The Federal Government Rival of the Unemployed

May 23, 2012

There are a lot of rivalries in America: Republicans vs. Democrats; Beatles vs. Rolling Stones; Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. A new Washington…

Taxes Don’t Make People Healthier.

May 16, 2012

Yesterday, the British Medical Journal published an analysis paper called “Taxing unhealthy food and drinks to improve health” that essentially claims…

Jobless and Over-taxed in Richmond, Calif.

May 15, 2012

Tonight, the Richmond City Council in California will take a vote on whether or not to place a soda tax on the November ballot. That tax – or “business…

Home is where the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives are…

May 14, 2012

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives has become a cable phenomenon, attracting celebrities like Kid Rock, who took the Food Network host, Guy Fieri, to a church-turned-restaurant…

Opening a Dialogue and Continuing the Conversation

May 10, 2012

With this week’s Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, D.C. and the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies report…

No Simple Solution to Solving Obesity

May 8, 2012

Earlier today at the Weight of the Nation conference in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies issued its latest report…

It’s All About the Economy

May 7, 2012

Late last week, the latest and greatest data on the nation’s jobless rate – and job growth – were issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau…

An Argument That’s Long in the Tooth

May 4, 2012

From time to time, a study comes out that alleges there is something unique about beverages when it comes to dental health.  This week is one of those…

Well Put, Chicago.

May 3, 2012

This morning we came across an editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times about the City of Chicago's Health & Environment Committee hearing earlier this week…

LTE: Beverage Container Tax is Wrong Approach

May 2, 2012

Today we thought we’d share a letter to the editor from The Baltimore Sun that we recently read.  It lays out a number of good arguments for why Baltimore…