Ralph Nader

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"The reality is that Barack Obama is a big draw. No one comes close to playing such a role. He can get big media, attract large audiences, and raise large sums of money for the civic groups." Views
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Barack Obama: What’s He Waiting For?
The most popular Democratic leader by far is still former President Barack Obama. Despite this popularity, many of the signature accomplishments of his modest legacy are being brutishly unraveled – being repealed, suspended or slated for extinction – by the Trumpsters. Donald Trump seems to revel...
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"Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery." Views
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The 16 Year War in Afghanistan – Headlines Tell the Story
Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some newspaper headlines from 2010 to the present to show that a militarized foreign policy without...
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"To paraphrase what he once said, there are only 535 members of Congress (100 senators and 435 representatives), and we’re over three hundred million people. Why can’t we control these legislators?" Views
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Will a Mega-Billionaire Rescue America from GOP’s Insurance Mayhem?
Before recommending a practical way to reverse the devastating impact of Congressional Republicans’ attempts to strip tens of millions of Americans of health insurance coverage, and the non-stop anxiety and dread that comes with such cruel and vicious legislation, note the impact of having...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Can the World Defend Itself from Omnicide?
Notice how more frequently we hear scientists tell us that we’re “wholly unprepared” for this peril or for that rising fatality toll? Turning away from such warnings may reduce immediate tension or anxiety, but only weakens the public awareness and distracts us from addressing the great challenges...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Detecting What Unravels Our Society – Bottom-up and Top-down
The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health, savings, profits and other matters economic. However, we do have some signs that we should not allow...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A Clarion Call for Our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice
It is time for an urgent clarion call. Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of our country. Here is my advice to each pillar: Step up,...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss
For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh . Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as exists on the stage of corporate giantism. Is Bezos’s outward giddiness a worrisome reflection of...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading highway and rail infrastructure. At a conference on Driverless Cars sponsored by the George...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them
In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21 st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would have received wide coverage and circulation. In fact, it was...
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
End the Greedy Silence – Enough Already!
It is time Americans rise up against the corruption, inefficiency, and cruelty of our healthcare system and tell its corporate captors and Congress – Enough Already! For decades other countries have guaranteed universal health insurance for all their people, at lower costs and better outcomes (...
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