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No, the Culinary Is Not Political
Though celebrity chefs spin their wheels to try to make it so

March 31, 2015  •  National Review

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio probably doesn't cook much these days. Having built his reputation preparing expensive entrées for his well-heeled customers at Craft Restaurants, Colicchio is now cooking up liberal food policy to expand the government's ever-encroaching role in how we eat, and what.

His self-promotion schedule and branding pursuits could put Kim Kardashian to shame. He's the star and producer of two reality shows on Bravo, Top Chef and Best New Restaurant. Colicchio owns several pricy restaurants and "ethical sandwich" joints on both coasts. He lends his name to a collection of expensive artisanal kitchenware, including a coffee mug for only $46.

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Feds to Ban Kids' Soft Plastic Toys for No Good Reason

March 26, 2015  •  The Toy Book

The Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) wants to hear from you.

The agency has extended its comments period until April 15 as it considers a rule that would regulate a range of chemicals within a group called phthalates. These chemicals, among other purposes, keep plastics from shattering when bent, and play a useful role in a range of consumer products.

Some phthalates, such as di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), have already been banned. Others have been under scrutiny for years and have been subject to temporary bans, or have been banned from products that children are likely to put their mouths on.

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Don't Dump Dumbo
The animal rights groups claiming victory for elephant ban are only wasting time and money.

March 22, 2015  •  USA Today

For all the families who have yet to take their children to a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — hurry. The company announced recently that its storied elephant act will no longer appear in thetraveling circus as of 2018.

This decision has been met with disappointment by people like myself who value the wholesome entertainment that the circus provides, and bristle at hysterical attacks by animal rights extremists. Groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), on the other hand, have cheered the decision and claimed victory in the long fight against elephants in the circus. This, in their view, is a major victory in their broader war against any human ownership of animals.

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Jeff Stier testifies at Connecticut joint House / Senate Public Health Committee hearing on E-cigarette regulations

March 11, 2015

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Schneiderman's Supplement Scam
Attorney General's Junk Science is a Triple-Whammy for Gullible Consumers

February 26, 2015  •  New York Observer

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a shocking announcement earlier this month. He alleged that DNA tests his office commissioned found that about 80% of GNC supplements tested, including those sold as Ginkgo Biloba, St. John's Wort, and Ginseng didn't actually have any of the herb in the capsules.

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