Ralph Nader

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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1:45pm
Can the Gyrocopter Gang Start a Political Reform Movement?
Last month when Florida postal worker, Doug Hughes, landed his tiny aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol with 535 letters addressed to every member of Congress, the conversation should have been about his desperate message. Instead, his letter to each Senator and...
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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 4:30pm
Suddenly, Baltimore – Wonder Why?
Suddenly, the mass media is writing about or televising the conditions in West Baltimore. Conditions that Washington Post columnist, Eugene Robinson, summarized as decades long “suffocating poverty, dysfunction and despair.” Suddenly, reporters and camera teams are discovering Baltimore’s inner...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:15am
Obama: Debate Senator Warren on Global Economic Pact
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: You have taken a strong across-the-board position favoring the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nearing completion and scheduled for a fast track clearance vote in the Congress. Indeed, you...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Obama, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You!
The pro-big business President Barack Obama and his corporate allies are starting their campaign to manipulate and pressure Congress to ram through the “pull-down-on-America” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and foreign investment treaty between twelve nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada,...
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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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