Michael R. Bloomberg

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  • MILLER: Exploiting gun tragedies

    Gun-control advocates have no shame. Before the bodies are buried or families have grieved, political opportunists exploit the tragic murder of innocent people to advance their cases. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg uses his taxpayer-funded staff to jump all over a shooting anywhere in the country as a hook to call for more restrictions on Second Amendment rights.


  • Inside the Beltway: Veep madness

    Wide-eyed and salivating, hundreds of journalists dream of being the chosen one who breaks the news of Mitt Romney's choice for a running mate, even before word goes out on his campaign's fancy new "Who will be Mitt's VP?" phone app.


  • Illustration New York's Nanny State by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KENNEALLY: Technocratic maternalism: Latching on to the government teat

    Now that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has dispensed with poor, fat people and smokers, it only makes sense that he would declare open warfare on mothers. The city government has unveiled its latest exercise in bureaucratic maternalism, Latch on NYC, which aggressively promotes breast-feeding to new mothers by restricting their hospital access to formula and exposing them to schoolmarmish lectures by nurses when they have the audacity to request the breast milk alternative.


  • Illustration Buying Elections by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    WHITFIELD: Can't buy me election love

    Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down a Montana campaign finance law that restricted corporate giving in elections represents a victory for free speech. But already the left is warning, in the words of the Nation's John Nichols, that "elections [are] for sale."


  • Illustration: Soda tax by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Legislating self-control

    If there's one thing lawmakers around the world lack, it's self-control. Greece, Spain and France have spent themselves into bankruptcy. California is struggling with a $15.7 billion deficit and our nation with $15.7 trillion in debt.


  • NYC big-soda ban treads slippery slope to court

    If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak?


  • New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, accompanied by Linda Gibbs, the deputy mayor for health and human services, discusses at New York's City Hall on Thursday the proposal by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters. (Associated Press)

    NYC proposes ban on sale of oversize sodas

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large servings of soda and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters in one of his most aggressive efforts yet to fight obesity.


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    HURT: Fire and brimstone from the Church of Do-Goodery

    Two of the wisest sages of all time — Mark Twain and Jesus Christ himself — spoke memorably about the dangers of worrisome do-gooders run amok. Indeed, it is the curse of do-gooders the world over to find fault in everyone except themselves.


  • Lawmakers react to biggest job gain in months

    Fresh off news of the biggest U.S. job gain in nine months, policymakers and lawmakers took to the airwaves Sunday morning to offer their spin on the plodding economic recovery - and to say whether they praise or blame President Obama for it.


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