Ralph Nader

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 12:45pm
Sending Citizens Summons to Members of Congress
With the long congressional recess in August through Labor Day approaching, “We the People” have the opportunity to do more than complain about the Congress and individual Senators and Representatives. There are many issues affecting you and your communities that need to be addressed by members of...
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:30am
Smarter Foreign Policies or Bigger Blowbacks?
Are Washington’s relentless bombings and military immersions in sectarian battles within Arab and neighboring regions accelerating the spread of terrorist attacks? Yes. The recent rash of terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia, Somalia, France, and other countries are tragic examples of the strategic...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:45am
Where Are the Presidential Candidates on the Minimum Wage?
As the 2016 campaign season gets underway, working families across the country will be very interested in where presidential candidates stand on raising the minimum wage. Currently, the Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour or roughly $15,000 annually, far below the $23,500 government's poverty...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a global corporate noose around U.S. local, state, and national sovereignty – narrowly passed a major procedural hurdle in the Congress by gaining “fast track” status. This term “fast track” is a euphemism for your members of Congress – senators and...
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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 11:30am
Trump for President? Giving the GOP Nightmares
Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:15am
Coming Soon: No More Coming in Second and Winning the Presidency
In the history of the United States, four presidential candidates who came in second in the popular vote were “elected” president (John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000). This inversion of democratic elections was due to the...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:30am
10 Reasons the TPP Is Not a 'Progressive' Trade Agreement
"We have an opportunity to set the most progressive trade agreement in our nation's history," it states on BarackObama.com, the website of the president's "Organizing for Action" campaign. One must seriously question what President Obama and his corporate allies believe to be the definition of "...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:30am
The Perpetual Punitive Machine Backfires
Our nation has a penchant for creating unnecessary complexity and obstacles for its people in areas such as the tax, health insurance and student debt miasmas. The prison industry adds to this with what it euphemistically calls “collateral consequences.” In simple language, this means a series of...
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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 3:15pm
Will Bernie Sanders Take on Hillary?
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is off and running after his formal announcement for the presidency this past Tuesday before 5,000 cheering supporters in Burlington, Vermont. He is starting from the region that launched the American Revolution and he is promising to “ begin a political revolution to...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:45pm
The Other One Percent
As a high school student, I came across an observation by Abraham Lincoln who said that “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” Today “public sentiment” would be called “public opinion.” Over the years, I have been astonished at how less than one percent of the...
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