Thursday, February 15, 2007

Huffington Post Editorial

I wrote (with the help of Elias) an editorial for the Huffington Post about Obesity issues and how the government (particularly the Bush Administration) is dealing with it.

You can read the editorial here.

Steve and I are going to be contributing to the blog there more often now, particularly about issues pertaining to "This Divided State" and the politics of Obesity. So, I'll be sure to let you all know when it happens.

Hopefully, I'll have time to write more stuff of this caliber for news organizations like this. We really enjoy this sort of thing around here, so be sure to check it out.

And let me know what you think of the editorial.

UPDATE: I thought it was quite odd that they wedged my editorial between an essay by Harry Shearer a few spots below and two spots above me was a photo-essay by Mia Farrow.

That's just pretty cool.

1 comment:

Leavo said...

i think blaming the fast food industry or even the government for obesity is ridiculous. its no ones fault but their own if someone eats a hamburger or candybar or if they buy it for their kid. ronald mcdonald isnt following people around with a gun forcing them to buy his food. they choose to do it. just because someone has no self control doesnt give them the right to blame some industry. grow up and take responsibility for your actions. that being said i do believe the government needs to take steps to stop things that didnt exist before that are highly unhealthy, such as trans fats and maybe even highfructose corn syrup. and they are taking steps against trans fats.