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93. NBC 11/ Grand Junction, CO
Dec. 31, 2008

NBC 11, the NBC television affiliate in Grand Junction, Colorado, provided three “Related Links” for a Dec. 31, 2008 Associated Press article about the Big Three. The third link was titled “Comparing the ‘Big Three’ with Toyota and Honda” and it pointed to Big Three Auto ProCon.org.


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92. Washington Post / Washington, DC
Dec. 28, 2008

The Washington Post, in a Dec. 28, 2008 article by Samuel Sockol titled “Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza,” referenced ProCon.org. We were one of three organizations that received a weblink. Of the 23 links in the article, one pointed to our Israeli Palestinian ProCon.org website, one pointed to the B-Tselem website, and 21 of them linked elsewhere on the Washington Post website.


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91. Millard County Chronicle Progress / Delta, UT
Dec. 10, 2008

The Millard County Chronicle Progress of Delta, Utah referenced Milk ProCon.org in a Dec. 10, 2008 article by Dean Draper titled “The Federal Proposed Cow and Pig Gas Tax.”

The article discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s possible taxation of greenhouse gas emissions – including those from animals on dairy and hog farms. The article stated in part:

“ProCon.org, has been active in trying to find pros and cons of various controversial issues since 1986. At their website one can find the State by State Dairy Cow Emissions Chart: The Fart Chart. The majority of these gases are releases by the enteric fermentation (farts and burps) of ruminant animals such as dairy cows which is why they have nicknamed this presentation “The Fart Chart.” ProCon.org lists several links to learn more about the proposed emission regulations.”


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90. National Catholic Register / North Haven, CT
Dec. 5, 2008

The National Catholic Register, a Catholic newspaper founded in 1927 with a circulation over 35,000 per week, referenced ProCon.org. The article “Americans Trust God” by Tom McFeely linked to Under God ProCon.org and stated:

“This website provides some background on the legal arguments presented by both sides regarding that issue [of ‘under God’ in the pledge of allegiance]”


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89. New York Times / New York, NY
Dec. 3, 2008

The New York Times referenced Voting Machines ProCon.org in a website section titled “Times Topics – Voting Machines” by its editors.

This topic page includes a segment called “Voting Machines Navigator” which is “A list of resources from around the Web about Voting Machines as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.”

ProCon.org was the first resource posted on the list, and the hyperlink pointed to the Voting Machines ProCon.org homepage.


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88. WMZQ – FM / Rockville, MD
Dec. 3, 2008

WMZQ (98.7 FM), a Rockville, Maryland-based radio station, referenced Big Three Auto ProCon.org on its Nov. 3, 2008 morning program Brian & Jenni Morning Show. Although we’ve been unable to retrieve an audio clip or podcast from that morning’s program, the show’s website did contain a statement directing its audience to our website:

“I found a website that presents in a simple, nonpartisan pro-con format, responses to the core question ‘Should the Big Three car manufacturers be bailed out by the US government?’ along with related research. If you’re like me, and curious about what we all may on the hook for, click here.”



87. Scientfic American/ New York, NY
Dec. 2008

Scientific American magazine, in a Dec. 2008 article titled “Why Do Men Buy Sex?” by Nikolas Westerhoff, referenced Prostitution ProCon.org. The 3-page article had a section called “You Might Also Like” at the bottom of each page that linked to our chart of “Prostitution Policies Around the World.”


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86. Discover Magazine / New York, NY
Nov. 3, 2008

Discover magazine, in an online article titled “20 Things You Didn’t Know About… Elections” by LeeAundra Temescu linked to our Voting Machines ProCon.org website. The magazine has a reported readership of 5.8 million people.


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85. Securities Docket / Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2008

Securities Docket, a global securities and litigation news website edited by Bruce Carton – the former Senior Counsel of the Enforcement Division of the Securities Exchange Commission, published an article about ProCon.org on Nov. 5, 2008. The article titled “Should insider trading by Congress be prohibited?” said in its entirety:

“Via a website called ProCon.org we stumbled upon, we hereby provide you with more information than you knew even existed and more than you will ever need on the subject: “Should insider trading by Congress be prohibited?”

ProCon.org is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity with the mission of “Promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.” For reasons only known to ProCon.org, it has decided that the above question should be among the 15 controversial issues it currently profiles on its site along with the death penalty, euthanasia, the war in Iraq, etc.

We’re not sure it really rises to the level of controversy of most of the others, but thanks for the research!” 


