Ralph Nader

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) speak about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2019. Views
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Democrats Cave in Secret Budget Deal with Trump
While attention was focused on the House of Representatives' impeachment of Donald J. Trump, legislators from both parties were secretly huddling with White House aides to seal a $1.4 trillion budget deal to fund the government until next September. They were rushing to do this to avoid a partial...
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These reckless marketeers are able to get away with this because Congress and the White House have disabled the FAA and turned it from a safety watchdog into an industry lapdog, leaving Boeing free to self-certify its planes. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 16, 2019
Boeing’s Perilous Bungling Requires New Leadership
The Boeing executives and marketeers responsible for over-ruling Boeing engineers on the 737 MAX are still in charge of this very troubled aerospace company. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the rubber-stamp Board of Directors, with two trophy ambassadors, are still running Boeing – thirteen months...
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President Donald Trump arrives to pose for a family photo with participants of the G7 summit Views
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Why Not Also Go With “The Kitchen Table” Impeachable Offenses for Removal?
Will the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a narrow brace of violations and accept that the Senate Republicans will keep this outlaw in the White House? Or will they present the Senate with the President’s many proven impeachable offenses, thereby requiring the Senate Republicans, before live...
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Members of the activist group Remove Trump unfurled a 600 sq ft banner with the impeachment clause from the U.S. Constitution as they marched on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower reciting Article II Section IV of the U.S. Constitution: "High Crimes and Misdemeanors". (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Trump's Climate Recklessness Is Grounds for Impeachment
It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we need to...
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"AARP reportedly receives a commission of 4.95% for new enrollees on top of the premiums the elderly pay for the Medigap policy from United Healthcare," writes Nader. "This money—about seven hundred million dollars a year—is a significant portion of AARP’s overall budget." (Illustration: AARP advertisement with overlay) Views
Friday, November 22, 2019
Wake Up AARP! A Message to Seniors: Medicare "Disadvantage" Is a Corporate Trap
While the Democratic presidential candidates are debating full Medicare for All, giant insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare are advertising to the elderly in an attempt to lure them from Traditional Medicare (TM) to the so-called Medicare Advantage (MA)—a corporate plan that UnitedHealthcare...
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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the White House in Washington, DC on November 15, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress.
Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they...
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General view as people gather in a massive protest at Plaza Baquedano during the eighth day of protests against President Sebastian Piñera's government on October 25, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. President Sebastian Piñera announced measures to improve social inequality, however unions called for a nationwide strike and massive demonstrations continue as death toll reached 18. Demands behind the protests include issues as health care, pension system, privatization of water, public transport, education, social m Views
Friday, November 08, 2019
America's Streets and Squares Are Waiting, But When Will the People Rise Up to Fill Them?
Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods. Many boast about...
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Family members of those who died aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 hold photographs of their loved ones as Dennis Muilenburg (R), President and CEO of the Boeing Company, and John Hamilton (L), Vice President and Chief Engineer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, testify at a hearing in front of congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 30, 2019. Views
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Buffeting Boeing CEO’s Rope-a-Dope in Congress
This past week, Boeing’s deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings – one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg’s mismanagement and implied criminal negligence...
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For starters, the talking heads who are invited on news shows rarely, if ever, speak of the corporate crime wave, the corporate welfare scandals, or many preventable mass casualties that flow from corporate negligence and cover-ups.(Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) Views
Friday, October 25, 2019
Corporate Power Wins When a Nation's Civic Leaders and Experts Are Locked Out
The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen sixties. The nonprofit national advocacy/research organizations that led the way for social reforms are...
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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. June 18, 2016. Views
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where Are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable?
The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where are you, Barack...
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