Ralph Nader

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Ready for the Jawboning Presidency of Donald Trump
All signs point to Donald Trump becoming a jawboning president without equal in American history. That is, jawboning by exerting rhetorical bombast focused on people, corporations and institutions, with massive media propulsion behind the very personal presidency he will establish. It will be a...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tripwires for the Trumpsters
The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee—and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C. With all three branches of government dominated by Republican members of Congress and Republican appointees—due to a mixture of abysmal...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
An Open Letter to President Obama: Decision Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Dear President Obama: On November 28, 2016, Jimmy Carter, the President who negotiated the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt in 1978, wrote an op ed for the New York Times titled, “ America Must Recognize Palestine .” His urgent plea was directed to you to take “the vital step…to grant...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Trump Trumpets His Real Plans
Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, he is bursting backwards into the future. He has accomplished this feat through the first wave of nominations to his Cabinet and...
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Trump and His Betraying Makeover
Attention workers who voted for Trump, either eagerly or as a vote against the hawkish, Wall Street favorite, Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump, less than a month after the election, has already begun to betray you. "Remember Trump's last big TV ad where he blasted 'a global power structure'...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Which Trump? Early Signs Not Good
Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants to be the “president of all the people.” In his 60 Minutes interview following the election Trump said that the protestors were out in the streets because “they do not know me.” They recall...
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Saturday, November 05, 2016
The Silver Linings of Silver-Tongued Donald
Are there any silver linings to the tumultuous, degrading, sordid presidential campaign of Donald Trump—a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king, and supreme hypocrite to his own accusations about others? Yes. Here are seven: New York Times star columnist James B. Stewart, may be right when...
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Why the Democrats Keep Losing the Congress
Why isn’t the Democratic Party landsliding the worst and cruelest Republican Party in the past 162 years? Just take a glance at their record votes and you’ll wonder why the Republican representatives don’t just incorporate themselves and be done with any pretense that they are real people. A brief...
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think
When I was a student at Princeton University I learned from my anthropology studies that the concentration of power in the hands of the few is common to all cultures, societies, nations, tribes, cities, towns, and villages. Even where the thirst for self-governance and democracy is strong (as was...
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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ken Bossong—“Favorite Sun”
If Mother Sun were to select a favorite son on Planet Earth, Ken Bossong would be high on the list. Operating for over forty years on a tiny budget from a tiny office in Takoma Park, Maryland, the unsung solar energy advocate has been a one-man informing and organizing machine. He founded the Sun...
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