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84. State Hornet / Sacramento, CA
Nov. 5, 2008

The State Hornet, the official student newspaper of California Stat University at Sacramento with a readership exceeding 30,000 people, published an article titled “Medicinal Marijuana: What’s the Problem?” that referenced ProCon.org content. The “Opinion” section article by Princess Calabrese stated in part:

“On June 24, 2005 procon.org sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Food and Drug Administration. The organization wanted information on the number of deaths caused by marijuana versus the number of deaths caused by 17 FDA-approved drugs. Twelve of the 17 drugs are frequently issued in place of medical marijuana and five are just commonly used by society.

Procon.org found that marijuana (otherwise known as Cannabis sativa L), is the primary suspect of zero deaths in the United States and is the contributing suspect to 279 deaths. The other 17 drugs approved by the FDA are the primary suspects of a total of 10,008 deaths and are the contributing suspects to 1, 670 deaths.”


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83. The Kettle / Caldwell, NJ
Nov, 2008

The Kettle, the

Caldwell
College
newspaper released twice per semester, referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org on the front page of the Nov. 2008 issue. A special feature titled “Just the Facts” cited ProCon.org as a source in compiling information about where the candidates stood on major issues.


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82. San Jose Mercury News / San Jose, CA
Oct. 30, 2008

The San Jose Mercury News referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org in an article by Frank Davies titled “Neglected Issues on the Campaign Trail Will Confront the Next President.” We were one of three sites mentioned. Barackobama.com and johnmccain.com were the other two.

“Both campaigns have position papers on immigration, climate change and other issues. Check www.barackobama.com and www.johnmccain.com. Another site, /, shows candidates’ views on a wide variety of issues.” 


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81. Lenta.ru / Moscow, Russia
Oct. 30, 2008

Lenta.ru, an online news website considered to be one of the most popular in Russia with over 100,000 daily visitors, published an article about prostitution in Brazil that referenced Prostitution ProCon.org. The article titled ” Brazil’s Ministry of Labor has developed a guide for prostitutes(as translated by Google Translator) linked to our PDF of Brazil’s laws on prostitution.


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80. The Alpena News / Alpena, MI
Oct. 30, 2008

The Alpena News, a daily newspaper in Alpena, Michigan, referenced ProCon.org in an Oct. 30, 2008 article. The story by Crystal Nelson was titled “TBJH Students Tackle Election Issues,” and it discussed how students at Thunder Bay Junior High used ProCon.org to learn more about presidential views on controversial issues. The students then shared their findings with other students, teachers, and staff at the school. The article stated:

“The Web site, procon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is ‘promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.’”


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79. SLCC Globe / Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 30, 2008

The SLCC Globe, the newspaper of Salt Lake City Community College (SLCC), referenced ProCon.org in an Oct. 30, 2008 article. The story by Patricia Isom was titled “Nobel Prize Laureate Capecchi to Speak at South City Campus,” and it invited SLCC students to visit ProCon.org:

“Readers can visit www.procon.org and type in ‘stem cell research’ to read more about the subject.”


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78. Svenska Dagbladet / Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 27, 2008

 The Svenska Dagbladet, one of the most popular newspapers in Sweden, published an article on Oct. 27, 2008 that referenced ProCon.org. The article by Karin Henriksson was titled “Miljontals får inte rösta,” and it cited our information about felon disenfranchisement.


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77. The Huffington Post / New York, NY
Oct. 27, 2008


The Huffington Post
, an online newspaper with 5.7 million reported readers and among the top 600 websites on the Internet (according to Alexa.com as of Oct. 27, 2008), published an article that referenced Felon Voting ProCon.org. The article by Shayana Kadidal, JD, was titled “Can Ted Stevens Vote for Himself? Not Anymore,” and it linked directly to our chart of state felon voting laws.


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76. NBC Los Angeles/ Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 22, 2008

NBC Los Angeles, in an article titled “Could Prostitution Become Legal in California?” by David Markland, referenced Prostitution ProCon.org. The article linked to our page on federal and state laws regarding prostitution.

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75. Monroe Doctrine / Rochester, NY
Oct. 20, 2008

The Monroe Doctrine, the daily newspaper for Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, published a centerfold feature with 2008 Election ProCon.org content. The spread showed a chart comparing 2008 presidential candidates pro and con positions on various issues and referenced ProCon.org as the source of this information. The Managing Editor, Alissa Shields, sent us a letter of thanks explaining that

“We had a great response from students and faculty around campus who stated that they found it to be a helpful tool in making their choice for president.”


