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      Cherylyn Harley LeBon

      Cherylyn Harley LeBon is lawyer, mother, and former Senior Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.Follow her on Twitter @HarleyLeBon.

New Study Encourages A War On Happy Meals

              In this Jan. 20, 2012 photo, the McDonald's logo and a Happy Meal box with french fries and a drink are posed at McDonald's, in Springfield, Ill. McDonald’s Corp. reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

According to a new study, reducing the calorie count in “happy meals” at popular fast food restaurants could combat the obesity epidemic. An article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, abstract, notes that legislation aimed at improving the nutritional value of meals marketed to kids might have a big enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium.

NYC’s Dilemma: Trading One Food Nanny For Another

5:30 PM 06/19/2015

New York City has led the country in nanny state policies that limit a consumer’s choices. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city banned trans fats at restaurants, posted calorie counts on menus, and tried to limit soda consumption. My least favorite Bloomberg role was that of “neonatal specialist” when he launched an initiative to "encourage" women to breastfeed their newborn babies. Weary mothers were subjected to a round of questioning, while nurses kept baby formula locked in cabinets.

Boys Are Lost In Their Own World

5:00 PM 05/22/2015

We have heard for the past several decades that society should be concerned about the development and progress of boys in our culture. Women continue to outnumber men in professional graduate schools of medicine, law, and business school, and women are now closing the gap in the engineering field.

Our taxpayer dollars at work shrinking the private sector

9:45 AM 11/05/2010

Government isn’t good at creating sustainable jobs. It can create a sensible environment of tax rates, regulations and property rights protections that encourage private sector entrepreneurs to take risks with their capital, expand inventory and create lasting job opportunities.