May 17, 2022 6:17 am

Former FDA Official: The Prohibition on European Baby Formula Isn’t About Safety

“The knot in getting that product into the U.S. isn’t safety, it’s a regulatory issue,” says Peter Pitts.

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May 7, 2022 5:30 am

Yet Another Study Blames Food Companies for Parental Choices

Food companies don’t determine what parents put in their shopping carts.

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March 10, 2022 1:15 pm

With Just 10 Signatures, This Gas Station Owner Could Kill a Ban on Pumping Your Own Gas

Legislators in New Jersey and Oregon keep failing to repeal their states’ bans on self-service gas stations. Is Massachusetts’ small town direct democracy the solution?

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January 28, 2022 10:20 am

Are Oregonians Ready To Pump Their Own Gas?

A bill would let Oregon gas stations turn their customers loose on a limited number of self-service pumps. Some drivers fear the freedom.

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January 26, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: He Just Smiled and Gave Me a Vegemite Sandwich

Australian Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion calls Vegemite, a food spread made from brewer’s yeast that is popular down under, a “precursor to misery” that should perhaps be restricted. Scullion said that in indigenous communities where alcohol sales are banned because of widespread abuse, people are buying Vegemite in bulk to make moonshine liquor and…

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January 10, 2022 9:20 am

A Drive-Thru Window Saved His Business, but Now He’s Being Forced To Shut It Down

Zoning officials concede Robert Balitierrez’s drive-thru window isn’t causing any problems. But they say it’s a code violation and has to close anyway.

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January 9, 2022 9:15 am

Classes Underway in Florida, Land of the Free

Many K-12 schools and universities have gone to remote instruction in response to the surge in COVID cases, but Florida remains the land of the free, with no COVID-related mandates. No mask mandates. No vaccine mandates. No mandated business closures or reductions in service. Mandates have been prohibited by the state legislature, at the…
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January 4, 2022 6:45 am

A Fresh New Year Means Fresh New Restrictions on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

From California to Washington, D.C., new restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment are blanketing the nation.

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December 21, 2021 6:30 am

Christmas Travel Rebounds Despite Official Handwringing About Omicron

Plus: Swearing increased during the pandemic, progressives want to see the Build Back Better agenda enacted by executive fiat, and more…

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December 15, 2021 2:15 pm

The Biden Administration Crushes America’s Brief Experiment in Showerhead Freedom

The Department of Energy’s new energy efficiency rule drags us back to the dark days of 2013, when showers were allowed to emit no more than 2.5 gallons of water a minute.

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December 10, 2021 5:00 am

Politicians Are Still Stuck on Prohibition

Nearly 90 years after the 21st Amendment ended America’s failed experiment with banning alcohol, our leaders are still trying to tell us what to do.

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November 17, 2021 7:00 am

To Fight Climate Change, Los Angeles Bans Restaurants From Giving Out Unsolicited Ketchup Packets

Businesses that give customers condiments without them first asking for them could receive fines totaling $300.

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November 15, 2021 4:00 am

Your Next Car May Refuse To Start if It Thinks You’ve Had a Drink

Get ready to pay for new nanny-state technology and for bypassing the unwelcome intervention.