Ralph Nader

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Warner Slack—Doctor for the People Forever
Warner Slack was a humble, multi-faceted great American physician at Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals. Yet after he passed away last month at age 85, Dr. Slack did not receive the news coverage accorded numerous late entertainers, athletes, writers and scoundrels. In fact, his life was...
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Alabama requires photo identification to vote. Studies have found that “among registered Alabama voters, blacks and Hispanics were more likely than whites to lack photo identification.”(Photo: Getty) Views
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Universal Voting Dissolves the Obstacles Facing Voters
When will the authoritarians and their political henchmen stop harassing American voters and let all citizens vote? No other Western country comes close to imposing so many obstructions for certain categories of people to keep them from the voting booth. In Canada, England, France, Germany, Norway...
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Recommendations for Engrossing Summer Reading and Viewing
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Taleb (Random House, 2018) . Taleb writes: “The necessity of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster. Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. Without it, fools...
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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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