Ralph Nader

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What are the Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For?
Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives and the White...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Savings and Stability of Public Banking
As a society obsessed by money, we pay a gigantic price for not educating high school and college students about money and banking. The ways of the giant global banks – both commercial and investment operations – are as mysterious as they are damaging to the people. Big banks use the Federal...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Crash of Trumpcare Opens Door to Full Medicare for All
You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a big opening to put Single Payer or full Medicare for all prominently front and center. Single Payer means everybody in, nobody out, with free choice of physician and...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Stubborn Facts and the Lies That Kill Democracy
It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"Making America Great" at Americans' Expense
Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense. He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. He was going to be the...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think
Back in Congress following February recess’s raucous town meetings, Republicans are shuddering. Instead of nearly empty auditoriums, where legislators’ staff often outnumber voters in attendance, meetings were packed with citizens determined to block the “take away” agenda of the Trump Republicans...
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts
In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury. Taken across the...
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Citizens Getting Justice Done
Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving conditions for the people in their own backyards. Although they receive almost no national media attention, these stalwart citizens work tirelessly to make their country a safer, cleaner and more...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation
The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, petulant signals that it is hijacking the checks and balances of our democratic institutions. Coupling the Boss’s easily brusiable ego, marinated in infinite megalomania, with ideologues harboring objectives that would have...
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Beyond the Spasmodic and Petty: An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
President-Elect Donald Trump Trump Tower 725 5th Ave New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, You’ve come a long way without my advice, but ascension to the White House invites listening to what this letter has to say. During the primary campaign you said more than once that you had to speak...
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