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Cheers! Why I'm Celebrating The Sweet Victory Of The Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

I urge all Americans to stand together to support our leaders willing to embrace sugary drink taxes as a means to help their citizens live healthier, longer lives and addressing community investment needs or budget shortfall.

Message to Bernie: There's Nothing Populist About Soda Pop

Laurie David | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Laurie David

I love the Bern. I even feel the Bern occasionally. But I'm afraid he unwittingly stumbled into a sticky Big Soda trap last week when he declined to support the soda tax that Philadelphia's popular mayor Jim Kenney is fighting for.

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Disagree On Taxing Soda

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics

There's a new policy disagreement brewing between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton: a soda tax. Clinton said on Wednesday that she sup...

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?

With the New Year, America's Parade of Politics and Prejudice Marches On

Michael Winship | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Powerbrokers and political sycophants, from Philadelphia to Pasadena you're marching this American parade straight into the pit. You don't have to look beyond our borders for the enemy that will bring us down. Just into a mirror.

Your State And Local Elections Are Now A Super PAC Playground

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of billionaires in the post-Citizens United era is in no way limited to the 2016 presidential and congressional elections....

Marina Fang

Meet The Progressive Likely To Become Philadelphia's Next Mayor

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

A progressive candidate for Philadelphia mayor on Tuesday won a resounding primary election victory. Jim Kenney, a veteran city councilman, beat five ...

Will Philadelphia Introduce Gender-Neutral Bathrooms?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Philadelphia city councilman has sponsored a bill that would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bath...