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March 2, 2011 buzz: Setting limits for bloated Hollywood producers, sugar-addicted schoolchildren and thoughtless commenters

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Michael Kinsley's Op-Ed, Movie math, is at the top of the buzz-o-meter again Wednesday. In it, he takes on former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a strong supporter of state subsidies to the TV and film industry. Kinsley’s bottom line: It's absurd for states to provide welfare to film and TV producers.

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Should we think up a new approach to online comments on news stories, as to dissuade readers from leaving thoughtless, sometimes vile remarks? It turns out you all have lots of opinions on the topic of online comments

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In Our schools' sweet tooth, Emily Ventura and Michael Goran of USC's Childhood Obesity Research Center alert us to just how much sugar is served to children in school cafeterias. The amount goes way beyond the 39 grams of sugar in a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola. Read on for their plan. And then, you know, Tweet it.

-- Alexandra Le Tellier


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