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74. Jacksonville Daily Progress / Jacksonville, FL
Oct. 20, 2008

The Jacksonville Daily Progress, a daily circulating newspaper with 3,500+ readers in Jacksonville, Florida, referenced ProCon.org in an Oct. 20, 2008 article. The story by Cristin Ross was titled “A Guide to E Voting,” and cited the ProCon.org data regarding the largest electronic voting machine manufacturers. It also referenced the organization in greater detail, stating:

“The Web site, procon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is ‘promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.’”


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73. Kalamazoo Gazette/ Kalamazoo, MI
Oct. 19, 2008

The Kalamazoo Gazette, a daily newspaper in Kalamazoo, Michigan, referenced ProCon.org in an Oct. 19, 2008 special report by Robyn Rosenthal titled “Medical Marijuana: Science, Politics Intermingle.”

The article contained five “On the Web” resources for more information on the medical marijuana issue. Medical Marijuana ProCon.org was the fourth resource listed.


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72. The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show / Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 13, 2008

The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show, a talk radio program based out of Grand Rapids, MI station WGRD and syndicated to 16 stations around the country, referenced ProCon.org in an Oct. 13, 2008 on air discussion. It also included a link to ProCon.org on the show’s homepage.

The link remained on the homepage for one week in the “stuff recently discussed on the show” section.



71. The Daily Iowan / Iowa City, IA


Oct. 9, 2008

The Daily Iowan, the official student newspaper of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA with a daily print circulation of 19,000 readers, published an editorial titled “Disenfranchising the masses: Voting Rights for ‘Felons’” that referenced ProCon.org. The article mentioned the percentage of disenfranchised Iowans and cited ProCon.org as the source of information.


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70. WBIR / Knoxville, TN
Oct. 8, 2008

WBIR, an NBC television affiliate in Knoxville, TN, referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org in a report titled “Websites Help Explain Where Candidates Really Stand on Issues” by Live at Five anchor Russell Biven.

The report recommended two specific websites for people who “would like to see where the candidates claim to stand on many of the key issues.” and 2008election.procon.org was one of the two.


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69. National Catholic Reporter / Kansas City, MO
Oct. 7, 2008

The National Catholic Reporter, a newsweekly published 42 times per year and circulated in over 90 countries, referenced ProCon.org in an article titled “Cost Is No Mark of Quality” by weekly columnist Sister Joan Chittister.

The article described several presidential candidates’ positions on several important issues. It referenced one website, 2008 Election ProCon.org


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68. The Mills Campanil / Oakland, CA
Oct. 6, 2008

TheMills Campanil, the official newspaper of Mills College in Oakland, CA, published an article titled “Finding the Truth in the Many Sources for Election Info” by Kathleen Donovan that stated:

“An idiosyncratic website, www.procon.org, lays out the proponents arguments and the detractors arguments for some of today’s most controversial political issues, like the Israeli Palestinian conflict, medical marijuana and felon voting.

Combining easy-to-read charts and graphs, giving bite-size statistics as well as giving an overview of the arguments for and against may help voters decide where they stand on propositions such as gay marriage before the November ballot. And for the few that view drinking milk as a hot button political issue, www.procon.org has a section dedicated to the discussion on whether milk is healthy for humans.”

ProCon.org was the first of four organizations referenced that “help the public deal with a deficit of good information.”


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67. Slate / New York, NY
Oct. 6, 2008

Slate, a daily online magazine owned by The Washington Post Company, published an article that referenced ProCon.org titled “Bad Cop: Why Obama Is Getting Criminal Justice Policy Wrong” by Radley Balko.  

The article referenced Obama’s position on federal raids against medical marijuana users and contained a direct link to medicalmarijuana.procon.org. The article was later reprinted in Reason magazine.


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66. The Wire / Portsmouth, NH
Oct. 2, 2008

TheWire, an independent newspaper in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with a weekly readership of about 20,000, referenced ProCon.org in an article titled “The Youth Vote Matters” by Nate Doyle.

The article listed three online resources, including ProCon.org, in its appeal to stoke youth political participation. ProCon.org was referenced as the site to visit for “a guide to the federal issues.”


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65. Blount Today / Maryville, TN
Oct. 1, 2008

Blount Today, the daily newspaper for Blount County, Tennessee, referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org twice in an article titled “The Race for the White House.”

