Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate and the author of "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future" (2012). His new book is, "Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lies and Lawbreaking Betray All(2020, co-authored with Mark Green).

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Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Boiling, Surging, Churning and Corporatizing Economy of the United States
The boiling, surging, churning and corporatizing economy of the United States is racing far ahead of its being understood by political economists, economists, politicians and the polis itself. Tidbits from the past week add up to this view, to wit:
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Saturday, January 06, 2007
How Will the Democrats Control Congress?
The New York Times captured the headline - "Jubilant Democrats Assume Control on Capitol Hill." Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to become Speaker of the House, overshadowed her co-leader, Senator Harry Reid, the new majority leader of the Senate, though both of their speeches were remarkably similar.
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Saturday, December 09, 2006
'This Is about Corporate-Managed Trade'
After moving the formerly progressive state of Michigan along the road to corporate serfdom, former Governor John Engler moved seamlessly to the much higher paying position as President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in Washington, D.C.
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Saturday, December 02, 2006
Hampering the Efforts of Corporate Crime Reporting
It is clear, in the midst of a seven year corporate financial crime wave, that the business moguls and their academic apologists, who make up the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMG) have no sense of irony. It is not enough that the CCMG's new report is recommending less law enforcement and accountability after years of Republican regimes addicted to de-regulation. The Big Boys want to make lower standards overseas an argument for starting a race to the bottom, in order for the U.S.
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Saturday, October 28, 2006
Bill Moyers For President
How does "Bill Moyers for President" sound to you? The long time Democrat and special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson would surely widen the political debate inside the Democratic Party and its primaries in 2008.
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Saturday, September 30, 2006
Democracy The Big Loser on Habeas Corpus
The messianic, authoritarian George W. Bush and the minds of his cohorts have further collapsed the rule of law with his bulldozing through a divided Congress more dictatorial powers in his increasingly self-defined, self-serving and failing "war on terror."
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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Bush -- "Take Your Time"
Open letter to President George W. Bush: The widespread destruction of a defenseless Lebanon-its civilians, its life-sustaining public services, its environment-is a grim and indelible testament to your consummate cruelty and ignorance. Nearly two weeks ago when your tardy Secretary of State met with the Israeli Prime Minister, the message she carried was summarized in a large headline across page one of an Israeli newspaper, "TAKE YOUR TIME."
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Please, President Bush: Don't Continue to Be Weak on Lebanon Crisis
Dear President Bush: You have been a weak president, despite your strutting and barking, when it comes to doing the right things for the American people within the Constitution and its rule of law. This trait is now in bold relief over the Israeli government's escalating war crimes pulverizing the defenseless people and country of Lebanon.
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Sunday, July 09, 2006
Break Down Barriers to Minority Parties
In no other Western democracy do third-party or independent candidates confront more obstacles and exclusions from contributing to a competitive democratic process than in the United States. These include both legal obstacles and an abject lack of media coverage.
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Saturday, July 08, 2006
Save Our Oceans
Millions of Americans will enjoy the ocean beaches this coming weekend. Tens of millions live within a few miles of the Atlantic and the Pacific. Yet if they could, these oceans would be crying out for help. Just a few days ago, another foreboding peril was documented connecting global warming with the accelerating deterioration of coral reefs around the world - a critical sanctuary for marine life.
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