Ralph Nader

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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, DC on November 15, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress.
Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they...
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General view as people gather in a massive protest at Plaza Baquedano during the eighth day of protests against President Sebastian Piñera's government on October 25, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. President Sebastian Piñera announced measures to improve social inequality, however unions called for a nationwide strike and massive demonstrations continue as death toll reached 18. Demands behind the protests include issues as health care, pension system, privatization of water, public transport, education, social m Views
Friday, November 08, 2019
America's Streets and Squares Are Waiting, But When Will the People Rise Up to Fill Them?
Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods. Many boast about...
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Family members of those who died aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 hold photographs of their loved ones as Dennis Muilenburg (R), President and CEO of the Boeing Company, and John Hamilton (L), Vice President and Chief Engineer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, testify at a hearing in front of congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 30, 2019. Views
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Buffeting Boeing CEO’s Rope-a-Dope in Congress
This past week, Boeing’s deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings – one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg’s mismanagement and implied criminal negligence...
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For starters, the talking heads who are invited on news shows rarely, if ever, speak of the corporate crime wave, the corporate welfare scandals, or many preventable mass casualties that flow from corporate negligence and cover-ups.(Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) Views
Friday, October 25, 2019
Corporate Power Wins When a Nation's Civic Leaders and Experts Are Locked Out
The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen sixties. The nonprofit national advocacy/research organizations that led the way for social reforms are...
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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. June 18, 2016. Views
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where Are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable?
The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where are you, Barack...
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing
It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.
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Never has the drug industry accumulated more profits and government subsidies, yet so many patients cannot begin to afford lifesaving medicines. (Photo: NoHoDamon/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, October 04, 2019
Shame of the Nation: The 1% Rules and the 99% Lets Them
There has never been more access to food—domestic and imported—yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community college students are experiencing “food insecurity.” Never have there been more communications technologies, yet...
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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Will Constitutional Outlaw Trump Implode With Lies Before He is Impeached?
Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do "whatever I want as President." In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about every day he is a constitutional outlaw. Constitutional scholar...
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Thursday, September 19, 2019
25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections
Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Avalanche-Level Liar Trump Learned Art of Deception From the Pros: US Corporations
For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission and the courts don’t...
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