The article listed online resources to learn more about the positions of McCain and Obama. ProCon.org was referenced as a resource for each candidate.


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64. Housatonic Community College/ Bridgeport, CT
Oct 1. 2008

The Housatonic Community College newspaper featured an article titled “Fairfield Student Spearheads HCC Election Information Efforts” which explained that

“Using information gleaned from the Washington Post and the website procon.org, they assembled fact sheets about candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and distributed them Thursday (9/25) in the Housatonic Community College cafeteria.”

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63. ABAJournal/ New York, NY
Oct. 2008

ABA Journal, the official magazine of the American Bar Association, printed an article by Jill Schachner Chanen titled “Expressing Themselves” that referenced ProCon.org.

The article mentioned that the ProCon.org Chairman, Steve Markoff, had been nominated for the Playboy Foundation’s Freedom of Expression Award. The article stated in part:

“There’s also Steven Markoff, whose website, ProCon, promotes education, critical thought and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a simple pro-con format…”

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62. Press & Sun-Bulletin / Binghamton, NY
Sep. 26, 2008

The Press & Sun-Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Binghamton, New York, referenced ProCon.org in a guest editorial by Amy Fisher titled “Informed Voters an Antidote to Cynicism” in the online version of the newspaper at pressconnects.com.

The article listed five online resources, including ProCon.org, to “get information you need” about the 2008 election. The article stated in part:

/ — Promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a simple, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.”

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61. TechNewsWorld / Encino, CA
Sep. 25, 2008

Reporter Kimberley Hill published an article for TechNewsWorld on Sep. 25, 2008 titled “While Street Burns, Candidates’ Views on Tech Simmer” that referenced ProCon.org and its 2008 election coverage. The feature article contained a hyperlink to ProCon.org and stated in part:

“While the implications of the federal government’s attitude toward medical research using stem cells may not be grabbing headlines this week, it remains an important issue to voters. In fact, it was the most popular technology-related search term at the ProCon.org Web site during the period from July 1 through this week, site managing editor Kamy Akhavan told TechNewsWorld.

Overall, though, the subject ranked 25th in popularity among the 65 issues tracked by the site, indicating that perhaps voters are not as focused on this controversy as they were even six months ago.”

The article was also reprinted in E-Commerce Times, Linux Insider, MacNewsWorld, and CRM Buyer.


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60. Palm Beach Atlantic University / Palm Beach, FL
Sep. 22, 2008

The Beacon, the newspaper serving
Palm Beach
Atlantic
University, referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org in a Sep. 22, 2008 article by Erin Brown about third party options in the 2008

US
Presidential election. The article cited our list of official candidates in the election.

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59. Star-Gazette / Elmira, NY
Sep. 9, 2008

The Star-Gazette, a daily newspaper in Elmira, New York, with a readership of 73,335 (as of Sep. 9, 2008), referenced 2008 Election ProCon.org in an article titled “It’s Time to Vote in Record Numbers” by columnist Jennifer O’Hara.

The article said in part: “/ is one of many resources listing the candidates’ positions on the issues.”

ProCon.org was the only website referenced in this article which was reprinted in The Ithaca Journal on Sep. 11, 2008.

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58. Mashable.com
Aug. 31, 2008

Mashable.com, an online social networking news site, that is considered among the top 5,000 most popular websites on the Internet (according to Alexa.com in Sep. 2008), published an article titled “Election 2008: A Dozen Sites Open for Political Debate” by Paul Glazowski.

The article linked to 2008election.procon.org and said in part:

“Perhaps you’re interested in a quick view of the top candidates’ political leanings. Their voting records, their statements. All that fun stuff. IF you need to keep informed to keep your online conversations teeming with data, ProCon.org is a kind of one-stop shop.”

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57. South Florida Sun-Sentinel / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 15, 2008

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the main daily paper of Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 1.2 million readers weekly, published an editorial on Aug. 15, 2008 by staff columnist Stephen L. Goldstein titled “Time to Reach 21st Century” that referenced ProCon.org. The article stated:

“The pros and cons in the medical marijuana debate are laid out at www.procon.org, a highly informative web site.”

ProCon.org was the only website referenced in the entire article.

