Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 31st, 2013 11:09 pm by HL
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Soda Laws
Michael Marlow, Wall St. Journal
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-obesity campaign to ban the sale of certain sugary drinks in large servings, especially sodas, was struck down last month in state court. A proposal for a penny-per-ounce excise tax on sweetened beverages also floundered in Vermont's House of Representatives in February.
Case Against Gay Marriage Has Collapsed
Albert Hunt, Bloomberg
The substantive case against gay marriage collapsed in the Supreme Court last week.Legally, Supreme Court watchers say, advocates won't win the sweeping victory they once anticipated as they made arguments last week. The court is likely to overturn a California law that precludes same-sex marriage, on technical grounds. The 17-year-old federal Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage as between a man and woman, and thus denying federal spousal benefits to gays and lesbians, almost certainly will be thrown out on the grounds that such decisions should be left to the states.
A Slipping Middle Class Agenda
Chris Stirewalt, FOX News
This is an unhappy time for President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to announce new gasoline regulations.The agency claims that the new rules will add only a penny to the price of a gallon of regular unleaded while industry groups say it will be closer to a dime. Whatever the estimate, American consumers are not in the mood to hear about higher pump prices.