Depending on whom you ask, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s controversial plan to limit the size of sugary beverages sold across the five boroughs is either a “significant move in addressing the health problems that are devastating the lives of thousands” or another example of the city’s “unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks.” [...]
In light of the shootings in Arizona, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham — a gun owner — takes both parties to task for their reluctance to ban assault weapons.
President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.
Ed Levine carries a gun everywhere he goes. But not everyone feels comfortable with that.