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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Trump's Wrecking Crew Views
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Biden Needs To Report Trump’s Wreckage in Executive Branch as Markers
The Biden Transition team is about to connect with the Trumpsters running federal departments and agencies into the ground. The Biden staff should prepare for serial shocks. Biden’s people will be observing the first glimpses of staggering wreckage and corruption. They need to tell the American...
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Saturday, November 21, 2020
Trump's Massive, Lawless, and Immoral Legacy to Our Country Will Continue Unless...
Trump has gotten away with almost everything throughout his bankruptcy-driven business career and his corrupt, cruel, and costly political years in the White House. Things changed on November 3, when he was retired by the voters. Refusing to concede, however, so as to prolong his crazed fantasies,...
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"Will the leaders of these inexcusable defeats—Senator Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—explain how this happened?" asks Nader. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Biden Has Ousted a Lying and Corrupt Trump—But That Doesn't Mean Democrats Had a Great Election Day
Apart from barely squeezing through the swing states to defeat corrupt, incompetent, lying, corporatist Donald Trump, the Democratic Party had a bad election. Loaded with nearly twice as much money as the Republican Party, the Democratic Party showed that weak candidates with no robust agendas for...
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With such large stakes for our fragile democracy, we cannot afford to bypass such a course of action that will assure a peaceful transition in accord with the rule of law. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Don't Rush to Declare Victory: Implementing a Two-Week Grace Period After November 3rd So All Voters Can Be Counted
In an electoral season replete with unpredicted events, five developing situations are intertwined in ways certain to make for a combustible November 3rd. First, the Republicans’ detailed criminogenic voter suppression strategy that creates delay, confusion, and discord in the handling of voters...
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Trump has been caught in 20,000+ falsehoods or lies in the past four years alone—telling an average of 22 a day—including several that led to thousands of deaths.(Photo: Rhys A./flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lawbreaking and Lies Betray All
Political analysts of all stripes have concluded that President Trump has a base of supporters who are credulous, immovable, and unpersuadable. Allow us to briefly test that hypothesis, but to ignore the skins-shirts labels — Left-Right, Democrat-Republican — that often though not always determine...
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The hearings were truly a travesty. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman - Pool/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Corporatist Judge Barrett–Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump
In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues. She said, “[T]he safest and surest route to the prize lay in alternating platitudinous statement and judicious...
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People attend a drive-in watch party for the 2020 United States Vice Presidential debate in Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science on October 07, 2020 in New York City Views
Saturday, October 10, 2020
“Loser” – Pence Bullies Fabrications Through Debate Time Rules
Vice President Pence “debated” Senator Kamala Harris in a way that reminded voters of how he and his boss, Donald Trump, have lawlessly misgoverned since 2017. Pence arrogantly and continually broke through the time rules that he and the Republicans agreed to obey. Again and again, Pence blew...
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Saturday, October 03, 2020
Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy
Jean Monnet – a founder of the European Union once said: “Nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions.” I’m reminded of his observation each time our country loses a “just” Supreme Court Justice. So, what will follow after the few days of prominent encomiums at...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Debate Detector: Trump's Top 10 Tricks
Ready for even more Trumpian disinformation? Cornered by a continuing pandemic, teetering economy and racial strife, President Houdini has been resorting to rhetorical tricks honed over a lifetime to escape political calamity. One way to prepare for this Tuesday's first debate and his Fall barrage...
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A voter puts a ballot in a ballot box on June 9, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada Views
Saturday, September 26, 2020
To Democratic Voters – Up Your Demands; To Trump Voters – See How He Didn’t Deliver for You
Here is some practical advice for casting informed votes to improve the livelihoods of all Americans where they live, work, and raise their children and also to lessen their anxiety, dread, and fear. Democratic voters should demand that the Democratic Party candidates pledge to vote to (1) raise...
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