Ralph Nader

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00am
New Sports Expose: Changes Needed In All Directions
Make no mistake about it, sports are important. That’s true if for no other reason than the fact that sports absorb billions of hours of people’s time – at all ages. Whatever you think about sports, they’re clearly important for that reason alone. Sports are also important because they have become...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
What’s Happening to Canada? An Open Letter to Stephen Harper
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister: Many Americans love Canada and the specific benefits that have come to our country from our northern neighbor’s many achievements (see Canada Firsts by Nader, Conacher and Milleron)...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:45pm
Large Foundations: Rethink Your Priorities
The number of large foundations has been consistently increasing. Some of these foundations are bulging with billions of dollars in assets that could be contributed to nonprofit “good works.” It is potentially the golden age of philanthropy, but unfortunately many areas of recognized need are too...
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00am
Mainstream Media: Who Gets On and Who Does Not
Over the years, discussions about whom the mainstream media gives voice to and whom it excludes are far too general. Editors bristle at the notion that they are anything but fair and objective. Sure, they concede that reporters miss stories, but appearances of bias or censorship, they say, are more...
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 9:45am
Obama’s State of the Union—Swings and Misses
The President’s State of the Union Addresses are rarely focused. They are written by numerous speechwriters and put through many drafts, each reflecting the urgings by interested parties to have their issues mentioned. Often, this makes the speech sound like a grab bag of lists. But once up on the...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:30am
Credit Suisse: Big Crimes Become Big Business
In May of 2014, financial firm Credit Suisse AG pled guilty to serious criminal charges. The giant bank aided and assisted approximately 22,000 wealthy U.S. taxpayers (whose names Credit Suisse AG escaped having to send to the Justice Department for law enforcement) for over a decade in filing...
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:45am
How Birth Year Legacies Can Better Our Country
It is a new year and I’d like to propose a new American tradition: making Birth Year legacy gifts to lift our country’s future. Many Americans born in the same year – say from 1924 to 1944 – could form a unique affinity group to conceive and fund endowed institutions that improve our country’s “...
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Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 9:45am
Political Rumbas Start in Cuba
Relations between Cuba and the United States have been tumultuous since Castro took control in January 1959 from the dictator Fulgencio Batista. Fidel Castro and Fidelistas won a revolution and were determined to keep it at all costs. While the United States government was determined to do whatever...
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Recommended Holiday Reading for the Agitated Mind
1. The Invisible Soldiers by Ann Hagedorn (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Ann Hagedorn, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal tells the troubling story of the corporatization of America’s national security—a “bold, new industry of private military and security companies,” embedded deeply in...
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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:15am
Senate Report Condemns Government Torture Abroad
The 528 page Senate Intelligence Committee report on C.I.A. torture may come as a shock to many, but would not have surprised the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). In 1991 and again in 1995, fed up with his dealings with this agency, he introduced a bill for its abolition. Too much...
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