Ralph Nader

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:45am
They're Just Not Answering!
Steve Leone, editor of the Concord Monitor —the second largest newspaper in New Hampshire—makes me long for the good old days of old-fashioned communications. He actually, personally, answers his own phone. I know this because when I called him I actually got right through, despite the media’s...
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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 5:30pm
Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders
Before announcing for President in the Democratic Primaries, Bernie Sanders told the people he would not run as an Independent and be like Nader—invoking the politically-bigoted words “being a spoiler.” Well, the spoiled corporate Democrats in Congress and their consultants are mounting a “stop...
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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 8:30am
The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections
Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a spectacle of vacuous rhetorical contests,...
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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:30am
Big Crony CEO Pay Grab--Effects Beyond Greed!
As the New Year gets underway, the highest-paid CEOs of many large corporations have already paid themselves more than the average worker will earn in the entire year! By the end of the first week of January, the highest-paid CEOs had already made as much as their average workers will earn over 8...
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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 8:45am
12 People Who Made a Difference (and You Can Too!)
Can one person truly make a difference in the world? Far too many people think not, and thus they sell themselves far too short. A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: it is the initiatives of deeply...
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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 9:45am
The Rumble from the People Can Work
If only the people who engage in “road rage” would engage in “corporate rage” when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof CEOs would start getting serious about safety and fair play. With press report after press report documenting how big business stiffs...
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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:30am
Building a Renewable Energy Future
The U.S. has some big problems that require bold solutions. Unfortunately, books about solutions to our society’s problems are often given short shrift by reviewers or languish on our bookshelves. As I often say, this country has more problems than it deserves and more solutions than it uses. Now...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:15pm
The Tradition of Charity
The old saying “it’s better to give than to receive” is often recited around the holidays when it comes to the tradition of gift giving. This type of giving is usually centered on small, personal gifts such as items of clothing, books, and delicious food. But the saying can apply to the rewards of...
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 9:00am
The Sanders and Trump Insurgencies: What's Next?
It is not often that Democratic and Republican insurgent candidates for President achieve such prominence and maintain staying power against the establishment “pols” of the two party duopoly that manages elections for the plutocracy that finances campaigns. The media are taking the insurgents...
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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 10:45am
The Joys of Solitude – A Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and joy, but unfortunately it can also be a source of health-impacting stress and anxiety for many. Between the influx of visitors, football games on the television and the necessary shopping, cooking and cleaning up, there can be far too little time devoted...
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