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Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

A group of state lawmakers wants to single out “The Coke Side of Life” for a mandatory warning label that could send the Pepsi Generation to unhealthy beverages. State Senator Bill Monning, D-Carmel, and seven of his Democratic colleagues have proposed the Sugar-Sweetened

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Will severe school lunch policies eventually cost Dems? Maybe

The news this week that UC San Francisco had “unveiled a repository of sugar science, designed to collect the evidence against sweetened foods and disseminate that information to the public — and persuade people to boot fructose and most other

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Revolt against ‘dog food’ school lunches went far beyond LAUSD

As I have pointed out repeatedly as a blogger and journo, Nanny Staters are bafflingly confident that people like being bullied into living their lives in a way that Nanny Staters approve. That’s why one of my favorite stories in

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Anti-Google ‘terrorism’ endorsed by editor for S.F.-based Salon 3

The increasingly militant targeting of tech workers in the Bay Area now has a champion: an assistant news editor for the San Francisco-based online magazine Salon. Here’s a sample of Natasha Lennard’s astonishingly glib endorsement of “terrorism” targeting Google workers

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CA lawmaker: Use tax code to punish unpopular views 21

April 10, 2013 By Chris Reed As a libertarian who supports gay marriage, I’m not a social conservative cultural warrior. That said, I still think there’s something extremely troubling about government power being used to punish those whose views are

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Nanny staters’ school lunch debacle, chapter 237 4

Dec. 10, 2012 By Chris Reed This Associated Press story about student uprisings against federal school-lunch rules is one more reminder of how oblivious the statist left is about how people think. Of course kids want filling meals — not

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Totalitarians run California 23

Sept. 10, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — The main problem with the California Legislature is not that it spends your money far faster than it comes in, or that much of it is squandered on absurd programs and on

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Swimming pool regs could kill summer fun 12

May 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes With cities all over the state closing community swimming pools because of budget cuts, a California lawmaker is pushing a bill requiring owners of public swimming pools to employ a “pool operator.” California politicians

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Live Like You’re A Liberal 7

MARCH 20, 2012 Songs and books have been written about the importance of living every day as if it will be your last. While a seemingly noble concept, living out each day indulging in special moments and treats instead of

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Government Nannies Attack Food Trucks 10

MARCH 9, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS A food fight has broken out between a liberal Democratic assemblyman and a liberal Democratic San Francisco supervisor over the banning of food vending trucks near schools. It’s a battle of nanny government officials —

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