Ralph Nader

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"Mugger Mick is a walking candidate for impeachment." (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Mugger Mick Mulvaney—Trump’s Sadist-in-Chief
Mr. Mulvaney’s title seems uninterestingly bureaucratic—director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). But as Trump’s chief hatchet man extraordinaire, Mugger Mick Mulvaney is easily one of the cruelest, most vicious presidential henchman in modern American history. From his powerful perch...
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 "Amazon has been a leading corporate welfare King and is about to reap more of this extorted harvest once you decide where to locate your second headquarters." (Photo: Mathieu Thouvenin/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Unsurpassed Power Trip by an Insuperable Control Freak: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos
An open letter to Jeff Bezos: June 21, 2018 Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.com, Inc. 410 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 Dear Mr. Bezos: You’ve come a long way from being a restless electrical engineering and computer science dual major at our alma mater, Princeton University. By heeding your own advice,...
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"The Mueller team is not going away." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Constitution and the Lawmen are Coming for Trump—He Laughs!
The law has never caught up with Trump. In his bullying and bankrupting business career, he laughed at the law – hiding behind corporations, tying up plaintiffs – workers, creditors, consumers, and shareholders – with court battles of attrition. His snarling lawyers either wore down Trump’s...
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"They are content with Trump’s rhetoric and rarely look beneath the surface at the details.  That is, they are not bothered by being fact-deprived in political matters." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Slogan Voters – The Road to Political Masochism
Nearly a year and a half into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to hold his base and maintain an approval rating of around 40% – close to the same percentage he polled at just after his inauguration. Let’s try to figure out why. It can’t be because he lies as a matter of daily routine. It can’...
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"This legislation needs immediate public hearings in Congress." (Image: ACLU) Views
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Audit The Outlaw Military Budget Draining America’s Necessities
Top military, diplomatic, and political leaders have exposed, warned of, and condemned our runaway, unaudited military budgets for decades, to no avail. (For many examples, see America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts by James McCartney, with Molly Sinclair McCartney.) They...
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"Mulvaney, who recently bragged before 1500 bankers that, as a Congressman from South Carolina, he wouldn’t talk to lobbyists unless they had given him campaign money."  (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Trump: Making America Dread Again
Donald Trump is a well-known, self-described germaphobe. Unfortunately, he is not concerned about other Americans’ exposure to germs and disease. With leading infectious disease scientists from the Centers for Disease Control to the University of Minnesota warning about a global influenza pandemic...
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"Unlike Israel’s many invasions and military incursions, Iran, a poor country, has not invaded any country for over 250 years." (Photo: AVI OHAYON - GPO) Views
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran
In mid-May, super-war hawks Donald J. Trump (worried about the Mueller investigation), John Bolton, Trump’s new unconfirmed national security advisor, and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord. This would open the way for Israel’s Prime Minister,...
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions on Corporate Crime
May 1, 2018 The Honorable Jeff Sessions Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Robert F. Kennedy Building 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Corporate Crime Database and Annual Report Dear Attorney General Sessions: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been clear about...
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"They come by way of exploding campaign funding, lobbyists with gifts swarming over legislatures, speaking fees, revolving doors for corporatists taking key government positions to thwart law enforcement, and lucrative offers to lawmakers in anticipation of their retirement." (Photo: Max Herman/Survival Media Agency) Views
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bill Curry on the Move Against Public Corruption
Bill Curry is wondering why corruption is the center of debate or upheaval in every country but ours. He writes that , “Hardly a week goes by without a front-page report of a government toppled or convulsed by corruption scandals .” Why not our country? Reasons abound. One is that corruption has...
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 Our country is in a midst of a corporate crime wave against consumers, workers, investors, and small taxpayers. (Photo: via CECE) Views
Friday, April 06, 2018
Degrading Newspapers’ Business Sections
It’s alarming that there are far fewer media outlets for consumer protection news and features than there were thirty years ago. Recall the huge Phil Donahue Show, the regional radio show and TV news shows, the television networks and syndicated radio shows that would report and interview consumer...
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