Ralph Nader

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Kavanaugh’s decisions and political statements are so off the wall, I’ve called him a corporation masquerading as a human being. (Photo: Getty) Views
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Let’s Start a Kavanaugh Watch to Check All Five Corporate Judges
Brett Kavanaugh, the new Injustice of the Supreme Court of the United States, must be pleased by the leading news stories on Monday and Tuesday regarding his swift swearing-in on Saturday. The multiple perjurer, corporate supremacist, presidential power-monger, and a past fugitive from justice (...
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Online advertising is the lifeblood of Google, Facebook, and many other Internet enterprises that profit by providing personal data to various vendors. (Photo: Everett Collection/Shutterstock/The Atlantic) Views
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Root of the Internet’s Disrepute: Online Advertising!
In all the mounting media coverage of problems with the Internet, such as invasion of privacy, vulnerability to hacking, political manipulation, and user addiction, there is one constant: online advertising. Online advertising is the lifeblood of Google, Facebook, and many other Internet...
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Why aren’t the hundreds of full-time reporters covering Congress demanding to know why members, or their staff, routinely do not reply to substantive letters, calls, or e-mails, without constant hammering by citizens? (Cover detail: Seven Stories Press) Views
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Questions, Questions Where are the Answers?
In an oft-reported exchange between Gertrude Stein, an American widely known for her wisdom and glittering 1920s Parisian literary salon, and one of her earnest admirers, the admirer asked her – “What are the answers, Madame Stein?” She replied “What are the questions?” Within our media/political/...
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So when the words “Democratic Party” are spoken, millions of voters would know what it stands for so they can hold candidates specifically accountable should there be any post-election betrayals. (Photos: Getty) Views
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Where is the Democrats’ Contract with America 2018?
What does the Democratic Party stand for? The big question persists! Typical of the Democrats, they delegated this question to political consultants who came up with the vapid slogan, “A Better Deal.” The specifics under that moniker are too general and, as a result, too easily dismissed by the...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Stop Brett Kavanaugh — A Corporation Masquerading as a Judge
Observers say that confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become President Trump’s second pick for a lifetime job on the Supreme Court will make the Court more conservative . It is more accurate to say Kavanaugh will make the Court more corporatist . With Kavanaugh, it is all about siding with...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
15 Ways the Democrats Can Lose the November Elections
Here they are: Focus on Donald Trump’s personal scandals, the Russian interference, and Trump’s outrageous and hugely distracting daily tweets. Overlook what Trump’s henchmen are specifically doing to cause more deaths, injuries, and disease. Ignore this administration’s efforts to scuttle health...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Calling for Ten Million More Voters, a Few Billionaires, and a Just Congress
About 80 days separate the people from the November 6th Congressional elections. Judging by the past midterm turnout, at least 125 million age-eligible voters will stay home. Too many people say: “Can’t be bothered;” “politicians don’t care about me;” “all politicians lie so why should I be part of...
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Friday, August 17, 2018
Going Fundamental Eludes Congressional Progressives
I’ve recently received fundraising letters from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chuck Schumer on behalf of their Democratic Party’s campaign committees. Mostly, all they ask for is money, though Schumer’s letter includes a short tough letter to President Trump for us to sign which they promise...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook— Serf Labor, Overpriced iPhones, and Wasted Burning Profits
The New York Times screamed its Headline— “In 1997, Apple was 90 Days from Going Broke. On Thursday [Aug. 2, 2018], It Became the first publicly traded American company to be valued at…$1,000,000,000,000.” The first trillion dollar company! The boosters and commentators cheered, adding, “How High...
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Warner Slack—Doctor for the People Forever
Warner Slack was a humble, multi-faceted great American physician at Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals. Yet after he passed away last month at age 85, Dr. Slack did not receive the news coverage accorded numerous late entertainers, athletes, writers and scoundrels. In fact, his life was...
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