Ralph Nader

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"Obama still doesn’t want to publicly speak truth to Trump’s power abuses and fabrications." (Photo: Acclaim Image) Views
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Twitter Rock Star Obama’s Silence Must Delight Trump
Former President Barack Obama continues to mystify his supporters. He is watching his successor tear down what they see as his administration’s hard-earned initiatives to protect the people’s health, safety and economic well-being, while twisting Washington toward more coddled, tax-subsidized...
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"It would help if you are seen working on your empathy for the tens of millions of deprived and innocent people, including children, exposed to various forms of risk and exploitation in their daily lives here and abroad whom you are adversely affecting." (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Working on Empathy and Other Concerns: An Open Letter to Donald Trump
Dear President Trump, Let us all wish and work for a peaceful and just New Year. The American people are spending a significant amount of time observing and thinking about your presidency and its robust tweeting operation as President. Three areas of interest and concern comprise this letter’s...
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 "Visa recently offered select merchants a $10,000 reward for depriving customers of their right to pay by the method of their choice.” (Photo: Flickr/401(K) 2012/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
“Sorry we’re not taking cash or checks,” said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. “Only credit cards.” Since then, the relentless intensification of coercive commercialism has been moving toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are incarcerated within a prison of...
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As Trump tries to sell the myth that he is somehow “for the little guy” and fallaciously claims the forgotten men and women of America “will never be forgotten again,” his cabinet secretaries and regulatory agency heads are working overtime to roll back health, safety and labor protections for working people. (Photo: flick/cc) Views
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Needed: A Meter for Trump’s Lies-Per-Minute (LPM)
Imagine an app that can calculate the lies per minute (LPM) Trump subjects the American public to on a daily basis. Perhaps there should be a national contest for how many Trump lies per minute can be documented by a contestant in a given week. When the Republican “tax cuts” reach his desk, in a...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
What Does Trump Mean by “Make America Great Again”?
Donald Trump’s now ubiquitous slogan, “Make America Great Again!”, is often chanted at rallies, but rarely scrutinized in public discourse. What era in America’s past is Mr. Trump referring to when he says “Again”? Would Mr. Trump prefer America return to the days of slavery, Jim Crow and labor...
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"If this shameless lack of transparency proves successful, Congressional Republicans will succeed in driving Capitol Hill further under the dictatorship of the oligarchs, using the people’s delegated power against them." Views
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Republicans’ Devious Tax Attack on the People
Have the Republican greed-hound toadies gone too far? How much are the American people going to take before they replace the reckless Republicans in the next election? Low and middle-income Americans are bracing for the likely passage of a Trump-supported tax bill that deviously redistributes even...
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Thursday, November 23, 2017
National Democratic Party – Pole Vaulting Back into Place
Seeking to capitalize on the Republicans’ disarray, public cruelty and Trumpitis, the Democratic Party is gearing up for the Congressional elections of 2018. Alas, party leaders are likely to enlist the same old cast and crew. The Democratic National Committee and their state imitators are raising...
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"For centuries patriarchal mayhem has exploited women  in the workplace or the home. Raw power – physical, economic and cultural, regularly, overpower the legal safeguards against wrongful injury, rape and torture, both in the household and at work." Views
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Rule of Power Over the Rule of Law
Me Too is producing some results. At long last. Victims of sexual assault by men in superior positions of power are speaking out. Big time figures in the entertainment, media, sports and political realms are losing their positions – resigning or being told to leave. A producer at 60 Minutes thinks...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Public Cynicism Enables Costly Political Hypocrisy
The political hypocrisy of crony capitalism – touting market capitalism while making taxpayers fund corporate welfare – is a rare and unfortunate case of bipartisan consensus. Republicans openly embrace it, but many Democrats also fall prey to government-guaranteed corporate capitalism when they...
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
An Open Call for Trump to Veto Anti-Consumer Bill
President Donald Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, The Senate has voted to repeal a crucial pro-consumer protection , with Vice President Michael Pence casting the final vote to break a 50-50 tie. This year, after careful study and deliberation, The Consumer...
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