Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary beverages in restaurants is the topic of two commentaries—one supporting and one against the role the government should play in regulating citizens’ lifestyle choices. Here’s what LoHud.com users had to say:
“Of course, no one has an ounce of judgement left. Thanks for controlling us sloths.”
— Denis Ian
“Talk about missing the point. No one denies that too much soda is bad for you. The issue is whether you want government micro-managing every facet of your life, down to the size of the soda you buy.”
— Joseph Latino
Former state Sen. Nick Spano is expected to receive his sentencing on corruption charges from Judge Cathy Seibel at 3:30 p.m. today. LoHud.com readers weigh in on the impending verdict:
“How many times is the [Journal News] going to run this story? Each time, the nonsense grows exponentially: the political Mr. Spano should not suffer for the misdeeds of the personal Mr. Spano?! Spano took advantage of his elected office to enrich himself and didn’t pay taxes on that enrichment; that’s his crime. I’m confident the judge is not going to buy the sob stories repeated ad nauseum in these pages. I just hope the JN has stocked up on Kleenex to give to Phil Reisman when he learns the news that Uncle Nick is going to jail.”
Check LoHud.com at 3:30 p.m. for breaking news on the verdict.
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