What London Could Learn From Los Angeles About Banning Fast Food

London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently announced plans to ban future construction of fast food restaurants within 400 meters of city schools. Khan says the policy is designed to reduce the “ticking time bomb” of childhood obesity. Khan’s right to be concerned about the health of London’s children. According to various reports, London has the highest … Continued


Samizdat GOOP Memo Reveals Plans for Image Makeover

Memorandum To: GOOP Staff From: GOOP Management Subject: New Approaches to Making Gwyneth Appear Not So Dangerous ________________________________________________________________________________________ Okay, staff. We need a new, fresh approach. Recent market research and internal consumer polling has shown that GOOP and Gwyneth have both become something of a worldwide joke and the subject of a ton of ridicule … Continued


No, Bolshevik Parents Weren’t Early Free Rangers

The whitewashing of communism since the end of the Cold War is evident in recent polling that shows, alarmingly, that Americans have growing affection for the political theory and form of governance. According to a poll released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund, twenty-three percent of American millennials consider Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong … Continued


The Moral Emptiness of Hollywood Moms

There’s wide agreement that super creep and alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein’s harassment and abuse of women was an open secret. It’s a cliché, but it does appear that everyone and their mother knew about it. His victims certainly knew—Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Angelina Jolie, Heather Graham, just to name a few. Other powerful … Continued


Is There A Merit Badge for Gender Denial?

In the effort to elevate girls, why do we need to destroy organizations designed to help boys? That’s precisely what’s happening to one of America’s oldest and most trusted organizations—an organization actually created to help boys develop into civic-minded, responsible men. The Boy Scouts of America announced this week that starting next year, young girls … Continued


Now, Even Your Dinner is Supposed to be Part of the #Resistance

Americans are quickly growing weary of politics seeping into every crevice of life. Long gone are the days of simply sitting down to watch a football game and enjoying some snacks. Today, one must endure the political stunts of kneeling players while wondering if those chicken wings you put on the buffet were humanely raised … Continued


GOOP and the Media’s Double Standard on Pseudoscience

Recently, Olga Khazan of The Atlantic tried to figure out “The Baffling Rise of GOOP”—actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s trendy lifestyle website, which has recently been accused of promoting deceptive health claims. Khazan wonders what the site’s popularity says about the future of health journalism. Khazan does a good job navigating the oddball world of GOOP pseudoscience … Continued


The Media’s Hypocritical ‘Concern’ for Trump’s Health

It’s sweet, really. USA Today’s healthcare policy reporter Jayne O’Donnell is very concerned about President Donald Trump’s wellbeing. In an article entitled, “Will Trump’s Exercise and Eating Habits Catch Up to Him as Stress Mounts,” she writes: He’s 71, holds down an incredibly stressful job, and is overweight. He doesn’t exercise. His eating habits are … Continued