Ralph Nader

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Interns are spending the summer with Congress—the smallest yet most powerful branch of government in the Constitution—where some 1,500 corporations have undermined the peoples’ delegated power. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Congressional Interns and Congress Redirections—A Meeting
On a beautiful, breezy day last week, I spoke to a roomful of Congressional summer interns working in the House of Representatives. The subject was “Corporate Power, Congress and You.” (“You” referred to the interns as the citizenry). I noted that they were a special group because they were willing...
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Saturday, June 08, 2019
FAA’s Boeing-Biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign
The Boeing-driven FAA is rushing to unground the notorious prone-to-stall Boeing 737 MAX (that killed 346 innocents in two crashes) before several official investigations are completed. Troubling revelations might keep these planes grounded worldwide. The FAA has a clearly established pro-Boeing...
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The monetary imbalance is especially jarring when it comes to hawks who beat the drums of war. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Views
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Society Is In Decay–When the Worst Is First and the Best Is Last
Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs,...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
What and Who Gave Us Trump?
Donald J. Trump’s presidential ambition has simmered for decades. He was and is a regular TV watcher and saw the changing political landscape. One by one, previous presidents diminished the integrity of the presidency and violated the rule of law, paving the way for Trump’s candidacy. Bill Clinton...
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Alex Azar, former top executive of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, head of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo: Worldwide Speakers Group) Views
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Trump: Importing Dangerous Medicines and Food and Keeping Consumers in the Dark
Conservatives favor consumer choice. Consumer information is vital to make that choice meaningful. Corporatists, masquerading as conservatives, do not care about informed consumer choice. Donald Trump is a corporatist, as are the vast majority of Republicans in his Cabinet and in Congress...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?
For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as well, in terms of youth well-being. The U.S.’s exceptionalism is clearest in its cruelty to children. The U.S. has the highest infant mortality...
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Friday, May 03, 2019
Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History
Donald Trump is the most impeachable president in American history. Many Democrats, however, are running away from the word “impeachment” for tactical political reasons. Some Democrats say they have a sworn duty under the Constitution to present articles of impeachment for a vote in the House of...
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Friday, April 26, 2019
Forfeit Your Pay and Resign: An Open Letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Dennis A. Muilenburg Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer The Boeing Company 100 North Riverside Chicago, IL 60606 Dear Mr. Muilenburg: On April 4, 2019 you somewhat belatedly released a statement that “We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents.” You...
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On March 15, an estimated 150,000 European students left school to protest. (Photo: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Children’s Moral Power Can Challenge Corporate Power on Climate Crisis
The famous anthropologist, Margaret Mead, once said to me that children have a distinct moral authority to change some of their parents’ habits or opinions. She gave use of seat belts and smoking cigarettes as examples. Indeed, most of us know instances when sons and daughters have looked into the...
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Trump harangued Kelly privately and publicly for months – Kelly told associates that he had never been treated so crudely. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
Bully Donald’s Firings: Why Do They Slink Away & Stay Silent?
Snarling Donald Trump, after being selected as President by the Electoral College, brought one undeniable quality to the office – a lifetime of bullying people below him. During his career as a failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, deceitful Donald bullied his employees, (many of whom...
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