New York Health Commissioner and aspiring prop comic Richard Daines, M.D., defends his governor's proposed obesity tax with this hokey yet alarming demonstration.
For most of us, Benjamin Franklin's words in 1789 still apply: "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." However, millionaires, by definition, are not most of us.
Now that the aggressive Eliot Spitzer has resigned in disgrace, New York state reformers are hoping that a progressive agenda will be preserved by a man with a very different style, David Paterson.
The women of New York had a champion in Eliot Spitzer. The good news in the wake of the governor's resignation is that his successor, David Paterson, and the state's activists are ready to keep up the fight.