In yesterday’s article (July 8, 2009) “How Not to Kill A Stem Cell Program in Three Easy Steps”, I stated that former assemblywoman Sharon Runner had previously been a member of the Little Hoover Commission.

However, an email received this morning from Stuart Drown, executive director of the Little Hoover Commission, informs me that former Assemblymember Sharon Runner “has never been a commissioner of the Little Hoover Commission.”

I appreciate his taking the trouble to point out my error.

Public discourse depends on accuracy, and I should have been more careful.

I extend sincere apologies to Ms. Runner, and will run this retraction on my weblog, today.

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