POLL: Should Smartphones Be Banned For Preteens?

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher
Some want retailers from selling smartphones to children (Photo: Shutterstock/Iakov Filimonov)
Remember when phones were dumb?

Nanny State Run Amok: Police Will Now Ticket, Charge 5-Year-Olds For Bullying

Education | Robby Soave

Can’t make anyone feel ‘frightened, intimidated’

British parents face PRISON for taking kids out of school for one-week family vacation

Education | Eric Owens

‘I know how important education is, but there’s a bigger picture’

Mayor Bloomberg to NYC: Take the stairs

US | Breanna Deutsch

‘What we’ve got to do is just make it cool or socially more the norm to exercise’

Denmark to abandon world's first fat tax - AFP

Business | Agence France-Presse

First-of-its-kind tax was applied by weight to butter, milk, pizzas, oils, meat, pre-packaged foods

New Yorkers should rise up against Bloomberg, eat bacon sundaes

Opinion | Robert J. Guenther

The revolution will not be televised.

NYC mayor's proposed ban moves closer to becoming law - TheDC

US | Ryan Lovelace
Mayor Bloomberg

Members of the Board of Health say the sugary drink ban doesn’t go far enough

The nanny state infects the Peach State

Editorial | Bob Barr

Nanny-state laws are popping up even in traditionally conservative areas of the country.

The War on Slurpees is destined to fail

Opinion | Rick Robinson

Governments are ill-equipped to change the daily conduct of their citizens.

California is leading the nanny-state trend

Opinion | Sandra Fabry

California’s ridiculous bans are beginning to spread to other states.

Anti-texters continue to ignore facts

Opinion | Bob Barr

Studies show that laws against texting while driving don’t make roads safer, yet politicians continue to support them.

Spoonful of government won't make obesity go down

Opinion | Glenn Lammi

Why heavy-handed obesity prevention efforts will likely fail.

Junk science trumps common sense again

Opinion | Bob Barr

Soft drinks are the latest victims.

Will the cell phone be 2012's most endangered species?

Editorial | Bob Barr

Nanny-state enthusiasts are intent on banning people from using cell phones while driving.

Nanny state loses battle over tobacco ads

Opinion | Bob Barr

Hell hath no fury like a nanny-stater scorned.

The food nannies strike again

Opinion | Bob Barr

The nanny staters want to put graphic warning labels on the packaging of unhealthy foods.