Ralph Nader

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:15am
For the Conference on the Israel Lobby—Press Blackout at the Press Club
Following the heavy coverage of AIPAC’s (the virulently pro-Israeli government lobby) multi-day annual Washington convention in March, the mainstream media might have been interested for once in covering alternative viewpoints like those discussed at the April 10th conference “The Israel Lobby: Is...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:45am
Letters to the President: Return to Sender
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, I am enclosing a copy of Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015 (Seven Stories Press), which contains over 100 letters that I sent to you and President George W...
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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:15pm
Balancing the Tensions of Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani
Ashraf Ghani, the thoughtful new president of Afghanistan, came to Washington last week and the trip probably met his expectations. He wanted to thank the United States for “defending freedom” in his country and he did this more profusely than any foreign leader in recent history. He thanked the...
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:30pm
Start With Red Corporate Faces On the Golf Course
Should you ever find yourself in the unique situation of being out on a golf course alongside some big time CEOs of major corporations, here's a fun experiment to try. It's very simple -- just ask the CEOs for their opinion on welfare. Many CEOs -- who typically make thousands of dollars an hour...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
Going Along with the Donkey as Long as the Elephants are Worse
When the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has its annual howling convention in the Washington, DC area, the mainstream mass media expands its coverage like an accordion from the weeks leading up to the gathering to the analysis of the aftermath. Why? Because a demanding CPAC summons...
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Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:00am
Billionaire Hanauer Hammers Stock Buybacks
Self-made billionaire (meaning he didn’t inherit it), Nick Hanauer is not one to mince words, especially when they are backed by facts and principles of fairness. The Seattle entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist (he was the first non-family investor in Amazon), is known for vocally...
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Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:45am
Netanyahu, the Other Israelis, and Bobby Burns
Apart from inadvertently making the case for equal time by his Israeli pre-election opposition, the spectacle of Benjamin Netanyahu’s wild diatribe at the joint session of Congress amidst the feral cheers of his congressional yahoos will be remembered as a textbook case of propaganda unhinged from...
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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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