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56. WFNX – FM/ Boston, MA
Aug. 11, 2008

WFNX (101.7 FM), a Boston-based radio station that also broadcasts at 92.1 in southern New Hampshire, referenced ProCon.org on its Aug. 11, 2008 morning program The Sandbox. Although we’ve been unable to retrieve an audio clip from that interview and the podcast is not available, the show’s intern Pam did post a blog about the reference on the station’s website.

She wrote “Fletcher puts away the pop trash and goes politics with procon.org

WFNX (“The Phoenix”) reportedly had 960,904 listeners in 2007.

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55. The Daily Voice / New York, NY
July 31, 2008

The Daily Voice, an online news publication that “aims to be the leading destination for African American news and opinion,” in its July 31, 2008 article titled “Should Marijuana Be Legal?” referenced our Medical Marijuana ProCon.org website.

They cited our summary of a Nov. 2004 AARP poll on medical marijuana.


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54. Estes Park Trail-Gazette / Estes Park, CO
July 25, 2008

Estes Park Trail-Gazette, a twice-weekly newspaper for the residents of and visitors to Estes Park, Colorado, printed an article by Janice Mason titled “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Why Not Drill in ANWR for Oil?” that referenced our 2008 Election ProCon.org website.

The article referenced a statement we had posted where Barack Obama indicated that he opposed drilling in ANWR. Only one website, /, was referenced in the entire piece.

The reference was later reprinted in the Jan. 2, 2009 piece titled “Community Year in Review: Part II.”


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53. BridgesTV / Port Orchard, NY
July 1, 2008

BridgesTV, a cable television station and online media entity in Port Orchard, NY near Buffalo, had its News Director Kevin Jolly interview ProCon.org Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan on July 1, 2008. BridgesTV specializes in English language news for multicultural communities – mostly Arab and Muslim communities, and the interview focused on reactions to the prisoner swap between Israel and Hezbollah. ProCon.org received three on air verbal mentions and a continuous on screen title reference.



Appearing after a brief commercial, the entire segment titled “Hamas Emboldened by Prisoner Swap” lasted 5 minutes and 54 seconds. The ProCon.org references began at the 1.52 minute mark.


52. WNYT / Albany, NY
June 20, 2008

WNYT, an NBC affiliate television station in Albany, NY, on its NewsChannel 13 website, referenced ProCon.org in an article titled “Richmondville Man Speaks Out for Medical Marijuana” by Jessica Layton, anchor of NewsChannel 13 Weekend Today.



In the section “More Information,” Medical Marijuana ProCon.org was the only entry. This link was also placed in the NewsChannel 13 “News Links” page.


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51. The Social Studies Professional / Silver Spring, MD
May/June, 2008

The Social Studies Professional, the official newsletter of the 25,000 member National Council for the Social Studies, in its May/June 2008 issue included two ProCon.org websites in its “New Teaching Resources” section. Editor Steven Lapham wrote:

“At the website 2008electionprocon.org, students can learn about the 2008 U.S. Presidential candidates and their views (pro and con) on today’s most important issues, ranging from abortion to global warming to the war in Iraq. This is a clear, nonpartisan, well-documented presentation of candidate statements that can be searched by speaker or by the issue,

The procon.org homepage links to lesson plans, resources, and statements by elected officials about numerous controversial issues.”


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50. Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles, CA
May 19, 2008

The Los Angeles Times, the third largest circulating daily newspaper in the United States, referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in a 05/19/08 article titled “Medical Marijuana and Organ Transplant Lists” by Health editor Tami Dennis. The article appeared in the “Booster Shots” section of the Los Angeles Times blog page.

The author wrote: “For a broad discussion of the issue and, most interestingly from a health standpoint, an evaluation of the potential risks and benefits, check out Medical Marijuana ProCon.org.


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49. Houston PBS / Houston, TX
April 28, 2008

Houston Public Broadcasting System (PBS local channel 8), in a special online project called “Houston Have Your Say,” explored the issue of Immigration and highlighted several organizations in its “National Perspectives” section. Immigration ProCon.org was listed in this section as a bolded hyperlink to “What are the solutions to illegal immigration in America?


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48. New York Times / New York, NY
April 18, 2008

The New York Times referenced Medical Marijuana ProCon.org in a 04/18/08 article titled “Presidential Candidates on Marijuana” by science columnist John Tierney. The article appeared in the Tierney Lab section of the New York Times blog pages.

The author wrote: “Here are excerpts of what Mr. Obama told the Mail Tribune newspaper in Oregon, one of the states that has legalized medical marijuana…” The hyperlink pointed to the Medical Marijuana ProCon.org page featuring the 2008 presidential candidates and their views on medical marijuana.


