Michael M. Grynbaum of the New York Times reports a court has ruled in favor of individual freedom.
The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American soft-drink industry, which bitterly opposed the plan.
So if a private, commercial enterprise chooses to offer a washtub sized serving of Mountain Dew and can find customers who will agree on a price, then the state has no jurisdiction. Cannot prohibit the transaction throw anyone in jail, impose fines, close businesses or do any of the other things the modern nanny state so much enjoys doing.
The good news is that the court ruled in this fashion. The bad news is that it ever got the opportunity.
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he's going to heaven.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations headquarters today for Bloomberg's new role as United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change. At the photo op, the secretary general was effusive in his praise of Bloomberg, even crediting him for transforming New York City into a "carbon-free city" [emphasis added]:
Their betters from both coasts spent big to enlighten the people of Colorado which, east of the Hudson, is considered one of those square states full of primitives who don’t know what is good for them.
Cory Booker is this political season's designated superman. The stuff of legend. Kind of guy who hangs out with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Does all the cool digital stuff, like tweeting. (Can you believe it?) A natural. And so forth.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed concern that private jet owners could clog up the city's homeless shelters.
“You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg talked about gun control this morning on MSNBC--and the failure of politicians to lead on the issues.
"OK, so I have a question for you Mr. Mayor about how to lead on this," said host Mika Brzezinski. "Joe Nocera, in his [New York Times] piece, he basically says when you leave office if you really care about guns, put all your money where your mouth is."
"Well, I've got 356 days left with this job," Bloomberg said, referring to the final year of his term as mayor.