Ralph Nader

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Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:00am
Destructive Global Dependencies
Do you have your savings in a mutual fund? Does your pension fund invest in stocks, just as mutual funds do? If so, you may want to know this has been a bad week for U.S. stock markets. The Dow and Nasdaq indices have plummeted big time, but not because of the U.S. economy which is showing signs of...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 7:30am
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us—Revisited
When the stunning article “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” by Bill Joy, chief scientist for Sun Microsystems, made the cover of Wired Magazine in April 2000, it created quite a rumble in high-tech circles. Its argument was that “our most powerful 21st century technologies—robotics, genetic...
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Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 4:30pm
Open Letter to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders
Dear Senator Sanders, You’ve come a long way without my advice, but now that you are running for president, you may be interested in these suggestions: You’ve taken progressive positions on “decent paying job programs” such as investing in repairing our country’s public works, raising the minimum...
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Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 12:45pm
Sending Citizens Summons to Members of Congress
With the long congressional recess in August through Labor Day approaching, “We the People” have the opportunity to do more than complain about the Congress and individual Senators and Representatives. There are many issues affecting you and your communities that need to be addressed by members of...
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:30am
Smarter Foreign Policies or Bigger Blowbacks?
Are Washington’s relentless bombings and military immersions in sectarian battles within Arab and neighboring regions accelerating the spread of terrorist attacks? Yes. The recent rash of terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia, Somalia, France, and other countries are tragic examples of the strategic...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:45am
Where Are the Presidential Candidates on the Minimum Wage?
As the 2016 campaign season gets underway, working families across the country will be very interested in where presidential candidates stand on raising the minimum wage. Currently, the Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour or roughly $15,000 annually, far below the $23,500 government's poverty...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and...
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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:30am
Trump for President? Giving the GOP Nightmares
Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:15am
Coming Soon: No More Coming in Second and Winning the Presidency
In the history of the United States, four presidential candidates who came in second in the popular vote were “elected” president (John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000). This inversion of democratic elections was due to the...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:30am
10 Reasons the TPP Is Not a 'Progressive' Trade Agreement
"We have an opportunity to set the most progressive trade agreement in our nation's history," it states on BarackObama.com, the website of the president's "Organizing for Action" campaign. One must seriously question what President Obama and his corporate allies believe to be the definition of "...
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