plan box that simply identifies the type of product and the name of the manufacturer. In [...]

No, Paul Krugman; government, not the market, causes obesity

Ralph Benko, writing at Forbes magazine, takes Paul Krugman to task for wanting to give government "experts" more control over our food choices even though obesity rates have skyrocketed because the American people listened to...government [...]

How the Nanny State ruined Saturday Morning

Readers of a certain age may remember when kids began their weekends by gathering around the television to watch Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, and other Saturday Morning cartoons. Today, network programming on Saturday morning looks like any other day [...]

Federal Government: Sorry America, no powdered alcohol for you

Last week, the Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau announced it had approved the sale of powdered alcohol, which is dry alcohol that can be mixed with water to create an alcoholic beverage. Today the agency announced that the [...]

If you give your children Twinkies, you may be a child abuser

At least in Puerto Rico where Senator Gilbert Rodriguez Valle has introduced legislation that would send social workers to the homes of families whose children have been "identified as obese" in the public schools. The parents will have one year [...]

Who will tax the sodas?

In addition to a change in control of the Senate, Tuesday's election also saw voters in Berkeley, California, pass the nation's first soda tax. Some may dismiss the national significance of this since the average Berkeley voter is much more [...]

House voting on Red-and-Nanny State Socialism

In the next few days, the House of Representatives will complete consideration of  the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Act (H.R. 4800). As one would expect from the title, the bill funds federal agriculture programs, however [...]