Ralph Nader

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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Trump's Self-Inflicted Fall
Donald J. Trump is done. He will not be the Republican Party’s nominee for President. He will not receive the requisite number of 1237 delegate votes to secure a majority going into the Republican Convention in July. Last June, I wrote a column predicting that Trump would give the GOP nightmares,...
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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Why Bernie Sanders was Right to Run as a Democrat
During a recent town hall in Columbus, Ohio, Sen. Bernie Sanders said the unthinkable. At least, you would have thought he did, judging by the response of several Democratic operatives. Sanders was deemed “ extremely disgraceful ” by Donna Brazile, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee,...
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Hillary's Latest Bow to AIPAC
It is well known to Washington political observers that politicians invited to speak at the annual, giant AIPAC convention ask for suggested talking points from this powerful pro-Israeli government lobby. Hillary Clinton’s pandering speech must have registered close to 100% on AIPAC’s checklist. Of...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Uncontrollable—Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit
The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: “A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies—and the Pentagon alone has never complied.” All $585 billion and more, e.g., for the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, of your money—not just unaudited, but, in the...
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Saturday, March 05, 2016
What Will Many Bernie Sanders Voters Do After July?
The hard-bitten, corporatist Democrats are moving Hillary Clinton through the presidential primaries. They are using “Republican-speak” to beat down Bernie Sanders as favoring Big Government and more taxes and they may unwittingly be setting the stage for a serious split in the Democratic Party...
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
An E.Coli’s Last Message to President Obama
Deadly invisible pathogens are on the march. Ebola, and now the Zika virus, the ongoing cholera epidemics and the enormous casualties from tuberculosis, malaria and varieties of avian Influenza—all of these should be waking us up to the global spread of disease and the public health challenges when...
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Friday, February 19, 2016
The Conundrums of Justice Scalia
The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin “Nino” Scalia evoked widespread commentary about how outspoken he was both on the Court and at law schools and other forums where he often lectured and sometimes tangled with audiences. Knowing of Justice Scalia’s unusual expressiveness for a jurist, my...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Hillary Clinton Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record
Bernie Sanders is far too easy on Hillary Clinton in their debates. Clinton flaunts her record and experience in ways that Sanders could use to expose her serious vulnerabilities and disqualifications for becoming president. Sanders responds to Clinton’s points, but without the precision that could...
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Saturday, February 06, 2016
They're Just Not Answering!
Steve Leone, editor of the Concord Monitor —the second largest newspaper in New Hampshire—makes me long for the good old days of old-fashioned communications. He actually, personally, answers his own phone. I know this because when I called him I actually got right through, despite the media’s...
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Friday, January 29, 2016
Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders
Before announcing for President in the Democratic Primaries, Bernie Sanders told the people he would not run as an Independent and be like Nader—invoking the politically-bigoted words “being a spoiler.” Well, the spoiled corporate Democrats in Congress and their consultants are mounting a “stop...
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