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Walter WilliamsDo federal, state and local governments have a right to intervene in our lives when it comes to choices affecting our health? Recently, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with meals that contain too much fat and sugar, a measure aimed at McDonald's Happy Meals. The reasoning of these tyrants is to prevent McDonald's from using toys to lure children into liking foods the board deems non-nutritious. Fortunately, San Francisco's mayor, Gavin Newsom, by no means a libertarian, has threatened to veto the measure saying, "Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices."

Thomas SowellNo country has better airport security than Israel — and no country needs it more, since Israel is the most hated target of Islamic extremist terrorists. Yet, somehow, Israeli airport security people don't have to strip passengers naked electronically or have strangers feeling their private parts.

Sam BlumenfeldAlthough scientists use the theory of evolution to explain many natural phenomena, they cannot explain the gap that exists between the highest jungle primate swinging in the trees and the human being attending an opera at La Scala, having flown in a jumbo jet from New York to Milan in about seven hours.

Becky AkersRep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is at it again. He frequently hyperventilates over the scam he foisted on us, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You know, the whores the Feds pay to push their hands between your legs at airports when they aren’t too busy snoozing or missing the fake bombs undercover investigators slip past them — the perverts Mica called “hard-working and loyal” just this past June.

Chip WoodMore than 100 members of Congress who will be looking for work in January came back to their desks on Capitol Hill last week. What can we expect from this bunch of lame ducks? Probably nothing good. The more important question is: How much bad will they do before they go home for good?

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