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‘Dr. Evil’ Strikes Again

Washington lobbyist Rick Berman – a.k.a. Dr. Evil – is up to his usual tricks with a full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     Campaign Outsider Potemkin Front Group Index™: 2  Two wit: Minimumwage.com, and The Employment Policies Institute. … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Evil’ of Politics Strikes Again on Minimum Wage

Corporate gunsel Rick Berman, memorably profiled as Dr. Evil on 60 Minutes in 2007, is front-and-center in the minimum wage battle now being, er, waged at the state and federal level. From Tuesday’s New York Times:     Fun fact to … Continue reading

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Dr. Evil Targets Mike Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed crackdown on big sugary drinks is going over like the metric system. Exhibit A: This full-page New York Times the American Beverage Association ran on Friday. Exhibit B: This full-page ad the Center for … Continue reading

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New York Times Goes Easy On “Dr. Evil”

Friday’s New York Times featured a front-page piece about corporate frontman Rick Berman, memorably profiled by CBS’s 60 Minutes as “Dr. Evil.” From the Times massage: While he once called himself a lobbyist . . . he now styles himself … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day©

The Center for Consumer Freedom (“Promoting Personal Responsibility and Protecting Consumer Choice”) – which is a front group for restaurant, alcohol, and tobacco companies, among others – ran a full-page ad in Tuesday’s New York Times promoting the “vindicated sweetener,” … Continue reading

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Fat Is The New Tobacco

The Boston Globe’s estimable Alex Beam picked up on the Next Big Thing For Us To Demonize earlier this week, chronicling federal efforts to levy sin taxes on fast food and soda pop. It’s not just big government that is … Continue reading

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