Today, New York City officials are expected to approve NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on big sodas.
Doctors and nutrition experts said the regulation’s success or failure may depend on more than just the modest number of calories it might slash from people’s diets. It will hinge on whether the first-in-the-nation rule starts a conversation that changes attitudes toward overeating.
Grow up, folks. It’s no secret that the more you eat and drink, the more likely you are to put on weight. People have the right to make poor decisions. The correct path is to hold them accountable for those decisions — via higher insurance premiums, for example — not to try and act like their daddy.Read full article » No Comments »
National money is at play in the 7th district congressional race between Republican Johnston County state Sen. David Rouzer and Democratic incumbent Congressman Mike McIntyre. Roll Call reports on the SuperPAC money, the ads, and the polling here and here.
Congressman McIntyre’s website can be found here.
Sen. Rouzer’s website can be found here.Read full article » No Comments »
Actions by yet another local ABC board member are under scrutiny. This time it’s in Durham. From the Herald-Sun:
State officials have launched an investigation into the Durham County ABC Board, looking, among other things, at whether its still-new general manager has been steering contracts to friends of board members.
Agnes Stevens, spokeswoman for the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, confirmed that commission Administrator Mike Herring requested the probe at the end of May.
He asked N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement – the state police agency that enforces North Carolina’s alcohol laws – to conduct the investigation. As of Wednesday, it and two audits of the Durham ABC board remained incomplete.
No matter the outcome of the investigation, it is well past time for North Carolina to follow other states and privatize the ABC system, where this a potential for $800 million in revenue from the sale. The John Locke Foundation’s Agenda 2012 offers background on other states hereRead full article » No Comments »