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5/17/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
San Jose Mercury News (California) The following Op-Ed commentary by John M. Simpson, Stem Cell Project Director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, was published in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday, May 17th, 2007. ------------- Recently, a Stanford University professor published a widely reported study that found converting...
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5/15/2007
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Baltimore Sun (Maryland) The following Op-Ed commentary by John M. Simpson, Stem Cell Project Director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, was published in the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007. ------------- SANTA MONICA, CA -- Maryland's Stem Cell Commission retreats behind closed doors today for the second time in less...
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5/14/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Why you're not hearing a peep from California politicians on record-high gas prices.Los Angeles Times The following Op-Ed commentary by Jamie Court & Judy Dugan of FTCR was published in the Los Angeles Times on Monday, May 14th, 2007. Court & Dugan are founders of Oilwatchdog.org, a project of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer...
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5/10/2007
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Marketplace Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 on American Public Media's Marketplace program on NPR. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. -------------- KAI RYSSDAL (HOST): There are two things you can mention to almost any CEO in...
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4/25/2007
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The San Francisco Chronicle The following commentary by Jamie Court, president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and a founder of www.oilwatchdog.org was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday, April 25th, 2007. --------------- Chevron shareholders meet today in San Ramon for the first time since...
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4/13/2007
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin) The following Op-Ed commentary by John M. Simpson, Stem Cell Project Director for the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday, April 12th. ------------ Concern apparently has been voiced across the state that the recent U.S. Patent Office...
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3/26/2007
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Marketplace Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on American Public Media's Marketplace radio program on NPR on Monday, March 26th, 2007. Listen to the audio of the commentary here. ------------ KAI RYSSDAL (HOST): One thing you didn't hear President Bush or the car company...
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3/8/2007
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Southern California Public Radio (89.3FM KPCC Pasadena, CA) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on KPCC 89.3FM in Pasadena, CA, on Thursday, March 8th, 2007. Click here to listen to the commentary. ------------- The state legislature is considering proposals by the Governor and legislative leaders to provide health...
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2/22/2007
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The San Francisco Chronicle The following commentary was published inThe San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday, January 22nd, 2007.. Jamie Court is president of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, based in Santa Monica. Judy Dugan is its research director. ---------------- A strange thing happened on the way to health-care security --...
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2/15/2007
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Capitol Weekly (California) The following Op-Ed commentary by FTCR Executive Director Douglas Heller, was published in the Capitol Weekly on Thursday, February 15th, 2007. ------------ The time was 1999, and the place was a conference-center bathroom. Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush strode up beside me and, without so much as a hello,...