Science vs. Politics: Rand Paul Takes on the FDA

by Broad Street | Published 04/01/2015 | Government Regulation, Health, Opinion, Politics

It appears that attacking science wins votes. The US Congress and some states insist that climate change is a “hoax” and don’t want government agencies reminding us about potential threats to our planet. Now meat companies and their lobbying group, the North American Meat Institute, are up in arms because the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for […]

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Mozilla Firefox, Gay Rights & Free Speech

by Broad Street | Published 04/07/2014 | Opinion, Politics, The Restaurant Business

Mozilla Firefox CEO Brendan Eich stepped down last week after it was reported he’d given money to an anti-gay marriage ballot initiative in California in 2008. The company that distributes the popular web browser came under fire from several sources over Eich’s financial support for Proposition Eight, a ballot measure opposing marriage equality that has […]

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Missouri Is Egg-Zasperated with California

by Broad Street | Published 02/19/2014 | Government Regulation, Green and Sustainable, Litigation, Politics

The Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing California over eggs. California’s Proposition 2 passed in 2008 requires that egg producers in the state comply with regulations that stipulate laying hens “be confined only in ways that allow these animals to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely.” You might […]

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