Ralph Nader

Articles by this author

"The campaigns that exist today are receiving too little on-the-ground assistance for such a widely-supported issue." (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, March 23, 2018
Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear
Polls show that over 125 million adults in our country already favor full Medicare for all, with free choice of doctor and hospital without stifling networks. I say ‘already’ because, as of yet, there is no major national campaign underway showing that an ‘everybody in, nobody out’ system of health...
Read more
President Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Heritage’s Corporate Lobby Inside Trump’s Government is Not the People’s Heritage
The Heritage Foundation, with an annual budget nearing $90 million a year (including over $1 million for the salary of its president), calls itself conservative, but more often than not it practices the kind of corporatism dear to the impulses of President Trump. The Washington-based “think tank/...
Read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Experts for the People—Shut Out by the Mass Media
Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think tanks in...
Read more
"Over and over again, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CBS’s Sixty Minutes, corporate crime, violence and fraud do not result in punishment." (Photo: Joe Gratz/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 02, 2018
The Paradox of Equal Justice
Almost every day, entertainment, sports, media, political and even some business organizations are jettisoning their top officials and incumbents after reported accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assaults of their subordinates. They’re not waiting for prosecutors, courts or regulators to...
Read more
"Obama still doesn’t want to publicly speak truth to Trump’s power abuses and fabrications." (Photo: Acclaim Image) Views
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Twitter Rock Star Obama’s Silence Must Delight Trump
Former President Barack Obama continues to mystify his supporters. He is watching his successor tear down what they see as his administration’s hard-earned initiatives to protect the people’s health, safety and economic well-being, while twisting Washington toward more coddled, tax-subsidized...
Read more
"It would help if you are seen working on your empathy for the tens of millions of deprived and innocent people, including children, exposed to various forms of risk and exploitation in their daily lives here and abroad whom you are adversely affecting." (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Working on Empathy and Other Concerns: An Open Letter to Donald Trump
Dear President Trump, Let us all wish and work for a peaceful and just New Year. The American people are spending a significant amount of time observing and thinking about your presidency and its robust tweeting operation as President. Three areas of interest and concern comprise this letter’s...
Read more
 "Visa recently offered select merchants a $10,000 reward for depriving customers of their right to pay by the method of their choice.” (Photo: Flickr/401(K) 2012/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
“Sorry we’re not taking cash or checks,” said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. “Only credit cards.” Since then, the relentless intensification of coercive commercialism has been moving toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are incarcerated within a prison of...
Read more
As Trump tries to sell the myth that he is somehow “for the little guy” and fallaciously claims the forgotten men and women of America “will never be forgotten again,” his cabinet secretaries and regulatory agency heads are working overtime to roll back health, safety and labor protections for working people. (Photo: flick/cc) Views
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Needed: A Meter for Trump’s Lies-Per-Minute (LPM)
Imagine an app that can calculate the lies per minute (LPM) Trump subjects the American public to on a daily basis. Perhaps there should be a national contest for how many Trump lies per minute can be documented by a contestant in a given week. When the Republican “tax cuts” reach his desk, in a...
Read more
Thursday, December 14, 2017
What Does Trump Mean by “Make America Great Again”?
Donald Trump’s now ubiquitous slogan, “Make America Great Again!”, is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America’s past is Mr. Trump referring to when he says “Again”? Would Mr. Trump prefer America return to the days of slavery, Jim Crow and labor...
Read more
"If this shameless lack of transparency proves successful, Congressional Republicans will succeed in driving Capitol Hill further under the dictatorship of the oligarchs, using the people’s delegated power against them." Views
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Republicans’ Devious Tax Attack on the People
Have the Republican greed-hound toadies gone too far? How much are the American people going to take before they replace the reckless Republicans in the next election? Low and middle-income Americans are bracing for the likely passage of a Trump-supported tax bill that deviously redistributes even...
Read more