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Minimum wage hikes, soda taxes, and tiger selfies?

The start of a New Year brings a raft of New State and Federal Laws.  Many of these laws are anti-liberty and fly in the face of sound economics. For instance, 20 states and many cities are raising their minimum wage. Residents of Berkeley [...]

Hey FDA want to help Ebola (and other) patients? Listen to Ron Paul!

Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie has an article at the The Daily Beast speculating that public focus on Ebola may increase support for the "right to try" movement. This movement supports passage of laws allowing patients with terminal diseases to [...]

Sunscreen on my shoulder is not the FDA's business

On Monday, Congress passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act (HR 4250). This act is designed to reduce the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s backlog of applications for approval of new sunscreen ingredients. The bill requires the FDA to make a [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Just say NO to FDA regulation of tobacco

James Bovard, writing the in the USA Today, examines  how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed new tobacco regulations will impact cigars. The new rules require "pre-market approval" of new cigar products--meaning a cigar [...]

FDA backs down on aging cheese crack down

Last week, the FDA issued a warning to America's cheese producers that aging cheese on wooden boards was a violation of the FDA's heath standards. It now appears after much public outcry about how this is ridiculous, the FDA is backing down. From [...]

Put the sprinkles down and move away from the Doughnut

No, that is not something Chief Wiggum will say to Homer on a future episode of The Simpsons.  It is something federal agents may soon be saying to Americans who commit the "crime" of putting "sprinkles" on their dessert. This is because the [...]

Seven Cheeses banned in the USA

No, that is not a misprint... the website CheeseRank has a slide show featuring seven cheeses that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned in the USA. Campaign for Liberty members will not be surprised that most of the cheeses were [...]

We're from the government and we're here to screw up your health care

Obamacare is not the only way the Congress authorizes federal bureaucrats to drive up the cost of health care. Congress also passes feel good laws authorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose regulations on doctors. For example, [...]

Will the FDA kill Samantha Shear?

Samantha Shear is a 21-year-old girl with autism. For years, her parents unsuccessfully sought a treatment to help control Samantha's violent and self-destructive behavior. After trying almost every option, her parents found a course of [...]

First they came for the hummus

Imagine the horror of mere commoners determining the definition of hummus! Fortunately Sabra Dipping in Chesterfield, Virginia is lobbying the government to save us all. From Reason: The company, whose Chesterfield, Virginia, plant produces [...]