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NYC Mayor Bloomberg takes steps to ban sale of large sugary drinks

NYC Mayor Bloomberg takes steps to ban sale of large sugary drinks

05/31/12 02:10PM

 First it was trans fats and then it was smoking in public parks and plazas.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new plan to combat obesity, and the plan has people talking.The Times writes: The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 31, 2012

05/31/12 10:59AM

TOO MUCH POWER FOR A PRESIDENTEDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESnder Mr. Obama, scores of suspects have been killed but only one taken into American custody. The precedents now being set will be carried on by successors who may have far lower standards. ... To provide real assurance, President Obama should publish clear guidelines for targeting to be carried out by nonpoliticians, making assassination truly a last resort, and allow an outside court to review the evidence before placing Americans on a kill list. read more

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