Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author of "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future" (2012). His new book is, "Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All(2020, co-authored with Mark Green).

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak at a press conference in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Why Didn't Speaker Pelosi Want Witnesses?
On the morning of February 13, 2021, just before the Senate impeachment trial abruptly ended with Trump's acquittal, Constitutional law specialist Bruce Fein and I sent the following plea to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. " A trial without key witnesses possessed of crucial incriminating testimony...
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Sunday, February 14, 2021
Democrats' Shameful Cave
Donald J. Trump has once again circumvented justice, but not because of a want of facts or law. His life preserver was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to refrain from calling critical witnesses possessing “smoking gun” incriminating evidence at Mr. Trump’s second impeachment trial. Her plan...
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Members of the National Guard walk beside barbed wire fencing on U.S. Capitol grounds at sunrise on February 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate is scheduled to begin the second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald J. Trump on February 9. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial
Donald Trump, has with luck, eluded the consequences of being a failed gambling czar with no respect for the law. But his luck has reached a new level with Congressional Democrats refraining from holding him accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution as regularly as the rising...
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McConnell received a flood of criticism from the Trump supporters for daring to distance himself from the dangerous, unstable, Liar-in-Chief. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell's Brain
Since 2015, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has ruled the Senate with an iron hand, describing himself as “the Guardian of Gridlock.” He was Senator “NO,” except for confirming over 200 mostly corporatist federal judges. Now comes a new challenge for Mitch McConnell as he leads 49 other...
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Biden promises a New Day from Trumpism. Let’s see if he and his team can provide America with a New Day of Public Safety from callous corporatism on the nation’s roadways. Views
Saturday, January 23, 2021
New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now
Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit. Reporter Christopher Jensen told New York Times readers about a new report by a coalition of six automotive safety groups...
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President Donald Trump delivering the speech that spurred a mob to overrun the U.S. Capitol at a rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Will Trump's Grand Finale Be Conviction by the US Senate?
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a graduate of Harvard Law School, asked his colleagues: “If inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a president impeached, then what is?” Ten Republicans voted for Impeachment, but 197 House Republicans disagreed. Trump incited the crowd in person on...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on October 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. ( Views
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Can Justice Finally Overtake Trump, Its Most Defiant Fugitive?
Despite the many crimes Donald Trump regularly committed over four years, it took his blatant incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to put him on the road to prison. (See: Letter to vice President Mike Pence Re: Invocation of Amendment 25 ). What transpired on...
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Georgia State Representative Calvin Smyre (R) listens to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock (L) speak to church members during a drive-up worship service at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on December 13, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia. Warnock is facing incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in a runoff election that will take place on January 5th. The results of two Georgia U.S. Senate races will determine which party controls the Senate. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Views
Friday, January 01, 2021
Georgians–Go Vote for a Long Overdue Raise!
Lots of people have Georgia and its crucial two Senate runoff elections next Tuesday on their minds. Some people are pouring money into what will easily be the most expensive Senate races in history. Between the Democrats and Republicans, about half a billion dollars will enrich TV stations and...
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Trump rolled out an additional list of pardons that includes longtime adviser Roger Stone. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Friday, December 25, 2020
Recidivist Criminal and Constitutional Outlaw Trump Rushes to Pardon Criminal Lawbreakers
Serial lawbreaker Donald J. Trump is embarking on the most sordid presidential pardon spree in American history. He has already pardoned convicted crooks, thieves, and violent outlaws. Trump’s pardon lawyers are frantically assembling more MAGA besotted individuals and groups to be pardoned...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Comparing Republican With Democratic Party Energy Levels: No Contest
The Republican and Democratic Parties have been evaluated in many ways but not often by the standard of sheer energy levels. Compare the ferocious drive by Trump, Republican Senators and Representatives, Attorneys General, and Governors in promoting, with baseless allegations and buckets of lies,...
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