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47. The Oregonian / Portland, OR
April 14, 2008

The Oregonian, the largest circulating newspaper in the Pacific Northwest and among the top 30 largest circulating papers in the United States., in an Apr. 14, 2008 opinion article by “Community Writer” John Knapp titled “A Sane Way to Deal with Illegal Immigration” referred readers to only one website Immigration ProCon.org. The article appeared in Oregonlive.com, the online component of The Oregonian, and stated in part:

“I feel because this [illegal immigration] is such a major issue right now that we all need to do some homework, and take some personal responsibility for understanding more about this problem. I did find a website that provided me with a thorough enough background on the subject of legal and illegal immigration that I feel compelled to recommend it to you, the readers of The Oregonian. https://immigration.procon.org/ .”


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46. MobLogic.tv / New York, NY
April 3, 2008

MobLogic.tv, a CBS-owned news, politics, and pop culture show on the Internet, referenced our website Prostitution ProCon.org three times in its Apr. 3, 2008 article titled “Look, Don’t Touch” that accompanied its online broadcast “Why is Porn Legal?” with host Lindsay Campbell.

The article linked to our Top 10 pro and con arguments in the prostitution debate (twice) as well as our international chart summarizing prostitution policies in over 50 countries.


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45. Associated Content / Denver, CO
Mar. 28, 2008

Associated Content, an online news content provider based in Denver, Colorado that is considered among the top 2,500 most popular websites on the Internet (according to Alexa.com in Nov. 2007), published an article titled “Felons CAN Vote and Will in the 2008 Presidential Election” by Tabitha Fleming that referenced felonvoting.procon.org.

The article linked to felonvoting.procon.org and discussed our coverage of state laws regarding felon disenfranchisement.


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44. WGOW-FM / Chattanooga, TN
March 11, 2008

WGOW (102.3 FM), an ABC radio affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee, interviewed ProCon.org’s Managing Editor about the pros and cons of legalizingprostitution. The hosts, Robert T. Nash and MaryAnne Williams, took turns asking questions related to feminism, economics, enforcement, motivations, and other issues related to prostitution.

They referenced ProCon.org as a “great website” and told their listeners “I strongly suggest that you check it out.” The entire interview lasted about 15 minutes long. An audio clip of the interview will be posted on this website as soon as it becomes available.


43. The Pace Press / New York, NY
February 13, 2008

The Pace Press, the newspaper serving Pace University since 1948, in a Feb. 13, 2008 article by Carla Aponte titled “Medical marijuana dispensaries may visit East Coast” referred readers to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. We were referenced right after CNN in the second paragraph of the feature story:

“MedicalMarijuanaProCon.org said 12 states have also created laws legalizing marijuana for patients who qualify, the latest one being New Mexico in 2007.”


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42. BBC News
January 28, 2008

BBC News, one of the largest news organizations in the world, in a Jan. 28, 2008 article, “Marijuana vending machines in US” referred readers to Medical Marijuana ProCon.org. We were listed ahead of two other sites — the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).


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41. Lime.com / New York, NY
January 22, 2008

Lime.com, an online media center that promotes “healthy living with a twist,” published an article on its homepage on January 22, 2008 that referenced our website Milk ProCon.org. The article was titled “Worried About Soy?,” and it included a reference and a link to our question “Is there any safety or nutritional difference in milk from cows supplemented with hormones such as rbST and milk from cows not supplemented with hormones?”


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40. American Thinker
January 6, 2008

American Thinker, a daily conservative internet publication devoted to a “thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans,” referenced Israeli-Palestinian ProCon.org in its article titled “The Arab ‘Right of Return’ to Israel” by Rachel Neuwirth.

The reference was a direct link to the “How much international aid does Palestine receive?” question on the Israeli-Palestinian website.


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39. Charlotte Observer / Charlotte, NC
January 2, 2008

The Charlotte Observer, the largest circulating daily newspaper in North and South Carolina, published a reference to the 2008 Election ProCon.org website in its article titled “5 Ways to Start a Resolution” by Lesa Kastanas.

The reference read as follows:

“Be heard: There’s an election coming up — or haven’t you heard? If you haven’t registered to vote, make this priority one or you could be the disenfranchised hanging chad poster child of 2008… Don’t know enough about the candidates? Check out 2008electionprocon.org.”


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