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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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Enough. Now Is the Time to Protect Abortion Rights With Federal Law

This draft Supreme Court decision, if adopted as final, will inflict enormous, needless damage. It is an affront to women, the U.S. Constitution, and human rights.

Robert Weissman ·


This Is a Dark, Dark Day for America

Trump and his enablers have generated a quasi-fascist movement that is poised to perpetuate racist street violence, conspiratorial thinking, and serious perils for a functioning democracy.

Robert Weissman ·


Trump's Election Delay Threat Is a Coup in the Making

Trump's tweet was a shocking display of his authoritarian impulses and his very serious consideration of means to de-legitimize the November election in order to maintain his grip on power, no matter what.

Robert Weissman ·


The Antidote to Trump's Corrupt G7 Deal? Impeachment and Conviction

This is a president who believes the powers of the presidency are bestowed on him to advance his own personal interests—political and profit-seeking—rather than those of the American people.

Robert Weissman ·


Beware Facebook's Libra: A Corporate Surveillance Leviathan With No Precedent Outside the Realm of Science Fiction

It would be foolish to trust Facebook about anything. It would be equally foolish to trust any giant corporation with the mission of creating a private global currency.

Robert Weissman ·


Will McConnell Buck the Voters on Pro-Democracy Efforts?

Voters are desperate for far-reaching campaign finance and ethics reforms — divided only on whether the system should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt. Voters are not likely to treat his obstructionism kindly.

Robert Weissman ·


We Can't Afford to Keep Our Failing Healthcare System. But We Absolutely Can Afford Medicare for All

There are some silly arguments against Medicare-for-All, but one that gains a lot of traction: Can we afford it? The short answer is: Yes.

Robert Weissman ·


Why We Must Stop an Unstable Trump and His Dangerous National Emergency Declaration

The United States is a constitutional democracy, not a monarchy.

Robert Weissman ·

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