Ralph Nader

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:45am
Breaking Through Power: Historic Civil Mobilization Now
Ever wonder why Presidential and Congressional election campaigns fail to meaningfully connect with civil society? Candidate rhetoric is designed to attract voters and campaign contributions. Candidates go out of their way to ingratiate themselves to their corporate paymasters, whose monetized...
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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:45am
For Republican Survival - Kasich is Ready
To avoid an historic tumble in the November elections, what should the Republican Party do at its July 18-21 nominating convention, if “Doubtful Donald” Trump and “Terrible Ted” Cruz cancel each other out? Their best chance is to nominate the remaining man in the race—Ohio Governor, John Kasich who...
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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:15pm
Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers
Around a conference table inside the large Washington headquarters of the AFL-CIO, a furious exchange occurred between labor union presidents. It was late February and up for decision by the Executive Council was whether the country’s principal labor federation was going to make a primary season...
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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:15am
Trump's Self-Inflicted Fall
Donald J. Trump is done. He will not be the Republican Party’s nominee for President. He will not receive the requisite number of 1237 delegate votes to secure a majority going into the Republican Convention in July. Last June, I wrote a column predicting that Trump would give the GOP nightmares,...
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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 12:45pm
Why Bernie Sanders was Right to Run as a Democrat
During a recent town hall in Columbus, Ohio, Sen. Bernie Sanders said the unthinkable. At least, you would have thought he did, judging by the response of several Democratic operatives. Sanders was deemed “ extremely disgraceful ” by Donna Brazile, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee,...
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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Hillary's Latest Bow to AIPAC
It is well known to Washington political observers that politicians invited to speak at the annual, giant AIPAC convention ask for suggested talking points from this powerful pro-Israeli government lobby. Hillary Clinton’s pandering speech must have registered close to 100% on AIPAC’s checklist. Of...
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Uncontrollable—Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit
The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: “A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies—and the Pentagon alone has never complied.” All $585 billion and more, e.g., for the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, of your money—not just unaudited, but, in the...
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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9:15am
What Will Many Bernie Sanders Voters Do After July?
The hard-bitten, corporatist Democrats are moving Hillary Clinton through the presidential primaries. They are using “Republican-speak” to beat down Bernie Sanders as favoring Big Government and more taxes and they may unwittingly be setting the stage for a serious split in the Democratic Party...
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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:45am
An E.Coli’s Last Message to President Obama
Deadly invisible pathogens are on the march. Ebola, and now the Zika virus, the ongoing cholera epidemics and the enormous casualties from tuberculosis, malaria and varieties of avian Influenza—all of these should be waking us up to the global spread of disease and the public health challenges when...
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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 3:45pm
The Conundrums of Justice Scalia
The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin “Nino” Scalia evoked widespread commentary about how outspoken he was both on the Court and at law schools and other forums where he often lectured and sometimes tangled with audiences. Knowing of Justice Scalia’s unusual expressiveness for a jurist, my...
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