Ralph Nader

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts
In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury. Taken across the...
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:15am
Citizens Getting Justice Done
Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving conditions for the people in their own backyards. Although they receive almost no national media attention, these stalwart citizens work tirelessly to make their country a safer, cleaner and more...
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:45am
Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation
The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, petulant signals that it is hijacking the checks and balances of our democratic institutions. Coupling the Boss’s easily brusiable ego, marinated in infinite megalomania, with ideologues harboring objectives that would have...
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:15am
Beyond the Spasmodic and Petty: An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
President-Elect Donald Trump Trump Tower 725 5th Ave New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, You’ve come a long way without my advice, but ascension to the White House invites listening to what this letter has to say. During the primary campaign you said more than once that you had to speak...
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 11:15am
Ready for the Jawboning Presidency of Donald Trump
All signs point to Donald Trump becoming a jawboning president without equal in American history. That is, jawboning by exerting rhetorical bombast focused on people, corporations and institutions, with massive media propulsion behind the very personal presidency he will establish. It will be a...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:00am
Tripwires for the Trumpsters
The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee—and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C. With all three branches of government dominated by Republican members of Congress and Republican appointees—due to a mixture of abysmal...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:30am
An Open Letter to President Obama: Decision Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Dear President Obama: On November 28, 2016, Jimmy Carter, the President who negotiated the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1978, wrote an op ed for the New York Times titled, “ America Must Recognize Palestine .” His urgent plea was directed to you to take “the vital step…to grant...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:15am
Trump Trumpets His Real Plans
Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, he is bursting backwards into the future. He has accomplished this feat through the first wave of nominations to his Cabinet and...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:00am
Trump and His Betraying Makeover
Attention workers who voted for Trump, either eagerly or as a vote against the hawkish, Wall Street favorite, Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump, less than a month after the election, has already begun to betray you. "Remember Trump's last big TV ad where he blasted 'a global power structure'...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Which Trump? Early Signs Not Good
Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants to be the “president of all the people.” In his 60 Minutes interview following the election Trump said that the protestors were out in the streets because “they do not know me.” They recall...
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