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New York City Wants To Raise Legal Tobacco Age From 18 To 21

New York City Wants To Raise Legal Tobacco Age From 18 To 21

Big, paternalistic government taking yet another step toward infantilizing Americans. At 18 you’re old enough to fight in wars, enter into legal contracts, be tried as an adult for crimes and drive in cars but in New York City they want to make it so you’re too young to choose to smoke a cigarette. The

New York Court Strikes Down Large Sugary Drinks Ban As "Arbitrary And Capricious"

A victory for freedom: A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries, one day before the new law was to take effect. State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences. The simple reading

Civil Disobedience: Starbucks Will Defy New York's New Regulation Of Drink Sizes

Today is the last day you can buy large-sized sugary drinks in New York City thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban, but coffee house giant Starbucks has announced that they’ll be defying the law. Or, maybe defy isn’t the right word. They’re going to continue offering their largest sized drinks based on what they interpret

Heidi Heitkamp Voted To Confirm A Rabidly Anti-Gun Judge

Yesterday Republicans blocked the appointment of Caitlin Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was originally nominated in 2010, and this is the second time Republicans have blocked her appointment. The problem? Halligan has an extremely anti-gun track record: Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the

Shocker: Notorious "Gun Map" Was 77% Inaccurate

The very premise of a newspaper printing a database of the home addresses of gun owners is offensive. It’s an affront to individual privacy, it puts people in danger and serves no public interest at all. And, it seems, it was almost entirely inaccurate: The newspaper map of one New York county’s pistol permits was

Universal Background Checks Are A Good Way To Deny A Lot Of People Their 2nd Amendment Rights

One of President Obama’s gun control proposals announced after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary (though a proposal which wouldn’t have done anything to stop that shooting) is universal background checks for all gun exchanges except those between relatives. This would close the so-called “gun show loophole” in existing background check requirements, but really

Ed Schultz: There's No Gun Control In Chicago

Ed Schultz, who once touted himself as a “gun toting liberal” because of his fondness for hunting, has been one of the loudest advocates for gun control on MSNBC because he’s a media whore who says what he’s paid to say. But you’d think even an erstwhile “gun toting liberal” would know that Chicago is

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Government Solutions For Obesity

Obesity is a crisis, we’re told, and it demands government regulation to fix. But as policies micromanaging our lifestyles are pushed across the nation, most Americans say that while they know they’re fat, obesity is a problem for individuals to solve. According to a new Associated Press poll, three-quarters of Americans oppose government restrictions on

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