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Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His most recent book - and first novel - is, Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us. His most recent work of non-fiction is The Seventeen Traditions.

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For Trump every day is a reality show in which he must dominate the news cycle with his destructive personal politics of distraction, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 26, 2019
Only Civic Driven Voter Turnout Can Defeat Tweeter Trump Well-funded, vigorous voter turnout drives in ten states that are driven exclusively by the civic community. Freed of the shackles of the serial loser DNC, this independent civic drive can easily turn the tide in these key electoral swing states.
Boeing 737 MAX Fix Delayed The Fix set to be implemented on the Boeing 737 MAX is set to now be delayed further. In today's video, I discuss the software fix delay. Listen to the Podcast on ..., From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 5, 2019
Boeing's Homicide Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize o understand the enormity of the Boeingcrashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Let's Start a Kavanaugh Watch to Check All Five Corporate Judges A new Kavanaugh Watch group -- lean and sharp -- needs to be created to publicize the Five Corporatist Judges. Their unjust decisions, hiding behind stylized plausibility and casuistry, need to be unmasked and regularly relayed to the American people. Their speeches to the Federalist Society and other plutocratic audiences need to be publicized and critiqued. Importantly their refusal to recuse themselves must be reported
Mick Mulvaney, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2018
Trump: Making America Dread Again Trump's marauders are raging through one agency after another, revoking, freezing, or suspending lifesaving health/safety protections. Weaker job safety, auto safety, air and water pollution standards, and pesticide protections spell death, sickness, and illnesses with their attendant family anguish and costs, including to taxpayers.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 2, 2017
Can the Politicians Heed the Lessons of Hurricane Harvey? While Trump tweets and hopefully reconsiders his earlier cruel budget cuts for FEMA and other life-saving federal agencies -- such as the Centers for Disease Control and the EPA -- the people are swinging into action on the ground. May they swing into wise and just action in the next elections -- both as new candidates and, high horizon, informed voters. For there is a much better America to be had.
Scale of justice, From WikimediaPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
A Clarion Call for our Country's Pillars to Demand Justice Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our society must step up to reverse the decline of our country. Stand tall in support of justice in these trying times.
Democracy!, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Closing Democracy's Doors Until the People Open Them In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green.
From flickr.com: Trump, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trump's Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word "regulation" (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word "deregulation," to help bring about their dream state of dismantled or weakened regulation.
democratic leadership, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2016
Why the Democrats Keep Losing the Congress Why isn't the Democratic Party landsliding the worst and cruelest Republican Party in the past 162 years? Just take a glance at their record votes and you'll wonder why the Republican representatives don't just incorporate themselves and be done with any pretense that they are real people.
Harvard Law School, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 18, 2016
Harvard Lawless School and You If you cannot use the law to pursue your rights -- say health coverage -- under fine-print contracts or gain adequate compensation for your wrongful injuries, you are being strapped by lawlessness through the design of the power elites. They, of course, live under their own rules -- monetarily greased through their plunder of the political economy --
Bernie Sanders - Caricature (Painting), From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Long-Distance Rebound of Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders is facing the verdict of closed primaries in many states which bar independent voters from voting for any of the Democratic or Republican candidates. Pointedly, Senator Sanders won only one of the five states with primaries on April 26, 2016: Rhode Island. Why? Because that state has an open primary allowing independent voters, heavily pro-Sanders, to carry him to victory.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2015
CEO Richard Master Masterminds Medicare for All Just when the prospects for single-payer or full Medicare for everyone, with free choice of doctors and hospitals, appear to be going nowhere, from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley comes a stirring that could go national and make single-payer a reality.
A protester holds a placard during a march in New York., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2015
In the Public Interest: Monsanto and Its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information As the FOIA approaches its 50th year, it faces a disturbing backlash from scientists tied to the agrichemical company Monsanto and its allies. In March, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the herbicide glyphosate -- which is sprayed as Roundup on many genetically engineered crops -- as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
CNN Reagan Library Republican Presidential Debate September 16, 2015, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mass Media: Raise Your Expectations for Your Country The mass media, with usual exceptions, have allowed themselves to be pulled down to the level of the political circus. If the Republican Party's early primary campaigns for the presidential nomination had an elephant and a clown car, Ringling Brothers would be in trouble.
IRS, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2015
Republicans Support Massive Tax Evasion by Starving IRS Budget The taxpayers elected you -- and therefore pay your salary -- with the expectation that you would be responsible legislators, but your behavior as Committee and Subcommittee chairs, along with that of House Speaker Boehner, regarding the IRS has been wholly irresponsible.
Brilliant minds can do more good for developing countries if they apply their talents in their communities, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 19, 2014
Why US brain drain harms developing countries Nobody is forcing skilled workers from less developed countries to come to the US other than dictators, but if the US wants peace, stability and better livelihoods to have a chance, it has to tell its giant corporations to pull back on their gluttonous appetite to recruit the "cream of the crop" from these countries and invest in American skills.
U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the nation March 19, 2003 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush announced that the U.S. military struck at “targets of opportunity” in Iraq March 19, 2003 in Washington, DC., From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2014
"The Country You Destroyed": A Letter to George W. Bush The Bush/Cheney sociocide of Iraq, together with the loss of tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers' lives, countless injuries and illnesses, registers, with the passage of time, no recognition by you that you did anything wrong nor have you accepted responsibility for the illegality of your military actions without a Congressional declaration of war.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
Congressional "Mad Dogs" Render the Powerful Powerless Why have all these power brokers suddenly become powerless, including all the business lobbies? One explanation is that hyped-up Tea Party activists can threaten primaries against moderate Republicans. In addition these "mad dogs" are in a feeding frenzy and cannot see any reality beyond their pack.
From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2013
People Want Full Medicare for All You'd think Ted Cruz would have used his time to talk specifically about the suffering that uninsured people and their children are going through, especially in the Lone Star State. Or about what could replace Obamacare other than his repeated "free market" solution, which is to say the "pay or die" profiteering, tax-subsidized corporate system.
This is for Obama, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2013
Obama: Sweat The Small Stuff For Big Justice The imaginative uses of the mighty presidency in American history and its bully pulpit have rarely been much above amateurish when it comes to helping people empower themselves.

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