Robert Weissman

Robert Weissman

Robert Weissman is the president of Public Citizen. Weissman was formerly director of Essential Action, editor of Multinational Monitor, a magazine that tracks corporate actions worldwide, and a public interest attorney at the Center for Study of Responsive Law. He was a leader in organizing the 2000 IMF and World Bank protests in D.C. and helped make HIV drugs available to the developing world.

 

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Six: Worst Cabinet Member
Today’s Trumpys are the second set of nominees for Worst Cabinet Member, following yesterday’s consideration of Mick Mulvaney, Ryan Zinke, Gary Cohn and Jeff Sessions. The judges wish to acknowledge the many atrocious candidates not receiving nominations, including Secretary of Housing and Urban...
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Five: Worst Cabinet Member
In the early phases of the Trump administration, it was a macabrely amusing, if horribly depressing, parlor game to predict who would be the worst Cabinet nominee. One year into the administration, considering the same question, it’s just plain depressing. With a president who has minimal and only...
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"The companies understand well who is buttering their bread." (Photo: jerry dohnal/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Four: Worst Corporate Giveaway
Donald Trump has handed control of our government to giant corporations. The CEO class may find him to be a “buffoon,” but they’re happy with the favors he’s raining down on Big Business and quite happy to normalize his corporate extremist policies. Trump has appointed a Cabinet stuffed with...
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"Deportation Nation." (Photo: Twitter/Public Citizen) Views
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Three: Cruelest Action
This is a mean-spirited administration. It combines a callous indifference to the poor, a contempt for the sick and vulnerable, a disregard for the truth and fairness, naked self-interest, ideological extremism and the most virulent racism, sexism and anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment in a...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Trumpy Awards, Round Two: Worst Anti-Democratic Action
It’s not just the Academy Awards out with its nominations today. Here comes the second installment of Trumpy nominations – highlighting the worst of the worst of the Trump administration. Today’s category: Worst Anti-Democratic Action. Vote for your pick here . Trump’s assault on democracy is no...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Announcing the Trumpys!
The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards have been bestowed and Academy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow . And, of course, President Donald Trump last week conferred his Fake News Awards . Now it’s our turn to weigh in, with the Trumpys, recognizing the worst elements of what is...
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"Tallying the devastation wreaked by the Trump administration is a depressing enterprise." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
One Year of America’s First White President
It matters when the president of the United States says hateful and racist and bigoted things. Donald Trump deserves all the condemnation he is receiving for his “shithole” comment, and more. But it matters even more when the president takes hateful and racist and bigoted actions. He deserves even...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
The GOP Tax Scam: Naming the Culprits
It took quite a conspiracy of lies and mendacity to drive tax cuts for the superrich and giant corporations through both houses of Congress. The tax scam is no done deal – House and Senate negotiators must still agree on a single package, and that package must win approval in both houses. Given the...
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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Despite White House Chaos, Trump Delivers Favors for Corporate America
The Trump administration may be dazed and confused about many things, but not about its corporate agenda . From Scaramucci to Spicer, from Kelly to Kushner, one thing doesn’t change at Donald Trump’s chaotic White House: Its devotion to delivering for giant corporations at the public’s expense...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
How Trump the Populist Became Trump the Corporate Shill
Just before his inauguration six months ago, Donald Trump said in a news conference that pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder." Trump correctly noted that "we're the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don't bid properly" because of a law that bars the government from...
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