Ralph Nader

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump’s Resignation
Today’s New York Times headline boldly exclaimed, “PRESIDENT IS ‘NOT ABOVE THE LAW,’ JUSTICES DECIDE.” But then the Supreme Court majority found a way not to apply the law to Trump’s defiance of Congress. Didn’t this question get decided in 1776 and more formally in 1787 by our Founders? In...
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The country simply cannot wait until Inauguration Day, January 21, 2021. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The People Must Rise Up and Remove Trump-Pence From This Horror Show Handling of the Pandemic
Major changes in society can be accomplished by a fast-emerging, broad-based civic jolt so obvious and persuasive that it overwhelms the entrenched powers. The most urgent job is for people to organize to get Trump and Pence to step aside from their bungling, making-matters-worse mismanagement of...
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Executive Chairman of Ford William Clay Ford Jr. (L) tour with President Donald Trump the Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 21, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 26, 2020
An Urgent Message to Congress: You Must Hold President Trump Accountable!
Here is an abridged version of a letter sent on June 22, 2020, by me and two constitutional law experts Bruce Fein and Lou Fisher, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerald Nadler, and the Committee’s Vice Chairman, Jamie Raskin. It touches on where Congress has not...
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"The Covid-19 pandemic and its bungling by Trump and Trumpsters leading to the loss of loved ones, the loss of patients, and the horrific experiences of frontline workers would pave the way to this long-overdue change," writes Nader. "The humane laser-beamed arrival of workers, who have witnessed the tragedies caused by the pandemic will push Congress to provide Americans universal care and relief, from economic anxiety, dread, and fear." (Photo: Molly Adams / flickr / cc) Views
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Out of the Ashes of Covid-19 Should Rise Our Unstoppable Medicare for All Movement
Frontline healthcare, transit, and grocery clerk workers are too busy risking their lives helping and saving people exposed to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic to see themselves emerging as the force that can overcome decades of commercial obstruction to full Medicare for All. These heroic, courageous...
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Demonstrators attend a "Sit Out the Curfew" protest on June 3 in Oakland against the police killing of George Floyd. (Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The People Need to Seize This Moment of Uprising for Deep and Lasting Change
The nationwide street protests following the gruesome murder of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground and choked by a Minneapolis police officer and three accomplices, were spontaneous and diverse. No leaders, charismatic or otherwise put out the call for people to turn out in the face of...
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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Governor Cuomo: Avoid Budget Cuts by Not Rebating Stock Sales Tax to Wall Street
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is basking in the popularity of his meticulous Covid-19 news briefings and simultaneously predicting a pandemic-driven $61 billion state deficit over four years. Astonishingly, the Governor electronically rebates an existing tiny stock transfer sales tax back to Wall...
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S. David Freeman, Chief Energy Advisor, State of California, appears as the keynote speaker at the "Energy Summit" panel discussion, June 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 28, 2020
S. David Freeman: Seven Decades of Participating in Power for All of Us
If the planet Earth were animate, it would have shuddered at the news that S. David Freeman passed away this month. Freeman was that important to Earth’s future. In his 94 th year, he inspired all he met with his burning passion, relentless energy, and keen intellect. Freeman, an engineer and a...
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Donald Trump, Resign Now for America’s Sake: This is No Time for a Dangerous, Law-breaking, Bungling, Ignorant Ship Captain
Where are the calls for Trump’s resignation? Since his first months in the White House, Trump has been the most impeachable, most lawless, most self-enriching, most bungling President in U.S. history. He relies entirely on lying and scapegoating to avoid taking responsibility for his failures...
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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office after attending a ceremony at the South Portico of the White House on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Trump: Letting Big Corporations Get Away with Whatever They Want
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has allowed large corporations to run rampant, exploit people, and get away with it. Trump considers himself above the law, boldly claiming, "I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president." For more information about Trump's...
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Former Detroit Tigers outfielder and baseball Hall-of-Famer Al Kaline. Kaline said, "I would like to have more to contribute to society. I don’t know, maybe a doctor. Something where you really play an important part in people’s lives." (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
We Honor What We Value–Entertainers Over Saviors
“We honor what we value,” goes the old saying. In our hedonistic culture we value most those who can put a ball in a hole. We ignore those who save lives through civic action. The sports champions—golf, basketball, football, and baseball—receive riches and accolades from the masses. They are...
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