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Reporter’s Alert: Part III

March 25, 2021
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By Ralph Nader March 25, 2021 Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We just started an online webpage: Reporter’s Alert. From time to time, we will use Reporter’s Alert to present…

Reporters’ Alert: Launching a New Website Part II

March 19, 2021
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By Ralph Nader March 19, 2021 Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We just started an online webpage: Reporter’s Alert. From time to time, we will use Reporter’s Alert to present…

Perfidy Meets Putty – Congressional Democrats Betray Voters

March 12, 2021
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By Ralph Nader March 12, 2021 Do you remember the promises made by the Democratic Party’s presidential and Congressional candidates on universal health insurance? You can forget their pledges and somber convictions now that your votes put the Democrats in charge of the House and the Senate. The Democrats’ leaders are abandoning their promises and…

Letter to Attorney General-Designate Merrick Garland

March 9, 2021
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March 8, 2021 Merrick Garland Attorney General-Designate U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Re:  Criminal violations of the Hatch Act, 18 U.S.C. 610 Dear General Garland: Enclosed is correspondence (including attachments) we had with predecessor Attorney General William Barr requesting the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate credible evidence of…

Reporters’ Alert: Launching a New Website

March 4, 2021
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By Ralph Nader March 5, 2021 Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. Their voicemail messages often tell you how rarely they check their calls and urge reaching them…

Reporter Extraordinaire: The Pioneering Pathways of James Ridgeway

February 25, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 25, 2021 James Ridgeway formally majored in English in the late 1950s, but he really majored in “Reporting” as the editor of the Daily Princetonian. Imagine what it took to put out a daily college newspaper. He had it all in spades and proved it over the next sixty years, with…

Why Didn’t Speaker Pelosi Want Witnesses?

February 19, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 19, 2021 On the morning of February 13, 2021, just before the Senate impeachment trial abruptly ended with Trump’s acquittal, Constitutional law specialist Bruce Fein and I sent the following plea to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. More than 240 years of heroic sacrifices by our forebearers to plant the seeds of…

STATEMENT BY RALPH NADER AND BRUCE FEIN ON THE SENATE’S IMPEACHMENT ACQUITTAL OF DONALD J. TRUMP

February 14, 2021
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Donald J. Trump has once again circumvented justice, but not because of a want of facts or law. His life preserver was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to refrain from calling critical witnesses possessing “smoking gun” incriminating evidence at Mr. Trump’s second impeachment trial. Her plan to abandon an Ace of Spades for a Two…

Why didn’t Speaker Pelosi call the witnesses?

February 13, 2021
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February 13, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Office of the Speaker H-252 US Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: More than 240 years of heroic sacrifices by our forbearers to plant the seeds of a government of the people, by the people, for the people are not being furthered by your shortsighted eagerness for…

Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial

February 8, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 8, 2021 Donald Trump, has with luck, eluded the consequences of being a failed gambling czar with no respect for the law. But his luck has reached a new level with Congressional Democrats refraining from holding him accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution as regularly as the rising…