Ralph Nader

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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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Saturday, October 08, 2016
Trump–Betrayer in Chief
Let’s say you’re inclined to vote for Donald Trump largely because you dislike Hillary Clinton and are fed up with government messing up and serving Wall Street over Main Street. You’ve heard all the things said about Trump and it doesn’t make any difference because he says with absolute confidence...
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Federal Regulation Saves Millions of Lives
Fifty years ago this month (on September 9, 1966), President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety laws that launched a great life-saving program for the American People. I was there that day at the White House at the invitation of President Johnson who gave...
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Saturday, September 03, 2016
President Obama: Will You Speak to the Civic Community?
Dear President Obama, There is much commentary these days about your legacy and your continued strivings to further extend your administration’s reach in the remaining months of your second term of office. Your recent expansion of public land reserves and the large expansion of our country’s ocean...
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Readers Think. Thinkers Read.
Here are my recommended books to read for the late summer holidays. The Green Cowboy: An Energetic Life , by S. David Freeman, Authorhouse . A powerhouse in energy policy and clean energy reform for over thirty years, Freeman ran the Tennessee Valley Authority and other large public utilities over...
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hillary’s Hubris: Only Tell the Rich for $5000 a Minute!
There is a growing asymmetry between the media’s mounting demands for Donald Trump to release his tax returns (Hillary has done so) and their diminishing demands that Hillary Clinton release the secret transcripts of her $5000 per minute speeches before closed-door banking conferences and other...
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