Chicago Alderman Edward Burke may be the staunchest elected opponent of food freedom in America whose name you've never heard. In recent years, Burke has used his vast sway as the longest-serving and most powerful member of the city council, and chair of the council's finance committee, increasingly to undermine the right of Chicagoans to make their own food choices, including proposed bans on foie gras, trans fats, and Four Loko. His latest target? As Baylen Linnekin reports, Nanny Burke has set his sites on popular energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
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That scenario seems highly implausible based on what we know about the epidemic.
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"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano.
To the extent that the accusations against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse get into specifics, they're pretty dubious.