Ralph Nader

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:30am
Letter to John Boehner on Congressional Work
Dear Speaker Boehner, While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives seem to have no problem working less and less for more and more. If a mother of one in Butler County, Ohio—your home county—working at the Ohio minimum...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Afghan Voters Choose a Better Future
If there is one person in the world most suited to govern the turbulent land of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani would be, by knowledge, temperament and sense of democratic justice, that person. Lo and behold, he was just elected president of Afghanistan! Ashraf Ghani is a former professor of anthropology...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:45am
Damaging Our Country from Wars of Choice
The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq (and soon Syria) to, in President Obama’s words, “degrade and destroy ISIS.” The Republican Party, led by war-at-any-cost Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, wants a bigger military buildup which can...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:15pm
The Havoc of the Unrestrained Drug Industry
It is remarkable what very profitable drug companies—as they merge into fewer giant multinationals—continue to get away with by way of crony capitalism. Despite frequent exposure of misdeeds, the army of drug company lobbyists in Washington continues to gain political influence and rake in...
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:30am
Nuclear Power’s Insanities—Taxpayer-Guaranteed
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) – the corporate lobbyist in Washington, D.C. for the disintegrating atomic power industry – doesn’t have to worry about repercussions from the negative impacts of nuclear power. For nuclear power is a government/taxpayer-guaranteed boondoggle whose staggering...
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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:45am
The Crime of Overbilling Healthcare
Over twenty years ago, Pat Palmer, in her own words, “stumbled upon a $400 overcharge in a bill my father received for a routine medical procedure.” That might have become the costliest “overcharge” the gouging, overbilling health care industry ever inflicted on itself. Because it led Ms. Palmer,...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:30am
Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity
Here’s a dirty little secret you won’t see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice. Yes, that means using a great array of spycraft and snoopery, including planned electronic surveillance, wiretapping,...
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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Hillary-The-Hawk Flies Again
“Hillary works for Goldman Sachs and likes war, otherwise I like Hillary,” a former Bill Clinton aide told me sardonically. First, he was referring to her cushy relationships with top Wall Street barons and her $200,000 speeches with the criminal enterprise known as Goldman Sachs, which played a...
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Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:15am
What the Democratic Party Does Well: Doing Itself In
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the minority leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, just had her political consultants send out a mass mailing to women asking for money and responses to an enclosed survey of their opinions. The mass mailing duly recites the truly horrible House...
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
Obama and the “Public Sentiment”
Dear President Obama: Abraham Lincoln once said that “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.” Presumably, he meant Presidential action on popular issues can and should overcome influential interests. At long last, the “public sentiment” seems to be aligning with...
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