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Berkeley, Calif., a city known for its progressive politics, made history Tuesday night by approving the first real sin tax on soda in the United States. Voters looked likely to approve Measure D, a penny-per-ounce tax, by a wide margin after a bitter campaign battle with the beverage industry pouring in more than $2.1 million to oppose the initiative. Comment?
Liberal comedian Bill Maher responded to petitioners trying to remove him as a commencement speaker at the University of California, Berkeley, asking "what leg does the protest have to stand on?" "Whoever told you you only had to hear what didn't upset you?" Maher said during his HBO program "Real Time" broadcast Friday, adding that he was still planning to attend the December event. The late-night host responded by citing frequent guest Reza Aslan, a prominent author and commentator who has said Maher is not a bigot. Comment?
A student petition at University of California, Berkeley, aims to prevent Bill Maher from speaking on campus following his recent comments on Islam. The petition, which now has more than 2,200 signatures and is circulated on change.org , demands that the university revoke its invitation for the liberal comedian to speak at a December commencement ceremony. Comment?
Here in one of the most liberal corners of the nation, health advocates are preparing for what could be their last stand in the battle over taxing soda. Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will consider a 1 or 2 cents per ounce sin tax on sugar-sweetened drinks on the ballot in November. Comment?
William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. Comment?
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