'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
May 13, 2014
There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic
February 27, 2014
Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade” said the front-page headline of yesterday’s New York Times, in what the paper described as a “stunning” drop.
Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013
In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.
By focusing too much on weight loss.
The Five Weirdest Ways That Countries Combat Obesity
July 23, 2013
As Judith Shulevitz reports in her latest Phenomenology column in The New Republic, our intense focus on weight loss often overlooks the importance of treating the chronic disease of obesity.
Separating Fat from Fiction
June 04, 2013
The tricky problem of the obese character.
Chris Christie's Big Fat Authenticity
May 10, 2013
What the media misses about the governor's weight loss
November 09, 2009
Fred Mishkin: Fed shouldn't worry about asset bubbles right now. Inflation expectations have returned to a historically normal range. Study: A higher minimum wage can reduce obesity. Dallas Fed: Don't blame protectionism for the decline in global trade. Banks just as happy buying Treasuries as making loans.
October 31, 2009
In New Jersey, any candidate for high office can count on getting smeared over taxes, corruption, the economy, or all of the above. But in this fall's hard-fought gubernatorial race, an unlikely issue has popped up amidst the usual mud-slinging: the portly physique of Republican challenger Chris Christie. Ever since Jon Corzine released his now-infamous attack ad, in which a disdainful voiceover claims Christie improperly "threw his weight around" as a U.S. Attorney, neither candidate has managed to entirely escape the politics of fat.
The Wages of Fat
October 12, 2009
Today, David Broder takes to his pulpit to decry the nasty, personal turn taken in the New Jersey governor's race. Upset that the superfit Jon Corzine would stoop to mocking Republican challenger Chris Christie's obesity, Broder offers this lament: If you believe, as I do, that the beautiful people already have enough of an advantage in this age of television politics and cable trivia, then the last thing we need is a wave of ads highlighting the fact that others are really ugly. Ah, the beauty-is-only-skin-deep-don't-judge-a-book-by-its-cover argument. How high minded.