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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Friday, December 10, 2004
The Destruction of Mosques in Fallujah: An Open Letter to George Bush
President George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Bush:
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Sunday, November 28, 2004
Wal-Mart Ways
Law-breaker, union-buster, tax-escapee and shifter of costs to others, the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, announced last week that it would respect the wishes of its Chinese workers to form a union. As is usual with Wal-Mart announcements, a substantial overstatement is working here.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Ralf Hotchkiss & His Whirlwind Wheelchairs
Nearly forty years ago, a young high school motorcycle rider in Rockford, Illinois went over a grate, flipped over into the air and landed with a broken body. He became paraplegic. Because of the remarkable way Ralf Hotchkiss responded to his disability, thousands of people with disabilities here and in developing countries are now riding in durable, affordable wheelchairs.
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Saturday, November 06, 2004
The Next Election
Let's face it. Most politicians use the mass media to obfuscate. Voters who don't do their homework, who don't study records of the politicians, and who can't separate the words from the deeds will easily fall into traps laid by wily politicians.
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Monday, October 18, 2004
The Democracy Gap
"Freedom is participation in power," said the Roman orator Cicero. By this deep definition, freedom is in short supply for tens of millions of Americans, a scarcity with serious consequences. This absence of freedom breeds apathy. Average citizens do not fight for change, even about the conditions and causes that mean the most to them.
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Sunday, October 10, 2004
Tax Burden Continues to Shift from the Wealthy to the Working Class
As corporations evolve due to new technology and globalization, they simultaneously evolve new loopholes and ways of manipulating the tax system.
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Friday, August 06, 2004
Democratic Party Should Live Up to Its Name
Though the Democrats have the right to robustly oppose my independent presidential campaign, they don't have the right to engage in dirty tricks designed to deny millions of voters the opportunity to choose who should be the next president.
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Monday, July 12, 2004
The Public Deserves to Hear the Facts on Tort Reform
Another tort deform bill -- just one in a seemingly endless string of attacks on our civil justice system -- has failed in the Senate this week. American consumers should be thankful that the so-called "Class Action Fairness Act" was mired in election year posturing by both parties. Some - mainly Republicans and corporations - would have you believe that this is a "victory for trial lawyers." It is not.
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Monday, June 28, 2004
Assault on the Labor Movement in Iraq
What is going on among Iraq's working classes? We do not hear about those workers except for the high number of unemployed.
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Monday, June 21, 2004
The China Price
"Meet the "China Price" or else." Remember that phrase -- "meet the China Price," because you'll be reading much more about what it means to this country, its working families and its communities.
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