Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author, most recently, of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. His new book, Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All, co-authored with Mark Green, is out next month.

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Former Detroit Tigers outfielder and baseball Hall-of-Famer Al Kaline. Kaline said, "I would like to have more to contribute to society. I don’t know, maybe a doctor. Something where you really play an important part in people’s lives." (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
We Honor What We Value–Entertainers Over Saviors
“We honor what we value,” goes the old saying. In our hedonistic culture we value most those who can put a ball in a hole. We ignore those who save lives through civic action. The sports champions—golf, basketball, football, and baseball—receive riches and accolades from the masses. They are...
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Today’s nutritionists have pronounced this Mediterranean diet to be just about the healthiest diet in the world. (Photo by Reza/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The Uplifting Magic of Mother’s Day in These Perilous Days
As Mother’s Day approaches, the celebration of our Mothers is overshadowed by the mounting Covid-19 casualties. Donald Trump is incapable and unwilling to provide the leadership needed to deal with the deadly pandemic attacking our communities. While we cannot afford to slow efforts to challenge...
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Dumb, disgraceful Donald still sneers at the oncoming climate catastrophe, calling it a hoax. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Stopping Trump’s Demonic Reversals of the Long-term Benefits of the First Earth Day April 22, 1970
Earth Day, April 22, 1970 was the most consequential demonstration of civic energy in modern American history. Engaging nearly 20 million Americans participating in about 13,000 local events, this first Earth Day changed corporate and government policies through popular demands for clean air, water...
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Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Views
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Shouldn't Our Elected Representatives Be on the Job Providing Essential Services?
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic a careening, confused president is fibbing, flailing, breaking laws, and mishandling money. As the domino effect of this crisis mounts, the public is asking: "Where is the Congress?" Our senators and representatives have been home since March 20 and won't be...
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Saturday, April 04, 2020
Coronavirus Failures Show Trump Is Clear and Present Danger to the United States
Trump ridiculed, then minimized, then delayed the federal government’s response to the coronavirus for weeks. Then finally he wrapped his boastful, confused ego around reality. But Trump is actively pushing programs that will endanger more Americans. Here’s a brief look at Trump’s pro-contagion...
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The coronavirus outbreak must be defeated in a way that moves us forward. (Image: CDC) Views
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Coronavirus Makes Clear: The Time for Serious Civic Reforms Is Now!
Many of us have heard that the Chinese character for “crisis” is also the character for “opportunity.” During the coronavirus crisis, we have a duty to apply political solutions and emerge much superior than before the pandemic struck an unready country. The time for serious civic reforms is now!...
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus response while flanked by Vice President Mike Pence during a briefing with health insurers at the White House on March 10, 2020. Views
Saturday, March 21, 2020
For America's Urgent Health and Safety, Trump Needs to Resign!
Leaning on sober-minded experts in infectious diseases at his daily news conferences, Trump is frantically trying to look good. But the old delusionary Trump keeps resurfacing. On Monday, he rated his coronavirus performance at a perfect ten. On Tuesday, he lied to the public about his knowing it...
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The Federal Reserve Building. (Photo: Public domain) Views
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Federal Reserve Dictatorship Runs Amok Against Savers
If you are a saver in a money market account or in a bank, you’ve already noticed your dwindling interest income as interest rates have been at their lowest in modern American history. Well, brace yourself. Your saving account has just become little more than a lock box, thanks to the supreme...
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Sanders Says Coronavirus A Red Flag for Current Dysfunctional and Wasteful Healthcare System Views
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Trump Minimizing and Sugarcoating Coronavirus Perils; Bernie Must Continue Campaign
Donald Trump can’t fake his way through the coronavirus. It’s spreading and doesn’t respond to his delusions. Donald is flailing, failing, fibbing , stumbling, and scapegoating. With the stock market collapsing and the economy shaking, Donald fears defeat in November. Trump is a daily clear and...
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Bernie Sanders, unlike other potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, has a message that resonates with a wide variety of people. (Photo: Paul Weaver / Flickr) Views
Friday, March 06, 2020
Trump vs. Sanders: A Concise Comparison for Voters (and Why Bernie Wins Hands Down)
It isn’t un-American for voters to do some homework before voting. Here’s a “concise guide” for the voter with limited time who might want more information. The corporate Democratic Partiers keep questioning the electability of candidates they do not like, namely Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren...
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