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Ralph Nader is one of America's most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, his documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the "U.S.'s toughest customer" says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 6, 2022 To the New York Times - "We Thought We Knew Ye"
I never thought that the Washington Post owned by Jeff Bezos would ever overtake the Times in presenting serious content. They now have especially comparing its Sunday Outlook Section with its remodeled counterpart the Times Sunday Opinion Section.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 14, 2022 Eight New Year's Resolutions for NPR to Consider Now
Congress should hold long needed public hearings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to ascertain whether the original missions accorded public radio and public broadcasting are being pursued both qualitatively and quantitatively, and whether these networks and their affiliates have steadily strayed from those missions, due in part to the absence of mechanisms for public evaluations and congressional oversight
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 20, 2021 Rare Unionizing Opportunity in Big Box and Retail Chains
This is the most opportune time for millions of workers in Big Box retail stores and fast-food outlets to form unions. McDonald's, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and other giant chains are having trouble finding enough workers.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 16, 2021 "Nobody Is Above The Law" except the "big boys"
Bush violated federal statutes, international treaties, and returned to Texas immunized, in fact, though not in law. He and former Vice President Dick Cheney could still be prosecuted.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 26, 2021 If Biden is a "Union Guy" Go After the Taft-Hartley Monster!
"I'm a union guy." Unfortunately as Vice President from 2009 to 2017, his boss Barack Obama wouldn't let him be a "union guy." Even with large Democratic majorities in Congress and control of the White House worker needs went unmet.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 21, 2021 Why Didn't Speaker Pelosi Want Witnesses?
Democrats, as they did with the first impeachment of Trump, were unwilling to use the full evidence subpoena powers they possess. The haunting question that history will raise will be this: Why didn't Speaker Pelosi call the witnesses?
SHARE Sunday, January 17, 2021 Will Trump's Grand Finale Be Conviction by the US Senate?
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a graduate of Harvard Law School, asked his colleagues: "If inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a president impeached, then what is?" Ten Republicans voted for Impeachment, but 197 House Republicans disagreed.
(32 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Expected Countervailing Forces to Trumpism are Failing
Let's give dangerous, dictatorial, corporatist, lawless, unstable, Donald Trump his due. He has shown us just how weak our various countervailing institutions and constitutional standards are in checking the excesses of the most impeachable President in American history.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 3, 2020 Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy
Historians will record her decisions, writings, and advocacy. Many people will celebrate her groundbreaking contributions to equal rights for women and other civil rights. Justice Ginsburg's fervent admirers, however, should look not only at past accomplishments but to creative ways to build on a great and enduring legacy.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 18, 2020 Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?
The American people own most of the wealth - private and public - and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not.
The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not.
These assertions may surprise you, because the top one percent and the giant corporations work overtime to control what you own.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 14, 2020 Trump's Broken Promises to His Voters - He Didn't Deliver!
The list of broken promises could fill volumes. Compare Trump's words and deeds and misdeeds. "We will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else." Over 20,000 false or misleading statements so far by the Washington Post's reliable count.