Ralph Nader

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"This legislation needs immediate public hearings in Congress." (Image: ACLU) Views
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Audit The Outlaw Military Budget Draining America’s Necessities
Top military, diplomatic, and political leaders have exposed, warned of, and condemned our runaway, unaudited military budgets for decades, to no avail. (For many examples, see America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts by James McCartney, with Molly Sinclair McCartney.) They...
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"Mulvaney, who recently bragged before 1500 bankers that, as a Congressman from South Carolina, he wouldn’t talk to lobbyists unless they had given him campaign money."  (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Trump: Making America Dread Again
Donald Trump is a well-known, self-described germaphobe. Unfortunately, he is not concerned about other Americans’ exposure to germs and disease. With leading infectious disease scientists from the Centers for Disease Control to the University of Minnesota warning about a global influenza pandemic...
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"Unlike Israel’s many invasions and military incursions, Iran, a poor country, has not invaded any country for over 250 years." (Photo: AVI OHAYON - GPO) Views
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran
In mid-May, super-war hawks Donald J. Trump (worried about the Mueller investigation), John Bolton, Trump’s new unconfirmed national security advisor, and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord. This would open the way for Israel’s Prime Minister,...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions on Corporate Crime
May 1, 2018 The Honorable Jeff Sessions Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report Dear Attorney General Sessions: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been clear about...
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"They come by way of exploding campaign funding, lobbyists with gifts swarming over legislatures, speaking fees, revolving doors for corporatists taking key government positions to thwart law enforcement, and lucrative offers to lawmakers in anticipation of their retirement." (Photo: Max Herman/Survival Media Agency) Views
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bill Curry on the Move Against Public Corruption
Bill Curry is wondering why corruption is the center of debate or upheaval in every country but ours. He writes that , “Hardly a week goes by without a front-page report of a government toppled or convulsed by corruption scandals .” Why not our country? Reasons abound. One is that corruption has...
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 Our country is in a midst of a corporate crime wave against consumers, workers, investors, and small taxpayers. (Photo: via CECE) Views
Friday, April 06, 2018
Degrading Newspapers’ Business Sections
It’s alarming that there are far fewer media outlets for consumer protection news and features than there were thirty years ago. Recall the huge Phil Donahue Show, the regional radio show and TV news shows, the television networks and syndicated radio shows that would report and interview consumer...
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"Will Republicans, who refused to confirm Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 2005, assume some responsibility for opposing this sociopath?" (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Stopping War Pusher John Bolton, Trump’s Choice for National “Insecurity” Advisor
John Bolton’s career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime’s criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump’s...
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"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...
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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/...
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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...
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