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1/25/2011
KGO-TV covers Consumer Watchdog's report on the inappropriate relationship between Google and the executive branch, including how a Northern California NASA airfield, near Google's headquarters, has been turned into a private landing strip for corporate executives' junkets to Cannes and the Carribbean.
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1/24/2011
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court discusses Eric Schmidt's stepping down as Google CEO and outlines the reasons to keep a wary eye on the company--especially with regard to consumer privacy.
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1/10/2011
Patients are stunned at Blue Shield's 59% rate hike and Consumer Watchdog calls for new powers in California to rein in the runaway rate hikes of insurers like Blue Shield.
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1/7/2011
In the wake of Blue Shield's 59% rate hike, Consumer Watchdog's Carmen Balber discusses the current need in nearly every state for public officials to have the power to review and reject the crippling rate hikes currently being imposed by health care providers.
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1/6/2011
In this heated GRIT-TV debate, Jamie Court argues mandatory health insurance purchases are not necessary for health care reform to work and, in fact, undermine the best parts of the federal health care reform law.   All Americans will have to have health insurance by 2014 , but there is no limit on how much health insurance companies...
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12/14/2010
Consumer Watchdog's Carmen Balber discusses Internet privacy and the need for an online "Do Not Track Me" list.
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12/8/2010
Jamie Court discusses the way we talk about Internet privacy, and the need for a federal Do Not Track list.
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11/9/2010
The defeat of Texas-oil-backed Prop 23, insurance-industry-backed Mike Villines for insurance commissioner, and corporate candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina has shown us that populism is still a powerful force in California politics. Lessons from this election should inform populist campaigns everywhere.
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11/8/2010
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court goes head to head with Chelene Nightingale, California tea party candidate for governor, on the significance of the California election results.
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10/18/2010
Jamie Court debates insurance industry apologizer Jim Lacy on the role of insurance money in the 2010 California Insurance Commissioner's race.